Barzani: Referendum first step for Kurds to express their will

:: Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has held a press conference in Erbil and told reporters that the scheduled referendum on independence on Monday would go ahead as planned. “We ask More »

Bangladesh says reports about plot to kill PM are ‘baseless’

:: The office of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikha Hasina on Sunday denied as “completely baseless” some media reports of a plot by her bodyguards to kill her last month. However a senior More »

Trump: ‘Not much’ of a nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

:: Iran’s test launch of new medium-range missile calls into question a landmark nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers, President Donald Trump said Saturday, while also accusing the More »

North Korea says Trump insult ensures attack on US mainland

:: North Korea’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that US President Donald Trump’s insult calling leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man” makes “our rocket’s visit to the entire US mainland inevitable More »

Saudi FM: We demand Qatar abide by Riyadh agreement promises

:: Speaking at the United Nations 72nd General Assembly in New York, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister reiterated the Anti-Terror Quartet’s demands that Qatar abide by the Riyadh agreements it had made, including More »


Tag Archives: UAE

World Bank arm to invest $150 million in Egypt’s agriculture sector

:: International Finance Corporation (IFC) has agreed to invest $150 million (SR562.5 million) in Egypt’s agriculture sector in partnership with the country’s private sector, UAE state news agency WAM reported late Saturday. The investment aims at developing the country’s nutrition

UAE’s Gargash to Kurdistan: Federalism is more viable than separation

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said in a tweet that federalism’s flexibility and potential, serves as a better alternative than Iraq’s separation, especially after looking at the UAE’s experience. In a tweet on Saturday

UAE FM: Iran violates ‘letter and spirit’ of nuclear deal

:: The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it considers that Iran violates both the “letter and spirit” of the 2015 nuclear deal agreed between the Islamic Republic and world powers. “Two years have passed since Iran’s nuclear agreement with

Sheikh Mohammed’s call for Arabic speaking volunteers met with overwhelming response

:: A project that required Arabic speakers and writers to help in the creation of free science and math educational content has received more than 12,000 volunteers. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,

London hospital expanding UAE footprint, offers unique programs

:: The UAE healthcare sector is increasingly attracting new players. Last week, King’s College Hospital London’s (KCH) opened a new medical center in Jumeirah, Dubai. The new facility of the London-based, world-renowned teaching hospital, is set to deliver world-leading expertise

Arab quartet meet in New York to discuss new approach to Qatar crisis

:: The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates held a meeting in New York to discuss the Qatar crisis and a new mechanism to deal with it. This new approach was not detailed, however

Mobile payment to receive boost in UAE as Apple Pay plans entry soon

:: Early last month, Apple Inc. while releasing its quarterly results, also announced that Apple Pay, its mobile payment software, would be expanded further internationally before the end of 2017. One of the countries where Apple Pay is being introduced

DEWA announces winning tender for world’s largest solar project

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

:: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the winning tender for the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site concentrated solar power project in the world. DEWA awarded the tender

Dubai property investors look to Expo 2020 as job losses detract from Cityscape buzz

:: The buzz that surrounded the three-day Cityscape Global property exhibition in Dubai this week belied a market still suffering from expat job losses and investor uncertainty. While property investors hope for an Expo 2020-related rebound, prices remain weak. Still, launches its services in the KSA

::, UAE’s largest e-commerce player has now ventured into the KSA region. This is in line with the company’s vision of expanding its operations across the GCC. Customers in the KSA region will now be able to purchase from

Anti-terror States: Measure taken against Qatar is ‘boycott’ not ‘blockade’

:: The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab Republic of Egypt have affirmed that the measures they have taken against Qatar are legitimate decisions that are by no means a “blockade.” The countries affirmed

Houthi leader threatens to attack Gulf States

Abdel-Malek al-Houthi.

:: Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said on Thursday his group could target Saudi oil tankers should Saudi Arabia attack Yemen’s main port at Hodeidah. “We could target Saudi oil tankers and we could do anything,” he said. In a televised

Trump, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed discuss efforts to resolve Qatar dispute

:: US President, Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to discuss efforts to resolve the ongoing dispute with Qatar, the White House said in a statement. “The President underscored

Qatar ‘misleading’ world over diplomatic row, says UAE’s ambassador to UN

Obaid Al-Zaabi

:: Qatar is “misleading” the world over the political row with some of its Arab neighbors, according to the UAE’s permanent representative to the UN. Ambassador Obaid Al-Zaabi issued a joint statement on behalf of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

UAE: Pilot killed after plane crash due to technical failure in Yemen

:: The United Arab Emirates has announced the death of a pilot due to technical failure while he was operating as part of the Arab Coalition’s Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen. The Commander-in-Chief of UAE’s Armed Forces confirmed the death

UAE minister: Transparency the only way for Qatar with Saudi Arabia

:: United Arab Emirates’ Minister of State of Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash has said that Qatar “was in a difficult position” following its “naïve media reactions” over the weekend. “Qatari media sees a return to action against front Saudi

Trump offers to mediate talks on Qatar crisis

:: US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would be willing to step in and mediate the worst dispute in decades among the US-allied Gulf Arab states and Qatar, and said that he thinks a deal could come quickly.

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open in November as cultural district takes shape

:: The Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally open to the public on Nov. 11, over a decade after the project was launched, Francoise Nyssen, France’s culture minister, has announced. The gallery, part of the Saadiyat Cultural District in the UAE

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