UAE largest source of FDI in Arab region

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE has ranked 30th in the world in terms of a nation's ability to attract foreign direct investment in 2017, up five places from 2016. According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD, 'World Investment Report…

Arab Coalition Launches Operations in Hodeidah

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(Yemen) - In response to the request of the legitimate Yemeni government and in support of the Yemeni Armed Forces, the Arab Coalition has launched a military and humanitarian operation to liberate the port of Hodeidah in western Yemen. The…

Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council brings ties to new heights

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(Riyadh) - The Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council will bring the friendly ties between the two nations to new heights, especially their cooperation in all military, political, economic, trade and cultural fields, as well as in other areas. In…

Dubai leads regional, global rankings in IMD Competitiveness Report

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(Dubai) - Dubai has ranked first in the Arab world in terms of government budget (as percentage of GDP), while globally the emirate ranked seventh in government efficiency and third in public finance, according to the Competitiveness Report…

UN aid chief highlights 2 million Syrians in greatest need

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(New York) - Less than 20 per cent of the "desperate" civilians living in Syria’s hard-to-reach areas have gotten the humanitarian aid they need so far this year, a senior United Nations official warned, calling for the Security Council to…

Custodian of Two Holy Mosques receives GCC Secretary General

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(Jeddah) - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, received at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, the Secretary General of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, who congratulated…

Saudi Foreign Minister meets EU representative for Horn of Africa

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(Riyadh) - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Adel al-Jubeir, has held talks with the European Union Special Representative for the Horn of Africa, Alexander Rondosa, on regional and international issues and developments, as well as…

Gateway Gulf showcase investment opportunities worth $26 billion

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(Manama) - The region’s economic transformation and investment opportunities will be the highlight of the first Gateway Gulf in Bahrain which provides a direct route into accessing the GCC market by showcasing major regional investment-ready…

First International Muslim Communities Congress opens

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(Abu Dhabi) - Addressing the two-day conference, chaired by, Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, said the UAE model of tolerance…

Dubai Airport Show 2018 opens

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chief Executive of Emirates Group, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Patron of Airport Show, opened the 18th edition of the Airport Show in Dubai. Opening…

Pompeo calls for Gulf unity

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(Riyadh) - New U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored the need for unity in the Gulf during a brief visit to the Saudi capital as Washington aims to muster support among allies for new sanctions against Iran. Pompeo reassured Saudi…

US approves $911m arms sale to Bahrain

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(Riyadh) - The US State Department has approved a potential $911.4 million helicopter and weapons sale to Bahrain, according to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency. According to a statement posted on the website of the Defense Security…

GCC Secretary-General, WTO Director-General discuss cooperation

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(Geneva) - Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, has discussed with Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO, ways to enhance joint cooperation in various sectors,…

UN Secretary-General commends Saudi humanitarian and relief efforts

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(Riyadh) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has lauded the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's great humanitarian and relief efforts represented by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief). In a statement, the UN Secretary-General…