ADNOC Group CEO meets South Korea’s Foreign Minister

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(Seoul) - Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, met with South Korea’s Foreign Minister, Kang Kyung-wha, during a two-day visit to Seoul, aimed at strengthening economic ties with South Korea and exploring…

UAE, France team-up to improve competitiveness of SMEs

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(Paris) - Ministry of Economy, MoE, represented by the International Centre for Patent Registration, and the French Ministry of Economy, represented by the National Industrial Property Institute, INPI, signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU,…

Brexit bill becomes law, allowing UK to leave the EU

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(London) - A bill enacting Britain´s decision to leave the European Union has become law after months of debate, the speaker of parliament announced to cheers from Conservative Party lawmakers. Speaker John Bercow said the EU (Withdrawal)…

US, Russia agree to Putin-Trump summit in third country

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(Moscow) - Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to hold a summit in a third country with Donald Trump at talks with the US leader´s hawkish national security advisor, voicing hope for an easing of tensions between the two nations. Speaking…

Erdogan win ushers in new presidential era

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(Istanbul) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has emerged victorious in a high-stakes election, seeing off the most serious challenge. Defeating the twin threats of a reinvigorated opposition and a weakened currency, Erdogan declared…

OPEC, non-OPEC pledge supply boost

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(Vienna) - OPEC and non-OPEC members said they would raise supply by returning to 100 percent compliance with previously agreed output cuts, after months of underproduction. This came in a statement issued at the end of the 4th OPEC and non-OPEC…

Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

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(Riyadh) - Saudi Arabian women celebrated being able to drive for the first time in decades, as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The move…

UAE and Russia to send first Emirati astronaut to space

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said that sending the first Emirati astronaut to space will herald the beginning of a new era for the UAE and represents another…

DFSA signs MoU with Astana Financial Services Authority

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(Dubai) - The Dubai Financial Services Authority, DFSA, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Astana Financial Services Authority, AFSA. The MoU was signed in the Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, by Bryan Stirewalt,…

UAE and Jordan sign cooperation agreement

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(Amman) - The UAE and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan have signed a cooperation agreement that features a number of initiatives and strategic projects aimed at bolstering the partnership between them and enhancing the performance of the public…

Mohamed bin Zayed, Ethiopian PM attends signing of MOUs

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(Addis Ababa) - The United Arab Emirates and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia signed Memorandums Of Understanding (MOUs), which are aimed at strengthening bilateral partnerships and opening new avenues for cooperation between the…

Egypt to halt imports of LNG by end of FY 2017/18

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(Cairo) - Egypt plans to stop importing Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, by the end of the 2017/18 fiscal year ending in June as it speeds up production at recently discovered gas fields, Reuters quoted Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla as saying. Egypt…

Empower receives four awards at IDEA conference in Canada

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(Vancouver) - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, received four awards IDEA Innovation Awards for the '360 Solution for Metering Artificial Intelligence, AIMS 360',…

NKorea no longer a nuclear threat: Trump

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(Washington) - US President Donald Trump congratulated himself on his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, insisting that country is no longer a nuclear threat. The remark was part of a blast of tweets that Trump fired off even as…