Centcom, the US headquarters in the Middle East and Central Asia, posted a video on its Twitter account reporting that Iranian forces had stopped and taken control of an oil tanker in international waters in the Persian Gulf. The ship was called “Villa,” and was flying the Liberian flag.
An agreement was sealed on the telephone between Israel and UAE where UAE will launch full diplomatic ties with Israel. Israel in return will halt its plans for annexation of the West Bank. The agreement was made on a conference telephone call between Netanyahu, the crown prince of UAE, and President Trump. Netanyahu lauds “an historic day in history.”
Germany, France, and Italy have stepped up pressure on violators of the Libyan arms embargo. The three had previously threatened to punish violators of the embargo in mid-July, on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels. A list of Turkish, UAE, and Jordanian companies has been compiled.
On July 15th, 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a delay of the Mars Hope Probe lunch. The UAE Space Agency (UAESA) released the information via Twitter. The delay comes after the UAESA’s discussions with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The launch was scheduled at the Tanegashima Island, Japan.
Russia and the United Arab Emirates praised the “Cairo Declaration” on Libya, which was approved by retired general Khalifa Haftar. The leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA) backed a cease fire to take effect from Monday. However, the Turkish-backed, UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) rejected it.
Nepal’s ambassadors to the Gulf countries have sent a report to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs requesting quarantine arrangements for workers who must return to Nepal as a matter of urgency. Hundreds of Nepalis working in those countries may have lost their jobs or facilities during the crisis caused by the coronavirus.
Do you know every individual living on the planet earth spends around 30 years individually on chores on average? It is not a guess, but Plato’s Timaeus specifically focuses on the same concept. It brings out the truth even in the modern-day to refer the untapped human resource capital to reap the economic benefits. Unwittingly, the philosopher has highlighted the importance of time to be saved. Interestingly, the human being has strived hard to optimize time management by deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the real world scenarios!
The 2020 session of the World Future Energy Summit opened today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, amid wide participation of hundreds of exhibitors and the presence of tens of thousands from across the region and the world. Business leaders, experts, suppliers and buyers were there, seeking to conclude commercial deals and exchange knowledge and experiences on the latest innovations and technologies. It is the largest event in the field of sustainability and future energy in the Middle East and Africa.
The Emirates Space Agency announced its cooperation with Krypto Labs, the Abu Dhabi-based Global Innovation Center, to launch a “New Space” innovation program nationwide. The initiative aims to boost the growth of companies operating in the private space flight sector in line with the Agency’s efforts to accelerate the growth of emerging technology companies in the field of space science.
At least 300 companies and 700 brands from 35 countries will showcase advanced technology and participate in the 16th metal industry and steel exhibition, Steel Fab 2020, from January 13-16 at the Expo Centre Sharjah. The most recent innovations in the forefront in the steel industry, metal forming, surface preparation, finishing and cutting, welding tools and techniques, and machinery manufacturing reflect the importance of the exhibition. It is the most prominent trade event specialized in the field of steel industry at the level of the UAE and the region.
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 will start from January 11 to 18, and will be hosted by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company “Masdar.” The week takes place under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Activities will focus on discussing the global sustainability agenda and the role of development in the areas of artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of Things. All of this is accelerating the pace of sustainable development and other issues that contribute to shaping the future of development in the world.
Dubai will host the works of the “2020 STEP” conference, the leading technology festival for emerging markets in its ninth session on February 11 and 12. Under the slogan, “The World in Dubai,” the conference will be held in partnership with Dubai Internet City and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing Dubai Tourism.
ToTok, a popular app on Google Play store, has been removed from the platform following a serious implicatory report published by the New York Times. It discloses that the application was a spyware tool used by the United Arab Emirates government to spy on users. The chat app had been downloaded over a million times before it was removed. It had explicit permissions to track user conversations, their location, and content stored on the phone.
The World Summit for Industry and Manufacturing organized a joint initiative between the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with a new promotional tour in the city of Pretoria. The aim of the initiative is to examine the untapped industrial potential of countries in Southern Africa and its potential impacts on global value chains, and its role in shaping the future of the industrial sector.
Religious leaders signed the new Alliance of Virtue Charter, launched by the Forum for the Promotion of Peace in Muslim Societies, as part of the work of the sixth annual meeting held between December 9-11 this year in Abu Dhabi. The meeting was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, under the theme, “The Role of Global Support for Tolerance and Religious Freedom.”
Professor Munir Adeeb, an expert in extremist movements and international terrorism in the Arab Republic of Egypt, praised the UAE’s experience in facing extremist organizations, foremost of which is the Muslim Brotherhood. He called on the international community to take advantage of this unique experience and build on it and try circulate it in a way that suits the rest of societies. They must also realize the nature of Islamic organizations and confront them by confronting the mother group, the Muslim Brotherhood.
International strategic expert, Nick Allan, CEO of Control Risks International, which specializes in risk management evaluations and recommendations, expected 2020 to carry five major risks affecting international politics and the global economy. These risks centered on the state of geopolitical attraction and the rise of a society activists, the growth of electronic wars, the fragility of economic and political conditions, and the rise of leaders without a vision or strategy. Strategic expert Sean Clary, Vice President of the Future of the World Foundation, saw that the world in 2030 will be more polarized, and the two experts pointed out that the world will witness a technological revolution in the next decade.
The UAE, the wоrld’ѕ sixth-largest hоldеr of oil rеѕеrvеѕ, hаѕ bесоmе аn inspiration fоr the rest оf the world аѕ the wоrld’ѕ mоѕt dіvеrѕіfіеd energy есоnоmу, along wіth trаdіtіоnаl оіl аnd gаѕ еxроrtеrѕ. Currеnt аnd futurе sources оf еnеrgу up tо 2030 rаngе from oil, gаѕ and renewable еnеrgу, ѕuсh аѕ wind, solar, аnd hуdrоеlесtrіс, аѕ well аѕ new nuсlеаr еnеrgу, through the Barakah plant, whісh іѕ оnе of the largest іn the wоrld.
Emirates Grоuр ѕаіd Monday it hаѕ signed a deal wіth Aіrbuѕ to buy 50 Aіrbuѕ A350s, wоrth $16 bіllіоn, wіth deliveries tо thе UAE gіаnt іn May 2023. “Today, we are pleased to sign a firm order for 50 A350 XWBs, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines,” Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman, and Chief Executive said. “This follows a thorough review of various aircraft options and of our own fleet plans. It is Emirates’ long-standing strategy to invest in modern and efficient aircraft, and we are confident in the performance of the A350 XWB.”
Thе Arаb Lеаguе wіll hоld rеgulаr mееtіngѕ оn Sundау tо dіѕсuѕѕ thе role оf thе media in соmbаtіng tеrrоrіѕm аnd renouncing hаtrеd. Thе UAE will hоѕt the meetings from November 17 tо 19, in соllаbоrаtіоn with thе Dubai Prеѕѕ Club аnd the Wаtаnі Emirates Foundation and the General Secretariat оf thе Arаb League.
Shеіkh Mohamed bіn Zауеd Al Nаhуаn, Crown Prince of Abu Dhаbі and Deputy Suрrеmе Commander оf the UAE Armed Fоrсеѕ, hеld оffісіаl talks wіth Egyptian Prеѕіdеnt Abdel Fаttаh El Sіѕі, who іѕ оn a ѕtаtе visit tо the UAE. Thе tаlkѕ also dеаlt wіth thе latest dеvеlорmеntѕ оn thе rеgіоnаl аnd іntеrnаtіоnаl arenas. The two leaders exchanged views on thеm as well as іѕѕuеѕ оf common соnсеrn.
Prеѕіdеnt Abdel Fаttаh El Sіѕі оf the Arаb Republic оf Egурt began a vіѕіt tо thе UAE оn Wеdnеѕdау. Durіng thе visit, thе Egурtіаn President wіll discuss with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince оf Abu Dhаbі аnd Dерutу Suрrеmе Commander of the UAE Armеd Fоrсеѕ, the ѕtrоng brotherly relations bеtwееn thе twо соuntrіеѕ. Sisi will also discuss the ѕtrаtеgіс bilateral соореrаtіоn bеtwееn thе twо соuntrіеѕ, regional and іntеrnаtіоnаl issues оf соmmоn соnсеrn.
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Saudi Arabia Monday to meet with Saudi leaders. Putin also held talks with King Salman, as well as with Saudi Arabia over Iran and Syria. The leaders’ talks focused on the issue of oil production and the price of the product in world markets. Political analysts believe that tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, as well as Turkey’s progress in Syria, are among the issues to be discussed at the summit of the leaders of the two countries.
Saudi Arabia is considering a proposal by the Houthi rebels for a ceasefire in Yemen, Reuters reported on Friday. Three other diplomatic sources and two well-informed sources told Reuters that the Kingdom was seriously considering some form of a ceasefire in an attempt to halt the escalation of the 4-year conflict in Yemen.
Germany is continuing its export of military equipment to countries involved in Yemen’s civil war. The German government has authorized the sale of weapons to the United Arab Emirates, which is involved in the Yemen war as part of the Saudi-led “Arab coalition.”
Iran and Turkey have criticized India’s policy of ending the autonomy of the two states, Jammu and Kashmir. Many Muslim countries, however, have been more cautious about recent developments in Kashmir. Mohammad Hussein Bagheri, Iranian Armed Forces chief of staff, expressed concern over the situation in Kashmir and said in a telephone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart that a military approach to the Kashmir crisis could increase complexity throughout the region. Bagheri has called on the Indian government to respect the rights of Muslim residents of the two states.
News agencies reported on Sunday about Yemeni’s separatists beginning to backslide from positions seized from Abdul Mansourhadi’s government in Aden. The UAE-backed separatists seized control of key Aden government centers in a days-long war. Yemeni’s Southern Transitional Council (separatists) began withdrawing from the seats it had withdrawn from government control.