The Islamic Republic of Iran is smuggling its crude oil through the waters of Iraq to circumvent US sanctions. It is said that Iranian oil is transferred to other tankers in the port of Faw and exported in the name of Iraqi oil. The Wall Street Journal in a special report revealed the smuggling of Iranian crude oil through Iraqi waters.
Israel and Sudan agreed to normalize relations between them through American mediation. Sudan is the third Arab country to establish relations with Israel within two months. The Palestinians condemn the agreement and consider it a “new stab in the back of the Palestinian people” and a “political sin.”
In August, Israel and United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed to normalize relations between the two countries. They met at the White House, together with US President Donald Trump. Representatives from Bahrain joined them. This was the first Middle East treaty since 1994.
As part of a high-level delegation, the United Arab Emirates’ Economy and Finance Ministers arrived in Israel, where they were received by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two sides will sign several agreements in the fields of visas, aviation, investment, science and technology.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has unveiled a new ballistic missile that has a range of approximately 700 kilometers. Dubbed Zolfaghar Basir, its range surpasses that of the nation’s other systems, which include the “Hormuz-2.” The “Hormuz-2” has a range of 300 kilometers.
Peace is a universal goal of all mankind. Peace Shalom is the name of God. The True peace must also include the right to remain separate, separate nations and separate religions. The meaning of “God is One” means to include One God who is separate and One God united. One means separate from his creation; one means united with his creation. Each person has the right to be an individual as well as being part of the whole, a part of his nation, a part of mankind, a part of the congregation of his religion.
On Tuesday, an historic Middle East peace agreement was signed at the White House between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain titled the Abraham Accords. This the first peace accord between Arab nations and Israel since 1994, when Jordan and Israel signed a peace agreement.
Following an agreement with UAE, a peace treaty with another Arab country Bahrain is a new step in a cherished dream of Israel and America to win recognition of the Jewish State of Israel without having to complete negotiations for the two state solution which has been most difficult considering the objection of the Palestinians to any type of compromise.
Israel was one of the first nations to lockdown, and in the first wave of Coronavirus, they were leading the world in fewest cases. Since their economy was in danger of breakdown from their lockdown, they began to normalize opening up businesses, schools, synagogues, wedding halls, restaurants, and malls, almost totally restoring normal Israeli life.
The United States has announced sanctions against 14 companies in Iran, China, and the United Arab Emirates for violating sanctions against Iran’s oil and petrochemical industries. The US Treasury Department has added a number of individuals and companies to its sanctions list as part of its “Maximum Pressure” policy.
Bahrain has opened its airspace for direct flights between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, the official state news agency, BNA, reported on Thursday. Saudi Arabia did so earlier this week. The UAE had asked Bahrain to open its airspace to Israeli planes bound for the Emirates.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to Iran Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks on Twitter about the UAE-Israel peace agreement. Pompeo also said he was waiting for Khamenei to respond to the killing of Uighur Muslims by the Chinese government.
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has called the establishment of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates a “betrayal” of the Muslim world and the Palestinians. According to Reuters, Ayatollah Khamenei made the speech as senior U.S. and Israeli officials flew to Abu Dhabi to finalize the pact.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has exempted Shin Bet and Mossad security officials from his trip to the United Arab Emirates. He is set to hold talks with the Emirati leadership on the new diplomatic alliance that will see the two nations forge closer ties.
With dazzling flames, Israel is battling Hamas’ incendiary balloons and rockets shot at them from Gaza. Israeli civilians living along the border have been constantly terrorized by deliberate wildfires caused by incendiary balloons shot at them from Gaza. The attacks began several days before Israel’s peace with the UAE was announced.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had a rutted few months trying to appease a nation that has become increasingly critical of his leadership. Tens of thousands of Israelis continue to take part in demonstrations across the country calling for his resignation.
The US government’s move to sell F-35 stealth jet fighters to the UAE has come as a surprise to many military analysts. According to White House senior adviser, Jared Kushner, there is a greater chance of the deal going through after the normalization pact between Israel and the UAE.
Benjamin Netanyahu accepted the compromise offered him and Likud to avoid a fourth election. Pushing back the deadline only kicks the budget crisis down the road as the two ruling parties are at loggerheads over key issues including judicial appointments and annexation of West Bank Settlements. Prime Minister Netanyahu announced on television that he will not drag the country into a fourth election.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Jerusalem on Monday to meet with Israeli officials. The purpose of the trip is to support President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan and Israel’s proximity to Arab countries. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu then met with Pompeo in the Prime Minister’s Office.
A ship registered to a United Arab Emirates shipping company has been intercepted by Iranian authorities after it sailed into its territorial waters without authorization. The fishing vessel was detained following an incident in the UAE which led to the shooting of two Iranian fishermen. Tensions are high in the region.
The Abraham Accords— the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates— is exciting to almost all Israelis and brings a new beginning in development of peace in the Middle East. The UAE is the first Gulf Arab nation to make peace with Israel. Egypt and Jordan already have friendly relations with Israel.
Israel and UAE have made peace. UAE is the most liberal of all the Arab Republics in the Gulf. This year Pope Francis was invited by UAE to visit and pray in their land. He wrote a tweet: This visit to the UAE belongs to the surprises of God. So let us praise Him and his providence and pray that the seeds sown may bring forth fruits of peace.” His prayers have been partially answered through the Abraham Accords.
Iran seized a ship registered in the United Arab Emirates that entered its territorial waters this week, and said that the UAE Coast Guard had killed two Iranian fishermen. Tensions escalated between the two countries after the normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel.
An Israeli newspaper revealed that the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates includes a secret clause that allows the UAE to acquire advanced American weapons. However, Israeli officials confirmed their country’s refusal to sell advanced American weapons to any Middle Eastern countries.
The Spanish Royal Palace confirmed that the former King, Juan Carlos, who decided in early August to reside in exile due to suspicions of corruption, is in the United Arab Emirates. A spokesman for the Royal Palace made the announcement, but did not give further details.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has condemned Iran’s approach to a peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. The secretary-general of the council called the threatening reaction of Hassan Rouhani and other officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran a violation of diplomatic norms.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates have launched direct telephone service after agreeing last week to normalize relations. This will enable direct telephone calls between the two countries from now on. The two foreign ministers “telephoned and exchanged greetings after the historic peace deal,” a statement said.
Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said in an interview with Israeli army radio on Sunday that agreements with Bahrain, Oman, and Sudan could soon follow the recent UAE-Israel diplomatic agreement. Bahrain and Oman welcomed the UAE-Israel diplomatic agreement but did not comment on their relationship with Israel.
The United Arab Emirates has summoned Iran’s ambassador to Abu Dhabi over “threats made by Iranian officials,” specifically, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Iran threatened that after the UAE’s agreement with Israel, that from now on, the UAE will be a “legitimate and easy target” for the “resistance” forces.
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.”