BREAKING NEWS | UAE To Double Renewable Energy Portfolio In The Next Ten Years: ADNOC

ABU DHABI – – The United Arab Emirates grew its renewable energy portfolio by more than 400% in the last 10 years, and is on track to double that again in the coming decade, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. chief executive Sultan Al-Jaber said on Monday.

“We (ADNOC) will increase our carbon capture utilization and storage program by 500%…to capture the same amount of CO2 as 5 million acres of forest”, Jaber also told a sustainable energy event in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi.

ADNOC will reduce greenhouse gas intensity by an additional 25%. In order to do this, ADNOC said in a statement it would expand the capacity of its Al Reyadah carbon capture, utilization and storage facility, aiming to reach 5 million tons

 of carbon dioxide per year by 2030.

ADNOC will also limit fresh water consumption to below 0.5% of total water use.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, visiting Abu Dhabi for the sustainability event, called for more investments in clean energy in his country and said its new capital, currently under construction, would adopt a environmentally friendly and low carbon lifestyle.

“Climate change and environmental challenges will define this century”, he told the conference.

Indonesia signed 11 business deals with the United Arab Emirates worth a combined $23 billion covering investment in energy and other sectors, Widodo said via his Twitter account on Monday.


BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Says It Intercepts Yemen Missiles Ahead Of G20 Meeting

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia said it had intercepted several ballistic missiles fired by Yemeni Houthi forces towards Saudi cities on Friday ahead of a gathering of finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 major economies in Riyadh. The Iranian – aligned armed movement launched the missiles from the Yemeni … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Says It Intercepts Yemen Missiles Ahead Of G20 Meeting

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Plans $110 Billion Investment In Jafurah Unconventional Gas Field: SPA

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia plans to invest $110 billion to develop unconventional gas reserves in Saudi Arabia’s Jafurah field, the state news agency SPA said on Friday. It said the development plans were reviewed by the Saudi High Commission for Hydrocarbons in a meeting chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Plans $110 Billion Investment In Jafurah Unconventional Gas Field: SPA

BREAKING NEWS | Lebanon Confirms First Case Of Coronavirus, Two More Suspected

BEIRUT | LEBANON – Lebanon confirmed its first coronavirus case on Friday and said it was monitoring two other potential cases after a 45-year-old woman arriving from Iran on Thursday tested positive, Health Minister Hamad Hassan said. Addressing a news conference, Hassan said the patient was taken directly to isolation from a plane arriving from … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Lebanon Confirms First Case Of Coronavirus, Two More Suspected

BREAKING NEWS | First Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Lebanon: Hospital Source

BEIRUT |LEBANON – – The first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Lebanon on Friday after a woman arriving from Iran was found to be positive, a source at a Beirut hospital where the woman is being quarantined told Reuters. There were no further details immediately available on the case. Lebanon’s health ministers was expected … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | First Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Lebanon: Hospital Source

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BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Meets With U.S. Secretary Of State

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, met Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. During the meeting, they reviewed aspects of bilateral relations, the various areas of cooperation between the two friendly countries and opportunities for enhancing … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Meets With U.S. Secretary Of State

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ROYALS | Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Just Revealed Major New Details About Their Royal Exit

LONDON – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will formally step down as senior royals next month. The agreement reached between the Queen and the couple last month will be put into effect starting March 21, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex says. Starting April 1, Harry and Meghan will no longer hold … Continue reading ROYALS | Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Just Revealed Major New Details About Their Royal Exit

BREAKING NEWS | China Revokes Three Wall Street Journal Reporters’ Credentials

MILAN | ITALY – – China has revoked the press credentials of three journalists of the Wall Street Journal after the newspaper declined to apologize for a column with a headline calling China the ‘real sick man of Asia’, the  foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Spokesman Geng Suang said Beijing made ‘stern representation’ to the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | China Revokes Three Wall Street Journal Reporters’ Credentials

BREAKING NEWS | Pompeo Says Prepared To Talk To Iran ‘Anytime’, Pressure To Continue

ADDIS ABABA | ETHIOPIA – – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said authorities in Washington were prepared to talk to Iran ‘anytime’, but that it needed to ‘fundamentally’ change its behavior and that a campaign of maximum pressure against it would continue. ‘We are not rushed, the pressure campaign continue. It’s not … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Pompeo Says Prepared To Talk To Iran ‘Anytime’, Pressure To Continue

BREAKING NEWS | G20 Financial Leaders See Modest Growth Pick-Up, Coronavirus A Risk – Draft Communiqué

BRUSSELS – Financial leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies (G20) expect a modest pick-up in global economic growth this year and next, but the coronavirus epidemic is a downside risk, a draft communique prepared for the meeting on Feb. 22-23 said. ‘After signs of stabilization at the end of 2019, global economic growth is … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | G20 Financial Leaders See Modest Growth Pick-Up, Coronavirus A Risk – Draft Communiqué

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ROYALS | Meghan Markle And Prince Harry In ‘Ongoing Discussion’ About Whether They Will Use The Word ‘Royal’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s use of ‘Sussex Royal’ came into question after their announcement that they would be steeping down as senior members of the royal family. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in ‘ongoing discussions’ about using the word ‘royal’ as they embark on their new chapter in North America. ‘As the Duke … Continue reading ROYALS | Meghan Markle And Prince Harry In ‘Ongoing Discussion’ About Whether They Will Use The Word ‘Royal’

BREAKING NEWS | Grifols To Help Saudi Arabia Produce Blood Plasma Medicines

MADRID | SPAIN – – Spanish pharmaceutical company Grifols said on Tuesday it had signed a non-binding agreement with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund to help the country produce plasma-derived medicine. Barcelona – based Grifols and the Public Investment Fund (PIF) have agreed in principle to create a joint venture that will develop plasma collection … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Grifols To Help Saudi Arabia Produce Blood Plasma Medicines

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BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Continues To Support Yemeni People

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA  – – The Saudi Cabinet stressed on Tuesday that Riyadh will continue to provide humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet meeting that was held in Riyadh. Media Minister Turki … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Continues To Support Yemeni People

BUSINESS | EU Adds Seychelles, Cayman Islands, Panama To Tax Haven Blacklist, Spares Turkey

BRUSSELES  – European Union finance ministers added Panama, the Seychelles, the Cayman Islands and Palau to the EU’s blacklist of tax havens, while giving Turkey more time to avoid being listed, an EU document said on Tuesday. The list, which was set up in 2017 after revelations of widespread tax evasion and avoidance schemes, now … Continue reading BUSINESS | EU Adds Seychelles, Cayman Islands, Panama To Tax Haven Blacklist, Spares Turkey

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS | Amazon’s Bezos Pledges $10 Billion To Climate Change Fight

MILAN | ITALY – – Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will commit $10 billion to fund scientists, activists, nonprofit and other groups fighting to protect the environment and counter the effects of climate change, he said on Monday. Cutting emissions will be challenging for Amazon. The e-commerce company delivers 10 billion items a year, … Continue reading SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS | Amazon’s Bezos Pledges $10 Billion To Climate Change Fight

BUSINESS | S&P Warns Coronavirus Travel Restrictions Could Hurt Dubai’s Hospitality Industry

DUBAI | UAE – – Dubai’s hospitality industry is most at risk in the Gulf Arab states region from being negatively impacted by travel restrictions associated with the new coronavirus outbreak, ratings agency S&P Global said in a research note. S&P said the travel restrictions could weight on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, … Continue reading BUSINESS | S&P Warns Coronavirus Travel Restrictions Could Hurt Dubai’s Hospitality Industry

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Red Sea International Film Festival Reveals Details Of Its First Edition

JEDDAH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Red Sea International Film Festival announced on Monday the program details, competition lineup and industry initiatives of its first edition at a press conference held in Al-Balad Historic Jeddah, Bait Qabil. Set to take place March 12-21 at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Festival will shed light on … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Red Sea International Film Festival Reveals Details Of Its First Edition

FASHION | Saudi Designer Yousef Akbar Wins Competition To Debut At Fashion Forward Dubai

MILAN | ITALY – – Saudi-born designer, Yousef Akbar, was selected out of 170 competitors to participate in Fashion Forward Dubai’s (FFWD) 2020 edition in April, the UAE-based initiative announced. The competition, which he won, was by ‘Not Just a Label’ – a community that helps give emerging talent an easily accessible network and retailing … Continue reading FASHION | Saudi Designer Yousef Akbar Wins Competition To Debut At Fashion Forward Dubai

SAUDI ARABIA | Jeddah To Host 7th National Quality Conference

JEDDAH | SAUDI ARABIA – – The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) is organizing the seventh National Quality Conference from Feb.25 to Feb.27, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The event is being held under the patronage of Majid Al-Qasabi, minister of commerce and investment, at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jeddah. The ‘Quality in … Continue reading SAUDI ARABIA | Jeddah To Host 7th National Quality Conference

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BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates President of Gambia on Independence Day

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense has sent a cable of congratulations to President Adama Barrow of the Republic of Gambia on the anniversary of his country’s Independence Day. In his cable, Crown Prince wished the President constant … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates President of Gambia on Independence Day

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Dubai Ruler Receives Ivanka Trump At GWFD 2020

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Dubai Ruler Receives Ivanka Trump At GWFD 2020 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the U.S. President, on the sidelines of Global Women’s Forum Dubai, GWFD 2020, being held from 16th-17th February in Dubai. Sheikh Hamdan bin … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Dubai Ruler Receives Ivanka Trump At GWFD 2020

SAUDI ARABIA | Saudi Youth To Volunteer At Expo 2020 Dubai

ABU DHABI | UAE – –  The Emirates Foundation and the Saudi Arabia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch an integrated programme that provides volunteering opportunities for Saudi youth based in the UAE. In line with the youth capacity building of synergy, the volunteers will receive mentoring and … Continue reading SAUDI ARABIA | Saudi Youth To Volunteer At Expo 2020 Dubai

ROYALS | UK’S Duchess Kate Draws Lessons From Her Childhood And Her ‘Amazing Granny’

LONDON – Britain’s Duchess Kate, the wife of Prince William, discussed the importance of the early years of childhood during her first podcast interview released on Saturday, praising the experiences she shared with her grandmother. Kate, officially known as the Duchess of Cambridge, told the ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast that she has tried to … Continue reading ROYALS | UK’S Duchess Kate Draws Lessons From Her Childhood And Her ‘Amazing Granny’

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BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates Serbian President on National Day

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has sent a cable of congratulations to President Aleksandar Vucic of the Republic of Serbia on the anniversary of his country’s National Day. In his cable, HRH Crown Prince wished the President constant … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates Serbian President on National Day

FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Celebrities from all over the Arab flew to Abu Dhabi for the launch of Bulgari’s new Jannah Collection. The glorious high jewelry designs unveiled at the Louvre Abu Dhabi are the results an unprecedented collaboration between the Italian house and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member  of the ruling UAE … Continue reading FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Minister Denies Any Plans For Crown Prince To Meet Israeli PM

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Thursday denied media reports of a possible meeting between Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, amid speculation about normalizing ties between Gulf Arab and Israel. ‘There is no meeting planned between Saudi Arabia and Israel’, Prince Faisal bin Farhan … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Minister Denies Any Plans For Crown Prince To Meet Israeli PM

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Netflix Will Stream Six Saudi Films Worldwide This February

MILAN | ITALY – – As awards season draws to a close and most of the winning films have already debuted in the region, many of us are looking for the next cinematic masterpieces to add to our thinning watch list. However, Netflix is coming to rescue later this month with the addition of six … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Netflix Will Stream Six Saudi Films Worldwide This February

BUSINESS | L’Oréal Signs On As Latest Expo 2020 Partner

 PARIS | FRANCE – – L’Oréal can expect even more flair at Expo 2020 at the event names L’Oréal as its official beauty products and services partner. L’Oréal is removed the world over for its best-selling cosmetics and fragrances and the international talent it work with. Through immersive experiences, including beauty shows, dedicated salons, pop-up … Continue reading BUSINESS | L’Oréal Signs On As Latest Expo 2020 Partner

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Meets With DAVOS President

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, met in Riyadh today with President Borge Brende of the World Economic Forum (DAVOS). During the meeting, they reviewed a number of issues related to global and regional economic developments, in addition … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Meets With DAVOS President

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