MILAN | ITALY – Kuwait’s ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has died said an official statement read out on state television on Tuesday.
Sheikh Sabah, 91, had ruled the Gulf Arab oil producer and U.S. ally since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years. His designed successor is his brother, Crown Prince Sheikh Nawf al-Ahmad al-Sabah.
DOHA – Qatar’s emir named two women among his new appointment to the Gulf state’s advisory Shura Council on Thursday, after partial elections held for the first time earlier this month saw not one of the more than 20 women candidates a seat. In what was Qatar’s first legislative election, candidates competed for 30 of … More Qatar Emir Appoints Two Women To Advisory Council After Men Sweep Polls
PARIS, France – Demand for energy and especially natural gas is peaking, the oil minister of the United Arab Emirates said on Thursday, adding that it was important to maintain balance in the market. The minister, who was speaking on the sidelines of an energy forum in Moscow, also said that the United Arab Emirates … More UAE Oil Minister Says Energy Demand Peaking, Important To Maintain Market Balance
LONDON – Saudi Arabia will require foreign firms working in the energy sector, including petrochemicals and water desalination, to boost local input to at least 70% in order to secure government contracts, three sources familiar with the matter said. Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman discussed the plan to increase domestic input with local and … More Saudi Arabia To Ask Foreign Energy Companies To Up Domestic Input To 70% – Sources
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s energy minister will discuss with Britain a cooperation agreement in the energy field, a cabinet statement said on Tuesday without providing further details.
PARIS, France – France wants to be a leader in green hydrogen by 2030 and build low – carbon planes and small nuclear reactors as part of a 30 billion euro ($35 billion), investment plan, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. Macron said the road map, dubbed ‘France 2030’, would ensure France decarbonizes its industry … More Macron Unveils 30 – Bln Euro Plan For Innovation And Industrial Revival
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched the Kingdom’s National Investment Strategy (NIS) on Monday, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. According to SPA, the National Investment Strategy is one of the main enablers to achieve the goals of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 program. The National Investment strategy will contribute to the … More Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Launches National Investment Strategy
PARIS, France – Justin Bieber will be performing in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah on December 5, headlining a concert on the sidelines of the Formula 1 stc Saudi Arabian Gran Prix (GP). ‘CALLING ALL BELIEBERS’. Yes, it’s true! @JustinBieber is headlining the stc Saudi Arabian GP post – race concert on Sunday 5 December at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit!’ the F1 stc … More Justin Bieber in Saudi Arabia: Pop Star To Headline F1 post – race concert in Jeddah
PARIS, France – Qatar is not happy about a spike in gas prices, the top liquefied natural gas supplier’s minister of state for energy said on Monday. ‘I am unhappy about gas prices being high. They are negative for the customer, and customers being satisfied is the most important thing for me’, Saad al – Kaabi … More Qatar Energy Minister Kaabi Unhappy With High Gas Prices
PARIS, France – Saudi Aramco has agreed to supply additional crude to at least three Asian buyers in November, while meeting full contractual volumes for four others, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Monday. Full supply volumes were expected for the month, one of the source said. The world’s top oil exporter has … More Saudi To Supply Additional Crude TO Some Asian Refiners In Nov – Sources￼
DUBAI, UAE – Dubai police seized 500 kilograms of pure cocaine worth more than 500 million dirhams ($136 million) in a drugs raid, Dubai’s media office said on Sunday. The police arrested one person of Middle – Eastern origins, who was operating as an intermediary for an international drug syndicate, the media office added.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – The President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a decree on the adoption of the country’s ten principles for the next fifty years, the official Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported on Saturday. The UAE’s decree No. 15 for 2021 stipulates that all … More UAE President Issues Decree To Adopt Country’s Ten Principles For Next 50 Years
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – New rules requiring people in Saudi Arabia to have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine before entering certain public place come into effect today, October 10. Under the new regulations announced on October 1, anyone wishing to enter government buildings, schools, events, or use public transportation and air travel must have received … More Saudi Arabia’s New COVID – 19 Vaccination Rules Come Into Effect
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with his Israeli and United Arab Emirates counterparts next week to discuss progress made on the so – called Abraham Accords as well regional security, the U.S. State Department said on Saturday. Blinken will meet with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah … More Blinken To Meet Israeli, UAE Counterparts News Week
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