VIDEO: India minister on UAE oil storage deal, energy equations with Arab world

Monday, 14 May 2018

In a matter of months, the decades-old India-UAE energy interdependence has undergone major transformation. Driving this partnership is not just the demand and supply equation but several initiatives that have made the two sides stakeholders in an industry that has been in choppy waters and is expected to remain turbulent in the near future. Tasked with ensuring smooth energy supply to the world’s second most populous country, Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s Minister of Petroleum and ...

Arab Coalition launches military operations towards Yemen’s Hodeidah

Monday, 14 May 2018

An Arab Coalition commander in Yemen announced on Monday the launch of “large-scale military operations” towards the city of Hodeidah. In a statement to the UAE’s official news agency WAM, Brigadier Abdul Salaam Al Shehi said the move was “building on the military momentum and advance achieved west of Taiz Governorate.” He said the forces are preparing to carry out “surprise, qualitative operations against the Houthi militia.” He added: “All Yemeni ...

UAE oil minister: OPEC not targeting a certain oil price

Sunday, 13 May 2018

OPEC producers are not targeting a certain oil price, United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui said on Sunday. Speaking on the sidelines of an industry event in the capital Abu Dhabi, Mazroui added that OPEC is focused on identifying the right level of oil inventory at its next meeting. "What we are concerned about in the next meeting is what is the right level of inventory that we should see and can we put this group together for longer," Reuters reported. ...

India says too early to predict sanctions impact on Iran imports

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Indian Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday it was too early to predict the impact of US sanctions on his country’s imports of Iranian oil.Pradhan told Reuters during a visit to the United Arab Emirates that he was “a little bit concerned” about the impact of an oil price rise on consuming countries but that he did not think oil supply will be an issue.ALSO READ: Oil near multi-year highs as Iran sanctions tighten supply outlook“Let’s see how things ...

Dubai residents can watch the Ramadan cannon at two new spots

Saturday, 12 May 2018

With the holy month of Ramadan less than a week away, Dubai has established two new spots for the Iftar (breaking fast) cannon. The new spots are City Walk and Madinat Jumeirah. Older spots that you can still visit include Musalla Deira, Mamzar, Musallah Mankhool in Karama and Burg Khalifa, reported Khaleej TImes.  This year, people of determination can attend the cannon-firing event and take part in it. Also, the police crew handling the cannon have been trained to maintain safety at all ...

UAE puts nine Iranian entities, individuals on terrorism list

Thursday, 10 May 2018

The  United Arab Emirates listed on Thursday nine Iranian entities and individuals on the terrorism list for transferring funds to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. According to the statement published by WAM, the Cabinet issued Ministerial Resolution No. 24 of 2018, which included the nine entities and individuals supporting terrorism. Individuals and entities were listed as having bought and transferred millions of dollars to the Quds Force of the IRGC and its agents to finance activities ...

UAE Minister Gargash: Houthi militia in their ‘weakest state’

Friday, 4 May 2018

The UAE’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Friday that the Houthi militia are in their weakest state politically and militarily. Making his statement via his personal Twitter handle, the minister continued saying that “this is the time to fully concentrate on defeating the rebellion that turned Yemen into hell.” “This is the time to reject dispersions and set aside differences,” he added. 

How Artificial Intelligence composed an ‘Ode to Dubai’ symphony

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Using a combination of algorithms based on 30,000 music scores, the world’s first Artificial Intelligence composed symphony was born. The Dubai-themed-song called “Ode to Dubai” was unveiled at the Future Technology Week taking place in the emirate. The musical project was created as part of a collaboration between local organizers and Artificial Intelligence Virtual Artist (AIVA), reported The National. “Personalized music will be the next single biggest change in how we ...

UAE residents embrace summer as temperatures hover near 50 degrees

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

There is no denying that the transition into beach weather is now complete with UAE temperatures rising, signaling the need for heavy sunscreen and hats. Over the course of the last month, the country witnessed a series of hot breezes, dusty weather and humidity. On Tuesday, the UAE’s National Center of Meteorology (NCMS) said that temperatures reached 45.5 degrees centigrade in some parts of the country. As for the coming week, fair weather to partly cloudy is expected across the ...

Bahrain, UAE support Morocco’s decision on severing ties with Iran

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said the UAE supports Morocco’s decision to sever its ties with Tehran after it was proven that it interfered in its internal affairs. “We stand with Morocco in its concern over its national causes and against Iranian interferences in its domestic affairs. Our orientation in support of Morocco is a historical legacy which was established by Sheikh Zayed and King Hassan, may they rest in peace, and our stance is ...

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