Saudi and UAE leaders meet Yemen Islah party chairman

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi met in Riyadh on Wednesday with the Chairman of the Yemeni Congregation for Reform, al-Islah party, Colonel Mohammed Abdullah al-Yidoumi, and Secretary-General Abdulwahab Ahmad al-Anisi.During the meeting, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed reviewed with Col Yidoumi and al-Anisi the developments in Yemen and the efforts exerted in accordance with the principles of ...

UAE, Saudi working on digital currency for cross-border deals

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The United Arab Emirates is working with Saudi Arabia's central bank to issue a digital currency that would be accepted in cross-border transactions between the two countries, UAE central bank governor Mubarak Rashed al-Mansouri said on Wednesday. The digital currency would be based on blockchain, the shared ledger of transactions that is maintained by a network of computers on the internet rather than a central authority, he said in a speech to a regional financial conference. The two central ...

PICTURES: Wives of Real Madrid players visit Sheikh Zayed mosque, wear abayas

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

On the sidelines of Real Madrid’s participation in the Club World Cup, which is currently taking place in the UAE, some of the Spanish stars’ wives decided to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. They wore Gulf abayas during the visit and published pictures on their Instagram accounts.  UAE renames Abu Dhabi mosque after Mary, mother of Jesus          

‘Noon’ brings a new era for e-commerce to Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Noon, the region’s new e-commerce shopping experience, went live today at mid-day in Saudi Arabia. opened the door to a new era for e-commerce in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The mega e-commerce site launches with a broad range of exciting products and offers designed to meet the lifestyle aspirations of the Saudi people. Mohamed Alabbar, Founder of Noon, said, “Saudi Arabia is entering a new era of economic and digital transformation led by the Saudi Vision 2030. Noon ...

A Saudi-UAE alliance to maintain Gulf security

Monday, 11 December 2017

Coordination and cooperation efforts between Saudi Arabia and the UAE are ongoing amid several regional wars and crises. The two stable Gulf countries are surrounded by a number of “failed” regimes and other regimes that have unsuccessfully tried to escape the quagmire of terrorism and violence.It has been a difficult time for these countries, especially due to sectarian, racist and fundamentalist rhetoric that fuels divisions and pushes armed militias and parties toward absurd ...

Hassan Al Mustafa

Emirati dies of heroin overdose, friends accused of hiding his body

Monday, 11 December 2017

Three students have been accused of abandoning their Emirati friend’s body in his car in a remote sandy area after he died of a heroin overdose, according to a court hearing on Sunday. One of the students, an 18-year-old Emirati, had been consuming the heroin with the now deceased young man at the time of his death in August, Gulf News reported. The student then called two other friends, both aged 19, to help him hide the body, according to records. The trio are believed to have drove the ...

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince: Yemen solution will not be at expense of region’s stability

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed said on Saturday that the UAE and Arab coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen have repeatedly stressed the importance of a political solution in the country.He said that the solution will not be at the expense of the security and stability of the region and will not be at the expense of empowering military militias operating outside the country that pose a direct threat to the security and safety of Saudi Arabia and the region.During a meeting with the ...

Abu Dhabi says it owns ‘Salvator Mundi’ amid refuted New York Times report

Saturday, 9 December 2017

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened last month, said on its Twitter feed it was “looking forward to displaying the Salvator Mundi by Leonardo Da Vinci” and said the work was acquired by the Department of Culture and Tourism for the museum.Salvator Mundi, sold for $450.3 million, is an ethereal portrait of Jesus Christ, which dates to about 1500.Saudi Prince Badr bin Farhan al-Saud had recently been rumored to have bought the painting, which the Prince's office denied.A New York Times ...

Understanding the (mis)calculations made by Egypt’s Ahmed Shafiq

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Former Egyptian minister of aviation, the last prime minister in the Mubarak wra, and runner-up in the first post-revolution presidential elections Ahmed Shafiq had been away from the limelight for almost five years, during which he stayed in the UAE. In quite a sudden move, he recorded a video that was first exclusively aired on Reuters and in which he announced his intention to run for the 2018 presidential elections and to return soon to Egypt to start his campaign. A few hours later, the ...

The alliance between Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Friday, 8 December 2017

The UAE has announced setting up of a joint Saudi-Emirati committee to deepen work and unite it. The decision was made before the recent Gulf summit held in Kuwait concluded. This summit was only held to guarantee that this council does not collapse and it was not held to reconcile with Qatar and it does not reflect a political victory for the latter like its media has been promoting. The decision to form the committee was made by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan and he assigned ...

Mashari Althaydi

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