Monday 11 December 2017

Qatar acquires additional 12 Rafale fighter jets

Qatar Armed Forces has signed an agreement with Dassault Aviation to acquire an additional 12 Rafale fighter jets.   The agreement was signed in the presence of  Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and French President Emmanuel Macron


Dubai gets C40 Cities Climate Leadership certification

Dubai has achieved a new milestone in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions, by getting certifications of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.   C40 is a leading global network of cities committed to tackling climate change and protecting the planet. 


Saudi coffee expo draws visitors from 30 countries

Exhibitors, investors and importers from more than 30 countries visited the recently concluded fourth edition of International Coffee and Chocolate Exhibition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Held at Riyadh International Conventions and Exhibition Center, the event saw visitors participa


UAE, Saudi Arabia forge economic, military alliance

UAE and Saudi Arabia have launched an economic and military partnership in a move that will bring the Gulf’s largest economies closer together on a wide range of areas including defence, political institutions and the economy. The announcement came hours before the GCC was


France tops world food sustainability index

France has remained at the top of the 2017 Food Sustainability Index (FSI), thanks to high scores across the FSI's three pillars of food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture, and nutritional challenges. The FSI ranks 34 countries according to their food system sustainabili


Iran, Hungary sign agri, investment deals

Iran and Hungary have signed an agreement on support for investment between the two countries and a joint venture contract in the field of agriculture,a media report said. Economy Ministers of Iran and Hungary Masoud Karbasian and Mihaly Varga signed the agreement on Monday, repo


Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh 'killed' in fighting

Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in fighting with his former allies, BBC said quoting local reports.   Media controlled by the rebel Houthi movement quoted officials as declaring the "end of the crisis of the treason militia and t


UAE denies missile attack on nuclear power plant

The United Arab Emirates has denied a claim by Yemen's Houthi rebels that a missile fired by them had targeted the country's under-construction nuclear plant.   Houthis had claimed on Sunday that they had launched a missile toward the plant in Barakah,&n


Kuwait ready to host Gulf leaders

Kuwait has completed preparations for hosting the 38th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit, said First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.   Attending the UAE's 46th National Day celebrations at the coun


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