ADNOC awards concession to China ZhenHua Oil

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, announced the four percent stake in its onshore concession, previously held by CEFC China Energy Company Limited, CEFC China, has been acquired by North Petroleum International Company…

39th GCC Summit issues Riyadh Communique

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(Riyadh) - The 40th session of the GCC summit will be held in the UAE, according to a communique issued at the end of the 39th summit in Riyadh. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and King of Saudi Arabia,…

OFID agrees to provide US$50 million to Egypt

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(Vienna) - The OPEC Fund for International Development, OFID, has agreed to provide US$50 million to support Egypt’s purchase of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas. A statement issued by OFID from its headquarters…

Mohamed bin Zayed, President of Niger explore bilateral ties

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger, discussed means to develop bilateral relations…

11th Bali Democracy Forum held

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(Bali) - The UAE has stressed that it places the prosperity, well-being and happiness of its citizens and the forefront of its priorities and policies, with a focus on applying innovative technologies that provide smart government services,…

Dubai Cares, UAEU sign up to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai

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(Dubai) - Leading global philanthropic organisation Dubai Cares and United Arab Emirates University, UAEU, will bring their educational focus and expertise to Expo 2020 Dubai, after signing official participation contracts. Dubai Cares becomes…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives Pan-African Parliament President

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has received Roger Nkodo Dang, President of the Pan-African Parliament. During the meeting, held in Abu Dhabi, the two sides…

Emirati-Lebanese Forum discusses private sector partnership opportunities

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(Abu Dhabi) - The first "Emirati-Lebanese Investment Forum" began in Abu Dhabi. The forum was jointly organised by the Ministry of Economy and the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ADCCI, in cooperation with the Federation of UAE…

5th Annual Conference of Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies held

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, opened the 5th Annual Conference of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies in Abu Dhabi. The three-day event is…

Suicide bomber kills two in Iran’s Chabahar

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(Chabahar) - A suicide bomber killed at least two people and wounded many more outside police headquarters in the port city of Chabahar in restive southeastern Iran, according to a revised official toll. Chabahar lies in Sistan-Baluchistan…

UAE leaders attend 47th National Day celebration

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(Abu Dhabi) - Under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed…

FANA 46th General Assembly kicks off

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(Kuwait) - The 46th General Assembly of the Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA) opened in attendance of representatives of various Arab news agencies. Kuwaiti Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Algerian Deputy Defence Minister

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received the visiting Algerian Deputy Defence Minister and Chief of Staff, Ahmed Kayed Saleh. His…

Egypt president opens first arms exhibition

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(Cairo) - Egypt´s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated the first arms fair organised in Cairo, where hundreds of companies are exhibiting, state TV footage showed. Sisi was shown cutting the ribbon along with French Defence Minister…