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With 1,500 attendees, CIPS hosts ‘biggest’ conference in Riyadh
More than 1,500 industry professionals recently joined the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply’s conference in Riyadh, making it the biggest conference in the organization’s 90-year history. Key procurement trends and supply chain initiatives, as well as innovative practices of the future, were discussed at the CIPS Saudi Arabia Procurement and Supply Chain Conference and Awards 2023, under this year’s theme of “procurement excellence.”
UAE invests over Dhs183.5 billion in renewable energy projectsCOP28 is last chance for course correction, says World Energy Council chief at Dubai Future Forum
Dr Angela Wilkinson told the world’s largest gathering of futurists that the international community must harness all foresight and future thinking capabilities to address shifts in social structures and societal transformation.
MENA Solar Conference to focus on six innovative research areas
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced that the MENA Solar Conference (MENA-SC) which it organises from 15th to 18th November 2023, will discuss six innovative research areas.
Saudi Arabia ‘open for business,’ UK investment forum told
LONDON: UK investors have been urged to take advantage of Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning mining industry and economic reforms at the BMG Economic Forum 2023, held on Wednesday at the headquarters of the London Stock Exchange and attended by Arab News.
US: Fed's Bostic sees no rate cuts in 2023
Atlanta Federal Reserve President Raphael Bostic said on Monday that he doesn’t foresee rate cuts at least through 2023, even if there’s a recession.
Saudi crown prince to visit Greece to sign energy, telecoms deals
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is scheduled to visit Greece on July 26 where he will meet prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said the Greek foreign ministry on Friday. This will be the Saudi crown prince’s his first visit to an EU country since the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Kazakhstan President, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia hold talks
During the official visit of President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to Saudi Arabia he and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held bilateral talks, the Telegram channel of the Akorda press service ‘Bort N°1’ says, Trend reports citing Kazinform.
King, Crown Prince congratulate new Slovenian prime minister
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has sent a cable of congratulations
Industry leaders say scarcity of gas a greater worry
Panelists at this year’s CERAWeek conference in Houston have stressed a greater need for secure energy supply
Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Qatar on first official visit
Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, arrived in Doha on Wednesday on his first visit.
Strengthening Economic Ties First Global Business Forum ASEAN
Three UAE government ministers will join ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
World must join hands against terrorism, extremism: King Salman
JEDDAH: King Salman confirmed Saudi Arabia’s belief in the importance of strategic meetings between the Islamic world and the Russian Federation for enhancing regional and international security and stability.
Armenia President in UAE, meets with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Within the framework of his brief working visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE),
Saudi financial assistance: PM Imran Khan thanks Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman for supporting
Fujairah Crown Prince receives ambassadors of Jordan and Mauritania
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, has held separate meetings with Nassar Habashneh Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the UAE, and Mohamed Mohamed Rara, Ambassador of Mauritania to the UAE.
Sheikh Mohammed chairs last UAE cabinet meeting of 2020
Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai tweeted about the decision taken in what was the last cabinet meeting of 2020.
G20 Summit: Inspiring & successful
The G20 summit in Saudi Arabia gave us another opportunity to spot the light on a new achievement.
WTO panel rules Saudi Arabia's national security defense justified in Qatar broadcasting dispute
A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel released its report Tuesday ruling against Qatar, and finding that Saudi Arabia’s national security defense was justified under WTO rules.
Saudi Arabia launches military industrial licensing program
Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had begun accepting license applications for firms in the military industrial sector, a major target under plans to diversify the Kingdom’s economy away from oil exports.
Rear Admiral Khaled Ahmed Abdullah of Kuwait arrives in Oman
Muscat: Rear Admiral Khaled Ahmed Abdullah, Commander of Kuwait Naval Force arrived here on Saturday on a visit to the Sultanate.
UAE, Germany strengthen peace efforts
Abdullah Bin Zayed and German counterpart discuss bilateral relations, regional developments
Modi in Dubai: 'Trust between UAE, India will last for generations'
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed 50,000 people at the Dubai Cricket Stadium
UAE open to meeting Indian oil demand, says economy minister
The United Arab Emirates is open to meeting any demand for oil from India, the Gulf OPEC member's economy minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri told Reuters on Monday.
New UAE-India fund aims to attract $75bn infrastructure investments
India and the United Arab Emirates will set up a multi-billion dollar fund to invest in Indian infrastructure projects and cooperate in producing military equipment, space technology and nuclear energy, officials said on Monday.
VP issues decree on Emirates Literature Foundation
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai
Dubai Courts, DED sign agreement
Dubai: The Department of Economic Development (DED) and Dubai Courts (DC) have signed a partnership agreement to apply the chosen domicile registration system.
Tariff Rift, Delays Block GCC Customs Union
A festering rift over the distribution of tariff revenue along with persistent delays at border points are blocking the implementation of a landmark customs union launched by Gulf countries seven years ago. Public and private sector representatives in the six GCC nations acknowledged that the customs union they created at the start of 2003 has not yet been fully enforced because of differences on the distribution of tax revenue and barriers facing local exporters at border customs
Personal Status Law In Focus
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairperson of Family Development Foundation and Chairperson of the General Women's Union (GWU), a seminar was held recently on the provisions of child custody as enshrined in the Personal Status Law of the country. The seminar organized by the Institute of Training and Judicial Studies in association with the General Women's Union was held at the headquarters of the GWU in Abu Dhabi.
UAE Participates In Arab Seminar On Health Insurance
The United Arab Emirates is participating in the two-day Arab Seminar on "Cooperation and Coordination between Insurance Companies and Treatment Service Providers for the Success of Health Insurance" started today in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The seminar is being organized by General Arab Insurance Federation in cooperation with the African Insurance Company in Libya and the Jordanian Society for Health Insurance.
Ghobash Heads UAE Delegation To ILO Conference In Geneva
The annual 69th session of the International Labor Organization (ILO) commenced in Geneva. The UAE is taking part at the conference with high profile delegation headed by Labor Minister Saqr Ghobash. The delegation included representatives from the ministries of Labor, Interior and Justice, who are participating in the general and committee meetings.
Ministry, KHDA In Talks To Resolve Fee Crisis
The power struggle between the Ministry of Education and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is heating up over the issue of who wields the final say on the approval of fee increases in private schools. Parents and students of five GEMS school have been caught in the crossfire as the federal authority and the state body, battle it out it in the open — one overruling the other's decision on whether schools should be allowed to raise their fees this year.
Ministry of Justice Organizes A Workshop On CyberCrime
''The accelerating developments in knowledge and telecommunication revolution create trans-international crimes,'' the Justice Minister said on the sidelines of a two-day workshop on the cyber crime'' organized by the Ministry in Abu Dhabi. The UAE leading position in applications of telecommunications and computer networks and its advanced ranking worldwide in internet penetration require the judiciary to be fully aware of the international law and legislations which...
Emiratisation Online Forum To Further Address Issues On Emirati Workforce
"We ensure that we are able to bridge the gap between the private companies and the Emiratis wishing to work there," said James Graham, General Manager, Aim Events, the conference and events division of ADU, organizer of the Emiratisation Forum. "It is not enough that we have identified the issues that hinder Emiratis from joining the private sector. We also need to come up with ongoing solutions. "We believe that an online discussion of issues greatly contributes in the overall effort
Police Reach Out To Laborers
Officers from the Ministry of Interior are making the rounds of labor camps, spreading a message to the workers: you have rights, you have responsibilities, and the police are your friends. He and other officers spoke about the criminal repercussions of bootlegging and warned workers against succumbing to SMS fraud. Four hundred and fifty workers listened in the auditorium of Gulf Piping Company’s labor camp.
New Traffic Drive: Police To Check Vehicles, Tyres
The General Department of Traffic of Dubai Police, on Monday launched a three-month land travel campaign themed ‘Your safety, your vehicle safety’. The drive, launched in cooperation with Emirates Explorers and Bridgestone tyre distributor, Dubai Police Traffic Director said it is aimed at spreading awareness among car drives about safety measures including tyres. The technicians accompanying the traffic police patrols will examine the tyres of vehicles, to ensure safety of drivers.
Coordination Forum Of Govts And Parliaments Begins
Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, on Wednesday inaugurated the Coordination Gathering of Governments and Parliaments organized by the Ministry for FNC Affairs. Representatives and officials from 14 Arab countries are participating in the forum being held in Emirates Palace Hotel here. It will continue for two days.
Dubai Quality Group Signs Up Dubai Judicial Institute As Investment Partner
Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) recently signed a strategic partnership with Dubai Quality Group (DQG) making the Institute an investment partner for the Group. The agreement reflects DJI's commitment to adopting the highest standards of quality and organizational excellence in providing training and qualification programs, conducting judicial studies and researches and upgrading judicial standards in Dubai and the entire UAE.
ADEC Invites International Experts To Discuss Private School Quality Assurance Systems
Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) hosted a three-day conference to discuss best practices in the field of inspection and quality assurance in private schools at Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. During the opening session, Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al-Khaili, Director General of ADEC said that this conference supports the objectives of ADEC's strategic plan, which was initiated 18 months ago to drive education reform in Abu Dhabi.
UAE Signs An Agreement With World Economic Forum To Host "Summit On The Global Agenda''
"This MoU is in line with the vision of the UAE's leadership, aiming to enhance the UAE's position as an international hub to support the global decision making process and to form global economic policies. The Summit will present excellent opportunities for leading UAE innovators and thinkers to participate and engage with international experts from over 60 countries, share experiences and build capacities. The UAE has a distinguished track record of hosting important international summits..
MoF Celebrates Launching UAE Budget Automation System
Ministry of Finance celebrated launching draft zero - based budget of the UAE and the automation system in Beach Rotana - Abu Dhabi. The budget automation system was applied via Oracle Hyperion planning system, a central database meant to find solutions to budgetary planning. The system saves all supporting information and secures all related applications on the internet. For the first time, the system applies the rules both in Arabic and English.
Regional Conference Issues "Abu Dhabi Joint Declaration" For Aviation Security
The Middle East Regional Aviation Security Conference concluded here today issuing the "Abu Dhabi Joint Declaration" for aviation security. The Declaration provides for a global strategy and key principles and standards to deal with aviation security challenges, actively contributes to increasing cooperation and coordination among Middle East countries and member states of ICAO and enhances their abilities to provide highest levels of aviation security.
FNC Concerned About Rising School Violence
Members of the Federal National Council (FNC) on Tuesday voiced concern over a rise in school violence and young children committing serious crimes. They demanded the Ministry of Education be committed to not only developing educational excellence in the country, but also providing safe and productive school environment for all children and staff. "As parents and educators we must ensure our children are aware that these problems exist and take the necessary steps to report any assaults,"
Body-Image Scan Machines ‘On The Way’ To Airports
Aviation authorities may add security measures, including body-imaging machines, at airports and introduce background checks that can be made when passengers book or checks in for their flight. A thousand full-body scanners for uncovering bombs concealed under clothing are to arrive in US airports by the end of 2011. Such imaging machines could appear in the Emirates even sooner, said Saif al Suwaidi, the director general of the GCAA. “.. we will install the first batch before the yearend,”
ADJD's Delegation Visits France Courts Of Justice
A delegation from Abu Dhabi Judicial Department has made a training visit to France's courts of justice of different degrees of litigation. The six days visit was meant to develop relationships with international partners and introduce graduates of ADJD's Academy of Judicial studies '&' Specialized Training to international best practices and legal experiences to improve the quality of legal services at home. During the visit they were introduced to procedures and processes...
FNC Holds Its 11th Session
The Federal National Council (FNC) held today its 11th session chaired by the Speaker of FNC Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Ghurair in presence of State Minister of the FNC Affairs Dr Mohammed Anwar Gargash, Mariam Al Roumi, Social Affairs Minister, Humaid Al Qatami, Minister of Education, Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labor and board member of Emirates Identity Authority and a number of officials.
Al Ibri Inspects Progress Of Al Gharbiya's Public Persecution
Abu Dhabi Acting Attorney General, Yousef Saeed Al Ibri, has visited the Public Persecution in Al Gharbiya Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to review progress in its premises development project. He inspected the efficiency of networking between the premises and the Public Persecution offices at the main building of Abu Dhabi judicial Department. Al Ibri observed the judicial and administrative workflow and reviewed the performance rates during the first three months of 2010.
Universities And Private Sector Must Collaborate To Boost Emirati Workforce
Strong collaboration and the establishment of a link between local universities and private companies are needed in order to address certain issues that hinder UAE nationals from working in the private sector. "Emirati job seekers have no idea about the vast careers that await them in private organizations," said Al Attas. "In the same way, employers should stop stereotyping and change their mindset about UAE nationals.
Conference Calls For Better Aviation Security
Improved screening procedures and better communication to identify potential security threats were the focus on the first day of the UAE’s Regional Civil Aviation Security Conference. The UAE is the Middle East’s largest international transit hub, according to the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), and could become susceptible to similar attacks unless security issues are addressed.
WHO’s Dubai Declaration Shows The Way
The declaration lists six anti-tobacco policies — the outcome of a two-day intensive workshop held in Dubai last week — that the WHO hopes all regional countries will implement. Increase in prices, a blanket ban on smoking, a strong surveillance system, ban on tobacco advertisements, pictorial warnings on 50 per cent of tobacco packs, and offering cessation services to the public are among the policies listed in the declaration.
Sharjah Chamber Urges Consumers To Join Campaign Against Fake Auto Parts Trade In UAE
The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has asked motorists and consumers to join in the continuing campaign against the trade of fake auto parts in the UAE as a means to help promote road safety and reduce road related accidents caused by using counterfeit car parts. The call, which was made during a press conference held yesterday was marked by the launch of "Auto Parts Week" part of the larger "Shopping Weeks" initiative of the SCCI that seeks to enhance and improve
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