Tag: United Arab Emirates

UAE unveils $1.36bn in arms deals at Abu Dhabi weapons show | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Major arms makers are attending a weapons show in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, hoping to seal deals with militaries across the Middle East. At the opening, the UAE revealed that it had signed $1.36bn in local and foreign arms deals to supply its forces with...

Taking flight: UAE clears Boeing 737 Max’s return to its skies | Incredible Solutions Tech

Local airlines must first outline a plan and address concerns before they will be permitted to fly the 737 Max in Emirati airspace, UAE authorities said. The United Arab Emirates cleared Boeing Co.’s 737 Max jet to fly again in its airspace, marking another step toward the aircraft’s global...

Saudi HQ: Kingdom will require foreign firms to set up shop | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Saudi Arabia has offered firms a package of incentives including tax breaks to urge them to set up shop in the kingdom under a plan dubbed ‘Project HQ’, which is also designed to shift the Gulf’s business hub away from Dubai. Saudi Arabia said it will stop working with...

Red Sea coral reefs ‘under threat’ from Israel-UAE oil deal | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Israeli environmentalists are warning that a UAE-Israeli oil pipeline deal threatens unique Red Sea coral reefs and could lead to “the next ecological disaster”. The agreement to bring Emirati crude oil by tanker to a pipeline in the Red Sea port of Eilat was signed after the two nations...

UAE jails Jordanian for 10 years for criticising Jordan’s | Incredible Solutions Tech

The decision by a United Arab Emirates court to sentence a Jordanian resident to 10 years in prison in October for criticising Jordan’s government was based entirely on a series of peaceful Facebook posts, a rights group has said. Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged authorities in the UAE to...

UAE royal’s investment in Israeli football club put on hold | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Questions over the sheikh’s finances have halted his proposed purchase of a 50 percent stake in Beitar Jerusalem. The acquisition of a 50 percent stake in Israel’s Beitar Jerusalem Football Club by a United Arab Emirates royal has been frozen due to questions over the sheikh’s finances. The club,...

UAE’s space probe Amal enters Mars orbit | Business and | Incredible Solutions Tech

The feat makes UAE the fifth space agency to reach the planet while its plans for a Mars settlement by 2117. The United Arab Emirates’ first mission to Mars has entered the red planet’s orbit after a seven-month, 494 million kilometres (307 million miles) journey, allowing it to start...

UAE spies monitored Michelle Obama, Sheikha Moza emails: | Incredible Solutions Tech

New York Times says email communications between former US first lady and Qatari royal were surveilled. UAE spies hacked devices belonging to Qatar’s royal family and intercepted private communications between then-US First Lady Michelle Obama and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, according to a new book by a...

UAE drastically cut funding for Palestinian refugee agency | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The United Arab Emirates drastically reduced its funding to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees in 2020, the year it signed a United States-brokered normalisation accord with Israel that was heavily criticised by the Palestinian Authority. The UNRWA provides education, healthcare and other vital services to some 5.7...

Ethiopia arrests 15 over UAE embassy attack plot: Reports | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The country’s intelligence and security service said suspects were working on direction of foreigners, local media report. Ethiopia’s state-run media have said authorities arrested 15 people over a plot to attack the United Arab Emirates’ embassy in the capital, Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA) on Wednesday cited...

In reversal of Trump move, Biden to keep levies on UAE | Incredible Solutions Tech

The White House has also paused a Trump-era deal to sell 50 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets to the UAE. United States President Joe Biden will maintain a tariff rate of 10 percent on aluminium imports from the United Arab Emirates, reversing Donald Trump’s move to end the...

UAE to offer citizenship to select expats in rare move for | Incredible Solutions Tech

Investors and professionals, including scientists, doctors and writers, will be eligible for naturalisation. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced it is opening a path to citizenship for select foreigners, but it is unclear if new passport holders will benefit from the public welfare system. Dubai ruler and UAE Prime...

UAE ready to cooperate with UN, new US administration on Libya | Incredible Solutions Tech

The announcement comes a day after the US called out the UAE for its role in the North African country’s civil war. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said it is ready to work with the United States to find a peaceful solution to the war in Libya, a day...

Italy permanently halts arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Italy’s figures from 2019 show Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates ranked as the 10th and 11th biggest markets for Italian arms exports. Italy has halted the sale of thousands of missiles to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to their involvement in the Yemen...

UK bans UAE flights, closing world’s busiest international | Incredible Solutions Tech

The UAE is home to thousands of British expatriates and also serves as a hub for travellers to the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific. Britain is banning direct passenger flights to and from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Friday, shutting down the world’s busiest international airline...