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Aziz El Yaakoubi

Saudi Arabia to auction up to three mining licences in 2022 -minister

Jan 12 2022

RIYADH Saudi Arabia is planning to auction up to three mining licences in 2022, including Khnaiguiyah mines where zinc and copper deposits are estimated at around 26 million tonnes, the kingdom's mining minister said on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia calls for flexibility in energy transition

Jan 12 2022

RIYADH (Reuters) -The transition away from fossil fuels towards clean energy is complicated and the world needs to be flexible to avoid sacrificing energy security, Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Wednesday.

Stuck in the middle? UAE walks tightrope between U.S, Israel and Iran

Dec 13 2021

DUBAI (Reuters) -The United Arab Emirates is walking a diplomatic high wire between superpower ally Washington, new friend Israel and old adversary Iran as it seeks to avoid a costly regional conflict that could torpedo its trade and tourism ambitions.

Analysis-Stuck in the middle? UAE walks tightrope between U.S, Israel and Iran

Dec 12 2021

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates is walking a diplomatic high wire between superpower ally Washington, new friend Israel and old adversary Iran as it seeks to avoid a costly regional conflict that could torpedo its trade and tourism ambitions.

Philosopher Sandel says Saudi reforms need critical thinking to succeed

Dec 11 2021

DUBAI Saudi authorities' willingness to promote critical thinking will determine if a reform drive launched there succeeds, American political philosopher Michael Sandel said after participating in the ultra-conservative kingdom's first-ever philosophy conference.

Saudi coalition bombs Sanaa in tit-for-tat violence with Houthis

Dec 07 2021

DUBAI (Reuters) -The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Tuesday it bombed military targets in the capital Sanaa after the Iran-aligned Houthis launched ballistic missiles and armed drones into Saudi Arabia, including at Aramco oil facilities in Jeddah.

Emirates boss sees airline's future in aviation hub model

Dec 02 2021

DUBAI Emirates President Tim Clark sees its aviation hub business model as central to the airline's future despite the damage the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought upon parts of the travel industry.

Emirates warns Omicron could cause 'significant traumas' for aviation industry

Nov 30 2021

DUBAI A major hit to the peak December travel season because of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus would cause "significant traumas" in the global aviation business, Emirates airline President Tim Clark said on Tuesday. | Video

Airlines bosses worry about impact of Omicron variant

Nov 30 2021

DUBAI/LONDON Airline bosses voiced concern on Tuesday that travel restrictions linked to the emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus risked blowing an industry recovery off course.

Dubai government considering Emirates IPO - airline president

Nov 30 2021

DUBAI The Dubai government is considering an initial public offering of Emirates airline, the flagship carrier's President Tim Clark said on Monday, as authorities work to boost activity on the local stock market.

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