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Maher Chmaytelli

UAE scraps Israel boycott in new step towards normal ties

Aug 29 2020

DUBAI The president of the United Arab Emirates scrapped an economic boycott against Israel, allowing trade and financial agreements between the countries in another key step towards normal ties, the UAE's state news agency reported on Saturday.

UPDATE 2-World must not play politics with Lebanon's pain, Iran says

Aug 14 2020

* Seismic blast killed at least 170, wrecked swathes of Beirut (Adds fresh Zarif comments)

Lebanon alone must decide its own future, says Iran foreign minister

Aug 14 2020

* Seismic blast killed at least 170, wrecked swathes of Beirut

Lebanese MPs meet for first time since blast, US envoy due in Beirut

Aug 13 2020

BEIRUT, Aug 13 Lebanese security forces deployed heavily in Beirut on Thursday, stopping protesters from reaching a conference centre where MPs began meeting for the first time since the catastrophic chemicals explosion last week that killed 172 people.

Saudi Arabia announces emergency stimulus, expects wider deficit

Mar 20 2020

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabia announced emergency stimulus measures on Friday that took its support for the economy to more than $32 billion (27.14 billion pounds) as it tackles the coronavirus outbreak and lower oil prices, and said it is looking to borrow more to finance a widening deficit.

UPDATE 2-Saudi Arabia announces emergency stimulus, expects wider deficit

Mar 20 2020

* Riyadh has run a deficit since oil prices fell in 2014 (Adds details)

UAE cancels events, flights as central bank announces coronavirus fiscal plan

Mar 14 2020

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Saturday it was shutting major tourism and cultural venues to contain the spread of coronavirus and announced a $27-billion plan to counter the outbreak's economic impact.

Saudi Aramco prospectus flags risks, gives few details on IPO size

Nov 10 2019

By Saeed Azhar, Hadeel Al Sayegh, Aziz El Yaakoubi and Maher Chmaytelli

Yemen's Houthis say attacked Saudi border frontline, no immediate Saudi confirmation

Sep 28 2019

DUBAI Yemen's Houthi movement said on Saturday it had carried out a major attack near the border with the southern Saudi region of Najran and captured many troops and vehicles, but there was no immediate confirmation from Saudi Arabian authorities.

Saudi Aramco has emerged from attacks 'stronger than ever': CEO

Sep 21 2019

RIYADH Saudi Aramco has emerged from attacks on its oil facilities "stronger than ever", Chief Executive Amin Nasser told employees in a message, adding that full oil production would resume by the end of this month.

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