Dubai Expo in focus as UAE racks up $700 mln of trade with Israel since normalization

Dubai Expo in focus as UAE racks up $700 mln of trade with Israel since normalization

DUBAI, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which normalized relations a year ago, are looking to Dubai’s Expo world fair in October to boost bilateral trade, which now stands at around $712 million. While the figure, contained in Israeli data, is tiny compared to UAE exports of $24 billion in 2019 … Read more

Dubai to list utility Dewa under Bourse expansion plan

Dubai to list utility Dewa under Bourse expansion plan

Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum attend the Global Women’s Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The Dubai government plans a stock market flotation … Read more

Ukraine says it holds off latest Russian assault in east

Ukraine says it holds off latest Russian assault in east

Russian mine clearers sweeping captured Azovstal plant Ukraine says its forces repel latest Russian assault on Sievierodonetsk Russia forces control largely unbroken swathe of east and south KYIV/MARIUPOL, May 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Monday it had held off the latest assault on an eastern city that has become the main target of Moscow’s … Read more

On Asia trip, Biden says would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

On Asia trip, Biden says would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

White House official says no change in policy China says US should not defend Taiwan independence US wants to toughen policy without provoking Beijing – analyst Biden in Japan for first Asia trip of presidency TOKYO, May 23 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said on Monday he would be willing to use force to … Read more

Australia ousts conservatives after nine years, Albanese to be prime minister

Australia ousts conservatives after nine years, Albanese to be prime minister

Climate key issue as conservatives punished in urban seats Morrison to quit as Liberal Party leader after loss Greens and ‘teal’ independents put on a strong showing Treasurer Frydenberg looks set to lose seat SYDNEY, May 21 (Reuters) – Australia’s Labor Party was set to end almost a decade of conservative rule as the government … Read more

Biden, South Korea’s Yoon vow to deter North Korea but offer COVID aid

Biden, South Korea's Yoon vow to deter North Korea but offer COVID aid

SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed on Saturday to hold bigger military drills and deploy more US weapons if necessary to deter North Korea, while offering to send COVID-19 vaccines and potentially meet Kim Jong A. Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol said their countries’ decades-old alliance needed … Read more

Russia advances in Ukraine’s Donbas as Mariupol steelworks siege ends

Russia advances in Ukraine's Donbas as Mariupol steelworks siege ends

Weeks-long siege ends at Azovstal, Russia says Russia steps up offensive in Donbas Zelenskiy seeks deal to secure Russian compensation Russia stops Finland gas flows over payment dispute KYIV, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia pressed for control of Ukraine’s Donbas region, claiming victory in the months-long battle for Mariupol’s steel plant and launching a major … Read more

Russia says Azovstal siege is over, shows video of defenders surrendering

Russia says Azovstal siege is over, shows video of defenders surrendering

May 20 (Reuters) – Russia’s defense ministry on Friday said the last group of Ukrainian forces holed up in Mariupol’s Azovstal steel works had surrendered, marking an end to a weeks-long attack that left the city in ruins. The full abandonment of the bunkers and tunnels of the bombed-out plant by the Azov Regiment means … Read more

Putin promises to bolster Russia’s IT security in the face of cyber attacks

Putin promises to bolster Russia's IT security in the face of cyber attacks

May 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the number of cyber attacks on Russia by foreign “state structures” had increased several times over and that Russia must bolster its cyber defenses by reducing the use of foreign software and hardware. The websites of many state-owned companies and news websites have suffered … Read more

Thousands queue for petrol, gas in Sri Lanka amid warnings of food shortages

Thousands queue for petrol, gas in Sri Lanka amid warnings of food shortages

COLOMBO, May 20 (Reuters) – Thousands of people queued for cooking gas and petrol in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital on Friday and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis. Lines formed in many parts of Colombo, a city of around 900,000 people, as residents … Read more