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Abu Dhabi hosts first-ever ISA’s joint security exercise “ISALEX19”

The first-ever International Security Alliance (ISA)’s joint security exercise titled ‘ISALEX19’ has kick-started in Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Area Emirates (UAE). The representatives of 50 law enforcement agencies of the ISA are participating in the exercise. The participants include representatives from tactical teams, rapid intervention units, communications, civil defence, and explosive ordnance disposal, ..

Qatar to officially abolish its controversial exit visa system for all foreign workers by end of 2019: ILO

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has recently announced that Qatar will officially abolish its controversial exit visa system for all foreign workers by the end of 2019. It must be noted that Qatar has introduced a series of labour reforms since its selection as the 2022 World Cup host, with the event setting in motion ..

UAE adepts National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031

The UAE Cabinet has recently adopted a new National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031 at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi. Its aims at positioning the UAE as a global leader in artificial intelligence by 2031 and to develop an integrated system that employs artificial intelligence in vital areas in the country. The strategy includes eight ..

UAE to host world’s foremost Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summit

The world’s foremost Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summit will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre in UAE from April 30 to 1st May, 2019. The aim of the inaugural ‘AI Everything (AIE)’ is to empower global dialogue on the future of government, business and society. The two-day event will bring together world leaders to ..

Qatar sues banks from UAE, Luxembourg and Saudi over Riyal Manipulation

Doha has filed a number of lawsuits both in London and New York directed against three banks for conspiring to undermine its currency and bonds. As per the cases, the banks are from the United Arab Emirates, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Samba Bank of Saudi and Havilland Banque in Luxembourg as per an official statement ..

United States clinchs a strategic port deal with Oman

The United States has recently clinched a strategic port deal with Oman that allow American ships and warplanes to take advantage of two Arabian Sea ports of Duqm and Salalah located near strategic Strait of Hormuz. The framework agreement is aimed at bolstering Omani-American military relations. With this pact, the US military will have better ..

UAE and Saudi Arabia launch a common digital currency “Aber”

The central banks of the UAE and Saudi Arabia have launched a common digital currency called “Aber”, which will be used in financial settlements between the two countries through Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers technologies. It will establish an additional means for the central financial transfer systems of the two countries and enable banks to directly ..

Riyadh venue of 39th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit (GCCS-2018)

The 39th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit 2018 was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In it, the Secretary-General Abdellatif al-Zayani read the closure declaration in which member countries underscored their loyalty to the organization. The declaration called on to form a route map to complete the integration between member states and ensure financial unity until ..