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Saudi Aramco signs five agreements with French firms, including Gaussin
Saudi Aramco has signed five agreements with French companies, including an agreement to explore a hydrogen-powered vehicle business with Gaussin, the oil giant said in a statement on Saturday.
"The agreement between Aramco and Gaussin aims to establish a modern manufacturing facility for on-road and off-road hydrogen powered vehicles in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," the statement added.
Other agreements have covered the areas of carbon capture technology, artificial intelligence and local manufacturing.
Airbus revokes Qatar order for 50 A321 jets as rift widens
Airbus (AIR.PA) on Thursday raised the stakes in a dispute with major customer Qatar Airways over grounded and undelivered A350 jets by announcing it had revoked a separate cont...
OPEC+ compliance rises to 122% in December, sources say
OPEC+ compliance with oil production cuts rose to about 122% in December, two sources from the producer group told Reuters, indicating that some members continue to struggle to ...
U.N. chief condemns deadly Saudi-led coalition strike in Yemen
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Friday that reportedly killed at least 60 people in a detention cent...
U.S. Treasury imposes more sanctions on Hezbollah-linked Lebanese individuals
The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on three Lebanese nationals and 10 companies it said were part of an international Hezbollah network, accusing them of evading sanc...
Qatar signs agreement to ensure gas supply to Gaza power plant
Qatar will establish an escrow account with both Gaza's electricity and electricity distribution companies to cover the costs of gas supply and generating electricity through Ga...
Two oil majors to exit Myanmar
Thai partner PTTEP considering role in gas venture after TotalEnergies and Chevron leave
Qatar releases video of scarred jets in Airbus dispute
Qatar Airways took a spiralling $4 million-a-day dispute with Europe's Airbus (AIR.PA) to social media on Friday, publishing a video of the scarred exterior of grounded A350 jet...
Former Qatar 2022 employee facing fresh legal action over loan payments
Abdullah Ibhais cannot pay a loan because his former bosses withheld money while he claims he was first imprisoned as he did not go along with the official line over a workers’ ...
Islamic State attacks prison in Syria and military base in Iraq
‘Dozens of IS fighters’ were freed from the jail and the attacks raise fears of the terror group’s resurgence
Lebanon’s draft budget heaps even more pain on the poor
Lebanon plans to raise the bulk of its revenue this year with policies that will disproportionately harm the poor, according to a copy of the 2022 draft budget shared with Al Ja...
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