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UAE to host next major WTO ministerial conference in February 2024
The next World Trade Organization ministerial conference will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in February 2024, the global trade watchdog confirmed in a statement on Twitter on Monday.
The UAE and Cameroon were both vying to host the event and came to an informal agreement for Abu Dhabi to host the first one and Cameroon to do the next, trade sources said last week.
Trade ministers from the body’s 164 members meet every few years at ministerial conferences and seek to agree new global commerce rules.
Lebanon army chief emerges as potential candidate for president
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid Al-Bukhari held talks with Lebanese Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun on Thursday. The meeting coincided with intensified discussions between Leb...
Abu Dhabi's Borouge announces $400m cost savings drive; Q4 profit drops
Abu Dhabi's Borouge announced a $400 million cost savings drive on Thursday to navigate inflation and supply chain disruptions, as it reported a 17 percent decline in fourth-qua...
France to host international meet on crisis-hit Lebanon
France will host an international meeting on Monday on how to end months of political deadlock in cash-strapped Lebanon, the foreign ministry said.
Morocco arrests British national linked to deadly drive-by shooting
A criminal wanted by UK authorities over a deadly drive-by shooting has been arrested at the Moroccan border following a “day and night” multi-agency manhunt, the Daily Mail rep...
Syria slams chemical watchdog report on 2018 attack
Syria on Thursday dismissed the global chemical weapons watchdog’s statement, which said that investigators had found “reasonable grounds to believe” the Syrian air force droppe...
Bulgaria pledges support to Saudi Expo 2030 bid, empathising the importance of bilateral relations
Riyadh’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo received new international support on Wednesday, as the Bulgarian cabinet decided to support the Kingdom’s candidacy, praising the histo...
UK government pauses plan to ban IRGC
A plan to ban Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in the UK for being a terrorist organization has been temporarily shelved by the government over fears that the move could...
Saudi-US trade ties can only go one way — and that is up, says US official
A senior US official remains optimistic that Saudi-American trade relations will flourish — in contrast to the dire predictions of many Western pundits that recent political dis...
Saudi’s Formula E races showcase Kingdom’s sustainability efforts, says top driver
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E races at Diriyah showcase the Kingdom’s ever-evolving sustainability efforts, according to top driver Jake Dennis from team Avalanche Andretti.
Spain, Morocco seek reset of testy relationship at Rabat summit
Spain and Morocco have agreed to set aside their differences, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday, as they seek to repair a relationship marked by frequent dis...
Israeli foreign minister heads delegation to discuss Sudan normalization
Israeli foreign minister Eli Cohen was in Sudan on Thursday to discuss deeper cooperation between the two countries, including in security and military matters, with Sudan’s sov...
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