25 Jumada I 1445 - 9 December 2023
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Dubai Centre for Family Businesses partners with Family Enterprise Foundation to offer access to world-class educational resources
Business & Money | Saturday 9 December, 2023 10:55 am
The Dubai Centre for Family Businesses, which operates under the umbrella of Dubai Chambers, has entered into a new collaboration with the Family Enterprise Foundation to provide curated learning experiences for the family business ecosystem. The partnership enriches the centre’s resources and...
UAE General Civil Aviation Authority signs cooperation agreements with Brazil, Switzerland
Government | Saturday 9 December, 2023 10:53 am
The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to strengthen and reinforce cooperation in the field of air transportation with Brazil and Switzerland, on the sidelines of the UAE delegation's participation in the fifteenth ICAO Air Services Negotiation...
Dubai Global Framework a strong push to reduce carbon emissions in international aviation sector
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 9 December, 2023 10:50 am
The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) confirmed that the "Dubai Global Framework" for sustainable aviation fuel, recently announced by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), represents a strong push for international efforts aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the...
African civil society unveils 5 recommendations for fight against climate change in the continent
Environment & Energy | Saturday 9 December, 2023 10:48 am
At the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28), an African civil society coalition has unveiled its five absolute priorities to fight climate change: adaptation, loss and damage, food systems; land use; and the protection and restoration of forests. The priorities were announced by Secou Sarr,...
OPEC+ to take action if necessary: Russia's Novak
Environment & Energy | Saturday 9 December, 2023 10:37 am
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday that OPEC+ will be ready to take a decision if market situation would require it, Reuters reported.   "We will analyze the situation on the oil market and, if necessary, make appropriate decisions," he...
Insurance benefits expenses reach SAR 10.7B in November: GOSI
Government | Saturday 9 December, 2023 10:36 am
The General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) stated that total expenses of insurance benefits stood at SAR 10.7 billion in November.   GOSI indicated that compensation under the unemployment insurance scheme (SANED) exceeded SAR 87.2 million, while the total pensions...
Saudi Arabia prioritizes new, start-up sectors; eyes digital economy: Al-Kassabi
Government | Saturday 9 December, 2023 10:26 am
Saudi Arabia eyes economic diversification and prioritizes new and start-up sectors, as its non-oil exports grew 77% from 2016 to 2022, said Majid Al-Kassabi, Minister of Commerce and Chairman of National Competitiveness Center.   During his participation at a ministerial...
Education Minister: 90 projects operational in 2023; 125 insolvent projects addressed
Government | Friday 8 December, 2023 8:50 am
More than 90 educational service projects became operational in 2023, while 707 schools Kingdom-wide were rehabilitated in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Education Yousef Al Benyan said.   The ministry addressed over 125 insolvent projects to...
Saudi Arabia develops program to address water supply, demand until 2050: Minister
Government | Friday 8 December, 2023 8:49 am
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) finalized setting the Kingdom’s water strategy, determining its water conservation needs to improve services and ensure their sustainability, Minister Abdulrahman AlFadley stated.    At Budget...
Minister of Transport says 27 shipping lines added in 2023
Business & Money | Friday 8 December, 2023 8:30 am
Saudi Arabia added 27 new shipping lines in 2023, leading to faster arrival of goods, higher revenues, and improved shipping rates, Minister of Transport and Logistics Saleh Al-Jasser said at the 2024 Budget Forum.   The country is on the right track regarding the national strategy...