Indonesia to promote tourism in United Arab Emirates (By Jakarta Post)

1. According to the ministry’s deputy assistant for Europe, the United States, Middle East and Africa tourism promotion Nia Niscaya, UAE’s market ratio is still smaller than Saudi Arabia and Oman, however the nation has a total population of 10 million.

2. The Tourism Ministry is set to hold Sales Mission events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Oct. 18-19. .

3. “The impact of [Saudi Arabian] King Salman’s 12-day visit to Indonesia is very huge, that’s why we are going to hold Wonderful Indonesia Sales Mission in UAE,” said the ministry’s deputy minister for overseas promotion I Gde Pitana.

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Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen Declare Support for Trump’s Iran Strategy (By Breitbart News)

1. “From this perspective, the Kingdom reaffirms full commitment to continue to work with partners in the United States and the international community to achieve the objectives declared by the President of the United States and the need to address threats posed by Iran’s policies to international peace and security, within a wider perspective beyond Iran’s nuclear program, to include its all aggressive activities, in order to cut off all avenues for Iran to acquire weapons of mass destruction,” the Saudi statement concluded.

2. In a statement published Friday afternoon by the Saudi Press Agency, the Kingdom said it welcomes President Trump’s “resolute strategy” for Iran, “praising his vision in this regard” and pledging to work with the U. S. and its allies against “Iran’s aggressive policies and actions.

3. The Saudis further responded to Iran’s claims that its ballistic missile program is purely defensive in nature, pointing out that Iran has a history of providing weapons to hostile actors such as the Houthis, who have used those weapons not only against the legitimate government of Yemen but to interfere with navigation through international waters.

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United Arab Emirates Supports US Strategy on Iran (By Sputnik International)

1. DUBAI (Sputnik) — The United Arab Emirates supports the US strategy on Iran, voiced in the speech of US President Donald Trump, the country’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

2. In a speech on Friday, US President Donald Trump said his administration has decided not to certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but has not challenged Iran’s compliance with the deal at the international level.

3. The United Arab Emirates has blamed Iran for spreading chaos and instability in the region, supports the recent US decision not to certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement.

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United Arab Emirates says it will stop issuing new visas to North Korean laborers (By Washington Post)

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Luxembourg and the United Arab Emirates to cooperate on space activities with particular focus on the exploration and utilization of space resources (By Hindu Business Line)

1. The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, represented by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy, Étienne Schneider, and the UAE, represented by the Minister of State for Higher Education and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, signed in Abu Dhabi a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to start bilateral cooperation on space activities with particular focus on the exploration and utilization of space resources.

2. The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, represented by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy, Étienne Schneider, and the UAE, represented by the Minister of State for Higher Education and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, signed in Abu Dhabi a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to start bilateral cooperation on space activities with particular focus on the exploration and utilization of space resources.

3. With particular focus on the exploration and utilization of space resources, the five-year cooperation agreement covers the exchange of information and expertise between Luxembourg and UAE space sectors in the areas of space science and technology, human capital development and space policy, law and regulation.

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United Arab Emirates Enterprise Survey Report 2017 – Research and Markets (By Business Wire (press release))

1. DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Enterprise Survey 2017: United Arab Emirates Country Report” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering.

2. Data on usage of mobile and ICT services by enterprises in the UAE and selected countries.

3. Operators have the potential to leverage this positive relationship with enterprises to advance their share in ICT services, which is currently limited and lags behind other high-income nations.

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UAE official says Qatar giving up World Cup may end ‘crisis’ (By Washington Post)

1. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A top Emirati security official has said the only way for “Qatar’s crisis” to end is if Doha gave up hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, his comments coming amid the ongoing diplomatic dispute between the energy-rich nation and four Arab countries.

2. He added: “The cost is bigger than what the Hamadein have planned,” likely referring to Qatar’s former ruling emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and former Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani.

3. The tournament has not come up in the demands previously made by the boycotting countries, though losing the World Cup would represent a bitter defeat for the tiny peninsular nation that’s pushed itself onto the world stage with its bid and its Al-Jazeera satellite news network.

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United Arab Emirates official: Qatar review a must before 2022 World Cup (By ESPN FC)

1. United Arab Emirates’ minister of state for foreign affairs has commented on Qatar hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup in light of the diplomatic crisis between Doha and four Arab nations.

2. Hosting World Cup 2022 should not be tainted by suppot of extremist individuals & orgs/ terrorist figures,review of Qatar’s policies a must.

3. Anwar Gargash wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: “Qatar’s hosting of World Cup 2022 should include a repudiation of policies supporting extremism and terrorism.

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Qatar says its hosting of World Cup ‘not up for discussion’ (By Wichita Eagle)

1. From NBAA in Las Vegas, Textron Aviation’s Christi Tannahill leads a tour of and changes to the interior of the Cessna Citation Hemisphere, a $35 million large-cabin business jet scheduled to make its first flight in 2019.

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Sri Lanka hands Pakistan first test series defeat in United Arab Emirates (By Stuff.co.nz)

1. Pakistan’s record of never having lost a test cricket series in the United Arab Emirates ended on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time) when Sri Lanka won the second match by 68 runs and swept the series.

2. Sri Lanka hands Pakistan first test series defeat in United Arab Emirates.

3. Sarfraz Ahmed scored a fighting 68, but when offspinner Dilruwan Perera induced a top edge of the Pakistan captain’s mistimed sweep and broke the 173-run stand with Shafiq, Pakistan lost its last five wickets for 23 runs.

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