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16 октября, 16:20

UK urged to support British academic charged with spying in UAE

Daniela Tejada calls on FCO to say her husband, Durham University’s Matthew Hedges, is innocentThe wife of a British academic charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates has urged the government to state that he is innocent of the charges.Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old PhD student from Exeter, who is at Durham University, was arrested on 5 May at Dubai airport at the end of a study trip. Continue reading...

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15 октября, 21:56

British academic charged with spying by United Arab Emirates

Matthew Hedges, 31, charged with spying five months after arrest at the end of a study tripA British academic has been charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates, the country’s authorities said, five months after he was arrested at the end of a study trip.Matthew Hedges, 31, a doctoral student at Durham University, was arrested on 5 May at Dubai airport after a two-week visit and has been kept in solitary confinement since then, his wife Daniela Tejada said last week. Continue reading...

15 октября, 12:15

Abu Dhabi Drops Cepsa Flotation

A planned flotation of its Spanish subsidiary Cepsa has been cancelled because of weaker stock prices worldwide.

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14 октября, 17:00

The Da Vinci mystery: why is his $450m masterpiece really being kept under wraps?

When the unveiling of the long-lost Salvator Mundi was cancelled last month, there were cries of fake. But is there more to the controversy surrounding the world’s most expensive painting?In May 2008, some of the world’s greatest Leonardo da Vinci experts stood around an easel in a skylit studio high above Trafalgar Square. The object they had been invited to scrutinise, in the conservation department of the National Gallery, was a painting on a panel of walnut wood. It showed a long-haired, bearded man gazing straight ahead with one hand raised in blessing, the other holding a transparent sphere.“There’s a mixture of being excited but not getting caught up in it,” says Martin Kemp, the eminent art historian who was there that Monday. “I try to keep a gravitational pull going, saying, ‘This can’t be right.’” Yet the thrill in the room was tangible. The painting had “presence”, felt Kemp, and there was no dissent. Continue reading...

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12 октября, 12:36

Wife of student held in UAE urges UK to lobby for his release

Daniela Tejada says the idea that her husband, Matthew Hedges, is a spy is absurdThe wife of a Durham University PhD student who has been held in solitary confinement in the United Arab Emirates for nearly six months has denied he is a spy and called on the Foreign Office to “actively advocate for his freedom”.Matthew Hedges, 31, was arrested at Dubai international airport on 5 May on his way home from a two-week research trip and was held on what appear to be espionage charges. Continue reading...

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11 октября, 03:54

Briton imprisoned in UAE since May 'on suspicion of spying'

Foreign Office intervenes in case of man, who was reportedly in the country on a research tripThe foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has intervened in the case of a Briton being held in detention in the United Arab Emirates, amid reports that the man is a PhD student accused of being a spy.The Foreign Office said: “Our staff are supporting a British man following his detention in the UAE. We are assisting his family and remain in close contact with the local authorities. The foreign secretary has also personally raised his case with his Emirati counterpart.” Continue reading...

10 октября, 15:30

Adnoc CEO Stays Mum on 2019 LNG Sales

Adnoc LNG's main shareholder declined to tell an industry event in London how it will market unplaced volumes starting 2019.

04 октября, 13:10

Quality and quantity in the EPC boom [NGW Magazine]

Too many projects chasing too few engineers can create cost inflation – as Australia saw. Might history repeat itself, or have the projects anticipated the squeeze? (This article is featured in NGW Magazine Vol. 3, Issue 18)

29 сентября, 02:24

Yemen War Investigation Is Extended by U.N. Council

An expert panel will continue to look into whether a Saudi-led coalition is guilty of war crimes in the world’s poorest country.

26 сентября, 12:10

Adnoc LNG Signs $1bn Expansion Contract

The expansion will enable almost 20% more feed gas to be supplied.

24 сентября, 16:45

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Humiliated by Attack, Vow to Retaliate

After an attack that killed 25 people, including 12 members of the elite unit, Iran promises to strike back against the United States and its gulf allies.

23 сентября, 17:51

Iran’s President Condemns Gulf State, and U.S., After Deadly Attack

President Hassan Rouhani said that a Persian Gulf country allied with the United States was behind the strike against a military parade, that killed 25 people and wounded nearly 70 others.

20 сентября, 23:49

Hackers Went After a Now-Disgraced G.O.P. Fund-Raiser. Now He Is After Them.

Elliott Broidy, an ally of President Trump, was disgraced by sordid revelations and hacked emails. His legal team is going after the hackers — and blames Qatar.

20 сентября, 12:00

Uniper Initials LNG Deal with Woodside

The Australian firm has signed a heads of agreement to supply Uniper.

17 сентября, 17:20

Adnoc LNG Awards $1bn Job To Spanish Firm

It represents another substantial work contract from the UAE LNG exporter.

13 сентября, 00:42

Yemen Civilians Keep Dying, but Pompeo Says Saudis Are Doing Enough

The United States can continue aiding a military campaign in Yemen after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certified that a Saudi-led coalition was doing enough to minimize deaths.

03 сентября, 12:35

Louvre Abu Dhabi postpones display of Leonardo's Salvator Mundi

Delayed unveiling of world’s most expensive painting adds to mystery shrouding its acquisition and authenticityThe Louvre Abu Dhabi has indefinitely postponed the unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, the world’s most expensive painting, which has been the subject of intense speculation over its acquisition and authenticity.The United Arab Emirates capital’s department of culture and tourism, which was revealed as the owner of the work after an extraordinarily tense auction at Christie’s New York in November, announced on Monday in a tweet that the exhibition had been delayed. Continue reading...

31 августа, 10:00

Hacking a Prince, an Emir and a Journalist to Impress a Client

The NSO Group, a spyware maker, targeted the phones of powerful figures to show off its product, emails show. It’s now accused of illegal spying in lawsuits.

28 августа, 11:12

All sides in Yemen may be responsible for war crimes, say UN experts

Report criticises governments of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Yemen, and Houthi rebels Individuals at the highest level from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the government of Yemen and Houthi rebels have committed violations of international law in Yemen that may amount to war crimes, UN experts have said.A long-awaited report released on Tuesday catalogues abuses including rape, torture, disappearances and “deprivation of the right to life” during the three-year Yemeni conflict, in which Houthi rebels and their allies are fighting a Saudi-led coalition that backs the UN-recognised government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Continue reading...

27 августа, 17:08

U.S. Commander Urges More Transparency in Yemen Strike on School Bus

The top United States air commander in the Middle East frustrated with the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen after an airstrike killed more than 40 children.