Oil starts week lower on signs of easing Middle East conflict

Oil falls after weekly gain on signs of easing Israel-Gaza conflict

Geopolitical risks including a feared broadening of the Middle East conflict pushed oil prices up by about 6 per cent last week

Anthony Blinken - Riyadh

Oil prices mostly flat as Antony Blinken visits Riyadh

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in the region to discuss a ceasefire offer between Israel and Hamas

UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron

UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron in Oman as Red Sea tensions escalate

His visit to Muscat follows regional travel last week where he met with leaders in Israel, Qatar and Turkey

Royal Caribbean, MSC suspend cruises due to Red Sea woes

Royal Caribbean, MSC cancel cruises due to Red Sea crisis

The Red Sea crisis has slowed trade between Asia and Europe and raised concerns about an escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza


Antony Blinken back in the Middle East as Israel crisis rages on: 8 countries on tour list

Blinken’s visit to the region comes amid an escalation to the crisis in the Middle East

Sharjah bans New Year’s Eve fireworks display

Sharjah bans New Year’s Eve fireworks in solidarity with Gaza

The decision was announced in a Facebook post and legal measures would be taken against those found violating the ban.

UAE President, Qatar Emir leaders call for de-escalation in Gaza

UAE President, Qatar Emir call for de-escalation in Gaza

The two leaders emphasised the need to prioritise the protection of civilians in accordance with international humanitarian law


Abraham Accords: Bahrain suspends ties with Israel

Bahrain’s government confirmed that its ambassador to Israel had been asked to return


Oil dips as caution about data-heavy week offsets Israel crisis jump

Brent crude oil futures dropped 98 cents, or 1.1 per cent, to $89.50 a barrel

UAE jobs

What are global firms with presence in Israel doing?

As Israel and Gaza have erupted in violence, multinational companies operating in the country have had to scramble to protect their employees while continuing operations

Crude oil market on tenterhooks over OPEC meet. Image credit: Getty Images

Oil prices down as diplomatic moves in Israel-Gaza crisis trim supply-disruption risk

To ease oil supply pressure, the US suspended sanctions on OPEC member Venezuela after a Venezuelan government deal with the opposition


Gaza: UAE President receives World Food Programme Executive Director

The meeting addressed cooperation between the UAE and WFP in addressing food security challenges and ensuring food provision to Gaza


Israeli energy sites impacted by the Gaza conflict

The port of Ashkelon and its oil terminal, located a few kilometres from the Gaza strip had been shut since October 7

Jordan cancels summit with President Biden, Sisi and Abbas

Jordan cancels summit with President Biden, Sisi and Abbas

The proposed summit between the US President, King Abdullah II and Palestinian and Egyptian leaders was cancelled after Gaza hospital explosion

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Global market reaction to a week of the Israel-Gaza crisis

Oil and gas markets have been where the nervousness has been most evident due to fears that Israel could become bigger

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Israel: UK, France, US and Australia begin repatriation flights

Various countries worldwide have been rushing to evacuate their nationals due to the rising tensions in the region


Israel-Hamas conflict is ‘new cloud’ darkening economic outlook: IMF chief

The IMF and the World Bank, which are holding their annual annual meet in Morocco said the ongoing violence in Israel threatened to darken the already tepid global economic outlook


Israel-Palestine crisis: Gold soars as investors bolt for safety

Gold rebounded from seven-month lows hit on Friday, but its upside remained capped by strong US economic data

Israel crisis hits oil prices

Oil prices jump as Israel-Palestine crisis rattles markets

The eruption of the Israel-Palestine crisis threatens to derail US efforts to broker a rapprochement between regional powers

Israel - Air India, Lufthansa cancel flights (Image: supplied by Boeing)

Israel: Air India, Lufthansa and other major airlines cancel flights

The ongoing security situation in Tel Aviv has raised concerns among airlines, impacting travel plans for many passengers

Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s interview with Fox News: US, Israel, golf and more

The interview conducted by TV host Bret Baier touched upon a range of international issues


Abraham Accords: Marking the third anniversary of the historic agreement

Experts believe the third anniversary of the Abraham Accords is the most significant one yet

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Israel opens new embassy in Bahrain to boost economic, cultural ties

The Israeli foreign minister’s visit to Bahrain coincides with the third anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries

How Israel is driving climate innovation ahead of COP28

Exclusive: Ambassador Gideon Behar shares details about Israel’s participation at COP28

Israel’s special envoy for climate change and sustainability tells us that COP28 is an opportunity to promote climate innovation and solutions

Cyber Week

Cyber Week 2023: Top cybersecurity experts gather to discuss latest trends

The annual cybersecurity event, hosted at Tel Aviv University, successfully concluded its 13th conference last month

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Dr Al Kuwaiti leads UAE delegation at Cyber Week, highlighting UAE-Israel cyber alliance

Cyber Week is an annual international cybersecurity event, hosted at Tel Aviv University in Israel for last 12 years


G42 and Viola launch new platform to attract global tech talent

Global Valley, a talent-as-a-service platform aims to meet the ongoing worldwide demand for top tech talent

Israel consul general Liron Zaslansky with Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner & Group Editor-in-Chief of Motiva

Strengthening the UAE-Israel partnership

H.E Liron Zaslansky, Consul General of Israel in Dubai shares her thoughts on the strong relationship between the two states and avenues for further growth

bp and adnoc to form JV media centre

BP, ADNOC bid for interest in NewMed Energy

The two entities intend to form a new joint venture that will focus on gas development in international areas of mutual interest

Oman, Israel

Oman opens airspace to all airlines

The sultanate’s historic decision is expected to shorten flights to some Asian destinations by more than two hours