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Saudi King Salman to be treated for lung inflammation

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to be treated for lung inflammation

Earlier on Sunday, King Salman underwent medical tests at the royal clinics at Al Salam Palace due to high temperature and joint pain

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G7 reaches deal to exit from coal by 2035

The agreement on coal marks a significant step in the direction indicated last year by the COP28 United Nations climate summit to phase out fossil fuels

HUALIEN, TAIWAN - APRIL 04: An area of a damaged building is cordoned off following the earthquake on April 04, 2024 in Hualien, Taiwan. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, triggering a tsunami warning for the coastline in Taiwan, the Philippines and Japan. (Photo by Annabelle Chih/Getty Images)

Nvidia says it expects no impact to chip supply from Taiwan earthquake

Taiwan weather officials ranked Wednesday’s quake in Hualien as “Upper 6”, or the second-highest level of intensity on a scale ranging from 1 to 7

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Over-7 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan, Japan with tsunami warnings issued

The 7.5 magnitude earthquake impacted Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, and China with tsunami warnings issued

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From scandal to delisting: Toshiba’s long-running crisis

Toshiba will be delisted on Wednesday after 74 years on the Tokyo exchange, following a decade of upheaval and scandal

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How great is Japan’s reliance on the Middle East energy

Japan plans to cut use of LNG in the power sector to 20 per cent by 2030

ADNOC Gas, JERA Global ink multimillion LNG supply deal

ADNOC Gas signs multimillion LNG supply deal with JERA Global Markets

Natural gas continues to play a crucial role as a transitional fuel with lower carbon emissions compared to other fossil fuels

China bans seafood from Japan

China bans seafood from Japan, restaurants brace for cost jump

Beijing curbs food imports from multiple prefectures in Japan as Tokyo begins to release wastewater from Fukushima into the Pacific

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The science behind Japan’s plan to empty Fukushima’s nuclear wastewater into Pacific

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida confirmed the process will start on August 24 after a meeting of a cabinet panel

ADNOC Gas signs multi-million dollar LNG supply deal with Japex

ADNOC Gas signs multi-million dollar LNG supply deal with Japex

The LNG supply deal is valued at between $450m to $550m and builds on the bilateral relationship between the UAE and Japan

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Discover the world’s most liveable cities in 2023

This year, the global average score was the highest in 15 years

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HAKUTO-R lunar mission results announced, here’s what happened

The analysis reveals that the cause of the lander’s failure to make a soft landing was due to the software, especially in the phase just prior to landing

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Etihad Airways announces new route to Japan

The introduction of this route will support the growing trade and tourism ties between the countries and add to Etihad’s existing Tokyo service

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UAE and Japan discuss strengthening comprehensive strategic partnership

The meeting took place as part of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Initiative launched last year

Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture (Image: Supplied by Aviareps on behalf of JNTO)

All UAE residents can now apply for eVisas for Japan

New visa application rules have also been announced for Saudi nationals and residents in Saudi Arabia, as well as citizens of Qatar

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VPorts inks deals to boost development of Dubai’s Air Mobility Centre

Electra.aero, Falcon Aviation and SkyDrive have joined the centre to be part of VPorts’ strategy to deploy innovation in the region

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Bahrain’s Investcorp launches presence in Japan

The firm has appointed Professor Heizo Takenaka as the chairman of Investcorp Japan

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Saudi Arabia becomes largest outside shareholder of Nintendo

The Public Investment Fund owns 8.3 per cent of the Kyoto-based company, according to its latest filing

Total passenger traffic rises 64.4% in 2022

Middle Eastern airlines register 157.4% rise in passenger traffic in 2022

International passenger traffic rose 152.7 per cent last year versus 2021

These are the best passports for travellers to hold in 2023

The ranking, published by Henley & Partners, uses data from the International Air Transport Association

UAE has the world’s best passport in a top ten dominated by Europe

With a UAE passport, travellers can enter to 180 countries hassle-free — seven more than European countries such as Germany and Sweden

UAE, Japan to sign MoU on establishing joint business council

The formation of the council is aimed at developing joint projects and exchange expertise

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Kuwait says oil buyers don’t want to boost imports next year

The OPEC member exports about 2 million barrels a day of crude, most of it to Asian countries such as China, South Korea, Japan and India

First Emirati mission to the Moon set to launch on November 28

Upon landing, the Rashid rover will explore the characteristics of the lunar soil, the petrography and geology of the Moon

Aramco says hydrogen talks with Japan, South Korea are advancing

Much of the gas for Aramco’s blue hydrogen will come from Saudi Arabia’s massive Jafurah field

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Emiratis can travel to Japan without a visa from November 1

The decision coincides with the launch of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the UAE and Japan

Emirates to deploy A380 on Dubai-Narita route

The carrier has reported a spike in bookings for flights to Narita and Osaka, following the Japanese government’s recent announcement to ease entry restrictions

SoftBank reports record $23.4bn loss as holdings tumble

SoftBank reports record $23.4bn loss as holdings tumble

The Vision Fund segment posted a loss of 2.33 trillion yen in the three months ending June 30, following a then-record 2.2 trillion yen loss in the previous quarter

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These are the world’s most and least powerful passports in 2022

As recently as 2017, Asian countries barely featured among the world’s 10 most-accepted passports

UAE and Japan strengthen bilateral ties in various sectors

The meetings focused on UAE’s preparations to host COP28 in 2023 and strengthen economic, energy and industrial cooperation between the two countries