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American father-son duo sentenced to jail for helping Carlos Ghosn escape

Michael Taylor, 60, received a sentence of two years and his 28-year-old son, Peter Taylor, was handed a 20-month sentence

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UAE, Japan to launch business council

Japan is ranked tenth globally among the list of countries investing in the UAE

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UAE’s Vox Cinemas inks deal with Odex to distribute Japanese anime titles

Under the exclusive agreement, six titles will be released in theaters across eight territories within the MENA region

UAE partners with Japan for mission to send ‘Rashid’ rover to the moon

The Emirates Lunar Mission is one of the initiatives under the Mars 2117 Programme, which aims to build a human colony on Mars

Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe: All you need to know

The metal piece of the probe is decorated with the phrase ‘The power of hope shortens the distance between earth and sky’, the UAE flag and the slogan ‘The impossible is possible’

Abu Dhabi wealth fund culls Japan team, seeking new growth focus

It will continue to invest in Japanese equities but only through its external managers

Ghosn says French investigators will quiz him in Lebanon in 2021

Ghosn was arrested in Tokyo almost two years ago and escaped to Lebanon in December

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Japan imports nearly a third of its crude oil in September from the UAE

Japan imported a total of 64.212 million barrels of crude from around the world in September

UAE exports 24.8% of Japan’s crude oil needs in August

Japan’s total crude oil import in August equalled 73.189 million barrels

Saudi Arabia sends blue ammonia to Japan in world-first shipment

Japan will receive 40 tons of blue ammonia in the first shipment

Ghosn’s former aide pleads not guilty as trial starts in Japan

Greg Kelly has been charged by Japanese prosecutors for allegedly helping understate Ghosn’s compensation by about 9 billion yen over eight years

UAE Hope Probe completes first course correction to reach Mars’ orbit

The Hope probe took off from the Tanegashima Space Centre on July 20 on a 493 million km journey to Mars

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UAE Hope Probe: To Mars and beyond

Along with the Hope Probe, the UAE’s space ambitions and its endeavours towards a knowledge-based economy have also taken flight

UAE leaders review pre-flight preparations of Mars Hope Probe

The Hope probe will now lift-off on July 20, 2020, at 1.58am UAE local time

Update: Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe to now launch between July 20-22

The launch is contingent upon improved weather conditions

Update: Launch of Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe delayed

A new launch date will be announced in the next 24 hours

Update: Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe to now launch on July 17

The delay is due to the weather conditions at the launch site of Tanegashima Island in Japan

Emirates Mars Mission reveals live stream link for launch of Hope Probe

Broadcast of the launch will begin on Tuesday, July 14, at midnight UAE time

UAE’s Hope probe to Mars encapsulated for lift-off

The unmanned probe is expected to enter Mars’ orbit on February 2021

Japan’s SMBC Nikko to open branches in Paris, Abu Dhabi

SMBC Nikko’s overseas operations earned $143m before taxes in the year ended March

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Saudis cut July oil supply to some Asian buyers by up to 40%

The cuts were widespread across the region from South Asia and Southeast Asia to some parts of North Asia

Ghosn’s accused accomplices held as Japan seeks extradition

The arrests come a week before the expected announcement of a major restructuring plan at Nissan

Emirates Mars Mission confirms launch date for Hope probe

The probe is anticipated to enter Mars’ orbit in February 2021

Fugitive Ghosn promises new revelations in upcoming book

Arrested in November 2018 in Tokyo on charges of financial misdeeds and then freed on bail, Ghosn made a dramatic escape to Lebanon in December

Revealed: World’s best and worst passports for travel in 2020

The UAE passport has seen the biggest rise on the list

Saudi mulls granting visa-free access to visitors from certain nations

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s cabinet approved electronic visas for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts

Revealed: World’s best and worst passports for travel in 2019

The UAE, which has risen by five spots, ranks highest in the region

Top 10 countries with the fastest internet speeds

Asia and Europe have the fastest internet connection speeds globally, a new report shows.