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Blinken meets Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid ceasefire negotiations

The US Secretary of State is on his sixth visit to the region since the October 7 crisis broke out

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READ IN FULL: Newest draft of COP28 agreement released

The latest draft of the COP28 summit has been published just as the climate summit has run into extra time, with delegates trying to strike a final deal.

Groundbreaking COP28 proposal calls for ‘transitioning away from fossil fuels’

In a first for the climate summit in three decades, a draft proposal looks to get 200 countries to agree to transition away from fossil fuels.

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Daily Insider: All eyes on COP28 as climate crisis worsens

With the COP28 UAE summit kicking off in Dubai today, the world’s eyes will be laser focused on the outcomes of this gathering.

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COP28: Where to find 1.5°C-aligned business lunches

The climate gathering will offer the carbon neutral menu as part of efforts to drive sustainability through all aspects of the event.

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A timeline: UN climate negotiations through the years up to COP28

As the UAE gets ready to host COP28, we take a look at some landmark years, that have moved the needle on climate action

Ahmed Bin Sulayem Executive Chairman and CEO DMCC will chair the Kimberely Process as the UAE assumes chairmanship in 2024 Image DMCC

UAE to chair UN’s Kimberley Process in 2024

The Kimberley Process is a key United Nations initiative tasked with curbing the entry of conflict diamonds into the mainstream rough diamond market

UN AI report to close gaps in government responses

UN AI report to close gaps in government responses -tech envoy

The body expects to submit a preliminary report by the end of this year and a final one next year.

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UNWTO, G20 launch dashboard to support tourism, advance SDGs

In 2022, the G20 nations welcomed 74 per cent of international tourists and 73 per cent of tourism exports worldwide

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UN sends Lebanon 50,000 tons of wheat to avert food crisis

The first batch of 17,500 tons will arrive in 10 days

How should regional economies rebuild a post-Covid world

Sustainability must take priority as economies begin the process of recovering from the impact of the coronavirus

Missiles in 2019 Saudi oil attacks came from Iran, UN says

Missiles and a swarm of drones set off fires at the crude processing plant in Afif in May 2019, causing extensive damage and causing a spike in global oil prices