Jul 8, 2014

Mitsubishi and MHI to acquire stake in UAE water firm

Mitsubishi Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have announced they have entered into an agreement with a water firm in the United Arab Emirates to acquire a 38.4 percent share in its water and wastewater projects. The joint statement Monday did not disclose how much ...

Apr 4, 2014

Lower House stamps nuclear pacts with Turkey, UAE

The House of Representatives on Friday approved bilateral pacts that authorize the export of Japanese nuclear power plants to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The Lower House approved the pacts by majority votes, backed by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and junior partner ...

Jan 21, 2014

UAE extends by 15 years rights to offshore oil field

Japan has secured the consent of the United Arab Emirates to extend oil rights for an offshore oil field for 15 years beyond their expiration in 2026, Japanese officials said. The agreement on the Upper Zakum Field, owned by one of the group companies ...

American held for seven months in Dubai for online parody

Nov 28, 2013

American held for seven months in Dubai for online parody

An American who works in the United Arab Emirates has been held in a maximum security prison for months after posting a parody video about youth culture in Dubai, a rights group and family attorney said Wednesday. Shezanne Cassim, 29, of Woodbury, Minnesota, was ...

Nov 24, 2013

Nuclear pacts with Turkey, UAE face delay

Civil nuclear accords agreed to with Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are increasingly unlikely to clear the Diet by the end of the extra session on Dec. 6 due to lack of deliberation time, people close to Diet affairs say. While the accords, ...

Emirati royals dethrone Abramovich in mega-yacht race

Aug 13, 2013

Emirati royals dethrone Abramovich in mega-yacht race

The royal family of the United Arab Emirates has dethroned Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in the race to own the world’s biggest mega-yacht, an annual survey of the world’s 100 biggest yachts has shown in the magazine Yachts France. The 180-meter Azzam built for ...