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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 8, 2020
Abe to cancel Middle East trip after Iran attacks U.S. forces in Iraq, government source says
The decision to cancel the visit came after Iran launched missiles targeting Iraqi bases hosting American troops in response to the U.S. killing last week of a top Iranian general.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 30, 2019
Suspected Houthi missile hits military parade in Yemen, killing at least seven
A missile fired by the Iran-aligned Houthi group struck a military parade in Yemen's town of al-Dhalea, killing at least seven people and wounding several, government-allied southern separatist forces who control the area said on Sunday.
JAPAN
Dec 5, 2019
Abe considering visit to Saudi Arabia and UAE in January to explain planned SDF dispatch
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may go to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in mid-January as part of a planned trip to the Middle East that is intended to explain Tokyo's plans to send Self-Defense Forces personnel to the region, government sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 19, 2019
Airbus dominates second day of Dubai show as Boeing wins Max order
Gulf airlines Emirates and Air Arabia spent a combined $30 billion at list prices on Airbus jetliners as the Dubai Airshow burst into life on Monday, while Boeing won a symbolic first official order for the 737 Max since its grounding in March.
BUSINESS
Nov 1, 2019
In record deal, U.S. to recoup $1 billion from Malaysian fugitive Jho Low
The U.S. Justice Department has struck a deal to recoup $1 billion in funds allegedly looted from a Malaysian state investment fund by fugitive financier Jho Low, in a record capture for a U.S. anti-corruption probe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 17, 2019
SoftBank's biggest backers rethink role in next Vision Fund after bet on WeWork sours
The biggest backers of SoftBank Group Corp.'s gargantuan Vision Fund are reconsidering how much to commit to its next investment vehicle as an oversized bet on flexible workspace provider WeWork sours.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 13, 2019
U.S. flags Huawei 5G network security concerns to Gulf allies
The United States has raised its concerns with Gulf allies over a possible security risk in using Huawei's technology for their 5G mobile infrastructure, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 6, 2019
Thousands of Yemenis rally in Aden in support of UAE
Thousands of Yemenis marched in Aden on Thursday in support of the United Arab Emirates, which assists separatists who seized the southern city from the Saudi-backed government in a power struggle that has opened a new front in Yemen's war.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 2, 2019
Facebook says it dismantled covert influence campaign tied to Saudi government
People connected to the government of Saudi Arabia have run a network of fake accounts and pages on Facebook to promote state propaganda and attack regional rivals, the social media giant said on Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 22, 2019
White House adviser Jared Kushner to finalize Palestinian economic plan on Mideast tour, official says
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a U.S. delegation on a tour of the Middle East to finalize details of his proposed $50 billion economic development plan for the Palestinians, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon, an administration official said on Sunday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 22, 2019
Camel dung fuels cement output in northern UAE instead of just going into landfill
Thousands of tons of camel dung are being used to fuel cement production in the northern United Arab Emirates, cutting emissions and keeping animal waste out of landfill.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 13, 2019
Two tankers targeted by unidentified attackers in Gulf of Oman
The incident unfolded during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Iran for talks with the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 23, 2019
Yemen's Houthis say Saudis and UAE are in missile range if Hodeida truce fails
Yemen's Houthi forces have missiles that could be fired at Riyadh, Dubai and Abu Dhabi should violence escalate in the main Yemeni port city of Hodeida, where a fragile cease-fire is now in place, the leader of the Houthi movement said on Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 22, 2019
Gulf powers promise Sudan $3 billion in latest bailout for ally
Oil-rich Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have just written another check to bail out their latest troubled ally.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 4, 2019
SoftBank to seek $15 billion more for huge Saudi-backed Vision Fund
For SoftBank Group Corp., $100 billion (¥11 trillion) isn't enough. The conglomerate, which has reshaped the technology startup landscape with its Saudi-backed Vision Fund, is in talks with investors to add as much as $15 billion more to its already massive fund, according to people familiar with the...
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 2, 2019
U.S. intel veterans helped UAE spy on Al Jazeera boss and BBC host during row with Qatar, says report
A group of American hackers who once worked for U.S. intelligence agencies helped the United Arab Emirates spy on a BBC host, the chairman of Al Jazeera and other prominent Arab media figures during a tense 2017 confrontation pitting the UAE and its allies against the Gulf state of Qatar.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 1, 2019
Airbus A380 under threat as Emirates weighs rejigged order focused on A350, sources say
Dubai's Emirates is exploring switching some orders for the world's largest jetliner, the Airbus A380, to the smaller A350 in a move raising new doubts about the future of Europe's superjumbo, people familiar with the matter said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 22, 2019
British academic says he was forced by UAE to confess to spying charges
British academic Matthew Hedges said he had "no other option but to confess" during nearly seven months of detention in the United Arab Emirates on espionage charges.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 25, 2018
Real Christmas trees find buyers in the desert among expats in UAE
For over 25 years, expatriates celebrating Christmas in Dubai have been able to buy large, fragrant Christmas trees imported from Canada and the United States — a seasonal treat in the desert Gulf state.
WORLD
Nov 22, 2018
Iran says it can fire missiles that can reach U.S. bases and aircraft carriers 'if they make a move'
An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that U.S. bases in Afghanistan, the UAE and Qatar, and U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf were within range of Iranian missiles, as tensions rise between Tehran and Washington.

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