Blinken's fourth visit to Middle East, security personnel for Red Sea vessels – Trending

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting Arab leaders on his fourth visit to the Middle East since the Gaza war began, as part of a week-long tour to calm tension in the region.

A number of vessels travelling through the Red Sea now carry armed security personnel using high-grade intelligence provided by the US-led naval task force to combat the Iran-backed Houthis, a Yemeni militant group that has disrupted shipping since the start of the Gaza war.

Lebanon suspends its oversight authority for capital markets, a decision condemned as “dangerous” by one of its board members. The regulatory body had previously uncovered major financial scandals.

A total of Dh100 million is allocated to foster regional innovation during the launch of a new research centre at Dubai's Museum of the Future.

Updated: January 09, 2024, 4:47 AM