Energy key issue at Japan-Arab Economic Forum

Updated 20 November 2012
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Energy key issue at Japan-Arab Economic Forum

The Japanese government and the League of Arab states will hold the third Japan-Arab Economic Forum on December 19 and 20 in Tokyo.
It includes consultations between Japan and Arab countries, says a press release received here.
The event also aims to develop multi-layered mutual economic relations between them through cooperation in a wide range of areas including trade, investment, energy, technology and human resources development.
Tokyo hosted the first forum in Tokyo in 2009 and the second was held in Tunis in 2010. They consisted of ministerial meetings, business seminars, workshops and exhibitions. Relevant Japanese and Arab ministers as well as prominent figures from both public and private sectors took part in these sessions held over two consecutive days.
More than 1,000 participants witnessed those proceedings, according to the statement.
The third forum will be focus on ways of promoting Japan-Arab economic relations.
According to the release, the upcoming forum will consist of several sessions and the following issues will be analyzed: (1) energy and environment; (2) human resource development, education, science and technology; and (3) investment, finance and trade.


Uber goes to court to keep London operations

Updated 36 min 32 sec ago
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Uber goes to court to keep London operations

LONDON: Uber is beginning its court case to remain on the streets of London, arguing that the ride-hailing app has made significant changes since a regulator refused to renew the company’s operating license last year.
Lawyers for the company are opening their case Monday at Westminster Magistrates Court in an effort to overturn Transport for London’s ruling last September that Uber was not a “fit and proper” company after repeated lapses in corporate responsibility.
The regulator raised a number of concerns about Uber, including driver vetting, the way it reports serious criminal offenses and the use of technology that allegedly helps the company evade law enforcement officials.
Uber has been allowed to continue operating pending appeal.