Disputes in Gulf should be resolved peacefully: China’s Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for restraint in the aftermath of drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities. (AFP)
Updated 23 September 2019

Disputes in Gulf should be resolved peacefully: China’s Xi Jinping

  • ‘At present the situation in the Gulf region of the Middle East is complex and sensitive’
  • Saudi Arabia and its ally the United States have blamed the attacks on Iran, which Tehran denies

BEIJING: Disputes in the Gulf should be resolved peacefully via talks, and all sides should remain calm and exercise restraint, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Iraq’s visiting prime minister on Monday, state television reported.
“At present the situation in the Gulf region of the Middle East is complex and sensitive,” the report cited Xi as saying, without directly mentioning the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.
Saudi Arabia and its ally the United States have blamed the attacks on Iran, which Iran denies.


Abu Dhabi bans travel in, out and within emirate to limit coronavirus spread

Updated 31 May 2020

Abu Dhabi bans travel in, out and within emirate to limit coronavirus spread

  • The restrictions come into force on Tuesday and last for a week
  • Traveling will not be allowed between the areas of Abu Dhabi city, Al-Ain and Al-Dhafrah

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi has banned travel into and out of the emirate and between its three regions from Tuesday.
The restrictions, announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency and Crisis Committee, come into force on Tuesday and last for a week.
Both residents and nationals will not be allowed to travel between the areas of Abu Dhabi city, Al-Ain and Al-Dhafrah. 
The decision is meant to enhance the effectiveness of the “National Screening Program and reduce the spread of covid-19,” Abu Dhabi Media Office said.
Exemptions are available by a special private permit for employees of vital sectors, or chronic disease patients heading to hospitals, and the transportation of goods.