INTERNATIONAL. The Iranians understand that having nuclear weapons is dangerous but that having a weapons program is advantageous. The nuclear program is merely a tool to divert attention from what is actually happening - a shift in the balance of power in the Middle East.
INTERNATIONAL. If Russia's "pivot to Asia" results in Moscow and Beijing trading oil between them in a currency other than the dollar, that will represent a major change in how the global economy operates and a marked loss of power for the U.S. and its allies."
UAE. UAE textile industry is undergoing major reorientation toward non-clothing applications; UAE export share ahead of Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherland and China; World textile and apparel trade expected to reach US$805 billion by 2015.