Clinton discusses Syria crisis with King Abdullah

Clinton discusses Syria crisis with King Abdullah

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(Riyadh) - US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton met Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and Foreign Minister to discuss the Syria conflict against a backdrop of tension with Iran and oil policy differences. “Both sides have recognised that their…
UAE, China vow to boost ties

UAE, China vow to boost ties

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(Beijing) - H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces discussed with Chinese Head of State Wen Jiabao, the distinguished relations between the two countries…
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed meets Chinese VP

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed meets Chinese VP

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(Beijing) - H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces held talks with Chinese Vice President, Xi Jinping over mechanisms of bolstering existing ties of friendship…
US to provide $100 million to Tunisia

US to provide $100 million to Tunisia

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(Washington) - The United States is planning to grant $100 million to Tunisia to help the transitioning democracy pay its debts and focus on boosting its economy, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said while speaking by telephone with Prime…
Sheikha Lubna discusses trade policies with WTO chief

Sheikha Lubna discusses trade policies with WTO chief

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(Geneva) - H.E. Sheikha Lubna, Minister of Foreign Trade, held talks with Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the second review of the trade policies and practices of the UAE. The UAE and WTO affirmed the…
Assad agrees to Annan's Syria Peace Plan

Assad agrees to Annan's Syria Peace Plan

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(Geneva) - The government in Damascus has agreed to accept UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's six-point plan on ending the bloodshed in Syria, the former UN chief's spokesman said. Annan's peace plan calls for a UN-supervised halt to fighting…
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed meets Australian PM

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed meets Australian PM

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(Seoul) - General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces met Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. During the meeting which took place on the fringe of the Seoul…
Sheikh Mohammed meets Algerian Minister

Sheikh Mohammed receives Algerian Minister

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai received Algerian Justice Minister, Tayib Belaiz at Zabeel Palace. Also present at the meeting were H.H. Sheikh Rashid…
UAE to host IAEA conference in 2013

UAE to host IAEA conference in 2013

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(Seoul) - H.H. General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has announced the UAE contribution of $1 million towards the expansion of International Atomic Energy…
President Khalifa receives credentials of nine ambassadors

President Khalifa receives credentials of nine ambassadors

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(Abu Dhabi) - President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has received the credentials of nine new ambassadors at Al Dhiyafa Palace in Mushrif in the presence of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President’s Representative…
Titanic director completes trip to Earth’s deepest point

Titanic director completes trip to Earth’s deepest point

(Washington) - Titanic film director, James Cameron has completed the world's first solo dive to the deepest-known point on Earth, reaching the bottom of the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench southwest of Guam in a specially designed submarine. The…
President honours Olympic Football Team

President honours Olympic Football Team

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(Abu Dhabi) - The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, received the UAE Olympic Football Team at Dhiyafa Palace in the presence of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President’s Representative and Sheikh Hamdan bin…
UAE ranks 28th in the world in e-Government UN

UAE ranks 28th in the world in e-Government: UN

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(United Nations) - The United Arab Emirates has climbed 21 places to stand at 28th rank in the 2012 United Nations e-Government survey of more than 190 countries. It had stood at 49th rank in 2010. UAE leads the rest of the Arab World with Bahrain…
Leung wins Hong Kong election

Leung wins Hong Kong election

(Hong Kong) - According to official results, Former government adviser and property consultant Leung Chun-ying has won Hong Kong’s leadership election. Leung, 57, will replace outgoing chief executive, Donald Tsang in June after winning 689…