Romney wins Republican nomination

Romney wins Republican nomination

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(Texas) - Mitt Romney has secured his place as the Republican challenger to Barack Obama in November's US presidential election, following a primary in Texas. Results show he easily cleared the benchmark of 1,144 delegates to secure the nomination. With…
Sheikh Abdullah receives Spanish Minister

Sheikh Abdullah receives Spanish Minister

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of UAE received Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Gonzalo de Benito. During the meeting both the leaders reviewed topics of mutual concern and ways of enhancing…
78 receive UAE citizenship papers

78 receive UAE citizenship papers

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(Ras Al Khaimah) - The Ministry of Interior has handed over citizenship documents to 78 candidates in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah, who are born to Emirati mothers. The recipients include 20 residents in Dubai, 22 in Sharjah and…
International Day of UN Peacekeepers marked

International Day of UN Peacekeepers marked

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(United Nations) - With 193 member states who contribute personnel, equipment and funds, the United Nations’ global peacekeeping mission has almost 120,000 peacekeepers serving in 17 missions in some of the world’s most volatile and dangerous…
65th Cannes Film Festival ends

65th Cannes Film Festival ends

(Cannes) - The curtains are put down for this year's Cannes Film Festival. The jury at this year's Cannes film festival gave its top prize to Michel Franco's "After Lucia". 'Amour' (Love), a heart-wrenching story of an old couple's struggle…
Arab League to hold Emergency Meeting on Syria Massacre

Arab League to hold Emergency Meeting on Syria Massacre

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(Kuwait) - Arab League Foreign Ministers are to hold an emergency meeting on a massacre in Syria in which UN observers say government forces killed 92 people. "Kuwait will contact members of the Arab League to hold an emergency ministerial meeting…
UK and UAE explore Joint Cooperation in Job Market

UK and UAE explore Joint Cooperation in Job Market

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.E. Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Labour and Chairman of National Qualifications Authority (NQA) met John Hayes MP, UK Minister of State for Further Education and Skills. During the meeting, both sides explored avenues…
Sheikh Hamdan sets up Dubai Film & TV Commission

Sheikh Hamdan sets up Dubai Film & TV Commission

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(Dubai) - H.H. Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council has issued a decision setting up Dubai Film & TV Commission. The decision appoints the Head of Dubai Studio City…
Eurozone looks at Greek exit as leaders meet

Eurozone looks at Greek exit as leaders meet

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Brussels - European leaders, at odds over how to resolve the deepening crisis in the euro zone, have been advised by senior officials to prepare contingency plans in case Greece quits the single currency area. "The Euro group working Group…
UAE-Germany to fund Syrian economic revival

UAE-Germany to fund Syrian economic revival

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE and Germany will fund the setting up of a general secretariat of an economic working group, comprising Syrian business leaders and technocrats, which is preparing an economic agenda for the post-Assad regime to put the…
French president visits Kabul

French president visits Kabul

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(Kabul) - French President, Francois Hollande arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit to meet French soldiers and vowed to pull out of the war-torn country by the end of the year. It is Hollande’s first visit to Afghanistan since taking…
Proposals adopted to insulate UAE from global crisis

Proposals adopted to insulate UAE from global crisis

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE Higher Committee overseeing the crafting of laws to regulate the country’s financial sector adopted several recommendations aimed at insulating the country from any future global financial crises. The committee meeting…
Egyptians vote in historic election

Egyptians vote in historic election

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(Cairo) - Voting in Egypt’s first democratic presidential election is going on. People flocked to the polls in the first presidential election since Hosni Mubarak stepped down. Thirteen candidates are running to succeed Mubarak, They range…
UAE leads Arab region in enabling trade WEF

UAE leads Arab region in enabling trade: WEF

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Abu Dhabi - The UAE continues to lead the Arab region and is ranked 19th globally in the Global Enabling Trade Report 2012 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). It also figures among the top 10 nations in Efficiency of Import-Export Procedures…