Sheikh Zayed discuss Relations with President Obama

Sheikh Zayed discuss Relations with President Obama

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(Washington, D.C.) - H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces met here yesterday over lunch with US President Barack Obama at the White House. During the…
Greek PM to miss EU summit, "troika" postpones trip

Greek PM to miss EU summit, troika postpones trip

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(Athens) - Greece's new Prime Minister and incoming finance minister, who have been ill, will miss this week's EU summit when Athens will propose easing the terms of its bailout and international lenders have had to postpone a first meeting…
Justin Bieber tops UK Album Chart

Justin Bieber tops UK Album Chart

US pop star Justin Bieber has topped the UK album chart. Bieber's second album, Believe, sold just 3,000 copies more than the Cole's to claim the chart crown. Cole suffered disappointment in the singles chart. Bieber, 18, rose to fame after…
UAE announces "Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week" at Rio+20

UAE announces "Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week" at Rio+20

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(Brazil) - To continue international dialogue on sustainable development taking place at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, the United Arab Emirates has announced the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), which…
Mursi elected as Egypt's President

Mursi elected as Egypt's President

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(Cairo) - Mohammed Mursi is declared Egypt’s first freely elected president, sparking joy among his Muslim Brotherhood supporters on the streets who vowed to continue a struggle to take power from the generals who retain ultimate control.…
Jolie donates $100,000 to help refugees

Jolie donates $100,000 to help refugees

(London) - Angelina Jolie has made a donation of $100,000 to the United Nations Refugee Agency to help Syrian refugees. The 37-year-old, who is a special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), gave the money on World Refugee…
UAE new rules add areas where expats can own property

UAE new rules add areas where expats can own property

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued regulation No. 2 of 2012 to add some lands to the areas where non-UAE nationals may own real properties in…
Sheikh Mohammed meets Queen Elizabeth II

Sheikh Mohammed meets Queen Elizabeth II

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(London) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Common Wealth at the sideline of the Royal Ascot Horse Racing Festival 2012. Sheikh…
UN environmental summit opens in Rio

UN environmental summit opens in Rio

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(Rio de Janeiro) - Leaders from around the globe gathered to open three days of talks at the United Nations conference on sustainable development, where negotiators have produced a watered-down document that makes few advances on protecting…
Greece names new cabinet

Greece names new cabinet

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(Athens) - Greece named a new cabinet to end two months of political deadlock and said it would aim to revise the terms of an unpopular EU-IMF bailout deal but without risking its eurozone membership. The announcement came a day after Antonis…
Obama, world want bold signs from Europe at G-20

Obama, world want bold signs from Europe at G-20

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President Barack Obama is searching for bolder, swifter signals from Europe that it will contain its financial mess and keep it from torpedoing the U.S. economy and his re-election chances along with it. Yet as he prepares for summit talks to…
High Rating for UAE on Peaceful List

High Rating for UAE on Peaceful List

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(Australia) - UAE is the second most peaceful country in the Middle East, according to a new survey. The annual Global Peace Index, which looks at various factors in 158 countries around the world, put the UAE in 48th place globally. The highest…
China sends first woman into space

China sends first woman into space

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(Jiuquan) - China launched its most ambitious space mission carrying its first female astronaut and two male colleagues in an attempt to dock with an orbiting module and work on board for more than a week. The Shenzhou 9 capsule lifted off from…
Saudi Crown Prince Nayef passes away

Saudi Crown Prince Nayef passes away

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(Riyadh) - Saudi Crown Prince, Nayef bin Abdul Aziz has died the royal court said. His funeral would be held on Sunday after sunset prayers in Makkah in western Saudi Arabia. The 79-year-old’s death, just eight months after he replaced his…