Germany, Italy vow to protect Eurozone

Germany, Italy vow to protect Eurozone

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(Berlin) - German and Italian leaders have pledged to do everything to protect the eurozone, the German government said further underlining European politicians’ determination to get a grip on the continent’s debt crisis, but again offering…
200,000 flee Aleppo as Syria battle rages: UN

200,000 flee Aleppo as Syria battle rages: UN

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Around 200,000 civilians have fled fighting in Syria’s most populous city Aleppo and many more were trapped, the UN said as a fierce government offensive against rebels entered a second day. The opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has…
Dubai Holy Quran Award begins

Dubai Holy Quran Award begins

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(Dubai) - The Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) 16th session has started at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Deira, with participation of eight contestants from the UK, Bangladesh, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Mali, Denmark, Uganda,…
The Greatest Show on Earth 'London Olympics 2012' begins

Greatest Show on Earth 'London Olympics 2012' begins

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(London) - Queen Elizabeth declared the London Olympics open after playing a cameo role in a dizzying ceremony designed to highlight the grandeur and eccentricities of the nation that invented modern sport. Children's voices intertwining from…
Gaga to make acting debut with ‘Machete Kills’

Gaga to make acting debut with ‘Machete Kills’

Pop star Lady Gaga will make her acting debut in Robert Rodriguez’s action movie “Machete Kills”. The 26-year-old took to her Twitter account to confirm she has joined the cast of Rodriguez’s action movie, a follow up of 2010’s “Machete”,…
Leaders of the UAE Diplomacy to converge in Capital

Leaders of UAE Diplomacy to converge in Capital

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(Abu Dhabi) - Nearly 140 leaders of the UAE foreign policy abroad are to gather for the 7th Forum of UAE Ambassadors abroad scheduled to be held on 30th July,2012 and which will explore creative mechanisms to advance UAE diplomacy. Apart from…
Sheikh Mohammed receives Sheikh Saif & Security Officers

Sheikh Mohammed receives Sheikh Saif & Security Officers

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Khalid bin Mohammed…
Sheikh Mohammed meets media personalities, top officials

Sheikh Mohammed meets media personalities, top officials

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met at the Dubai World Trade Center a number of media personalities and heads of local government departments. Sheikh…
Mariah Carey to join American Idol as new judge

Mariah Carey to join American Idol as new judge

Mariah Carey will join “American Idol” as a judge next season, bringing her star power to the show that remains a ratings leader. “I am so excited to be joining ‘Idol' said Carey. “I can’t wait to get started in the fall ...”,…
Abu Dhabi to build first commercial jet by 2018

Abu Dhabi to build first commercial jet by 2018

(Abu Dhabi) - Abu Dhabi will become the first Arab city to manufacture a commercial airplane in a business venture announced by United Arab Emirates aerospace company Mubadala, which plans to build an aircraft by 2018. Mubadala hopes to make…
UAE endorses World Energy Day on Oct 22

UAE endorses World Energy Day on Oct 22

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has endorsed a plan by Professor Harold Hyun-Suk Oh, President and Founder of the World Energy Forum (WEF), to name October…
Shaikh Khalifa receives GCC envoys

Sheikh Khalifa receives GCC envoys

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(Al Ain) - President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan received GCC ambassadors, who called on him to offer their best wishes and greetings on advent of the holy month of Ramadan. Sheikh Khalifa also received senior military and…
Pranab Mukherjee elected 13th President of India

Pranab Mukherjee elected 13th President of India

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(New Delhi) - Former Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is elected as Indian president after votes from national and state lawmakers were counted in the race for the mainly ceremonial post. Mukherjee, 76, collected 69 percent of the votes, easily…
Clinton vows US support for Egypt

Clinton vows US support for Egypt

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(Cairo) - The United States supports the full establishment of democratic rule in Egypt and the return of its military to an exclusively national security role, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. Making her first visit to Egypt since…