France urges Creation of Minister for Eurozone

France urges Creation of Minister for Eurozone

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French Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici has called on for the creation of a “minister” who would “embody” the Eurozone and would be accountable to citizens. Speaking at a high-level symposium at the finance ministry, Moscovici said:…
Palestinians win UN State Recognition

Palestine wins Historic UN Vote

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(United Nations) - The UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state, handing a major triumph to president Mahmud Abbas in the face of fierce US and Israeli opposition. Abbas has at multiple sessions…
Egypt Assembly Finalises New Constitution

Egypt Assembly Finalises New Constitution

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(Cairo) - Egypt’s constituent assembly has finalized a new constitution which will now be sent to the president for him to ratify and put to a popular referendum. Hossam El Gheriyani, head of the assembly in a live broadcast of the session…
'Friends of Syria' Meet in Tokyo

'Friends of Syria' Meet in Tokyo

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(Tokyo) - Delegates from more than 60 countries have gathered in Tokyo, seeking to ramp up pressure on Bashar al-Assad's regime as the US moved towards recognizing the newly-unified opposition as true leaders of Syria. Japanese Foreign Minister…
Palestinians to Renew UN Statehood bid

Palestinians to Renew UN Statehood bid

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Palestinians will renew a bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations. Palestinians are listed as a UN observer “entity” with no voting rights. They will ask to be made a non-member observer state at the UN General Assembly. It would…
UAE Ranks 5th in Order & Security Globally

UAE Ranks 5th in Order & Security Globally

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The United Arab Emirates is ranked fifth in the world in terms of order and security, according to the latest Rule of Law Index released by the World Justice Project. The WJP Rule of Law Index is a quantitative assessment tool designed to offer…
Eurozone,IMF Agree on New Deal

Eurozone,IMF Agree on New Deal

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(Brussels) - Eurozone finance ministers struck a new deal with the IMF to slice more than 40 billion euros ($52 billion) off Greece's massive debt burden by 2020; in turn freeing up long-blocked loans. "The decision will certainly reduce the…
Sheikh Mohammed Meets UK Parliament Delegation

Sheikh Mohammed Meets UK Parliament Delegation

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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 with a British Parliamentary delegation consisting of nine Conservative and Labour MPs in the House of Commons.…
Beyonce Documentary to Premiere in Feb

Beyonce Documentary to Premier in Feb

HBO has announced that a documentary about the Grammy-winning singer will debut February 16, 2013. Beyonce is directing the film. The network said the documentary will include “video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment…
Qatar hosts Climate Talks

Qatar hosts Climate Talks

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(Doha) - The 18th United Nations climate change conference also known as COP18, has opened in Qatari Capital Doha. Over the next two weeks, up to 17,000 people will attend the conference during which the delegates will be negotiating a new global…
Egyptian President Mursi Meets Top Judges

Egyptian President Mursi Meets Top Judges

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(Cairo) - Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi is meeting senior judges in an effort to settle a mounting crisis over the extent of his powers. A decree giving him sweeping new powers has sparked violent protests nationwide and a sharp drop in…
President Khalifa Holds Bilateral Talks with Ukrainian President

President Khalifa Holds Bilateral Talks with Ukrainian President

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(Abu Dhabi) - The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan received at Dhiyafa - Mushrif Palace, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his accompanying delegation. On his arrival at the Palace the visiting President was…
Sheikh Abdullah Meets His Vatican Counterpart

Sheikh Abdullah Meets His Vatican Counterpart

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H.Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of UAE received in his office Vatican's Foreign Minister, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti. During the meeting, the two sides discussed issues of mutual concern and ways to…
Sheikh Abdullah Urges Int'l Community to Reach Out to Palestinian people

Sheikh Abdullah Urges Int'l Community to Reach Out to Palestinian people

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(Abu Dhabi) - UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed urged the international community, in particular the Security Council, the United Nations and the United States to carry out their responsibilities and put an end to the policy…