First General Assembly of UAE Writers Commences

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(Sharjah) - Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, H.E. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi opened the first General Assembly of the UAE Writers. The conference is being organised by the UAE Writers Union at the University of…

Sheikh Mohammed Launches ‘Thank You’ Campaign

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai has urged that the Accession Day celebrations this year be dedicated to thank and honor general labor staff such…

Sheikh Mohammed Attends Ladies Endurance Challenge

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the Majid bin Mohmmed's Ladies Endurance Challenge race held at the Dubai International Endurance City in…

Kate Winslet marries for 3rd time

(London) - Oscar-winning actress, Kate Winslet has tied the knot with Ned RocknRoll. Her new 34-year-old husband, who changed his name from Abel Smith, works part-time for his tycoon uncle's space venture Virgin Galactic. He began dating…

Russia Reaches out to Syrian Coalition

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(Moscow) - Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow has proposed talks with the main Syrian opposition coalition. Sergey Lavrov told a news conference that Russia has contacted the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary…

GCC Calls for Unity

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(Manama) - The 33rd annual summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) held in Manama called for closer economic integration and unity. His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain opening the summit called for the Gulf Cooperation…

World’s Longest Bullet Train Service Begins in China

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(Beijing) - China has started service on the world’s longest high-speed rail route, the latest milestone in the country’s rapid and super fast rail network. The opening of the new 2,298-kilometre (1,425-mile) line between Beijing and…
UN adds 5% to Budget for 2012-2013

UN adds 5% to Budget for 2012-2013

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(United Nations) - UN General Assembly has approved an increase of about 5 percent in budget to cover the United Nations’ regular operations in 2012-2013, raising the two-year budget to about $5.4 billion. More than half the increase is due…
33rd GCC Summit Commences in Manama

33rd GCC Summit Commences in Manama

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(Manama) - HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain opened the 33rd GCC summit. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is leading the UAE’s delegation to the…
India, Russia Sign New Defence Deals

India, Russia Sign New Defence Deals

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(New Delhi) - Russia and India have signed new defence deals worth $2.9bn (£1.8bn) during President Vladimir Putin's day-long trip to India. Under the accords, India will buy 42 Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets and 71 Mil Mi-17 helicopters. During…
Javed Malik Meets US Ambassador Richard Olson

Javed Malik Meets US Ambassador Richard Olson

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(Islamabad) - The Publisher & Editor in Chief of International Diplomat Magazine, UAE and Former Ambassador Javed Malik met with the new US Ambassador to Pakistan, Richard G. Olson. During the meeting both sides exchanged views on a variety…
Egypt Constitution Approved in Vote

Egypt Constitution Approved in Vote

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(Cairo) - Egypt's new constitution, which was drafted by assembly has been approved by 64 percent of voters in a two-round referendum, an official in the Muslim Brotherhood said. The first round of voting was held on held on Dec. 15 and a second…
Sheikha Lubna & Russian Officials Discuss Trade Relations

Sheikha Lubna & Russian Officials Discuss Trade Relations

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(Abu Dhabi) - Minister of Foreign Trade, H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, recently discussed with a Russian delegation of officials and businessmen ways to further promote cooperation between the two countries and to boost the role…
Kerry Succeeds Clinton as US Secretary of State

Kerry Succeeds Clinton as US Secretary of State

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(Washington) - President Barack Obama has nominated Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, calling the veteran US senator the “perfect choice” for America’s top diplomat. Obama settled on Kerry, chairman of…