PM Receives Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

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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 received His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme…

Pope Bids Farewell to Huge Crowds

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(Vatican City) - Pope Benedict XVI has held the last audience of his pontificate in St Peter's Square on the eve of his historic resignation as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. Tens of thousands of pilgrims carrying banners saying…

Winners of 85th Annual Academy Awards

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(Hollywood)- Oscars host Seth MacFarlane opened the 85th Academy Awards, with Hollywood gathered for one of the most unpredictable Oscars shows in years. The following is a list of the winners of the 85th Academy Awards: Best picture: "Argo";…

Madonna Crowned Top Music Earner in 2012

Madonna has been named as the biggest money maker in music in 2012. The 54-year-old Girl topped Billboard Magazine’s annual list of 40 top money makers for the second time after earning an estimated $32 million - 93.5 percent of her revenue…

Castro Re-elected as Cuba's President

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(Havana) - Raul Castro is re-elected as Cuba's President, officially to his last five-year term, with a new regime Council of State Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel. "The National Assembly of People's Power approved, in this capital, Army…

Dubai Stocks Hit 3 year High

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(Dubai) - Dubai shares have surged to a three-year high with Emaar Properties driving the upswing. Emaar surged to Dh5.26, the highest since November 2008. Arabtec Holding, the largest UAE builder by market value, rose to the highest level…

Sheikh Mohammed Receives Ban Ki Moon

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today received the visiting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid…

Government Communication Forum Kicks Off

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(Sharjah) - The second Government Communication Forum (GCF 2013), being held under the patronage of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, kicks off in Sharjah. The two-day event will…

IDEX Largest Exhibition to Date Concludes

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(Abu Dhabi) - The International Defence Exhibition and conference (IDEX) closed its doors on the largest exhibition in the event's two decade history, with 1.112 exhibiting companies from 59 countries and over 80,000 visitors. It also marks…

Winners of Brit Awards 2013

The Brit Awards have been handed out in London, honouring the biggest and best music artists of the past 12 months. Here is the full list of contenders, with winners in bold. British male solo artist went to; Calvin Harris, Plan B, Richard…

Etihad wins Development Excellence Award

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Etihad Airways has won the award for “Fastest Growing Airline to the Middle East” at the 2013 Athens International Airport (AIA) Airline Marketing Workshop. This is the second consecutive year the UAE flag carrier has earned top honors…

Sheikh Abdullah & Azerbaijan FM Discuss Relations

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(Abu Dhabi) - Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar Mohammedyarov at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec). The two sides discussed bilateral relations and ways to…

Saudi Women Sit in Shura Council for 1st Time

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(Riyadh) - Thirty Saudi women took seats in Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, for the first time in kingdom's history, as they were sworn in before King Abdullah at his palace in Riyadh. The women were sworn in along with 130 male colleagues…

UAE Armed Forces Sign 17 deals Worth Dh5.2bln

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(Abu Dhabi) - A total of Dh5.2 billion of defence contracts was sealed by the UAE with 17 international and national contractors, with the US Wisconsin-based defence contractor Oshkosh Corporation winning the biggest deal of Dh1.4 billion…