Britney & Emma get Waxed at Madame Tussauds

(London) - A waxwork model of Harry Potter star Emma Watson and singer Britney Spear was unveiled in London. Emma Watson is seated on a chaise lounge, dressed in a dark blue sequined tulle gown she wore to a red carpet in 2008, by designer Elie…

Sheikh Abdullah Receives Somalia's FM

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foreign Minister received Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Somalia H.E. Fauzia Yusuf Haji Adan. The meeting discussed a variety of topics of mutual interest as well as ways…

Global Village to Remain Open till April 6

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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 ordered extension of the closing date of the Global Village to April 6. The move aims at providing the largest possible…

Sheikh Mohammed Receives Chinese Delegation

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai received a Chinese delegation from the City of Chengdu, in China’s Wenjiang district at Zabeel Palace. The meeting…

Arab Summit Issues Doha Declaration

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(Doha) - The 24th Arab League Summit in its closing session released Doha Declaration, which was read by the Deputy Arab-League Secretary-General Ahmed Ben Helli. The statement welcomed the initiative made by H.H. the Emir of Qatar Sheikh…

UAE-Slovak Economic Relations to Receive Boost

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(Abu Dhabi) - Minister of Economy, H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, and the First State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, Pavol Pavlis discussed ways to enhance economic, trade and investment cooperation and…

Depp, Stewart Win at Slimy Kids Choice Awards

(Los Angeles) - Johnny Depp and Kristen Stewart picked up blimp-shaped trophies at the Kids Choice Awards. The “Dark Shadows” star won as favorite movie actor at the 26th annual awards extravaganza, while the “Twilight” leading lady…

Kerry Visits Kabul

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(Kabul) - US Secretary of State John Kerry has landed in Afghanistan for an unannounced visit. Kerry is due to with President Hamid Karzai. “He will make clear that the US will have an enduring commitment in Afghanistan that will last…

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi Meets UNHCR

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, has met with Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the sidelines of…

Sheikh Mohammed Chairs Cabinet Meeting

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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 speaking at the first meeting of the new cabinet at the Presidential Palace said that the renewal of confidence…

Earth Hour Celebrated Around the World

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On March 23, 2013all around the world millions of people switched off their lights for Earth Hour in a global effort to raise awareness about climate change. Since it began in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become what environmental…

Sheikh Abdullah Discuss Bilateral Ties with Angolan President

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(Luanda) - President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the President of Angola, received at the presidential palace H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is on a visit to Angola as part of his African tour…

Oprah Named Most Influential Celebrity

(New York) - Oprah Winfrey is crowned America's most influential celebrity for a second straight year, despite having dropped off daily television in 2011. Forbes magazine ranked Winfrey, 59, ahead of Hollywood titans Steven Spielberg and…

US-Afghans Reach Deal on Wardak Pullout

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(Kabul) - The United States and Kabul have appeared to reach an agreement on the pullout of coalition forces from a strategic province, nearly a month after an ultimatum from Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Karzai on February 24 ordered American…