Sheikh Mohammed Meets Grand Imam of Al-Azhar

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received at the new headquarter of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Sheikh Dr.…

Sheikh Khalifa Starts UK Visit

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UAE and the UK are expected to sign three agreements, including one on setting up a green bank for environment-friendly projects during the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s visit to the country. The UAE economic…

Bill Gates to Give $1.8bn for Polio Eradication

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(Abu Dhabi) - Bill Gates has announced that his foundation will contribute $1.8 billion to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a third of the total funds needed. "I am pleased to announce for the foundation that we are committed to…

Gwyneth Named 'Most Beautiful Woman'

(Los Angeles) - People Magazine has named Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow the World's Most Beautiful Woman of the year; a title previously held by Beyonce, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lopez. The 40-year-old actress is married to Coldplay…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Meets US Defense Secretary

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received at Emirates Palace the visiting US Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel and the delegation…

Sheikh Mohammed Receives EC President

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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 President of European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso at the Marmoul Resthouse. The meeting, which was attended…

Sheikh Mohammed Meets UK Foreign Minister

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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 at Zabeel Palace William Hague, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. During…

Int'l Diplomat Magazine Launches Diplomat Business Club

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(Dubai) - The Editor of International Diplomat Magazine, Javed Malik launched The Diplomat Business Club in the presence of the Dean of the Consular Corps, and fourteen Consuls-general representing France, Canada, The Netherlands, Russia,…

Psy's Gentleman hits 200 mln YouTube Views

“Gangnam Style” star Psy’s new music video has garnered 200 million views on YouTube in the nine days since its release and smashed the video-sharing site’s record for single-day hits. The video of “Gentleman”, the much-anticipated…

Sharjah Reading Festival for Children Opens

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More than 80 authors, intellectuals, artists and researchers in children’s literature converged at the Sharjah Expo Centre to join in the 5th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF). Dubbed as one of the largest cultural…

Apple Profit Falls for 1st Time

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Apple has reported that its quarterly profit dipped for the first time in nearly a decade as it squeezed less money from its champions in the competitive smartphone and tablet markets. The maker of iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Macintosh computers…

Education, judiciary Focus of FNC Meeting

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Federal National Council (FNC), after almost a month-long break, resumed its sessions and discussed several issues with education, judicial system and housing topping the agenda. Chaired by First Deputy Speaker H.E. Dr Amal…

Kerry Seeks to Boost Afghan-Pakistan Ties

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(Brussels) - US Secretary of State John Kerry has brought senior Afghan and Pakistani officials together for security talks aimed at improving relations between the two nations. This is ahead of next year’s withdrawal of NATO combat forces…

Sheikh Abdullah Meets Japanese PM

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister met the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. Sheikh Abdullah conveyed the regards of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice -President and Prime Minister of…