World No Tobacco Day Observed

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World No Tobacco Day was observed on 31st May every year in whole world and public was given awareness about this important matter of health. This year under the title of “Ban on Advertisement of Smoking, its Promotion and Patronizing”…

Leaders call on UN to set Zero Poverty Target

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(United Nations) - The leaders of Britain, Indonesia and Liberia called on the United Nations to set a target of 2030 to eradicate extreme poverty, as the spearhead of new development goals. Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono,…

Sheikh Abdullah Discuss Ties with Algerian PM

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UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan met with Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and discussed bilateral relations and regional and international issues, including the Syrian crisis. Sheikh Abdullah conveyed…

FNC Okays new Company Law

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Private firms will now have to employ more Emiratis after the Federal National Council finally passed Company Law 2013 after a long debate. It will now be presented to the Cabinet for consideration. A key article of the draft law refers…

India-Japan Boost Maritime-Security ties

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(Tokyo) - Japan and India have agreed to strengthen security co-operation and speed up talks on allowing Japan to export nuclear reactors, during a meeting held in Tokyo between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart…

Jennifer Lopez to open Cellphone Stores

(New York) - Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez says she's opening a chain of cellphone stores and a website under the Viva Mobil brand. The aim is to sell Verizon phones and services to Latinos. The first store will open in New York on June…

World observes UN Peacekeepers Day

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International Day of the United Nations Peacekeepers is being celebrated across the globe. The United Nations General Assembly in its resolution No. 56/225 B of 22 May 2002 designated 29 May as the International Day of United Nations Peackeepers. Peacekeepers,…

UAE-UK Hold Taskforce Meeting

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UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, H.H. Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, met Alistair Burt, the British Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for the Middle East and North Africa. During their meeting, they reviewed a number of…

Europe a Threat to World Economy: OECD

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The recession in Europe risks threatening the world’s economic recovery, OECD has warned. In its half-yearly report, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said that protracted economic weakness in Europe “could evolve…

Berenice Bejo Awarded Best Actress at Cannes

(Cannes) - French actress Berenice Bejo won best actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her turn in Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's film "The Past" for which she turned down Hollywood parts. Bejo, 36, who was catapulted to international…

Kerry unveils Palestinian Investment Plan

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(Al Shunah) - US Secretary of State John Kerry unveiled a plan to boost the Palestinian economy by attracting $4 billion in private investment, saying it could transform the lives of the people. As he seeks to bring Israel and the Palestinians…

UAE-India Keen to Boost Investment

(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE and India have agreed in principle to start negotiation on Bilateral Investment Protection Agreement and conclude it at the earliest during Indian Finance Minister P.Chidamabaram’s official UAE visit. H.H. General…

UAE-Korean Economic Partnership Forum in Seoul

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(Seoul) - The third edition of the UAE-Korean Economic Partnership Forum opened in Seoul, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. H.H. Abdullah…

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Meets French FM

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(Abu Dhabi) - General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces met French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius. During the meeting held at Emirates Palace, Gen Sheikh…