Oprah Winfrey Tops Powerful Celebrity list

Television talk show queen Oprah Winfrey was named the most powerful celebrity in the world as Forbes.com released its annual list of the top movers and shakers in the entertainment industry. Winfrey made an estimated $77 million between…

Abu Dhabi SummerFest Kicks Off

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(Abu Dhabi) - For 52 days, Abu Dhabi will witness numerous summer activities and hotel promotions during this year's SummerFest, which commences on June 27 and runs until August 17. Sesame Street, Lazy Town, Emirati TV personalities, and…

Pak-US Investment Conference Held

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(Dubai) - An important conference aimed at expanding business, trade and commerce relations between Pakistan and United States was held in Dubai on June 25-26. Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar led a high-level delegation which includes…

Rudd Sworn in as Australia’s new PM

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Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister. The 55-year-old sealed his dramatic return after a leadership ballot, in which Gillard, the country’s first female premier, was deposed in a party-room vote and announced her…

Google Street View of Burj Khalifa Launched

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched Google Street View of the iconic Burj Khalifa, providing virtual visitors with stunning, panoramic 360-degree…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Meets Crown Prince of Qatar

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H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met with H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar, at Al Bahar Palace. Both…

Dubai Trade Launches Mobile Strategy

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(Dubai) - Dubai Trade, the leading facilitator of cross-border trade under Dubai World, has announced its mobile strategy to provide the services of its stakeholders and its own value-added services through smart phones and other mobile…

Qatari Amir to Hand Over Power to son

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The Amir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, 61, has informed members of the ruling family of his decision to hand over power to Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim after a meeting in Doha. The royal court said in a statement…

Jennifer Lopez Gets 2,500th Hollywood Star

Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez was honoured with the 2,500th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, joined by celebrities including Jane Fonda and watched by screaming fans. “I really am overwhelmed,” she said at the ceremony on Tinseltown’s…

World Refugee Day Marked Across the Globe

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20 June has been marked by United Nations as the World Refugee Day. To describe the significance of this day, United Nations Refugee Agency United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other social groups across the world celebrated…

Sheikh Mohammad Attends Royal Ascot Horse Race

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(London) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai attended the Royal Ascot horse race in London. On the sidelines of the event, Sheikh Mohammad met with Ali Bongo…

Intra Mena Trade set to Double by 2020

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(Dubai) - Intra-regional trade in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) is expected to see big surge during the current decade, said a senior HSBC executive. “Intra Mena trade has the potential to double by the end of the decade to…

Abu Dhabi Mega Show World Opens

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, organiser of Summer-Fest Abu Dhabi, has unveiled an action-packed line-up of 98 shows over 47 days during its flagship “Show World” family activity event at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre…

Kate Middleton Voted top Fashion Icon

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton has been voted the ‘fashion icon’, while late Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn has emerged as ‘icon of all times’ in an online poll. Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham, Pop star…