Dubai Film Fest Pioneer Sheila Whitaker dies

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) suffered a blow with the tragic loss of one its pioneers, Sheila Whitaker, who passed away in London. She was reportedly suffering from a long, undisclosed illness. The former director of international…

Sheikh Hamdan Orders Preparation of Dubai Strategic Plan 2020

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(Dubai) - Keeping pace with the ambitious vision of UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to boost the development march of the UAE across all sectors, Dubai Crown Prince…

Sheikh Mohammed Meets Leaders of Business Community

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met with CEOs and presidents of Arab and foreign investment companies and corporations and business community…

Mamnoon Hussain Elected as Pakistan's 12th President

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(Islamabad) - Mamnoon Hussain, the candidate of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has been elected as the 12th President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan for the next five-year term. According to Electoral College results announced by…

Sheikh Abdullah Meets French FM

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(Paris) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Foreign Minister met his French counterpart, Laurent Fabius. During the meeting, the two ministers discussed ways to promote bilateral relations between the UAE and France in different…

World Hepatitis Day Observed in UAE

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(Dubai) - To reduce the spread of viral hepatitis disease and promote greater understanding of hepatitis, July 28 is observed as World Hepatitis Day. On this day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners focus on the fact that…

Kuwait Votes for 14th Parliament

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(Manama) - Kuwait has voted in parliamentary elections. Kuwait News Agency reported that ballot stations “have witnessed noticeable turn-up of voters since their opening of the polls. Many who showed up at ballot stations were young men…

UAE Honours Sheikh Zayed

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(UAE) - The nineteenth of Ramadan 1434 Hijri, is the ninth anniversary of the death of the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the builder of the UAE's renaissance and pride. Sheikh Zayed maintained…

Sheikh Mohammed Meets Members of Judiciary

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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 Dubai Attorney General Essam Al Humaidan, Director General of Dubai Courts Ahmed bin Hazim, chief prosecutors…

Dubai Centre for Islamic Banking & Finance Launched

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and President of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU), has launched the Dubai Centre for Islamic Banking…

Ban Ki Moon Demands Mursi’s Release

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for the release of Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Mursi as his supporters and the military who toppled him sought to defuse soaring tensions ahead of rival rallies. Ban demanded that Mursi and his high-level…

UAE FM Meets Senior US Officials

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(Wahington D.C.) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister began a visit to Washington, DC, where he met with US Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Congressional leaders. During…

Gaga is Top Earning Celebrity under 30

(New York) - According to Forbes Magazine, Lady Gaga once again ranks as the top-earning celebrity under the age of 30 despite a hip surgery that forced the cancellation of part of her tour, but she still managed to earn an estimated $80…

Arab League Concerned over Escalating violence in Iraq

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(Cairo) - The Arab League has issued a statement expressing deep concern about the dramatic escalation of acts of violence and terrorism in Iraq, despite the absence of foreign occupying forces there, calling on all political parties to…