India PM Warns of Inflation

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(New Delhi) - India’s premier, Manmohan Singh has warned the nation to brace for higher prices because of the rupee’s plunge to record lows, but he forecast the economy would pick up in the second half of the year. Manmohan Singh, addressing…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed meets French Defence Minister

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met French Defence Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is currently visiting the UAE as part of…

Victoria Beckham to Build Fashion Empire

Victoria Beckham, the one-time pop star who is now one of the most courted designers at the upcoming New York Fashion Week, says she has even bigger plans for her eponymous brand. “I want to get bigger and bigger. I absolutely want an…

Venice Film Festival Kicks Off

The Venice film festival has kicked off. The world’s oldest film festival opened with “Gravity”, a 3-D sci-fi thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts who are flung into deep space when a debris shower destroys…

Britain says ‘no’ to Military Action Against Syria

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(London) - The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has lost a vital parliamentary vote endorsing military action against Syria. In an unexpected development, Cameron and his coalition government failed to pass a motion that would have…

Timberlake take over Video Music Awards

(New York) - This year the MTV Video Music Awards belonged to Justin Timberlake. Timberlake briefly reunited with ‘N Sync, won moonman trophies including top honor video of the year for “Mirrors” plus the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard…

Karzai Calls for Pakistan Role in Afghan Peace Process

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(Islamabad) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai flew into Islamabad for key talks with Pakistan's newly elected government, searching for communication with Taliban insurgents to end 12 years of war. It is Karzai's first visit to Islamabad in…

Countdown Begins to Expo 2020 Vote

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(Dubai) - The final countdown has begun with less than 100 days to go until representatives from the 167 member nations of the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) cast their votes on November 27th to decide which city…

DFSA Signs 26 Agreements with EU Regulators

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The Dubai Financial Services Authority DFSA said it has entered into 26 supervisory co-operation agreements with European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) securities regulators. Under these agreements, each regulator agrees to…

1 Million Children flee Syria: UN

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(Geneva) - One million children have fled war-torn Syria, the UN said, marking what it called a "tragic milestone' in the conflict. Another two million children have been forced from their homes and made refugees in their own country since…

Bryan tops Billboard Album Chart

Singer Luke Bryan’s latest record stormed straight to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart, while pop singer Katy Perry scored her biggest digital song debut to date with new single 'Roar.' 'Crash My Party,' the fourth studio album…

UAE Stocks Hit Multi-Year Highs

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Stock markets in the UAE rose to new multi-year highs in line with a general upswing across the Gulf bourses with the sole exception of Saudi Arabia where the market recorded slight declines. Dubai’s benchmark DFMGI index rose 1.1 percent…

5th Tourism Youth Summer Camp in Abu Dhabi

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(Abu Dhabi) - The fifth in Abu Dhabi's annual Tourism Youth Summer Camp series has got underway with over 60 Emirati students, all aged between 15 and 17, in the programme organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism '&' Culture Authority (TCA Dhabi)…

Katy Perry to Close iTunes Festival

(London) - This year’s iTunes Festival will end with a roar to be delivered by Katy Perry. The pop superstar, whose new single “Roar” is climbing the charts, will be the final act of the month-long London festival. It kicks off Sept.…