World Islamic Economic Forum Held in London

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(London) - More than 2,600 Muslim leaders of business and politics are gathering in London for the ninth World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), the first to be held outside an Islamic country. Addressing the Forum, British Prime Minister David…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Meets Australian PM

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Monday, the visiting Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott. Welcoming…

UAE Airlines Aiming High

The UAE’s four fast growing airlines are expected to announce new aircraft orders worth a total of between $75 and $90 billion at the Dubai Air Show opening next month. The Dubai-based Emirates airline, which is said to be in talks with…

Stars Dazzle at Abu Dhabi Film Festival

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  (Abu Dhabi)- 7th edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival has started. The opening ceremony, held at the majestic Emirates Palace, was attended by a bevy of Arab stars. Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker charmed the audience at…

Cabinet Approves Draft Budget Plan 2014-16

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(Abu Dhabi) - Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Cabinet has approved Dh140 billion general federal budget for 2014- 2016 during its session…

Sheikh Mohammed Receives Australian Defence Minister

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai received Senator David Johnston and Australian Defence Minister and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, both…

Al Maktoum Int'l Opens for Passengers

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(Jebel Ali) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport. The new passenger terminal at Dubai…

Abu Dhabi Media Summit Concludes

(Abu Dhabi) - The Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2013, under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, was held at the Yas Viceroy over the…

Sheikh Mohammed Visits Ajman Ruler

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(Ajman) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, paid a courtesy visit to H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman. Present…

Nawaz Meets Obama at White House

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(Washington) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at the White House for a much anticipated meeting with US President Barack Obama. The very first meeting of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with President Obama, which was described as a significant…

General Sheikh Mohammed Meets King Abdullah

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(Jeddah) - H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, held talks with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia,…

Etisalat Receives Expo 2020 Delegation

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(Abu Dhabi) - A delegation from the Expo 2020 team visited Etisalat pavilion at Gitex Technology Week to gain insight into company’s focus on creating a smarter world with ‘Smarter Solutions’ and ‘Smarter Technology’ at this year’s…

Indian PM Meets Putin

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(Moscow) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Russian President Vladimir Putin hoping to clinch a delayed nuclear power plant agreement and expand Soviet-era military ties. Singh is using one of his last major foreign trips as prime…

UAE, Arab League back Saudi on UN Council Move

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(Abu Dhabi) - UAE has followed with great interest the decision of Saudi Arabia to turn down a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, said UAE Foreign Minister His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. “The United Arab…