Iran, World Powers Resume Nuclear talks

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Closed-door talks resumed between Iran and world powers on implementing a landmark deal to rein in Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme in exchange for easing sanctions. European Union foreign policy spokesman Michael Mann said that…

Russia on Alert after Suicide Bombings

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(Volgograd) - At least 14 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up on a packed trolleybus in Volgograd, raising new concerns about security at the Sochi Olympics a day after a deadly attack on the southern Russian city’s…

Khalifa Sat to be Launched in 2017

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(Dubai) - The sky is the limit for UAE aeronautical engineers, who have begun work on what will be the first Arab-made satellite, expected to be in the earth’s orbit by 2017. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President…

UAE-Russia Trade Tops US$1.5 bln mark

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In 2012 trade turnover between UAE and Russia reached US$1.5 billion. In the first six months of 2013 trade increased by 7.5 per cent and topped almost US$900 million. Last year the UAE invested US$82 million in the Russian economy, while…

PM Receives President of Ghana

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(Abu Dhabi) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana and his accompanying delegation. Sheikh Mohammed discussed with the visiting…

Oscar Nomination Polls begins

Four months after 'Gravity' premiered in Venice, 17 weeks after '12 Years a Slave' screened in Telluride and 27 days after 'The Wolf of Wall Street' became the last major contender for the 2013 Academy Awards, Oscar polls opened. Nomination…

Suu Kyi’s Party to Contest 2015 Elections

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(Yangon) - Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has said that it will contest 2015 parliamentary elections even if the country’s constitution barring her from running for president is not amended. It was the first…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Meets Sultan Qaboos

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(Muscat) - His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman discussed ways of cementing bilateral ties…

Ice storm Hits US & Canada

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Snow and ice have affected parts of the US and across much of eastern Canada, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of home. Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford is calling it one of the worst storms in the city's history, wreaking havoc on festive…

Christmas Celebrations around the World

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The Christmas festive spirit gripped the world, as people got together with loved ones on Christmas to pray for peace, harmony and prosperity in the coming year. Around the world, the holidays are in full swing. There are Christmas lights in…

Advisory Board of 'Dubai Smart Govt' formed

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has issued Resolution No (44 ) of 2013 forming of the Advisory Board of the "Dubai Smart Government" to be headed…

FNC Passes Dh46b Budget for 2014

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Federal National Council (FNC) has reviewed and passed a social development oriented federal budget of more than Dh46 billion. The council passed the 2014 budget after a heated-debate in the presence of H.E. Ubaid Humaid…

Global Village Brings Best from World Over

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(Dubai) - This is the best time of the year in Dubai. The weather is pleasant, schools are closed and you have time to unwind. A good place to spend your day with the family is the Global Village that offers new and exciting entertainment…

Egypt will continue support to UAE's Int'l Stances: Adly

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(Cairo) - Egyptian President Adly Mansour has re-affirmed his country's support to the different international stands taken by the UAE, saying that security of the Gulf and Egypt is inseparable. In a statement by the Egyptian presidency…