Palestinians Rule out Extending Peace talks

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Palestinian leaders have ruled out the possibility of extending peace talks with Israel beyond their nine-month timeframe, chief negotiator Saeb Erakat said. “We turn down any extension,” Erakat told adding that some of his recent remarks…

Sheikh Mohammad issues Decree on Dubai rent Hikes

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(Dubai) - Future rent increases in Dubai will be decided by a weighted average of what properties in that particular area command rather than an arbitrary demand by a landlord. It applies equally to residential and commercial realty in the…

UN, US, Russia Firming up Syria Peace Conference

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(Geneva) - The UN-Arab League’s Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met with US and Russian delegations to try to agree which nations should be invited to Syria peace talks in Geneva next month. Russian Deputy Foreign Ministers Mikhail Bogdanov…

UAE Campaign, Aid pours in for Syrians

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE has always taken an active role in helping thousands of people affected by crises and tragedies all over the world, and Syria is not an exception. The first day of a fundraising drive titled ‘Our hearts with the…

Qatar National Day Celebration in Dubai

(Dubai) - National Day Reception of Qatar was hosted in Dubai which was attended by distinguished guests from the Diplomatic, Business & Emirati Community. Every year on December 18 the Qatar National Day is celebrated to mark the date…

OIC Secretary-General meets Pope Francis

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(Vatican City) - The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has discussed issues of mutual concern with Pope Francis during an audience at Vatican City. This was the first ever meeting between…

Dubai Property Growing Fastest in World

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Dubai remains the hottest property market in the world with prices rising at the fastest pace this year amongst the 41 global cities compared by UK-based Global Property Guide. The organisation, which collates real estate data from across…

Justin Bieber Quits Music

Justin Bieber said he is retiring after the release of his new album, Journals, next week. The 19-year-old star is planning to take a break from the music industry when his new album, 'Journals,' is released next week, and it could be permanent. The…

Clashes spread in South Sudan

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South Sudan's army said it had lost control of the flashpoint town of Bor, its first acknowledged reversal in three days of clashes between rival groups of soldiers that have triggered warnings of a slide into civil war. President Salva…

1st Emirati Media Forum Held

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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, attended the opening of the first Emirati Media Forum (UAEMF), organised by the Dubai Press Club. H.E. Anwar Mohammed…

Mandela Statue unveiled in Pretoria

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(Pretoria) - South Africa has unveiled a gigantic statue of anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela to cheers and singing at the Union Buildings in its capital. The mood was joyous in Pretoria as a military band played and fighter jets flew…

Japan, Asean Pledge to Boost Ties

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(Brunei Darussalam) - Japan and Southeast Asian countries have pledged to boost economic and security ties, a day after they agreed on the importance of ensuring freedom of the skies. The leaders were discussing increasing exchanges of top…

We reward Creative Employees: PM

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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, has honoured the first cohort of chairmen, vice-chairmen and members of the Board of Directors of the…

9th Annual Networking event of Ajman Chamber of Commerce

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(Ajman) - The ninth edition of the Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (AJCCI) ‘Annual Netowrking Event and Mega Gala Dinner' was held at the Kempinski Hotel, under the theme ‘Inspiring Business Leaders.’ The event was attended…