Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Receives UAE students in Japan

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(Tokyo) - His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has received 52 UAE scholarship students currently studying in a number of Japanese universities,…

PM visits Qasr Al Hosn Festival

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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; General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the…

A milestone for Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber’s music-loving public still enjoys listening to him belt out a tune. The video for the singer’s breakout hit Baby has hit a milestone, becoming the first video on the Vevo platform to reach 1 billion views, making it Vevo’s…

Obama warns Karzai of full Troop Withdrawal

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President Barack Obama told Hamid Karzai that he is now planning for a full US troop withdrawal because of the Afghan leader’s repeated refusal to sign a security pact. But in a rare telephone call with President Karzai, Obama also held…

General Sheikh Mohammed meets Japanese Emperor

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(Tokyo) - His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, met with His Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan at Tokyo Imperial Palace as part of Sheikh…

G20 vows to add $2tr to World Economy

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(Sydney) - The world’s biggest economies vowed to boost global growth by more than $2 trillion over five years, shifting their focus away from austerity as a fragile recovery takes hold. Finance ministers and central bank governors from…

Crowded Oscars race enters final week

The race for Oscars glory is entering its final week in Hollywood and suspense is building, as one of the most crowded fields in decades battles for Academy Awards gold. Three films — historical drama “12 Years a Slave,” space thriller…

UN unanimously adopts Syria aid resolution

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(New York) - The UN Security Council has adopted a unanimous but non-binding resolution, calling for humanitarian aid convoys to be allowed access across war-torn Syria, but diplomats immediately voiced doubt about its effectiveness. Syria's…

UAE-Iran hope to Strengthen Ties

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(Tehran) - H.E. Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of UAE Federal National Council (FNC), has welcomed results of talks between Iran and P5+1 over Tehran's nuclear programme and expressed his hope the two sides would reach an inclusive, final…

Our Citizens are our Priority: PM

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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, has praised the directives of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to review the…

12 Years a Slave bags Bafta best film Awards

(London) - The force of “Gravity” was strong at the British Academy Film Awards but it was unflinching drama “12 Years a Slave” that took the top prize. Steve McQueen’s visceral, violent story of a free black man kidnapped into…

Emirates most valuable Airline brand Worldwide

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Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is the most valuable airline brand worldwide for the third consecutive year, according to The Brand Finance Global 500 report for 2014. The airline, now at the 234th position in the list,…

Kerry in constructive Paris talks with Abbas

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(Ramallah) - US Secretary of State John Kerry held “constructive” talks in Paris with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas meeting twice in less than 24 hours as they seek to hammer out a peace deal, a US official said. The two men met…

Iran & Britain resume Diplomatic Relations

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Iran and Britain officially resumed diplomatic relations severed by London after students stormed its Tehran embassy in 2011. “From today relations between Iran and Britain are resumed at the non-resident charges d’affaires level,”…