Turkish PM claims Landslide Election win

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(Ankara) - Turkey's ruling party has claimed victory in critical local elections. Addressing his supporters after the results were revealed, Erdogan said he would "enter the lair" of his enemies and make them "pay the price" for plotting…

PM and Sheikh Gen. Mohammed hold Talks

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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, met General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of…

Egypt Presidential poll set for late May

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Egypt is to hold a presidential election on May 26 and 27, 10 months after the army turfed out Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi from the presidency, the electoral commission announced. Retired army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who toppled Morsi,…

African Story sweeps to Dubai Gold Cup glory

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(Dubai) - Godolphin runner African Story won the richest horse race on the planet, the $10m Dubai World Cup, to spark joyous scenes for the Al Quoz-based stable at Meydan. It was the only victory on the nine-race card for the yard owned…

UAE joins the World to mark Earth Hour

(Dubai) - Private and public corporations in the UAE joined thousands of businesses and millions of people across the globe to mark the Earth Hour on Saturday from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, the world’s largest public action for protecting the…

Dubai plans for 25M Visitors at World Expo 2020

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(Dubai) - Officials in the Emirate of Dubai are going through every detail imaginable to pave the way for the smoothest possible hosting of the international event the World Expo 2020 in six years' time with the influx of 25 million visitors,…

PM receives Yemeni President

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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, received President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi of Yemen and his accompanying delegation at Zabeel Palace. During…

Rakhi Sawant enters political arena

(Mumbai) - Bollywood’s glamour girl Rakhi Sawant has embarked on a political journey, as she announced her plans to contest the Lok Sabha elections this year. The sizzling item girl of the silver screen said that she would either get a…

Obama visits Saudi Arabia

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(Riyadh) - US President Barack Obama left Italy for Saudi Arabia which is last stop of his six-day tour of Europe and the Middle East. The US leader is expected to spend one day in talks with Saudi King Abdullah on a royal estate outside…

Abu Dhabi Airport named Best in Middle East

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(Abu Dhabi) - Abu Dhabi Airports announced that Abu Dhabi International Airport has been named the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East' by The World Airport Awards of Skytrax, for the third consecutive year, reaffirming Abu Dhabi's position…

World’s 1st Smart Govt shop Launched

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE has launched the world’s first store for smart government applications through Android and iOS platforms. The store features over 100 smart applications developed by the UAE local and federal agencies to provide services…

Egypt's Sisi to run for Presidency

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(Cairo) - Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that he had quit the military to run for president, vowing to rid the country of “terrorism” nearly nine months after he toppled the elected leader. Sisi, who was also defence…

PM Nawaz meets World Leaders at Nuclear Summit

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(The Hague) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sideline of Nuclear Safety Conference met top leaders of the world at The Hague, Netherlands. United States President Barack Obama, Chinese President XI Jinping and Turkish President Abdullah…

Centre for Economic Growth launched

(Abu Dhabi) - Business leaders, senior officials and academic experts convened in Abu Dhabi for the launch of the Centre for Economic Growth (CEG) in partnership with the INSEAD international business school. The Centre for Economic Growth…