Sheikh Mohammed inspects new police building

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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, inspected the new premises of the Dubai Police General Headquarters’ General Department of Forensic Science…

US, EU hit Russia with new sanctions

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The United States and its European allies hit more than two dozen Russian government officials, executives and companies with new sanctions as punishment for their country's actions in Ukraine, yet the penalties stopped short of targeting…

Expo2020 work to be completed a year ahead

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(France) - Dubai plans to complete all major construction activities on the World Expo 2020 site by October 2019, allowing a full year of readiness testing for all networks, systems and technologies. Staff from participating countries working…

Exploration firm claims sighting MH370 Wreckage

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(Perth) - An Australian exploration firm has claimed sighting wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a media report said. 'We identified chemical elements and materials that make up a Boeing 777. These are aluminium, titanium,…

UAE-Korea Joint Economic Committee Meeting

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(Seoul) - A high-level trade delegation led by the UAE Minister of Economy, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, has left for Seoul, Korea to participate in the 4th UAE-Korea Joint Economic Committee meeting. Being held on April 29th and 30th,…

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair kicks off

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(Abu Dhabi) - The 24th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) has opened with a 10 percent increase in the number of participating publishers over last year. The announcement was made by Juma Al Qubaisi, ADIBF Director and Executive Director…

IIFA Awards 2014 held

(Tampa Bay) - The star studded IIFA Awards reached its 15th year of commencement in 2014. And the year has been all the more phenomenal with the International Indian Film Academy Awards taking place in United States beautiful Tampa Bay.…

Region's first 'green loan' introduced

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An energy-saving electrical solutions firm and a bank have tied up to launch, what they claim is the first Green Loan in the region. Al Yousuf GreenTech (AGT) and Union National Bank (UNB) will offer loans to purchase energy efficient products…

Afghan election run-off between Abdullah& Ghani

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(Kabul) - Afghanistan's presidential election is set for a second-round vote, preliminary results showed, as opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah and former academic Ashraf Ghani both failed to secure a decisive victory. "Based on our results,…

South Africa Celebrates 20 years of end of apartheid

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(Johannesburg) - South Africans celebrated 20 years of democracy with song, prayer and praise for those who guided their country into a more peaceful, tolerant era, although some noted that economic inequality and other problems have undermined…

UAE ranks first for treating Women with respect

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UAE ranks number one in the world for treating women with respect, according to a study comparing development and well-being among 132 nations. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the…

PM Holds talks with Chilean President

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(Santiago) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has held talks with Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan,…

Gitex Shopper Spring 2014 Ends

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  (Dubai) - Gitex Shopper Spring 2014 opened its doors today with best bargains on latest tech products along with millions of dirhams worth of prizes during the four-day event. This was the second Spring Edition of Gitex Shopper,…

Rani & Aditya Chopra tie the knot

Popular Bollywood actor Rani Mukherjee has tied the knot with Aditya Chopra, son of late iconic filmmaker Yash Chopra. The wedding took place in Italy on April 21. The couple had reportedly been dating for a long time with frequent speculation…