Gangnam Style hits 2 billion YouTube views

It’s 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible “Gangnam Style.” The South Korean pop star’s surprise hit has become the first YouTube video to surpass 2 billion views. The unlikely viral star holds the record for most…

UAE to strengthen economic ties with China

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Opportunities for strengthening economic ties between the UAE and China were the focus of talks during a two-day visit to China by UAE Minister of state, H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber. The visit is expected to lay the groundwork for increased…

MoL launches labour housing campaign

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(Dubai) - The Ministry of Labour (MoL) recently launched an occupational health and safety awareness campaign pinpointing proper housing standards for laborers in compliance with Decree No.13 of 2009 issued by the UAE Cabinet. Organised…

US plans full Afghan withdrawal by end of 2016

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(Washington) - President Obama, declaring that it was “time to turn the page on a decade in which so much of our foreign policy was focused on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,” announced that he planned to withdraw the last American…

Merkel tops Forbes world's ‘powerful women’ list

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped Forbes’s list of the world’s most powerful women for the fourth consecutive year, followed by US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the magazine said. Behind them came Melinda Gates, who co-chairs…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed meets US Congress Delegation

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received at Al Mina Palace a delegation from the US Congress, led by Senator Robert Menendez,…

Abu Dhabi Investment Forum held in London

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(London) - The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, or ADDED, held the fifth edition of the Abu Dhabi Investment Forum in London. The forum was opened by H.E. Abdulrahman Ghanem Almutaiwee, Ambassador of the UAE to the UK; Hamad…

India-Pakistan PM's meet in New Delhi

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(New Delhi) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets Indian premier Narendra Modi in New Delhi for the much-anticipated bilateral meeting. Nawaz Sharif was warmly welcomed by Modi at the entrance of Hyderabad House. The two leaders shook hands…

Kim and Kanye tie the knot

(Florence) - Kim Kardashian tied the knot with her rapper husband Kanye West in the Italian city of Florence, Kardashian’s publicist confirmed. “Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were married in a private ceremony in the presence of family…

GCC Foreign Ministers meet in Riyadh

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(Riyadh) - The GCC foreign ministers held a meeting in Riyadh. The meeting, which was attended by the UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, discussed the second report submitted by the committee assigned with following…

Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival held

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(Compiegne) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has witnessed…

Modi Sworn in, PM Nawaz attends Ceremony

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(New Delhi) - Narendra Modi promised to forge a "strong and inclusive" India after being sworn in as the 15th prime minister of the world´s largest democracy. Ten days after his right-wing party won the first electoral majority in three…

Emirates identity card modified

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(Dubai) - The Emirates Identity Authority (Eida) has added some more blank space in the data field on the backside of the identity card to widen the scope of the card and to add new data in future. This is part of the authority’s efforts…

Dubai highlights new brand IMEX 2014

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(Frankfurt) - Dubai's Department of Commerce and Tourism Marketing (DTCM) has said IMEX 2014 is a major success that will help expand the emirate's growing business events and hospitality sectors. Held on May 20-22, in Frankfurt, Germany,…