Rulers exchange Greetings on occassion of Eid

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

Berry lends star power to fight hunger

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry lent her star power to combat rural hunger during a trip to Nicaragua for the UN World Food Program, officials said. Government authorities said the Hollywood starlet visited two rural schools in the town…

Dubai Airport to be world’s busiest by 2015

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Heathrow beat Dubai International to retain its position as the world's biggest airport for international traffic in the first half of this year. But Heathrow beated Dubai by fewer than 3,000 passengers per day, equivalent to just 12 flights…

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice-PM

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(Kolofata)- The wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on the vice-prime minister’s home in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon’s information minister…

PM Launches food relief project

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched an international humanitarian project to provide urgent food relief to those affected around the world. He…

Eid in Dubai promises 40 days of Fun

(Dubai) - Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment announced an exciting calendar of events and activities for the forthcoming celebrations for the seventh edition of "Eid in Dubai — Eid Al Fitr” and the 17th edition of Dubai Summer…

FM discuss Gaza situation with Egyptian, Italian FM's

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of UAE, discussed over separate phone calls with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, the latest developments in the Gaza Strip…

Commonwealth Games begin at Celtic Park

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(Glasgow) - The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony has taken place at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Thousands of athletes from 71 nations and territories took part before a 40,000-strong crowd and a global TV audience up to one billion people. Their…

UAE Leaders congratulate Egyptian President

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President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory cable to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on the anniversary of the 23rd of July Revolution. In his cable, Sheikh Khalifa expressed sincere congratulations…

Malaysia jet victims’ bodies arrive in Netherlands

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(Eindhoven) - Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in the east…

PM inaugurates Quran printing centre

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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, inaugurated the Mohammed Bin Rashid Quran Printing Centre, the world’s first of its kind to provide copies of…

Bestway Group acquires Co-operative Pharmacy Business

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(London) - Bestway Group (“Bestway”) and The Co-operative Group ("Co-op") have announced that they have acquired Co-op’s Pharmacy business for a purchase price of £620 million*. The transaction is due to complete in October 2014, following…

Gaza ‘violence must stop now’: Ban Ki-Moon

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  (Cairo) - UN chief Ban Ki-moon demanded an immediate end to the raging conflict in Gaza and Israel, during a visit to Cairo to push for a ceasefire. The “violence must stop, it must stop now,” Ban said at a news conference.…

PM stresses on Robustness of UAE Economy

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, received heads of Arab and foreign business corporations in the U.A.E. and distinguished businessmen at Al…