Jordan issues $1.5bln U.S.-guaranteed eurobonds

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(Amman)- The Jordanian government has issued and sold $1.25 billion US-guaranteed eurobonds to major global investors, Finance Minister Ummaya Toukan. One-billion dollars of the issuance will mature in 2022 under an interest rate of 2.57…

Abu Dhabi team wins Volvo Ocean Race's in-port series

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(Gothenberg) - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing completed a Volvo Ocean Race double in the city of Gothenburg (Goteborg in Swedish) when its sixth-place finish in the final in-port race secured the overall victory in the 10-part series. The team…

UAE condemns terrorist attacks in Somalia, Kuwait, Tunisia and France

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(Abu Dhabi) - Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister State for Foreign Affairs, has condemned the dangerous, heinous terrorist crimes committed during the Holy Month of Ramadan in Somalia, Kuwait, France and Tunisia. "These crimes, which…

RAK Ruler exchanges Ramadan greetings with officials

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(Ras al Khaimah) - H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, exchanged greetings on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramdan with sheikhs, ministers, senior officials, tribal dignitaries, businessmen…

UAE-Iran to enhance economic cooperation

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(Abu Dhabi) - Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, has received Mohammad Reza Fayyaz, Iran's Ambassador to the UAE, to discuss ways of enhancing economic relations between the two countries and engaging their private sectors…

Solar energy to power Dubai bus stops

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(Dubai) - Solar energy will be used to power bus stops in areas where there is no direct access to electricity, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced. As many as 400 new stops are being planned in the next phase, a significant…

Kuwait discloses mosque bomber's identity

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(Kuwait) - The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior revealed the identity of the bomber who attacked a mosque packed with worshippers on Friday, saying that he was a Saudi national who entered Kuwait by air. The Kuwait News Agency quoted the ministry's…

UAE, Angola sign economic and technical agreement

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE and Angola have signed economic and technical cooperation agreement and a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pertaining to establishing a joint cooperation committee between the UAE and Angola. The signing of the agreement…

UAE sends fourth aid relief ship to Yemen

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(Abu Dhabi) - A fourth ship carrying 1,468 tonnes of humanitarian aid supplies has left the UAE for Yemen as part of the country's efforts to help people affected by the ongoing crisis in Yemen. The UAE's latest humanitarian shipment to…

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives Ramadan well-wishers

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received at Al Bateen Palace a number of UAE citizens and key officials on the advent of the Holy…

Sheikh Mohammed launches Family Village

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, opened the Family Village headquarters at Al Warqa Area, Dubai. The Family Village is a charity project that will ensure…

AFOC's 19th Sports Festival 2015 opens

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs attended the official opening of the Armed Forces Officers Club (AFOC)'s 19th Open Sports Festival 2015 in a ceremony at Al…

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets Angolan President

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Jose Eduardo dos Santos, President of Angola, held talks on bilateral relations between their…

UAE Space Agency participates in key meetings at UN

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(Vienna) - The UAE Space Agency has participated in United Nations meetings with the Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, or COPUOS, as part of the UAE Space Agency's objective to play a key role in the international space industry…