Egypt sets Oct election date

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(Cairo) - Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on Oct. 18-19, the election commission said, the final step in a process to bring back democracy. Egypt has been without a parliament since June 2012 when a court…

Turkish embassy celebrates Victory Day

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(Abu Dhabi) - Shehab Ahmed Al Fahim, Assistant Under-Secretary for Protocols, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, attended a reception hosted by Turkish Ambassador to the UAE, Mustafa Levent Bilgen, to mark Victory Day in Turkey. The function…

Saudi economy rises 3.79% in Q2 of 2015

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(Riyadh) - The Saudi Arabian Kingdom's Gross Domestic Product, GDP, achieved during the second quarter of 2015 rose in value in real terms by 3.79%, reaching SR 617,880 million compared to 595,312 million riyals for the same quarter of the…

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives President of Somalia

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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 Mamoura in Abu Dhabi President Hassan Shaikh Mahmoud of Somalia, who is currently…

FNC issues tenets on best ways to hold poll campaigns

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(Abu Dhabi) - The General Secretariat of the Federal National Council (FNC) has issued the guidelines for organisation and management of the election campaigns of 2015, to enable candidates hold sound election campaigns, with a view to strengthen…

ERC, Etihad Airways ink pact on humanitarian cooperation

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) and Etihad Airways signed at the ERC's headquarters an agreement on humanitarian and societal cooperation. The deal was signed by Dr. Mohammad Ateeq Al Falahi, ERC's Secretary-General, and Khaled…

UN praises pioneering humanitarian role of UAE

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(Geneva) - An official delegation from the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition, DIHAD, visited the UN headquarters in Geneva to discuss the thirteenth edition of the DIHAD conference, covering topics,…

UAE Space Agency, Belarus discuss cooperation

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE Space Agency has discussed with the Republic of Belarus, ways to develop governmental, industrial relations and cooperation within the space sector, as well as introduce the UAE’s space programmes and initiatives. The…

DP World profit leaps 22%

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(Dubai) - DP World announced a 22 per cent increase in net profit for the first six months of the year and its chairman said Iran, Africa and Latin America are future growth markets. "We are very interested in emerging markets and Africa…

UAE pavilion at Beijing Int'l Book Fair attracts visitors

(Beijing) - The UAE pavilion at the 22nd edition of the Beijing International Book Fair, has been attracting many Chinese visitors. While at the pavilion, they visit the Arabic calligraphy and Heritage Village to write their names in Arabic…

Summer extravaganza enters final week

(Dubai) - The 18th edition of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), is entering its final week with exciting…

UAE Armed Forces women honoured

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The country will mark its first Emirati Women's Day on Friday, which this year will be in honour of women serving in the Armed Forces. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, chairwoman of the General Women's Union, supreme chairwoman of the Family Development…

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed starts visit to Moscow

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(Moscow) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, arrived in Moscow on a working visit under invitation by President Vladimir Putin of Russia. Sheikh…

Under-Secretary of MOD receives Secretary of US Army

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(Abu Dhabi) - Mohammed Ahmed Al Bawardi Al Falasi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, received John McHugh, Secretary of the United States Army, and his accompanying delegation who are on an official visit to the country. During…