King Salman holds talks with Turkish PM

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(Riyadh) - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, held at his palace a session of talks with the visiting Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu. During the talks, they reviewed…

Foreign minister receives Portuguese counterpart

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(Abu Dhabi) - Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan received in Abu Dhabi his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva. The meeting discussed ties of friendship between the two countries and ways to enhance bilateral…

Kite Fest at Abu Dhabi's Bani Yas Island

(Abu Dhabi) - Make your own kite, take it to Sir Bani Yas island and have some fun on the beach flying it! This is essentially what Abu Dhabi's first ever Kite Fest is all about. Organised by Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island on February 19,…

UAE Post Oil Retreat Future Economy held

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

Saudi Deputy CP meets Indonesian Defence Minister

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(Riyadh) - Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence, met in his office in Riyadh with Indonesian Defence Minister Riamiz Ard Riakodo. During the meeting, they discussed aspects…

Palestinians losing hope under ‘stifling’ Israeli occupation

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(New York) - Amid ongoing violence in the Middle East, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated that he can understand why Palestinians are losing hope in the face of nearly 50 years of Israeli occupation, a statement…

Graduation ceremony at Zayed II Military College held

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(Al Ain) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, received guest attendees of the 40th batch of Zayed II Military College graduation ceremony, at the college's Majlis in…

PM attends workshop on RTA's 2030 plan

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has attended part of a workshop which explored the 2030 plans of the Roads and Transport Authority, RTA in Dubai, including…

Emirati youth role in sports sector hailed

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(Dubai) - Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and Chairman of the General Authority for Youth Sports Welfare, has commended the important role being played by Emirati youth in developing…

OFID commemorates 40th Anniversary

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(Vienna) - The OPEC Fund for International Development, OFID, marked 40 years of dedicated support to poverty eradication and socioeconomic development. What started life as a temporary account, the OPEC Special Fund has evolved into an…

PM visits Arab Health Exhibition and Congress

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited the 41st edition of Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from…

China's central bank injects 3-year-high funds

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(Beijing) - China's central bank pumped the most funds in a single day since February 2013 into the financial system in open market operations to ease a liquidity strain before the Chinese New Year holiday. The People's Bank of China (PBOC)…

Sheikh Mohammed most liked GCC leader on FB

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the most popular leader on Facebook in the Gulf Cooperation Council, with over 5 million "likes" on the platform, according…

Arab quartet meet to discuss stand-off with Iran

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Arab Quartet, formed on 10th January, 2016, by virtue of the Arab League Council's resolution No. 7,988, held a meeting in Abu Dhabi, in presence of the Foreign Ministers of the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The…