SMEs to get large chunk of Expo 2020 spend

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(Dubai) - The Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau said that 20 per cent of the expo’s total direct and indirect spend, representing more than Dh5 billion in contracts, will be allocated to local and international small and medium sized enterprises…

Bahrain celebrates its Rio 2016 achievers

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(Manama) - Bahrain has celebrated its strongest show in the Olympic Games (Rio2016) where it won its first gold medal as well as a silver medal, a feat that placed it at the top of the Arab countries. “Bahrain’s athletes have demonstrated…

Arabian Gulf Security 1 exercise preparations inspected

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(Manama) - Assistant Chief of Public Security for Operations and Training, Brigadier Hamad bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, inspected the site of the GCC joint security exercise "Arabian Gulf Security 1" to be held in Bahrain at the end of the year. He…

New technologies warning issued

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(New York) - Governments must guard against allowing new technologies and scientific advancements to be used to develop weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), UN officials have warned, calling on states to carefully review such emerging threats. During…

King backs Arab unity to stave off challenges

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(Manama) - His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa affirmed Bahrain’s support to all efforts and steps to strengthen pan-Arab joint action. He underscored the importance of unifying pan-Arab stances to tackle crucial issues and stave…

Interior Minister chairs Civil Defence Council meeting

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(Manama) - His Excellency Interior Minister, Lt-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa chaired the 10th Civil Defence Council meeting in the presence of Their Excellencies Minister of Electricity, Minister of Works, Municipality Affairs…

King Hamad, President Erdogan hold talks

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(Manama) - His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a closed meeting and discussed strong bilateral relations, in addition to regional and international issues and developments. The two leaders…

HM King takes part in Sultan Selim Bridge inauguration

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(Istanbul) - His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa attended the official inauguration of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge linking the European and Asian sides of the city. The inauguration, under the patronage of Turkish President Recep…

GCC, US, British meeting held in Jeddah

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(Jeddah) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary of Regional and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Affairs, Waheed Mubarak Sayyar, took part in the ministerial meeting of the GCC Ministers of Foreign Affairs in the Saudi city of Jeddah. The…

National Guard president receives Pakistani ambassador

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(Manama) - National Guard President Lt-General His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa received the Ambassador of Pakistan to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Javed Malik. His Highness welcomed the ambassador, praising the increasingly-growing…

SBWC explores strategic ventures in UK

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(Sharjah) - The Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC), recently led a women delegation to the United Kingdom, aimed at inspiring and motivating businesswomen from the UAE to scale up their home-based business activities more professionally…

Saudi Crown Prince meet US Secretary of State

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(Jeddah) - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, held a meeting with US Secretary of State, John Kerry. The meeting touched on bilateral relations between the two countries,…

UNSC receives report on use of chemical weapons in Syria

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(New York) - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, submitted a joint UN-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, OPCW, report to the Security Council, outlining in-depth investigation into, as well as the findings,…

Diplomatic Academy commences new academic year

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s international relations and diplomacy academic, training, best practice and research platform, welcomed its second cohort of students. Over 50 new entrants attended the first…