Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Dozens of casualties as explosions hit Afghan elections

(Kabul) – Dozens of Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence Saturday as the legislative election turned chaotic with hundreds of polling centres failing to open and voters queueing for hours due to technical glitches and lack of staff. Election organisers, who have been skewered over their shambolic preparations for the long-delayed ballot, extended […]

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At least 60 dead in India train disaster

(Amritsar) – A speeding train ran over revellers watching fireworks during a Hindu festival in northern India Friday, killing more than 60 people, with eyewitnesses saying they were given no warning before disaster struck. The crowd had gathered on railway tracks in the city of Amritsar in Punjab state to watch a fireworks show marking […]

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VP receives Romanian Prime Minister

(Dubai) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received at Zabeel Palace, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al […]

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UAE, Greece seek further cooperation in labour market

(Abu Dhabi) – Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and Dr. Catherine Boura, the Greek Ambassador to the UAE, have explored prospects for joint cooperation in issues related to labour market. The two parties stressed the importance of boosting bilateral cooperation in a manner that serve the job market in […]

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ENOC, Microsoft team up to pilot AI-powered service station

(Dubai) – ENOC Group, Emirates National Oil Company, announced a new partnership with Microsoft to develop the Service Station of the Future. A memorandum of understanding to create the new service stations was signed by Zaid Alqufaidi, Managing Director, ENOC Retail, and Sayed Hashish, Regional General Manager, Microsoft Gulf. The Service Station of the Future […]

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Dubai electricity authority, international energy association discuss joint cooperation

(Dubai) – Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and Robert Thornton, President and CEO of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), met at DEWA’s headquarters to discuss ways to further cooperation between the two sides. They reviewed DEWA’s best global practices and experiences, and how DEWA […]

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International Franchise Exhibition 2018 kicks off

(Abu Dhabi) – The 6th edition of the International Franchise Exhibition (IFE), organised by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, kicked off with the participation of key government entities, numerous major international brands, companies, and renowned experts alongside thousands of visitors from 16 countries. The exhibition is being held at the Abu Dhabi […]

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World’s first Russian centre for digital innovations to open in Dubai

(Dubai) – Dubai Internet City, DIC, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Russian Export Centre, REC, to launch the first Russian Centre for Digital Innovations and Information and Communication Technologies outside Russia, in Dubai. The centre, which will encompass of a space of over 20,000 sq. ft. within Dubai Internet City, is the […]

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UAE Int’l Investors Council explores opportunities in Kyrgyzstan

(Abu Dhabi) – Jamal Saif Al Jarwan, Secretary-General of the UAE International Investors Council, UAEIIC, and Shingiz Ishimbekov, Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the UAE, discussed potential investment opportunities in Kyrgyzstan and means of exploring them further. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed joint action plans launched in May, and discussed the potential for an […]

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Hamdan bin Zayed receives President of Angola

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, received President Joao Manuel Lourenco of Angola, and his accompanying delegation at Al Nakheel Palace in Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Hamdan welcomed the Angolan President, applauded the progressive relations of cooperation between the two countries and stressed the importance of […]