Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Abu Dhabi CP, Austrian Chancellor discuss ties

(Abu Dhabi) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has discussed developing bilateral ties between the UAE and Austria with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz. During official talks held at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, the two sides […]

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Royal baby named Prince Louis

(London) – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their third child Louis Arthur Charles. The couple’s second son was born at 11:01 BST on Monday at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, weighing 8lb 7oz. A tweet from Kensington Palace said the baby would be known as His Royal Highness […]

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Leaders of two Koreas meet at historic summit

(Seoul) – Smiling and holding hands, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the heavily fortified demilitarised zone between the countries in the first summit for the two Koreas in over a decade. The meeting, aimed at ending their decades-long conflict and easing tensions over the North’s nuclear […]

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President Trump likely to meet Queen in UK visit

Donald Trump is likely to meet the Queen when he visits the UK this July. They will either meet at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle. The US president is to visit the UK on Friday, 13 July, after previously cancelling a trip amid claims he would face mass protests. Downing Street called it a “working […]

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UN-EU conference raises $4.4 billion for Syria

(Brussels) – International donors at a United Nations-European Union humanitarian conference pledged nearly $4.4 billion to fund critical aid programmes in war-torn Syria throughout 2018. Gathered in the Belgian capital, Brussels, alongside top officials from over 85 countries and organisations, UN and EU leaders also stressed that the stalled UN-led Syrian political negotiations, known as […]

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Bahraini Prime Minister receives UAE Ambassador

(Manama) – The Prime Minister of Bahrain, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has expressed his country’s deep pride in the brotherly relations between the UAE and Bahrain, and their mutual interest in developing them across all fields. This came during a meeting between the Bahraini Prime Minister and the newly appointed UAE Ambassador to […]

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Abu Dhabi International Translation Conference opens

(Abu Dhabi) – The sixth edition of the Abu Dhabi International Translation Conference, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, kicked-off at the 28th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2018, under the slogan ‘Scientific Translation and Knowledge Development’. “I am delighted to attend the Abu Dhabi International […]

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World Intellectual Property Day 2018 celebrated

The world is celebrating World Intellectual Property Day. The day is celebrated to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity. This year’s World Intellectual Property Day campaign celebrates the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our […]

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Saudi Arabia, Brazil discuss cooperation

(Riyadh) – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has discussed ways of boosting cooperation with President Michel Temer of Brazil during a telephone call, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has reported. During the conversation, the two leaders reviewed mutual cooperation aspects, especially in the economic […]

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Kensington Palace welcomes newest member of family

(London) – The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to her third child. Kate, 36, delivered the baby boy, weighing 8lbs, 7oz, at the exclusive Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, at 11.01am on St George’s Day. Her husband William, 35, was present for the birth, and both mum and baby are “doing well”, […]

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Maktoum bin Mohammed opens MENA Transport Congress

(Dubai) – H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, has inaugurated the third UITP MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition 2018. Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the event is organised by […]