Entries by Diplomat Editor

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President of Montenegro, Hamdan bin Zayed discuss advancing relations

(Podgorica) – President of Montenegro, Milo Dukanovic, has received H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, and his accompanying delegation. Sheikh Hamdan conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler […]

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3rd Emirati-Turkmen Political Consultations Committee launched

(Ashgabat) – The Third meeting of the Joint Emirati-Turkmenistan Political Consultation Committee began in Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan. The meeting was co-chaired by Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, Assistant Minister for Human Rights and International Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Matiev Berdenaaz, Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan. Ahmed Al […]

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Talks with Russian counterpart fruitful: Saudi FM

(Moscow) – Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir reaffirmed that the discussions he made with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were fruitful and constructive as they dealt with bilateral relations between the two countries, regional and international developments. In a joint press conference held here, […]

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Turkey to buy advanced Russia air defence system

(Istanbul) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will buy some of Russia´s highly-sophisticated air defence systems “in the shortest time” — a purchase that has alarmed Ankara´s NATO partners. “Turkey needs S-400s and its deal has been done,” Erdogan said in the western city of Balikesir. “God willing, we will buy them in the […]

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Trump threatens to withdraw US from WTO

(Washington) – US President Donald Trump threatened in an interview with Bloomberg News to withdraw from the World Trade Organisation if “they don’t shape up,” in his latest criticism of the institution. Such a move could undermine one of the foundations of the modern global trading system, which the United States was instrumental in creating. […]

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DFSA, Singapore’s Monetary Authority sign FinTech agreement

(Dubai) – The Dubai Financial Services Authority, DFSA, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore, MAS, entered into an agreement that provides a framework for cooperation and referrals between the innovation teams of each authority. The agreement reflects the commitment of both authorities to develop an environment that supports the sustainable development of financial services through […]

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Dubai Duty Free recognised in Singapore

(Dubai) – Dubai Duty Free was presented with its fifth Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices Award at the 8th Asia Best Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Awards, in Singapore. Hosted by the CMO Asia, a non-profit body of the marketing professionals from across Asian countries, the 8th Asia Best CSR and Sustainability Awards is one […]

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FNC, Council of Europe boosting ties

(Abu Dhabi) – Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, received Werner Amon, Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Chairman of the Anti-Terrorism Committee of the Austrian Parliament, and his accompanying delegation. Dr. Al Qubaisi underlined the importance of reinforcing ties between the FNC […]

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Mnangagwa sworn in as president of Zimbabwe

(Harare) – Emmerson Mnangagwa was officially sworn in as president of Zimbabwe after winning a bitterly-contested election which was the country´s first since the ousting of strongman Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa, whose victory in the July 30 polls was challenged by the main opposition, pledged to “protect and promote the rights of Zimbabweans” at an inauguration […]

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Flood toll in India´s Kerala rises to 445

(India) – The death toll from devastating floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala rose to 445 with the discovery of 28 more bodies as the waters recede and a massive cleanup gathers pace, government officials said. Around a million people are still packed into temporary relief camps and 15 are reported missing even […]

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US senator John McCain dead at 81

(Washington) – US senator John McCain, a celebrated war hero known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided America, died after losing a battle to brain cancer, his office said. He was 81. “Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on August 25, 2018. With the senator when he passed were his […]