Entries by Diplomat Editor

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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 […]

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Draft law regulating voluntary work passed by FNC

(Abu Dhabi) – The Federal National Council (FNC) passed a new draft law regulating voluntary work across the UAE to invigorate the culture of volunteering and ensure that the outcome of voluntary work efficiently translate the government’s strategies. The new bill seeks to promote the culture of volunteerism and regulate and develop voluntary work in […]

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UAE, Serbia boosting ties

(Belgrade) – UAE Ambassador to Serbia, Mubarak Saeed Al Dhaheri, has met with Branko Ruzic, Minister of State Administration and Local Self-Government in the Republic of Serbia. The meeting addressed ways of promoting relations between the two friendly countries.

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Dubai’s GDP reaches AED 389 billion in 2017

(Dubai) – Dubai Statistics Center (DSC) has revealed that Dubai’s real gross domestic product (GDP) reached AED 389 billion in 2017 compared to AED 379 billion in 2016. According to DSC, the growth was fueled by the performance of strategic sectors that accounted for 72.2% of total growth in 2017. The transportation and storage sector […]

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DEWA updates strategy for 2021

(Dubai) – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised a workshop to review its strategy for 2021. The workshop, which was held under the theme ‘Zayed’s Legacy for a Sustainable Future’ was attended by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Executive Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, DEWA’s experts, and staff. This is […]