Meeting of Arab central banks held in Jordan

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(Amman) - The Governor of the Central Bank of the UAE, Mubarak Rashed Al Mansouri, participated in the 42nd session of the Council of Governors of Arab central banks and financial institutions, hosted by Jordan. In his opening remarks, Jordanian…

Army Chiefs of Staff of GCC, Egypt, Jordan and US meet in Kuwait

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(Kuwait) - Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, attended the meeting of the chiefs of staff of the GCC countries, Egypt, Jordan and the United States, held in Kuwait. Lt. General Mohammad Khalid…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives USG of UN Counter-Terrorism Office

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has received Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office, to discuss prospects…

Arab FMs meet ahead of Arab League MC meeting

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(Cairo) - Arab foreign ministers held a consultative meeting to discuss the latest developments in the region, as well as the challenges facing Arab national security, their efforts to counter terrorism, and the latest updates on conflicts in…

UAE-Saudi strategic partnership represents progress, regional stability

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(Abu Dhabi) - Dr. Abdulaziz Al Owaisheq, Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, Assistant Secretary-General for Political and Negotiations Affairs, highlighted the importance of the strategic partnership between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, as the two…

Kuwait grants women full political rights

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(Kuwait) - After a decades-long strife by women's rights campaigners for full suffrage, Kuwait has granted women their full political and constitutional rights, making way for them to vote, run for elections and assume leadership positions. Women…

Abdullah bin Zayed meets with GCC Secretary-General

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, at the General Diwan…

Arab Group at HRC reaffirms adherence to UPR mechanism

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(Geneva) - The Arab Group has renewed its adherence to the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as the most effective mechanism for evaluating human rights conditions in all countries of the world. This came during a speech…

Saudi Arabia, Oman sites added to UNESCO World Heritage List

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(Manama) - UNESCO added Saudi Arabia´s Al-Ahsa Oasis and Oman´s ancient city of Qalhat to its World Heritage List, the world cultural body said. Authorities in Riyadh, as well as Muscat, have put tourism high on their economic agendas as…

Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

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(Riyadh) - Saudi Arabian women celebrated being able to drive for the first time in decades, as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The move…

GCC Secretary-General attends Rhodes III Conference

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(Athens) - Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, has participated in the Rhodes III Conference on Security and Stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, organised by the Greek Ministry of Foreign…

UAE largest source of FDI in Arab region

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE has ranked 30th in the world in terms of a nation's ability to attract foreign direct investment in 2017, up five places from 2016. According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD, 'World Investment Report…

Arab Coalition Launches Operations in Hodeidah

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(Yemen) - In response to the request of the legitimate Yemeni government and in support of the Yemeni Armed Forces, the Arab Coalition has launched a military and humanitarian operation to liberate the port of Hodeidah in western Yemen. The…

Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council brings ties to new heights

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(Riyadh) - The Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council will bring the friendly ties between the two nations to new heights, especially their cooperation in all military, political, economic, trade and cultural fields, as well as in other areas. In…