Sisi sworn in for a second term

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(Cairo) - The Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has been sworn in for a second term. “Egypt can fit us all with all our differences. Accepting others and creating common ground will be important for us in order to create political…

Mohamed bin Zayed, Putin review bilateral relations

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(Moscow) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin discussed the cooperation and friendship ties…

IISS Shangri-La Dialogue held in Singapore

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(Singapore) - Asia's key defense forum opened in Singapore, with North Korea's nuclear issue high on the agenda, at a time when regional security faces a potential turning point. The annual Shangri-La Dialogue comes amid cautious optimism…

Abdullah bin Zayed meets French counterpart

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(Paris) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with Jean-Yves Le Drian, Foreign Minister of France, in Paris, as part of his official visit to France. The two ministers…

Saif bin Zayed meets Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, has met with Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Yemen Ahmed Al Maisari, to discuss ways of advancing security cooperation…

Visa waiver for travel between UAE, Brazil

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE and Brazil have signed a visa exemption agreement whereby citizens of both countries will be allowed visa-free entry. "Holders of all types of UAE passports may travel, effective June 2nd, 2018, to Brazil without prior…

Google launches solar power service in UK

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Google is offering a new service, which it says could help British homeowners save money by switching to solar power. The tech giant has released an online tool called Project Sunroof, in partnership with energy supplier Eon, that estimates…

UN aid chief highlights 2 million Syrians in greatest need

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(New York) - Less than 20 per cent of the "desperate" civilians living in Syria’s hard-to-reach areas have gotten the humanitarian aid they need so far this year, a senior United Nations official warned, calling for the Security Council to…

Abdullah bin Zayed meets Canadian Minister of Innovation

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(Ottawa) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with Navdeep Bains, Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. During the meeting, which was held…

Abdullah bin Zayed meets Canadian Foreign Minister

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(Ottawa) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Ottawa, Canada. During the meeting, the two sides discussed…

Canada exempts UAE nationals from entry visas

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(Ottawa) - UAE citizens will be able to visit Canada without entry visas from 5th June 2018. The announcement came during a meeting between H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,…

UAE GCAA signs Air Services Agreement with Republic of Kiribati

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Government of the United Arab Emirates and the Government of the Republic of Kiribati initiated an Air Services Agreement (ASA) between the two sides on the 21st of May. Omar bin Ghaleb, Deputy Director-General of the General…

DEWA discusses cooperation with Finnish company Valmet

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(Dubai) - Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority; DEWA, has received a delegation from the Finnish company, Valmet in the renewable energy sector. The delegation included Jukka Hahlantera, Commercial Counsellor…

Custodian of Two Holy Mosques receives GCC Secretary General

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(Jeddah) - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, received at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, the Secretary General of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, who congratulated…