Obama meets Japanese Prime Minister

Obama meets Japanese Prime Minister

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(Washington) - U.S. President, Barack Obama welcomed Japan’s Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda at the White House, followed by a working lunch and then a joint news conference. Japanese Prime Minister comes as a step forward by Japan and United…
Ban Ki-moon makes historic visit to Burma

Ban Ki-moon makes historic visit to Burma

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(New York) - UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon is making a landmark visit to Burma to meet Aung San Suu Kyi and press the government for more democratic reforms. The trip is the latest high-profile diplomatic visit to the once-isolated nation…
UAE elected to UN Women’s Executive Board

UAE elected to UN Women’s Executive Board

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(New York) - UAE has been elected to the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) for a three-year term from January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2015. The elections was held during…
Portuguese PM receives Sheikh Abdullah

Portuguese PM receives Sheikh Abdullah

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(Lisbon) - Portuguese Prime Minister, Pedro Passos Coelho received visiting UAE Foreign Minister, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah. Both the leaders explored mechanism of boosting joint cooperation and bilateral relations for the best interest of the two…
Sheikh Abdullah meets King of Spain

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed meets King of Spain

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(Madrid) - King Juan Carlos of Spain received Foreign Minister of UAE, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah who conveyed to him greetings of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa and his keenness to further ties between the two countries. King Juan Carlos welcomed…
Sheikha Lubna discuss trade ties with German officials

Sheikha Lubna discuss trade ties with German officials

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(Hanover) - H.E.Sheikha Lubna, Minister of Foreign Trade received Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, David McAllister at UAE Pavilion's headquarter at the Hanover International Industrial Exhibition 2012 in Germany. During the meeting which was…
Sheikh Mohammed meets Governor General of Australia

Sheikh Mohammed meets Governor General of Australia

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai met Australian Governor General, Quentin Bryce and her spouse at Al Bahr Palace in Dubai. H.H. Sheikh Maktoum, Deputy ruler of Dubai was also present…

Sheikh Mohammed receives Chinese official

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai received Yang Dongliang, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Tianjin Committee and Executive Vice Mayor of Tianjin. During the…
Abu Dhabi launches second satellite

Abu Dhabi launches second satellite

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(Abu Dhabi) - Abu Dhabi’s second communications satellite has been sent successfully into the orbit from a space station in Kazakhstan. The space vehicle will provide a range of broadband telecommunications and satellite services to the Middle…
President Khalifa grants citizenship to 930 children

President Khalifa grants citizenship to 930 children

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(Abu Dhabi) - President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa, has issued a decree granting citizenship to 930 children of UAE women married to foreigners who satisfied requirements for citizenship by virtue of the supreme order to grant citizenship to eligible…
Afghanistan-US reach pact on post 2014 American support

Afghanistan-US reach pact on post 2014 American support

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(Kabul) - After more than a year of negotiations, U.S. and Afghan officials have reached an agreement confirming the United States’ commitment to Afghanistan for a decade after its formal troop withdrawal in 2014. The document, which must…
UAE to sharpen islands strategy

UAE to sharpen islands strategy

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(Abu Dhabi) - Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash has called on Iran to enter into negotiations with the UAE over the three islands occupied by Tehran and to refrain from using arrogant language. Gargash while calling…
China, Russia hold first naval exercise

China, Russia hold first naval exercise

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(Beijing) - China and Russia launched their first joint naval exercises amid tensions between China and its Asian neighbours over regional territorial claims. The six days of drills are taking place in the Yellow Sea off China's east coast. The…
IMF to secure $400b funding for Europe

IMF to secure $400b funding for Europe

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(Washington) - The Group of 20 nations have stood ready to commit at least $400 billion to bulk up the International Monetary Fund, as IMF has been aiming to raise at least $400 billion; a doubling of its lending capacity, to ensure it has enough…