Saudi King orders reopening of mission in Egypt

Saudi King orders reopening of mission in Egypt

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(Riyadh) - Saudi King, Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz has "instructed the Kingdom's Ambassador to Cairo to resume his post, and ordered the reopening of the embassy and the consulates in Alexandria and Suez", state agency SPA reported. The decision…
Arab League chief in China for Syria talks

Arab League chief in China for Syria talks

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(Shanghai) - Head of Arab League, Nabil al-Arabi who has played a key role in mediating the Syria crisis arrived in China for discussions with top Chinese leaders including Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, China’s Foreign Ministry said. "The…
US goal in Afghanistan within reach: Obama

US goal in Afghanistan within reach: Obama

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(Bagram Air Base) - U.S. President, Barack Obama marked the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death with a speedy trip to Afghanistan, signing a strategic pact with Kabul and delivering an election-year message to Americans that the war is…
China launches two navigation satellites

China launches two navigation satellites

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(Beijing) - China has successfully launched two satellites for its proposed Beidou global navigation and positioning network being built to counter the US Global Position System (GPS). With the two, China has so far launched 13 satellites to…
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…
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…
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…
Situation in Syria 'highly precarious': Ban Ki Moon

Situation in Syria 'highly precarious': Ban Ki Moon

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(United Nations) - Secretary General United Nations, Ban Ki-moon has said the situation in Syria remains "highly precarious". The UN has reached a preliminary deal with the Syrian government on rules governing the deployment of observers to…
U.S. and NATO Finalize Pacts on Ending Afghan War

U.S. and NATO Finalize Pacts on Ending Afghan War

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(Brussels) - United States and its allies in NATO finalized agreements to wind down the war in Afghanistan, paving the way for President Obama to announce at a NATO summit meeting scheduled to be held in Chicago next month that the unpopular,…
UAE-French joint “Gulf 2012” military exercise kicks off

UAE-French joint 'Gulf 2012' military exercise kicks off

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(Abu Dhabi) - A joint United Arab Emirates-France military exercise has started in the UAE as part of the common defense treaty singed by the two countries. The “Gulf 2012” joint is one in a series of joint exercises which launched in 1996…
Arab group at UN backs UAE on island issue

Arab group at UN backs UAE on island issue

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(New York) - The Arab Group at the United Nations has supported stance of UAE by deploring the visit made by Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the UAE's Abu Musa Island under occupation by Iran since 1971. The group represented by Arab…
Turkish PM meets Saudi King Abdullah

Turkish PM meets Saudi King Abdullah

(Riyadh) - Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Saudi King, Abdullah in Riyadh for talks on the Syrian conflict, amid Gulf Arab calls to arm rebels despite a tenuous truce going into effect. Commenting on the meeting, Turkish ambassador…
Gulf states to meet on Iran-UAE island issue

Gulf states to meet on Iran-UAE island issue

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(Dubai) - Foreign ministers of the six Gulf states are to hold a special meeting in Riyadh after Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad visited an island in the Gulf that is claimed by the United Arab Emirates, a UAE official said. Gulf Cooperation…