NKorea no longer a nuclear threat: Trump

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(Washington) - US President Donald Trump congratulated himself on his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, insisting that country is no longer a nuclear threat. The remark was part of a blast of tweets that Trump fired off even as…

China offers to buy $70 bn in US goods

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(Washington) - China offered to buy nearly $70 billion in American farm, manufacturing and energy products to persuade Washington to drop threatened tariffs. Top Chinese economic advisor Liu He presented the offer to the American team during…

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…

UN adopts text urging greater protection for Palestinians

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(New York) - The emergency session of the 193-member Assembly, came about following weeks of violence along the border of the Gaza Strip – the Palestinian enclave blockaded by Israel – where hundreds of thousands of Palestinians participated…

Saudi Arabia, Sudan explore regional developments

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(Makkah) - Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, and Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan, have explored paths to further promote bilateral relations and cement friendship…

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…

Pope Francis receives Abdullah bin Zayed at Vatican

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(Vatican) - Pope Francis has commended the efforts made by the UAE to promote tolerance and strengthen inter-faith dialogue and peaceful co-existence between world peoples. Pope Francis made the remarks at his meeting at the Vatican with…

Big Things Group selected as partner for U.S. Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

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(Abu Dhabi) - The U.S. Department of State has announced its intent to work with the Big Things Group as its partner for the U.S. pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Current design plans, based on the theme "What Moves You," are for a U.S. pavilion…

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…

UAE-Russia Cooperation Team meeting held

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(Abu Dhabi) - Abu Dhabi hosted the first meeting of the "UAE-Russian Industrial, Technological and Scientific Cooperation Team," which was headed by Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry, and George…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives national departments' delegation

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received at Al Bateen Palace, the delegations of the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, the UAE's telecommunications,…

Dubai leads regional, global rankings in IMD Competitiveness Report

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(Dubai) - Dubai has ranked first in the Arab world in terms of government budget (as percentage of GDP), while globally the emirate ranked seventh in government efficiency and third in public finance, according to the Competitiveness Report…

Dubai wins bid to host 12th World Chambers Congress in 2021

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(Dubai) - Dubai has won the bid to host the 12th World Chambers Congress (WCC) in 2021, which will see the participation of 14,000 chambers of commerce from 100 countries. The 12th WCC will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh…

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…