UAE FM meets British Minister of State for the Middle East

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(London) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met Alistair Burt, the British Minister of State for Middle East. During the meeting, which was held within the framework of Sheikh…

UAE FM inaugurates Sheikh Zayed Gallery at British Museum

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(London) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, inaugurated the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Gallery for Europe and the Middle East at the British Museum in London. The…

US Defense Secretary meets President Ghani

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(Kabul) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during an unannounced visit to Kabul to discuss prospects for peace talks with the Taliban and the country’s deteriorating security situation ahead of upcoming…

Japan toll rises to 35 after powerful quake

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(Tokyo) - The death toll from a powerful quake that triggered landslides in northern Japan rose to 35, as tens of thousands of rescue workers raked through the mud for survivors. The majority of the dead are from the small rural town of Atsuma,…

Mohamed bin Zayed, French Minister for Foreign Affairs explore cooperation prospects

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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, and Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, have explored ways of consolidating…

UAE FM, British investors discuss cooperation

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(London) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with a delegation of British investors, as part of his official visit to Britain. The meeting tackled the growing historical…

Crown Prince of Fujairah received by PM of Kyrgyzstan

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(Bishkek) - Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev, received in the city of Issyk-Kul, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, who is now on a visit to Kyrgyzstan to attend the World…

More than 600 migrants rescued off Spain in one day

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(Madrid) - More than 600 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean as they attempted to make the perilous crossing to Spain, the coastguard said. While the overall number of migrants reaching Europe by sea is down from a peak in 2015, Spain…

Afghan Taliban announce death of Haqqani network leader

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(Kabul) - The Afghan Taliban have announced the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, the head of one of the most potent militant factions operating in Afghanistan, the SITE monitoring group said. "Just as he endured great hardships for the religion…

UAE announces first astronauts to go to space

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(Dubai) - The United Arab Emirates has selected its first two astronauts to go on a mission to the International Space Station, Dubai´s ruler said. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum named the new astronauts as Hazza al-Mansouri, 34,…

Iran currency hits all-time low against dollar

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(Tehran) - The Iranian rial hit another all-time low against the US dollar in spite of central bank efforts to stem the decline. The rial has lost around 15 percent of its value on the open market in the past three days, bottoming at 128,500…

UAE, Mongolia discuss stronger bilateral relations

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(Ulaanbaatar) - Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, led the UAE delegation during its official visit to Mongolia. During the two-day visit, ways to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries…

UNRWA regrets US decision to cut funds

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(New York) - The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) has expressed deep regret and disappointment at the United States' announcement that it will no longer provide funding to the Agency. "This decision is all the more surprising given that…

OPEC, non-OPEC countries hit 109 % conformity level

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(Vienna) - OPEC and Non-OPEC countries participating in the "Declaration of Cooperation" have achieved a conformity level of 109 percent in July 2018, said the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) following a meeting to review the monthly…