UAE leads Arab region in enabling trade WEF

UAE leads Arab region in enabling trade: WEF

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Abu Dhabi - The UAE continues to lead the Arab region and is ranked 19th globally in the Global Enabling Trade Report 2012 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). It also figures among the top 10 nations in Efficiency of Import-Export Procedures…
Sheikh Abdullah and his Counterpart sign MOU

Sheikh Abdullah and his Counterpart sign MOU

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(Chicago) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE's Foreign Minister and Uri Rosenthal, Dutch Foreign Minister signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the continuation of political consultations between the United Arab Emirates…
UAE seeks to promote peace in Afghanistan

UAE seeks to promote peace in Afghanistan

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(Chicago) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister has stressed that the UAE is seeking to promote peace through direct negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taleban. Addressing a meeting of NATO's 25th summit…
NATO to hand combat role to Afghanistan

NATO to hand combat role to Afghanistan

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(Chicago) - NATO will hand over the lead role in combat operations to Afghan forces across the country by mid-2013, alliance leaders said as they charted a path out of a war that has lost public support and strained budgets in Western nations. A…
Sheikh Mohammed attends Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Sheikh Mohammed attends Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

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(London) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, was among guests at a lunch held at Windsor Castle, in Windsor to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth…
UAE keen to increase Energy Exports to India

UAE keen to increase Energy Exports to India

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(New Delhi) - United Arab Emirates is keen to increase its energy exports, as well as downstream investments in India, UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan told reporters during a joint press conference with Indian Minister…
UN talks take first steps on 2015 climate deal

UN talks take first steps on 2015 Climate Deal

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(Bonn) - UN members have taken their first steps in a marathon to negotiate a new global pact by 2015 that for the first time will place rich and poor under a common legal regime to tackle climate change. Meeting in Bonn, the 195 parties to…
UAE joins 11-Member Gas Exporting Countries Forum

UAE joins 11-Member Gas Exporting Countries Forum

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is an intergovernmental organisation of 11 of the world's leading natural gas producers made up of Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and…
Greece set for new elections

Greece set for new elections

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(Athens) - Greece will go to the polls for the second time in six weeks on June 17 as fears grew of more instability over the troubled country's future in the Eurozone, the Athens News Agency said. The agency in its statement added that the…
Merkel faces showdown with Hollande over eurozone crisis

Merkel faces showdown with Hollande over eurozone crisis

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(France) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, faces showdown with the new French president over crisis in the eurozone, as Greek brinkmanship raises a risk of break-up. Hollande rode to victory in France on a platform of bolstering growth as…
Sheikh Mohammed to head UAE delegation to GCC Summit

Sheikh Mohammed to head UAE delegation to GCC Summit

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(Abu Dhabi) - President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed received UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed…
UAE participates in NAM's 17th Foreign Ministers meeting

UAE participates in NAM's 17th Foreign Ministers meeting

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(Sharm el-Sheikh) - The 17th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) opened in the Red-Sea resort of Sharam el-Sheikh with the participation of UAE along with 119 other member countries from around the globe. 17 other…
Olympic flame lit for London Games 2012

Olympic flame lit for London Games 2012

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(Greece) - The Olympic flame has been lit in Ancient Olympia in Greece, in a solemn ceremony filled with mystery and tradition that signals the final countdown to the start of this year’s summer Games in London. Dignitaries at the ceremony…
Russian parliament confirms Medvedev as PM

Russian parliament confirms Medvedev as PM

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(France) - Russia’s lower house of parliament confirmed former head of state Dmitry Medvedev as Prime Minister after he was nominated by newly inaugurated President Vladimir Putin. Medvedev was backed by 299 deputies in the State Duma with…