Erdogan win ushers in new presidential era

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(Istanbul) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has emerged victorious in a high-stakes election, seeing off the most serious challenge. Defeating the twin threats of a reinvigorated opposition and a weakened currency, Erdogan declared…

Polls open in Turkey’s landmark elections

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(Ankara) - Polls opened for Turkey’s high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24 to complete the country’s transition to a new executive presidential system that was approved in a tight referendum last year. More than…

OPEC, non-OPEC pledge supply boost

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(Vienna) - OPEC and non-OPEC members said they would raise supply by returning to 100 percent compliance with previously agreed output cuts, after months of underproduction. This came in a statement issued at the end of the 4th OPEC and non-OPEC…

Comoros President receives Abdullah bin Zayed

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(Moroni) - Comoros President Azali Assoumani has received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, who is currently on an official visit to the country. The meeting was attended by…

Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

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(Riyadh) - Saudi Arabian women celebrated being able to drive for the first time in decades, as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The move…

UAE and Russia to send first Emirati astronaut to space

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said that sending the first Emirati astronaut to space will herald the beginning of a new era for the UAE and represents another…

DFSA signs MoU with Astana Financial Services Authority

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(Dubai) - The Dubai Financial Services Authority, DFSA, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Astana Financial Services Authority, AFSA. The MoU was signed in the Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, by Bryan Stirewalt,…

UAE and Jordan sign cooperation agreement

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(Amman) - The UAE and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan have signed a cooperation agreement that features a number of initiatives and strategic projects aimed at bolstering the partnership between them and enhancing the performance of the public…

GCC Secretary-General attends Rhodes III Conference

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(Athens) - Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, has participated in the Rhodes III Conference on Security and Stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, organised by the Greek Ministry of Foreign…

Mohamed bin Zayed, Ethiopian PM attends signing of MOUs

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(Addis Ababa) - The United Arab Emirates and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia signed Memorandums Of Understanding (MOUs), which are aimed at strengthening bilateral partnerships and opening new avenues for cooperation between the…

Empower receives four awards at IDEA conference in Canada

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(Vancouver) - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, received four awards IDEA Innovation Awards for the '360 Solution for Metering Artificial Intelligence, AIMS 360',…

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…