UAE to Invest $25bn in Gas Development Projects

UAE to Invest $25bn in Gas Development Projects

(Moscow) – Gas remain a major factor in the world energy supply equation and a driving force for the world economic growth, H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy, has affirmed. The potential role of gas in the world energy mix rests on availability of frequent supplies at affordable prices, Al Mazrouie told the […]

G20 seeks to Banish ‘Economic Warfare’ Fears

G20 seeks to Banish ‘Economic Warfare’ Fears

G20 finance ministers sought to convince markets at a meeting in Moscow they would not slide into “economic warfare” with competitive devaluations of currencies to boost activity. British Finance Minister George Osborne warned of the dangers of slugging out a currency war but expressed confidence the ministers would give a clear signal in their final […]

Russia Reaches out to Syrian Coalition

Russia Reaches out to Syrian Coalition

(Moscow) – Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow has proposed talks with the main Syrian opposition coalition. Sergey Lavrov told a news conference that Russia has contacted the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces through the Russian Embassy in Egypt and “we expressed readiness to conduct a meeting” with coalition leader Mouaz al-Khatib. The […]

Russia becomes 156th member of WTO

Russia becomes 156th member of WTO

(Moscow) – After years of negotiation, WTO finally announced inclusion of Russia in the Organization. With its formal accession, Russia becomes the 156th country to join WTO, an organization that sets global trade rules and enforces trade agreements. Until now, Russia was the largest economy in the world that was a not a WTO member. […]

Putin wins Russia’s Presidential vote

Putin wins Russia's Presidential vote

(Moscow) – Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin has claimed victory in Russia’s presidential election. Putin tallied 58-59 percent of vote, according to exit polls cited by state television. Communist Party candidate Gennady Zyuganov received about 18 percent, whereas Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Sergei Mironov and Mikhail Prokhorov were in single digits. At a massive rally outside the […]

Polls Open For Russia’s Presidential Vote‎

Polls Open For Russia's Presidential Vote‎

(Moscow) – Polling stations have opened across Russia for the presidential election widely expected to return Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin for a record third term. Putin was president in 2000-2008, but has spent the past four years as prime minister because of a constitutional limit of two consecutive terms for a president.

Sheikh Abdullah meets Russian FM

Abdullah bin Zayed meets Russian FM

(Moscow) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the UAE met Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov. Also present at the meeting were H.E. Khalid Al Ghaith, Assistant Foreign Minister for the Economic Affairs, H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Butti, Director of the Department of European Affairs at the Ministry of […]

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