Ali Zeidan Elected as Libyan PM

Ali Zeidan Elected as Libyan PM

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(Tripoli) - Libya’s General National Congress elected Ali Zeidan, a long-time opponent of deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi, as Prime Minister. “Ali Zeidan is elected prime minister and is asked to propose a cabinet within two weeks,” Mohammed…
Sheikh Mohammed Meets ITU Telecom World Participants

Sheikh Mohammed Meets ITU Telecom World Participants

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met with Dr Hamadoun I. Toure, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) along with participants…
Brahimi Meets Saudi King

Brahimi Meets Saudi King

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(Jeddah) - King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia held talks with International Peace Envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi on ways to end the bloodletting in Syria. Both the leaders discussed situation in Syria and also condemned accusations by Syrian…
EU Wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

EU Wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

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(Oslo) - The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Union, an institution wracked by crisis at present but has been credited for bringing more than half a century of peace to a continent ripped apart by World War II. Speaking at…
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Receives Bill Gates

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Receives Bill Gates

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at Al Bateen Palace. Both…
UAE a Great Player in International Relations: Sheikh Abdullah

UAE a Great Player in International Relations: Sheikh Abdullah

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(Abu Dhabi) - UAE is going to host the regional organisations forum i.e. the first event of its kind to be held in the region. The event aims at bringing together the decision-makers and heads of international bodies to shed light on the most…
Big B Celebrates 70th Birthday

Big B Celebrates 70th Birthday

(Mumbai) - India's favourite film star Amitabh Bachchan has turned 70, marking his birthday with a lavish celebrity party and drawing hundreds of fans to cheer their hero outside his home. Bachchan hit the red carpet with his family on night…
UAE participates in COMCEC meetings in Istanbul

UAE participates in COMCEC Meetings in Istanbul

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(Istanbul) - Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the 28th session of OIC's COMCEC meeting in Istanbul. UAE delegation to the meeting is being headed by Economy Minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri. Speaking to the members at…
Regional Anti-Terrorism Conference Commences

Regional Anti-Terrorism Conference Commences

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(Abu Dhabi) - A regional anti-terrorism conference has been commenced in Abu Dhabi with participation of 25 Arab and non-Arab countries. The conference is organised by UAE Interior Ministry under the title ‘ Anti-Terrorism Project in the MENA…
UAE keen to Strengthen Ties with Ukraine: Sheikh Abdullah

UAE keen to Strengthen Ties with Ukraine: Sheikh Abdullah

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah and his Ukrainian Counterpart, Kostyantyn Hryshchenko addressed a joint press conference in Abu Dhabi, following the closing session of the 2nd UAE-Ukraine Joint Ministerial committee meetings. "The joint committee…
Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2012 Kicks Off

Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2012 Kicks Off

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(Abu Dhabi) - Under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2012 has opened at Yas Viceroy Hotel. Microsoft…
Chavez Wins Another 6-year Term

Chavez Wins Another 6-year Term

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(Caracas) - Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has yet again triumphed at the ballot box and won another six-year term. Fireworks erupted across Caracas as "Chavistas" celebrated in front of the presidential palace after near-complete official results…
GCC shielded World Economy from ‘Serious Damage’: Lagarde

GCC shielded World Economy from ‘Serious Damage’: Lagarde

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(Riyadh) - Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has issued a statement lauding the Gulf nations’ pragmatic oil stabilization policies for safeguarding the global economy from falling into an inflationary…
Turkey Hits Back after Syrian Strikes

Turkey Hits Back after Syrian Strikes

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(Akcakale) - Turkey's military fired an artillery round into Syria in immediate retaliation after a shell fired from Syria landed in the Turkish border town of Akcakale, the second such incident in five days. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has…