Dubai launches World Free Zones Organisation

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(Dubai) - Dubai has been chosen to house the headquarters of the newly-formed World Free Zones Organisation, which was officially launched in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister…

PM leads UAE riders to Victory

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(England) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has led UAE's riders to victory in the Windsor Royal Endurance Race. HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain and HM Queen…

UAE, US to strengthen bilateral ties

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.E. Juma Mohammed Al Kait, UAE Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade, UAE Ministry of Economy, received and held talks with a high-ranking delegation from the US Department of Commerce (DoC) headed by Deputy General Counsel…

13th GCC Theatre Festival opens

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(Sharjah) - His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah attended the opening of the 13th Edition of the Gulf Theatre Festival of the Civil Troupes, organised by the Ministry of…

Expo to provide 277,000 new jobs

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(Dubai) - H.E. Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimi, Minister of State and Managing Director of World Expo 2020 has said that that hosting Expo 2020, is expected to yield Dh89 billion in added economic activities and raise the overall GDP of the country…

Modi to become next PM of India

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(New Delhi) - Narendra Modi closed in on a landslide victory in India´s election as results showed him riding a wave of support for promises of jobs and development. Counting at the climax of the marathon six-week election showed his Hindu…

Sony sinks to $1.3 bln Quarterly loss

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Sony Corp. sank to a 138 billion yen ($1.3 billion) quarterly loss, hit by costs from selling its personal computer business, and is forecasting more red ink as it struggles to execute a long-promised turnaround. The Tokyo-based maker of…

FM reiterates UAE's support for IRENA's Mission

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of UAE received at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Adnan Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah…

Dubai Creek Front Development Project approved

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved a development project for Dubai creek front in Bur Dubai's Al Seef area. The project covers a 1.8 kilometer plot…

67th Cannes Film Festival Kicks Off

The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival kicked off with a dose of classic French Riviera glamour. The Grace Kelly biopic “Grace of Monaco,” starring Nicole Kidman, opened the festival. The festival jury, which decides the prestigious Palme…

Iran nuclear talks enter sensitive new phase

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(Vienna) - Diplomatic efforts by Iran and world powers towards a potentially historic nuclear deal entered uncharted territory with a new round of talks in Vienna. After three meetings that Washington says have enabled both sides to “understand…

For Jolie, acting to take backseat

Angelina Jolie says acting is going to take a “backseat” for her as she want to continue exploring directing and humanitarian work. Jolie will be seen in “Maleficent” to be released on May 28, a movie that will see her take on the…

Sheikh Mohammad receives Pope Tawadros

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai received Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II. As he welcomed the guest and his entourage, Sheikh Mohammad…

Marathon Indian polls to end on Monday

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(New Delhi) - The marathon general elections spread over nine phases in 35 days comes to an end with polling taking place in 41 constituencies of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. The fates of several political heavyweights, including…