Sheikh Mohammed launches Second Market

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the Second Market in the U.A.E. financial markets.This came after His Highness was briefed on the project submitted…

UN chief calls for decisive action against terrorism

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(New York) - Ahead of tomorrow’s United Nations Security Council's summit on foreign terrorist fighters, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for decisive action in support of efforts to confront extremists. "It is undeniable and the…

Ban ki Moon's message on World Maritime Day

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(New York) - At a time When the world is Beset by Conflict and crisis, it is easy to forget That, day in and day out, the international shipping industry works quietly and Efficiently to keep the wheels of global trade in motion and ensure the…

Dubai kicks off Future Cities Conference 2014

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(Dubai) - Dubai Municipality and the Environment Center for Arab Towns, in collaboration with Informa and Arab Towns Organisation (ATO), launched the Future Cities Conference. The two day conference, held in World Trade Centre on the sidelines…

OIC welcomes national unity govt in Afghanistan

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(Jeddah) - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, has welcomed the agreement to form a government of national unity in Afghanistan. He congratulated Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah,…

Sheikh Hamdan meets Palestinian Public Works Minister

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region & Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) received at Al Nakheel Palace Dr. Mufid Al Hasayna, Palestinian Minister of Public Works &…

Sharjah ruler orders new projects in E. Region

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(Sharjah) - H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, visited Wadi Al Helo in the Eastern Region as part of his regular tours to inspect people’s living conditions and assess their needs.…

Emirates marks 10 yrs of Int'l Lounge Network

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(Dubai) - Emirates Airline said over 22 million customers have enjoyed the haven of an Emirates Lounge since the airline opened its first international lounge outside of its Dubai hub, and demand is growing. In the financial year ending…

Jolie to direct Richard Leakey biopic Africa

(Los Angeles) - Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has been hired to direct "Africa," a feature film about paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey and his campaign against ivory poachers that threaten Africa´s elephants. The…

UNGA committed to tackle Ebola outbreak

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(New York) - As an Ebola outbreak of "unprecedented nature and scope" continues its spread through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the United Nations General Assembly has underlined it strong commitment to responding to the emergency in…

PM receives Georgian Counterpart

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister of U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at Za'beel Palace, received Irakli Garibashvili, Georgia’s Prime Minister, and the members of his delegation.…

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets Egypt's President

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(Cairo) - His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, and Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, discussed the fraternal cooperation between the U.A.E.…

UAE pumps heavy investment into energy sector

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(Abu Dhabi) - The U.A.E. is planning to raise its oil output capacity to 3.5 million barrels per day by 2017 and refining capacity to 1.1 mbpd from 707,000 barrels per day, affirming its strategic vision as a major oil producer in the world,…

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets Georgia's PM

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met at Mushrif Palace, the visiting Georgian Prime Minister, Irakli Garibashvili and his…