PM visits Dubai International Airport

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited Dubai International Airport to ensure passenger satisfaction and facilitations provided to them. He also inspected…

Greek President receives Sheikh Abdullah

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(Athens) - The President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopios Pavlopoulos, received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and his accompanying delegation, at the Presidential…

Triple honours for Etihad Airways

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(Abu Dhabi) - Etihad Airways has received three highly coveted awards for the World’s Best First Class Airline, World’s Best First Class Onboard Catering, and World’s Best First Class Airline Seat for its First Apartments and Suites,…

Solar Impulse 2 arrives in Egypt

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(Cairo) - Solar Impulse 2, Si2, the solar-powered plane attempting to become the first aircraft in the world to circumnavigate the globe without using a drop of fossil fuel, took another step towards its epic goal when it touched down in…

Cypriot President receives Sheikh Abdullah

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(Nicosia) - Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and his accompanying delegation, to review bilateral cooperation…

Over 238,000 migrants crossed into Europe in 2016

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(New York) - An estimated 238,220 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Europe in 2016 through 10th July, up 68 percent on the same period last year, with most arriving in Greece (158,938) and Italy (77,436), the…

Bahrain Summer Festival opens

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(Manama) - The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) has officially ushered the 2016 edition of the Bahrain Summer Festival. The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) launched the 8th edition at a special event…

UAE's non-oil foreign trade hits AED269.5bn in Q1 2016

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE's direct non-oil trade recorded AED 269.5 billion during the first quarter of 2016, maintaining almost the same figures achieved in Q1 last year, said the Federal Customs Authority (FCA). FCA said its preliminary statistics…

Sharjah Charity Int'l distributes Eid clothing in 22 countries

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(Sharjah) - As part of its Ramadan projects, the Sharjah Charity International (SCI) has distributed 27,000 pieces of Eid clothing to orphans and needy people in 22 countries worldwide. Abdullah Mubarak Al Dhukhan, Secretary-General of the…

Abbas renews support for French peace initiative

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(Jerusalem) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has renewed his support for the French peace initiative and its efforts to prepare for the convening of an international peace conference by the end of this year. President Abbas made the…

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Centre opens in Paris

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(Paris) - The Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Centre was inaugurated at a special ceremony at the Musee du Louvre in the French capital. The Centre, located in the Pavillon de l’Horloge, pays tribute to the UAE's founding father. It will…

Terrorist bombings targeting Saudi Arabia condemned

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The Arab Interior Ministers’ Council strongly condemned the terrorist bombings which targeted Saudi Arabia, including the blast near the Prophet’s Grand Mosque, Al-Masjid an-Nabawi in the Madinah. The Tunis-based pan-Arab General-Secretariat…

OIC condemns Dhaka terrorist attack

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(Jeddah) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was profoundly shocked to learn the unprecedented terrorist attack in Bangladeshi Capital Dhaka on 1st July 2016 evening. The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani condemned, in…

Qatar-proposed resolution adopted by UNHCR

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(Geneva) - The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)'s 32nd regular session has adopted the draft resolution on the Protection of the Family, 'The role of the family in supporting the promotion and protection of human rights for persons…