Abdullah bin Zayed meets Brazilian FM

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(Barsilia) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met with Ernesto Araujo, Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Sheikh Abdullah lauded the growing ties between the UAE and…

UAE, Colombia sign visa waiver

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(Bogota) - The UAE and Colombia have signed an agreement on the mutual exemption of prior visa requirements for ordinary passport holders from both countries. The agreement was signed by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister…

President of Colombia receives Abdullah bin Zayed

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(Bogota) - President of Colombia, Ivan Duque Marquez, has received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and his accompanying delegation, currently visiting the country. The…

2019 Special Olympics world games start in Abu Dhabi

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(Abu Dhabi) - Seven thousand five hundred athletes are participating from 195 countries in Special Olympics 2019 which kick-started in Abu Dhabi recently. According to media reports, in Abu Dhabi’s Zayed sports city stadium, the inaugural…

New Zealand mosque massacre death toll rises to 50

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(Wellington) - The death toll from Friday´s mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques has risen 50, with another 50 injured in the attack, police said on Sunday. The additional death was discovered as bodies were being removed from the two…

Etihad Airways, Saudi Airlines to build on existing codeshare partnership

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(Riyadh) - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi national flag carrier, Saudi Arabian Airlines, announced positive growth in traffic since their codeshare partnership began in November 2018. Jointly,…

UN mourns killing of 21 staff in Ethiopia plane crash

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(United States) - Flags flew at half-staff at the United Nations after 21 UN employees were killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said marked a "sad day" for the world body. Guterres led delegates…

British MPs reject Brexit deal for second time

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(London) - British MPs overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May´s Brexit deal for a second time, pitching Britain into the unknown just 17 days before it is due to split from the European Union. The House of Commons voted by 391…

Seoul passes emergency bills to fight air pollution

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South Korea's parliament passed emergency measures to tackle the "social disaster" of air pollution, after the country saw record levels of pollution earlier this month. The measures include the mandatory introduction of air purifiers in…

FNC Speaker arrives in Morocco on official visit

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(Rabat) - Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of Federal National Council, FNC, arrived in Rabat, heading the council's delegation on an official visit to Morocco. During the visit, Dr. Al Qubaisi will hold talks with senior officials…

DP World to Invest in new infrastructure in Kazakhstan

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(Dubai) - The potential of DP World investing in new infrastructure in Kazakhstan’s ports and logistics sectors was the focus of discussions between global trade enabler DP World’s Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem and Kazakhstan’s…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Russian Foreign Minister

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received Sergey Lavrov, Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs, who is currently visiting the country…

Air pollution claims 7 million lives a year: UN rights expert

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(Geneva) - A UN human rights expert has said that air pollution can kill up to seven million people a year. Shifting to renewable energy could save up to 150 million lives by the end of the century amid concerns that six billion people regularly…

UAE Armed Forces Chief of Staff meets British counterpart

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(Abu Dhabi) - Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, received on Tuesday, General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, the United Kingdom's Chief of Defence Staff, who is currently visiting the UAE. During…