Emirates named Best Airline Worldwide

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(Dubai) - Emirates airline has won five awards at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2019. The airline took home the highly regarded industry accolades for Airline with the Best First Class, Airline with the Best Economy Class, Airline…

Thailand breaks ground for Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion

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(Dubai) - The Kingdom of Thailand has broken ground for its pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, becoming the first South East Asian country to begin the construction of its pavilion. The ceremony officially marks the beginning of construction of…

17 dead, thousands displaced after severe Indonesia floods

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(Jakarta) - At least 17 people are dead and nine missing after days of heavy rain-triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, authorities said. Some 12,000 people have been evacuated while hundreds of buildings,…

Mohammed bin Rashid meets President of Belarus

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(Beijing) - Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum met President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on the sidelines of the second Belt and Road Forum for International…

Quad meeting on Yemen held

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(London) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Jeremy Hunt, Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, Adel Al Jubeir Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi…

Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing

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(Beijing) - Chinese President Xi Jinping opened Second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. Addressing the opening session, Xi  said BR projects need to be transparent and fiscally sustainable.  There will also be "zero tolerance" for corruption,…

Microsoft tops trillion-dollar mark for first time

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Microsoft hit the trillion-dollar value mark for the first time, becoming the third technology giant to reach the symbolic milestone. Shares in Microsoft rallied some five percent to $130.59 in early Wall Street trade after a robust earnings…

Extremism must be defeated: Prince William

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(Christchurch) - In an emotional meeting with survivors of the New Zealand mosques massacre, Britain´s Prince William appealed for "extremism in all forms" to be defeated. About 160 people gathered at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch…

Abdullah bin Zayed meets British Foreign Secretary

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(London) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt have reviewed here the prospects for further advancing the privileged relations between…

Toll in Sri Lanka blasts rises to 310

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(Colombo) - The toll from a string of deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 310, with several people dying of their injuries overnight, a police spokesman said. Around 500 people were wounded in the blasts, Ruwan Gunasekera…

Egypt referendum extending Sisi rule passed

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(Cairo) - Egyptians have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a referendum on proposed constitutional amendments aimed at extending the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the electoral board said. National Election Authority head Lashin…

Twitter triples profits, global user base rises

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(Washington) - Twitter said its profits tripled in the past quarter even as it ramped up efforts to root out abuse and misconduct on its short messaging platform. Profits in the first quarter hit $191 million, compared with $61 million a…

Egypt hosts Africa summits on Sudan, Libya crises

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(Cairo) - Egypt hosted African leaders for emergency talks on the upheavals in Sudan and Libya, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned against "a slide into chaos". Sisi called for a coherent regional response, as protesters in Khartoum…

Jordanian FM, US Congressmen discuss regional developments

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(Amman) -Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan met with a number of members of the US Congress, including members of the Foreign Affairs Committee Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Vicente Gonzalez, and member of…