Grand Imam of Al Azhar receives President of Global Council for Tolerance and Peace

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(Cairo) - Dr. Ahmed Al Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar, received Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace. Dr. Al Tayyeb praised the council’s efforts to promote the culture of peace around…

Saif bin Zayed, Mayor of Moscow discuss bolstering relations

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(Moscow) - H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, met Thursday here Sergey Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow on the sidelines of the launch of the 3rd Aqdar World Summit in Moscow. They…

UAE, S. Korea strengthening civil aviation cooperation

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(Seoul) - The prospects of promoting cooperation in areas of civil aviation were the main topic of discussion between UAE Ambassador to S. Korea Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi, and Kim Hyun-mee, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT). This…

European stock markets jump on China-US talk hopes

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(London) - Eurozone equity markets rebounded, and London extended gains, on positivity surrounding US-China trade talks, while the pound steadied after a Brexit-fuelled slump. "European stock markets are higher… as there are positive noises…

Indonesia to move its capital to Borneo island

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(Jakarta) - Indonesia will move its capital to the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island, President Joko Widodo said, as the country shifts its political heart away from congested and sinking megalopolis Jakarta. The proposed location…

UK pledges £10 mn for fire-ravaged Amazon

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(France) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday pledged £10 million ($12.3 million) to help restore the Amazon rainforest which has been ravaged by fires, sparking a wave of global concern. The money would be made available immediately…

US, Taliban push for peace at Doha talks

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(Doha) - US and Taliban representatives held negotiations in Doha, an American source close to the process said, as potentially decisive talks to enable Washington to drawdown its military in Afghanistan stretched into the evening. "Talks…

Australia to join US in Gulf maritime security mission

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(Sydney) - Australia will join the US-led mission to protect shipping through the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions with Iran, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced. Morrison said Australia would send a "modest" contribution --…

Nigeria ‘s 3 year breakthrough takes Africa towards polio elimination

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(Abuja) - Nigeria announced that three years had transpired since it last recorded a case of polio, a key step towards eradicating the notorious disease in Africa. "Three years without a case of wild polio virus is a historic milestone for…

Amazon wildfires represent an international crisis: Macron

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(Paris) - French President Emmanuel Macron said wildfires in the Amazon were an "international crisis" and called on this weekend´s G7 to address the issue. "Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rainforest -- the lungs which produces…

UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones

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(London) - Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over concerns about saving the oceans from waste. "Nude zones" and "Food in the Nude"…

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Pakistan provides a Gateway for Asia's Development Alia Shamsi Disintegration of Soviet Union in late 1980s had changed the bipolar world order. The collapse of USSR allowed USA to enhance its position. With the concept of  democratic idealism,…

UK to end EU free movement immediately after Brexit

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Britain said it will immediately end freedom of movement for people from the European Union after Brexit on October 31, in a policy shift under Prime Minister Boris Johnson. "Freedom of movement as it currently stands will end on October…

Emirates SkyCargo wins special recognition in Malaysia

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(Kuala Lumpur) - Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, was presented with the award for ‘Best Customer Airline 2018’ by the ground handling division of MAB Kargo for having transported the largest volume of air cargo from…