15 dead after passenger jet crashes in Kazakhstan

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(Almaty) - Fifteen people have died after a passenger jet from Kazakh airline Bek Air crashed during take-off, Kazakh news agency Kazinform said. The Fokker 100 aircraft carrying 95 passengers and five crew members broke through a wall before…

25th Dubai Shopping Festival opens

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, attended the opening ceremony of the 25th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival, DSF, whose celebrations were flagged…

Afghanistan´s Ghani on track for second term

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(Kabul) - Afghanistan´s President Ashraf Ghani appeared to have secured a second term, narrowly scoring an outright win in preliminary polling results, but his main rival immediately vowed to challenge the tally. After months of political…

Gargash meets with UN official

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(Abu Dhabi) - Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, recently met with Miguel Ángel Moratinos, United Nations High Representative of the Alliance of Civilisations, UNAOC. During the meeting, they discussed…

Etihad, Kuwait airways launch new codeshare partnership

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(Abu Dhbai) - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwaiti flag carrier, Kuwait Airways, have signed a codeshare partnership on selected services on bookings effective 22nd December 2019, for travel from 5th…

Etisalat first operator in MENA to introduce MEC technology

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(Abu Dhabi) - Etisalat announced the successful deployment of a multi-access edge computing, MEC, which will pave the way for the telecommunications entity to roll out new 5G-styled services, beginning with its content delivery network, CDN. MEC…

Johnson´s Brexit deal secures first win in new parliament

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(London) - Britain´s new parliament gave its initial approval to a revised EU divorce deal that sets up a high-stakes clash with Brussels over the sides´ future ties. The 358 to 234 vote paves the way for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to…

Arab Ministers of Communications and Information meeting held

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(Riyadh) - The UAE, represented by the General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector, TRA, participated in the 23rd session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Communications and Information hosted by the Saudi capital, Riyadh,…

Saudi Aramco acquires 17% of South Korean Hyundai Oilbank

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(Dhahran) - Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, has completed, through its subsidiary Aramco Overseas Company, the acquisition of 17 percent of Hyundai Oilbank from Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings, for approximately US$1.2 billion. The…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Nikos Dendias, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece. During the meeting, both sides discussed the bilateral relations…

UAE Attorney-General receives Kyrgyz counterpart

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(Abu Dhabi) - Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, UAE Attorney-General, met with, at his office in Al Khubeirah Palace in Abu Dhabi, Attorney General Otkurbek Jamshitov, Attorney-General of Kyrgyzstan, and his delegation. Officials from both sides…

OIC health ministers conference concludes

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(Abu Dhabi) - The 7th Session of the Islamic Conference of Health Ministers, ICHM, ended on a high note, with the approval of five key decisions related to priority health issues and main challenges facing Islamic societies. Hosted by the…

UAE, US joint military exercise 'Iron Union 12’ concludes

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(Abu Dhabi) - The joint military exercise between the ground forces of the UAE and the United States, dubbed "Iron Union 12", concluded successfully achieving the desired goals and plans. The final day of the exercise was attended by Lt.…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Chief of Staff of US Army

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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 General James C. McConville, Chief of Staff of US the Army. During the meeting, held at…