Entries by Diplomat Editor

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CPhI Middle East & Africa 2019 opens in Abu Dhabi

(Abu Dhabi) – CPhI Middle East & Africa 2019, the region’s leading platform for the pharmaceutical industry, opened in Abu Dhabi at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, from 16th-18th September. The exhibition, in its second year running, was inaugurated by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, who also introduced the keynote […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed receives FCO official

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Richard Moore, Director General for Political Affairs at the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office,FCO, to discuss ways of bolstering bilateral relations and cooperation. Sheikh Abdullah and the British official also took stock of the latest regional and […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed receives German official

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has received Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office, Niels Annen. During the meeting, held at the ministry in Abu Dhabi, they discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them in all fields. Sheikh Abdullah and […]

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UAE-Poland Business Forum reviews cooperation

(Sharjah) – The UAE-Poland Business Forum, organised by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SCCI, at its headquarters, discussed enhancing cooperation in medical products, healthcare and the wood industries, in addition to logistical support in the hotel and tourism sectors, professional lighting and furniture. The forum was aimed at introducing joint investment opportunities, exploring […]

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Pound jumps on Brexit hopes as global stocks firm

(London) – The British pound hit a seven-week high against the dollar on easing fears of a no-deal Brexit. Stock markets meanwhile won support after China said some US agricultural products including pork and soybeans would be exempt from added tariffs, ahead of trade talks between Beijing and Washington scheduled for October. The announcement was […]

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Drones spark fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities

(Riyadh) – Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities, the interior ministry said, in the latest assault on the state-owned energy giant as it prepares for a much-anticipated stock listing. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks on Abqaiq and Khurais, two major Aramco facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia, […]

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Trudeau dissolves parliament, launches election campaign

(Ottawa) – Justin Trudeau kicked off the campaign for next month’s Canadian general election, gunning to hold onto his liberal majority in a tight race against newcomers on both flanks. The parties have already been wooing voters with pre-election ads, announcements and whistle stops in key battlegrounds across the country. But Governor General Julie Payette´s […]

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Netanyahu in Russia to meet Putin ahead of polls

(Moscow) – Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Russia, hoping to burnish his image as an international statesman, despite Moscow’s condemnation of the Israeli Prime Minister’s pre-election pledge to annex part of the occupied West Bank. Netanyahu is campaigning to maintain his status as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister at next Tuesday´s general election. But Russian President Vladimir […]

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New York remembers 9/11 attacks, 18 years on

(New York) – New York honored the almost 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001 in a solemn ceremony at Ground Zero where hijacked Al-Qaeda planes brought down the Twin Towers. Relatives of victims, police officers, firefighters and city leaders gathered at the National September 11 Memorial to mark the 18th anniversary of the deadliest […]

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Jack Ma steps down as Alibaba’s chairman

(Shanghai) – Jack Ma, the Co-founder of the Chinese retail behemoth Alibaba, is stepping down as company chairman, the day high-profile entrepreneur turns 55. Jack Ma, a former English teacher, along with a team of few people founded Alibaba in the eastern city of Hangzhou in 1999; 20 years later, it has over 60,000 full-time […]

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SEWA, Finland discuss cooperation in sustainability and training

(Sharjah) – Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, SEWA, has received Marianne Nissila, Ambassador of Finland to the UAE, and a number of officials to brief them on SEWA’s innovative initiatives in the fields of energy efficiency and environmental preservation, provision of ideal working environment for employees. They discussed ways of […]