Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Saudi Crown Prince meets with Commander of US Central Command

(Riyadh) – Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence met with the Commander of United States Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie. According to the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, the two sides reviewed aspects of cooperation between the two friendly countries particularly in the military field, […]

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UAE, Uzbekistan sign government modernisation, development agreement

(Tashkent) – The UAE and Uzbekistan signed an agreement that aims to modernise and develop their government work, strengthen their partnership, and improve the performance of their government sectors, during the visit of a UAE government delegation to Uzbekistan. The agreement was signed by Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the […]

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UAE, Saudi Arabia sign MoU to develop digital education system

(Riyad) – The Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, to develop the digital education system, and several Emirati universities signed twinning agreements with their Saudi counterparts. The signing took place during the participation of an Emirati academic delegation in the 8th International Exhibition and Conference […]

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IMF warns rising debt makes economy more vulnerable

(Washington) – Rising corporate and government debt levels and the sharp increase in more risky lending could leave the global economy vulnerable to another severe downturn, the International Monetary Fund warned. While the concerns “aren´t all setting off alarm bells just yet,” governments will face challenges in balancing the need to tighten up oversight of […]

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Sudan army topples President Omar al-Bashir

(Khartoum) – The Sudanese army has removed veteran president Omar al-Bashir from power and detained him, Defence Minister Awad Ibnouf announced on state television. “I announce as minister of defence the toppling of the regime and detaining its chief in a secure place,” Ibnouf said. Bashir, who ruled with an iron fist since he took […]

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UAE, Australia accelerating trade cooperation

(Sharjah) – The UAE and Australia reviewed prospects for widening the scope of cooperation across various fronts. This came during the UAE- Australia Business Roundtable, which was organised by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry to mark the visit of a high-profile Australian 50-member delegation headed by Roland Jabbour, Chairman of the Arabic-Australian Chamber […]

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David Malpass named World Bank president

David Malpass, a senior US Treasury official in President Donald Trump´s administration, was unanimously chosen as the next president of the World Bank. The selection of Malpass by the bank´s board of directors followed an “open, transparent” nomination process in which citizens of all membership countries were potentially eligible, the bank said in a statement. […]

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British PM asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30

(London) – Prime Minister Theresa May asked the European Union to delay Britain´s departure from the bloc until June 30, with the extension ending earlier if parliament approves her Brexit deal. May also told EU Council president Donald Tusk in a formal letter that Britain would start preparing for its participation in European Parliament elections […]