Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Kazakhstan renames capital Nursultan after ex-president

(Almaty) – Kazakhstan´s parliament voted to rename the country´s capital in honour of longtime ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev, a day after he resigned as president, state media reported. “Astana is now officially renamed Nursultan,” the state-owned Kazinform news agency said after a parliamentary vote. Kazakhstan´s new interim president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed renaming the capital after he […]

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Million sign petition to stop Brexit

(London) – More than a million people signed an online petition within 24 hours asking the British government to stop Brexit, briefly crashing the site Thursday during a surge in support. With just eight days to go until Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union, the petition launched on Wednesday admitted that a second […]

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Afghanistan presidential election delayed to Sept 28

(Kabul) – War-torn Afghanistan has delayed its presidential election until September 28, officials announced the second time the ballot has been put back and five months later than it was originally scheduled to be held. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said the vote had faced “numerous problems and challenges … therefore holding the elections based […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed meets Brazilian FM

(Barsilia) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met with Ernesto Araujo, Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Sheikh Abdullah lauded the growing ties between the UAE and Brazil, thanks to the unlimited support of their leadership, and the two countries’ keenness to develop cooperation in all fields. […]

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UAE, Colombia sign visa waiver

(Bogota) – The UAE and Colombia have signed an agreement on the mutual exemption of prior visa requirements for ordinary passport holders from both countries. The agreement was signed by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Luz Stella Jara Portilla, Vice Minister of Foreign Relations of […]

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President of Colombia receives Abdullah bin Zayed

(Bogota) – President of Colombia, Ivan Duque Marquez, has received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and his accompanying delegation, currently visiting the country. The meeting addressed prospects for fostering bilateral relations across all fronts, primarily in the fields of politics, economy, trade, renewable energy, and food […]

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2019 Special Olympics world games start in Abu Dhabi

(Abu Dhabi) – Seven thousand five hundred athletes are participating from 195 countries in Special Olympics 2019 which kick-started in Abu Dhabi recently. According to media reports, in Abu Dhabi’s Zayed sports city stadium, the inaugural ceremony of Olympics world games was organized in which fireworks and light show arrangement were made for the audience. […]

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Etihad Airways, Saudi Airlines to build on existing codeshare partnership

(Riyadh) – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi national flag carrier, Saudi Arabian Airlines, announced positive growth in traffic since their codeshare partnership began in November 2018. Jointly, Etihad and Saudia have flown over 16,000 guests across the partnership, solidifying the airlines’ commitment to growing inbound business and tourism […]

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British MPs reject Brexit deal for second time

(London) – British MPs overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May´s Brexit deal for a second time, pitching Britain into the unknown just 17 days before it is due to split from the European Union. The House of Commons voted by 391 to 242 to reject the divorce deal, even after May secured further guarantees from […]

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FNC Speaker arrives in Morocco on official visit

(Rabat) – Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of Federal National Council, FNC, arrived in Rabat, heading the council’s delegation on an official visit to Morocco. During the visit, Dr. Al Qubaisi will hold talks with senior officials and President of the House of Representatives, and the House of Councillors, to enhance joint parliamentary relations […]