Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Four candidates running to lead UN nuclear watchdog

(Vienna) – Four candidates from three continents are in the running to lead the UN’s nuclear watchdog, which is tasked with monitoring implementation of the faltering Iran nuclear deal. Slovakia put forward Marta Ziakova as the latest candidate for the position of director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is searching for […]

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Ministerial Meeting of Arab Economic Council held

(Cairo) – The 104th session of the Ministerial Meeting of the Arab Economic and Social Council praised the efforts of the UAE to support children, as well as the pioneering role of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, in empowering Arab children and creating enlightened future […]

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3rd Young Arab Media Leaders Programme held

(Dubai) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, met with over 100 young people from 19 Arab countries participating in the 3rd Young Arab Media Leaders Programme. The programme, which was held at the Youth Centre in the Emirates Towers in Dubai, in the presence […]

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Al Jubeir, Sheikh Abdullah meet with Pakistan’s Prime Minister

(Islamabad) – Adel Al Jubeir, Minister of state for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia and UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, held in Islamabad trilateral talks with Shah Qureshi, Pakistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, discussing the latest developments in the region and the world. The visit […]

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Arab League praises UAE’s efforts to establish Arab Children’s Parliament

(Cairo) – The Arab League praised the UAE’s efforts, especially the work of Sharjah to establish the Arab Children’s Parliament. Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of Social Affairs Sector at the Arab League, made her statement at the start of the preparatory meetings of the Arab Economic and Social Council of the […]

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Malaysian King honours Chairman of Emirates Fatwa Council for peace efforts

(Kuala Lumpur) – King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of Malaysia has awarded Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, Chairman of the Emirates Fatwa Council, the “Ma’al Hijrah Recipient” award for his efforts in spreading science, values of peace, tolerance, coexistence and positive influence in the world. The award is the highest honour given by the Kingdom […]

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3rd ‘Aqdar World Summit’ concludes

(Moscow) – Aqdar World Summit concluded its 3rd edition today in Moscow with a vast participation of UAE delegates who have reflected the UAE image to the world. At the end of the four-day summit, which included key sessions, workshops and panel discussions, participants expressed their gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al […]

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UAE, S. Korea strengthening civil aviation cooperation

(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 came during their meeting where they reviewed ways of propelling aviation cooperation between the two countries […]

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European stock markets jump on China-US talk hopes

(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 coming out of China in relation to the trade situation,” said David Madden, analyst at traders CMC Markets UK. “US-China relations […]

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Indonesia to move its capital to Borneo island

(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 — near the regional cities of Balikpapan and Samarinda — is an area at “minimal” risk of natural disasters, […]

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UK pledges £10 mn for fire-ravaged Amazon

(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 to help restore the habitat, including areas that have been hit by the fires, the British […]

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US, Taliban push for peace at Doha talks

(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 resumed late morning today,” the US source said. The third day of the two sides´ ninth round of dialogue, […]