Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Mohamed bin Zayed directs Khalifa Fund to support SMEs in Pakistan

(Islamabad) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, directed the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, Khalifa Fund, to allocate US$200 million to support small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, in Pakistan. This initiative aims to encourage innovation in projects and […]

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Custodian of Two Holy Mosques receives Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Necklace from ARCO

(Riyadh) – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, has received “Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Necklace, First Class”, presented by the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organisation, ARCO, in appreciation of his humanitarian diplomatic efforts at regional and international levels, to reduce human suffering and an […]

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‘Significant fears’ over 17 missing in Australian bushfires

(Sydney) – There are significant fears for 17 people who are missing after massive bushfires in Victoria, Australia, quoted the state’s premier. While state premier Daniel Andrews said it was possible some of those unaccounted for could still be safe, he made clear that authorities were extremely concerned about their welfare, in comments reported by […]

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Pakistan’s PM receives Mohamed bin Zayed

(Islamabad) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, discussed friendly Emirati-Pakistani relations and ways to develop them in various fields for the benefit of both countries and peoples. This came about […]

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9 dead after Indonesian capital hit by flooding

(Jakarta) – Nine people died after Indonesia’s capital was hit by its deadliest flooding in years, authorities said, as torrential rains on New Year´s Eve left vast swathes of the megalopolis submerged. Thousands were evacuated to temporary shelters as electricity was switched off in scores of waterlogged neighbourhoods across greater Jakarta, home to about 30 […]

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Dubai marks arrival of six international cruise liners in one day

(Dubai) – Strengthening Dubai’s position as the leading “cruise hub of the region”, the emirate welcomed six international cruise liners on 29th December 2019, via the Mina Rashid cruise terminal. The terminal dealt with over 60,000 cruise passengers, as they handled all the processes for the smooth arrival of TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 5, Pullmantur […]

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Afghanistan´s Ghani on track for second term

(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 limbo and bitter allegations of fraud and corruption in the September 28 poll, Afghanistan´s Independent Election Commission (IEC) said […]