Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Dubai FDI showcases emirate’s investment advantages in Spain

(Dubai) – The Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), the investment development agency of Dubai Economy (DED), recently held a meeting with major industries and key investors at the Circulo Ecuestre in Barcelona, Spain in collaboration with Senda International Company. The meeting, which aimed to further boost Dubai’s strong investment and trade relations with Spain, […]

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Seven killed in Turkey train crash

(Ankara) – Seven people were killed after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital, the Ankara governor´s office said, revising an initial death toll. The governorate said in a statement that one of those killed was the train driver and that 46 people were injured including three in a serious condition. […]


Rumi Celebrations on 17th December

(London). The 746th annual celebrations for prominent poet, Rumi will be held on December 17th in Konya, Turkey. His Message of Peace and Love for All has inspired people from around the world representing different faiths, cultures and nationalities. His poetry and literary work has been translated in many languages and has gained global popularity […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed receives Tunisian FM

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Al-Jahnawi, at his office in the Ministry. During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries and ways to enhance them in all fields. They also exchanged views on […]

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ADNOC awards concession to China ZhenHua Oil

(Abu Dhabi) – The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, announced the four percent stake in its onshore concession, previously held by CEFC China Energy Company Limited, CEFC China, has been acquired by North Petroleum International Company Ltd, a subsidiary of China ZhenHua Oil Co. Ltd. The ownership change has been approved by Abu Dhabi’s […]

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OFID agrees to provide US$50 million to Egypt

(Vienna) – The OPEC Fund for International Development, OFID, has agreed to provide US$50 million to support Egypt’s purchase of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas. A statement issued by OFID from its headquarters in Vienna declared that OIFID contributes to cover the gap between fuel consumption and local production in Egypt. “Energy […]

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11th Bali Democracy Forum held

(Bali) – The UAE has stressed that it places the prosperity, well-being and happiness of its citizens and the forefront of its priorities and policies, with a focus on applying innovative technologies that provide smart government services, a better healthcare sector, and a knowledge-centric education system. The remarks were delivered in a speech by Ahmed […]

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Dubai Cares, UAEU sign up to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai

(Dubai) – Leading global philanthropic organisation Dubai Cares and United Arab Emirates University, UAEU, will bring their educational focus and expertise to Expo 2020 Dubai, after signing official participation contracts. Dubai Cares becomes the first global organisation, and UAEU the first educational institution, to sign up to Expo 2020 Dubai. Both will be among the […]