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US approves $911m arms sale to Bahrain

(Riyadh) – The US State Department has approved a potential $911.4 million helicopter and weapons sale to Bahrain, according to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency. According to a statement posted on the website of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of the Department of Defense, the sale includes 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters, as well […]

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UAE Ambassador, Pakistani PM open Diabetes Centre

(Islamabad) – UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi, and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, have opened a Diabetes Centre (TDC) which provides medical treatment for diabetic patients. The centre, the first of its kind in Islamabad, was established with the generous support of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC. During […]

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Abu Dhabi and Queensland to expand strategic partnership

(Abu Dhabi) – The Government of Abu Dhabi and the State of Queensland, Australia, signed a cooperation agreement with the ultimate objective of reinforcing the strategic partnership between them in a number of economic and developmental areas. Khalifa Bin Salem Al Mansouri, the DED’s Undersecretary, and Jackie Trad, MP for the South Brisbane Seat and […]

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Abu Dhabi CP, Austrian Chancellor discuss ties

(Abu Dhabi) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has discussed developing bilateral ties between the UAE and Austria with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz. During official talks held at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, the two sides […]

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Royal baby named Prince Louis

(London) – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their third child Louis Arthur Charles. The couple’s second son was born at 11:01 BST on Monday at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, weighing 8lb 7oz. A tweet from Kensington Palace said the baby would be known as His Royal Highness […]

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Leaders of two Koreas meet at historic summit

(Seoul) – Smiling and holding hands, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the heavily fortified demilitarised zone between the countries in the first summit for the two Koreas in over a decade. The meeting, aimed at ending their decades-long conflict and easing tensions over the North’s nuclear […]

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President Trump likely to meet Queen in UK visit

Donald Trump is likely to meet the Queen when he visits the UK this July. They will either meet at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle. The US president is to visit the UK on Friday, 13 July, after previously cancelling a trip amid claims he would face mass protests. Downing Street called it a “working […]

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UN-EU conference raises $4.4 billion for Syria

(Brussels) – International donors at a United Nations-European Union humanitarian conference pledged nearly $4.4 billion to fund critical aid programmes in war-torn Syria throughout 2018. Gathered in the Belgian capital, Brussels, alongside top officials from over 85 countries and organisations, UN and EU leaders also stressed that the stalled UN-led Syrian political negotiations, known as […]

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Bahraini Prime Minister receives UAE Ambassador

(Manama) – The Prime Minister of Bahrain, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has expressed his country’s deep pride in the brotherly relations between the UAE and Bahrain, and their mutual interest in developing them across all fields. This came during a meeting between the Bahraini Prime Minister and the newly appointed UAE Ambassador to […]

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Abu Dhabi International Translation Conference opens

(Abu Dhabi) – The sixth edition of the Abu Dhabi International Translation Conference, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, kicked-off at the 28th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2018, under the slogan ‘Scientific Translation and Knowledge Development’. “I am delighted to attend the Abu Dhabi International […]

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World Intellectual Property Day 2018 celebrated

The world is celebrating World Intellectual Property Day. The day is celebrated to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity. This year’s World Intellectual Property Day campaign celebrates the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our […]