Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Dubai CP tours WETEX 2019

(Dubai) – H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has said that the emirate is making rapid strides to strengthen its green economy and enhance sustainable development as per international best practices in clean and renewable energy adoption. His Highness said that Dubai […]

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World Green Economy Summit 2019 concludes

(Dubai) – The 6th World Green Economy Summit,WGES, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, concluded today. The summit, held under the theme ‘‘Innovative Technologies for a Sustainable Economy’’ brought together many prominent speakers from across the globe, in addition to […]

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Hamdan bin Rashid opens IDA World Congress 2019

(Dubai) – H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, inaugurated the International Desalination Association, IDA, World Congress 2019, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The inauguration was attended by Matar Humaid Al Tayer, Chairman of DEWA; Saeed […]

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London insists UK leaving EU on Oct 31

(London) – British government doubled down, insisting it would leave the European Union in 11 days’ time despite parliament forcing prime minister to request another delay. MPs in the House of Commons passed up the chance to decide on the revised withdrawal agreement that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had negotiated with the European Union. That […]

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UAE to launch new low-cost airline

Abu Dhabi´s giant Etihad Airways and Sharjah´s low-cost carrier Air Arabia announced an agreement to launch a new low-cost airline based in the United Arab Emirates capital. Etihad Airways posted a loss in 2018 for the third year running, it said earlier this year, blaming investment losses and challenging market conditions. The new Air Arabia […]

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Russia, Saudi Arabia sign key oil deal

(Riyadh) – Energy giants Saudi Arabia and Russia sealed a key oil deal to boost cooperation among the two countries, as visiting President Vladimir Putin sought to defuse political tensions in the the region. The energy superpowers inked  some 20 contracts and agreements worth billions of dollars on aerospace, culture, health, advanced technology and agriculture. […]

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In first, spacewalk conducted by two women: NASA TV

(Washington) – The first ever spacewalk with an all-female team began, footage broadcast by NASA showed. US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir´s mission to replace a power controller outside the International Space Station officially began at 1138 GMT. “Christina, you may egress the airlock,” spacecraft communicator Stephanie Wilson told the two. “Friday’s all-woman spacewalk […]

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Tunisia elects new President

(Tunis) – Tunisia elected an independent former law professor as its new president, after Kais Saied, 61, who ran a low-key volunteer-based campaign, won a landslide victory with 72.7 per cent of the vote against his opponent, TV magnate and businessman Nabil Karoui, on 27.3 per cent. With a turnout of 55 per cent, Sunday’s […]

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Google in smartphone push with motion-sensing Pixel 4

(New York) – Google stepped up its smartphone ambitions with updated Pixel handsets, touting a move toward computing with a simple hand wave or spoken command. Pixel 4 models boasting features including gesture and face recognition debuted at a “Made by Google” event showcasing new hardware infused with artificial intelligence to respond to motion and […]