2019 Special Olympics world games start in Abu Dhabi

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(Abu Dhabi) - Seven thousand five hundred athletes are participating from 195 countries in Special Olympics 2019 which kick-started in Abu Dhabi recently. According to media reports, in Abu Dhabi’s Zayed sports city stadium, the inaugural…

Abdullah bin Zayed meets British Minister of State for MENA

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met with Alistair Burt, British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa. The meeting, held at the ministry's…

Mohammed bin Rashid receives Speaker of Saudi Shura Council

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received in Dubai speaker of Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Al-Sheikh who conveyed…

UAE signs Arab service trade liberalisation agreement

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(Cairo) - The UAE signed a service trade liberalisation agreement at the Arab League's premises in the Egyptian capital. The agreement, signed on behalf of Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, by UAE Ambassador to Egypt, Jumaa…

Floods kill 12 people in Saudi Arabia

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(Riyadh) - Twelve people have been killed in floods after heavy rain lashed northern parts of Saudi Arabia this week, the civil defence agency said. Ten died in the northwestern city of Tabuk and one each in the holy city of Medina and in…

Arab Information Ministers Council adopts Emirati proposal for ‘Tolerance’

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(Riyadh) - The Executive Office of Arab Information Ministers Council has adopted the Emirati proposal for "Tolerance" to be the Council’s intellectual theme in 2019, under the title "Arab Media’s Role in Promoting Tolerance". The Council…

Saudi king orders major government reshuffle

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(Riyadh) - King Salman of Saudi Arabia ordered a major government reshuffle, replacing the ministers of foreign affairs and information, a royal decree said. Ibrahim al-Assaf, a former finance minister, will replace Adel al-Jubeir as foreign…

Saudi Arabia boosts spending in 2019 budget

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(Riyadh) - The Saudi Council of Ministers, chaired by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has approved the largest budget in the Kingdom's history with SAR1.106 trillion spending in 2019, approximately 7…

39th GCC Summit issues Riyadh Communique

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(Riyadh) - The 40th session of the GCC summit will be held in the UAE, according to a communique issued at the end of the 39th summit in Riyadh. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and King of Saudi Arabia,…

FANA 46th General Assembly kicks off

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(Kuwait) - The 46th General Assembly of the Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA) opened in attendance of representatives of various Arab news agencies. Kuwaiti Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri…

Mohammed bin Rashid receives GCC Secretary-General

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council. During the meeting, which was…

Mohammed bin Rashid receives Mohammed bin Salman

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has met with His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers,…

GCC praises Saudi-UAE Initiative 'IMDAD'

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(Riyadh) - Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States Dr. Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al-Zayani has hailed the announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of launching 'IMDAD' initiative to…

GCC’s 44th Industrial Cooperation Committee meeting held

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(Kuwait) - Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry, led UAE’s delegation to the GCC’s 44th Industrial Cooperation Committee meeting held in Kuwait. They discussed issues on the agenda of the meeting…