China sends first woman into space

China sends first woman into space

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(Jiuquan) - China launched its most ambitious space mission carrying its first female astronaut and two male colleagues in an attempt to dock with an orbiting module and work on board for more than a week. The Shenzhou 9 capsule lifted off from…
Saudi Crown Prince Nayef passes away

Saudi Crown Prince Nayef passes away

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(Riyadh) - Saudi Crown Prince, Nayef bin Abdul Aziz has died the royal court said. His funeral would be held on Sunday after sunset prayers in Makkah in western Saudi Arabia. The 79-year-old’s death, just eight months after he replaced his…
Egypt court orders Parliament Dissolved

Egypt court orders Parliament Dissolved

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(Cairo) - Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that the Parliament must be immediately dissolved, while also blessing the right of Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister to run for President, escalating a battle for power between the…
Libya keen to Establish Partnership with UAE

Libya keen to Establish Partnership with UAE

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(Tripoli) - Interim Prime Minister of Libya, Dr. Abdul Rahim Al Keib has expressed keenness of the Libyan government to establish partnership with the UAE in all sectors so as to transfer the successful experience in the UAE to the new Libya.…
Angelina leads World Refugee Day Campaign

Angelina leads World Refugee Day Campaign

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In the past 18 months, the UNHCR has faced one of the busiest periods of its history, with crisis after crisis keeping the agency at full stretch, but over the next week staff across the globe will take time to commemorate World Refugee Day…
Welfare of Citizens is our core Strategy: Sheikh Mohammed

Welfare of Citizens is our core Strategy: Sheikh Mohammed

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Chairman of the Executive Council of the emirate of Abu Dhabi stated that the provision of well-being…
Eurozone agrees to lend Spain 100 bln Euros

Eurozone agrees to lend Spain 100 bln Euros

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(Madrid) - Euro zone finance ministers have agreed to lend Spain up to 100 billion euros ($125 billion) to shore up its teetering banks and Madrid said it would specify precisely how much it needs once independent audits report in just over…
Syrian National Council elects Kurd as new leader

Syrian National Council elects Kurd as new leader

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(Istanbul) - The Syrian National Council, elected Kurdish activist Abdelbasset Sida as its leader at a meeting in Istanbul, a council statement said. Sida, 56-year-old succeeds Burhan Ghalioun, a liberal opposition figure who had presided over…
Sheikh Mohammed receives Iranian Oil Minister

Sheikh Mohammed receives Iranian Oil Minister

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai received Iran’s Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi and the accompanying delegation at Zabeel Palace. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed discussed…
President Khalifa receives Ahmadinejad’s invitation to 16th NAM summit

President Khalifa receives Ahmadinejad’s invitation to 16th NAM summit

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(Al Ain) - The President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has received an invitation from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to attend the Non-Aligned Movement Summit (NAM) scheduled in Tehran next September. Iranian president’s…
SCO stresses Regional Security and Economy

SCO stresses Regional Security and Economy

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(Beijing) - The member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) agree to further cooperation in a variety of fields after the Beijing summit which concluded at the Great Hall of the People. They adopted 10 agreements, including…
UAE to play major role at Rio+20

UAE to play major role at Rio+20

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE will have a strong presence at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), said Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change, H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber…
EU eyes end to visa-free borders

EU eyes end to visa-free borders

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(EU) - A surge in illegal migrants across the porous Greek-Turkish frontier prompted calls for a temporary return of borders in the EU’s visa-free area despite stiff opposition from Brussels. Under proposals mulled by Home Affairs Ministers…
Dubai open to Young Media Persons: Sheikh Mohammed

Dubai open to Young Media Persons: Sheikh Mohammed

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met a delegation from Kuwait University comprising media and communication students and personnel from the university's media…