General Sheikh Mohammed meets Libyan Premier

General Sheikh Mohammed meets Libyan Premier

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(Abu Dhabi) - General H.H. Sheikh Mohammed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received Prime Minister of the Libyan Transitional Government, Abdurrahim al-Keeb and his accompanying delegation. The…
UAE-French joint “Gulf 2012” military exercise kicks off

UAE-French joint 'Gulf 2012' military exercise kicks off

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(Abu Dhabi) - A joint United Arab Emirates-France military exercise has started in the UAE as part of the common defense treaty singed by the two countries. The “Gulf 2012” joint is one in a series of joint exercises which launched in 1996…
Kim officially selected as World Bank President

Kim officially selected as World Bank President

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(Washington)- World Bank has named Jim Yong Kim as its next president. Dr. Kim, 52, will take over on July 1 after the current president, Robert B. Zoellick, steps down at the end of his five-year term. For the first time, World Bank's 25-member…
Sheikh Abdullah asks Iran to behave rationally

Sheikh Abdullah says Iran to behave rationally

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(Abu Dhabi) - Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah while addressing a Press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with Indian Foreign Minister, S.M. Krishna at the conclusion of 10th UAE-India’s Joint Committee meeting said that the occupation…
FNC launches virtual tour of its headquarters

FNC launches virtual tour of its headquarters

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE's Federal National Council (FNC) has become the first Arab Parliament to offer the virtual tour of its premises. Now a visitor can tour various wings of the FNC House, thanks to a simulation developed using a sequence of…
Arab group at UN backs UAE on island issue

Arab group at UN backs UAE on island issue

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(New York) - The Arab Group at the United Nations has supported stance of UAE by deploring the visit made by Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the UAE's Abu Musa Island under occupation by Iran since 1971. The group represented by Arab…
Oman's Sultan Qaboos visits UAE

Oman's Sultan Qaboos visits UAE

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(Al Ain) - President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa received Sultan Qaboos Bin Saeed of Oman at the Al Ain International Airport. Also present during the reception were H.H. Sheikh Mohammad, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,…
Gulf states to meet on Iran-UAE island issue

Gulf states to meet on Iran-UAE island issue

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(Dubai) - Foreign ministers of the six Gulf states are to hold a special meeting in Riyadh after Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad visited an island in the Gulf that is claimed by the United Arab Emirates, a UAE official said. Gulf Cooperation…
British PM meets Myanmar Leaders on Historic Visit

Cameron meets Myanmar Leaders on Historic Visit

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(Naypyidaw) - British Prime Minister, David Cameron met Myanmar's President, Thein Sein on the first visit in decades by a Western leader to Myanmar, as world powers consider lifting sanctions. Thein Sein hailed the visit as "historic" as he…
Sheikh Mohammed & Australian Defence Minister discuss bilateral ties

Sheikh Mohammed & Australian Defence Minister discuss bilateral ties

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces held talks with visiting Australian Defence Minister, Stephen Smith and the delegation accompanying…
Dubai International Peace convention begins

Dubai International Peace convention begins

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(Dubai) - The second edition of the Dubai International Peace Convention has commenced with the objective of sharing ideas and solutions that help cultivate a peaceful world in which the concepts of equality and moderation urged by the Islamic…
UAE recalls its envoy to Iran for consultation

UAE recalls its envoy to Iran for consultation

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE Foreign Ministry has recalled its ambassador to Iran, Saif Mohammad Obaid Al Za’abi, for consultation as the Federal National Council (FNC) of UAE strongly denounced the visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad…
Syria vows to stop fighting as UN deadline‎ passes

Syria vows to stop fighting as UN deadline‎ passes

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(Beirut) - The deadline for a UN-backed ceasefire aimed at halting more than a year of violence in Syria has passed on with no immediate reports of fighting, activists said. Syria's Defence Ministry said it would halt operations, but made no…
Winners of Government Excellence Awards honoured

Winners of Government Excellence Awards honoured

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed honoured the winners of the Dubai Government Excellence Programme (DGEP) Awards at the Dubai World Trade Center. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of…