Microsoft tops trillion-dollar mark for first time

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Microsoft hit the trillion-dollar value mark for the first time, becoming the third technology giant to reach the symbolic milestone. Shares in Microsoft rallied some five percent to $130.59 in early Wall Street trade after a robust earnings…

Extremism must be defeated: Prince William

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(Christchurch) - In an emotional meeting with survivors of the New Zealand mosques massacre, Britain´s Prince William appealed for "extremism in all forms" to be defeated. About 160 people gathered at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch…

Abdullah bin Zayed meets British Foreign Secretary

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(London) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt have reviewed here the prospects for further advancing the privileged relations between…

Toll in Sri Lanka blasts rises to 310

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(Colombo) - The toll from a string of deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 310, with several people dying of their injuries overnight, a police spokesman said. Around 500 people were wounded in the blasts, Ruwan Gunasekera…

Egypt referendum extending Sisi rule passed

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(Cairo) - Egyptians have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a referendum on proposed constitutional amendments aimed at extending the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the electoral board said. National Election Authority head Lashin…

Twitter triples profits, global user base rises

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(Washington) - Twitter said its profits tripled in the past quarter even as it ramped up efforts to root out abuse and misconduct on its short messaging platform. Profits in the first quarter hit $191 million, compared with $61 million a…

Egypt hosts Africa summits on Sudan, Libya crises

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(Cairo) - Egypt hosted African leaders for emergency talks on the upheavals in Sudan and Libya, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned against "a slide into chaos". Sisi called for a coherent regional response, as protesters in Khartoum…

Jordanian FM, US Congressmen discuss regional developments

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(Amman) -Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan met with a number of members of the US Congress, including members of the Foreign Affairs Committee Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Vicente Gonzalez, and member of…

Saudi Crown Prince meets with Commander of US Central Command

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(Riyadh) - Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence met with the Commander of United States Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie. According to the Saudi Press…

World's largest plane Stratolaunch makes first test flight

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(Washington) - The world´s largest airplane -- a Stratolaunch behemoth with two fuselages and six Boeing 747 engines -- made its first test flight on Saturday in California. The mega jet carried out its maiden voyage over the Mojave desert. It…

International sorrow as fire ravages Notre Dame in Paris

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(Paris) - Around 400 firefighters were attempting to stop the destruction of the Notre-Dame cathedral, describing the blaze as "difficult" to handle. Paris deputy mayor Emmanuel Gregoire told the BFM news channel that firefighters had entered…

UAE, Uzbekistan sign government modernisation, development agreement

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(Tashkent) - The UAE and Uzbekistan signed an agreement that aims to modernise and develop their government work, strengthen their partnership, and improve the performance of their government sectors, during the visit of a UAE government delegation…

UAE, Saudi Arabia sign MoU to develop digital education system

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(Riyad) - The Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, to develop the digital education system, and several Emirati universities signed twinning agreements with their…

CultureSummit Abu Dhabi closes by proposing creative ideas for change

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(Abu Dhabi) - The third edition of CultureSummit Abu Dhabi has come to an end, with its inspiring schedule of panel sessions, interactive workshops, and artistic performances resulting in creative ideas and outcomes that will be translated…