Ninth annual Sir Bani Yas Forum concludes in Abu Dhabi

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(Abu Dhabi) - The ninth annual Sir Bani Yas Forum, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in collaboration with the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), concluded at the…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Chechen President

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received Chechen President, Ramzan Kadyrov, at Qasr Al Bahr Majlis, and discussed with him an array…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives Columbian Foreign Minister

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia. During the meeting, held at the Ministry in Abu Dhabi,…

British foreign minister visits Iran

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(London) - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was to visit Iran for the first time for talks about the nuclear deal and freeing UK nationals held in Iranian jails. Iran has been abiding by the terms of its nuclear deal with global powers,…

Thousands rally in London for new Brexit vote

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(London) - Tens of thousands of people opposed to Britain´s looming breakup with the EU rallied in the heart of London, according to organisers, in the latest bid to try and stop Brexit. The march on parliament began as a noisy and festive…

At least 60 dead in India train disaster

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(Amritsar) - A speeding train ran over revellers watching fireworks during a Hindu festival in northern India Friday, killing more than 60 people, with eyewitnesses saying they were given no warning before disaster struck. The crowd had gathered…

UAE and Sweden discuss innovations in future food technology

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(Stockholm) - Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security, have met with Elisabeth Backteman, State Secretary of the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, to discuss means of enhancing cooperation in innovations in food…

Abu Dhabi Chamber, Romanian PM explore mutual investment opportunities

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry discussed economic cooperation between the UAE and Romania, during a meeting with Viorica Dancila, Prime Minister of Romania, and her delegation in the Emirates Palace hotel, as part…

World's first Russian centre for digital innovations to open in Dubai

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(Dubai) - Dubai Internet City, DIC, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Russian Export Centre, REC, to launch the first Russian Centre for Digital Innovations and Information and Communication Technologies outside Russia, in…

Abu Dhabi, UN-Habitat sign agreement to host World Urban Forum

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, DPM, signed an agreement, on Wednesday, with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, for Abu Dhabi to host the 10th World Urban Forum, WUF10, in…

UAE Int'l Investors Council explores opportunities in Kyrgyzstan

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(Abu Dhabi) - Jamal Saif Al Jarwan, Secretary-General of the UAE International Investors Council, UAEIIC, and Shingiz Ishimbekov, Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the UAE, discussed potential investment opportunities in Kyrgyzstan and means of exploring…

Hamdan bin Zayed receives President of Angola

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, received President Joao Manuel Lourenco of Angola, and his accompanying delegation at Al Nakheel Palace in Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Hamdan welcomed…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Austrian Minister of Finance

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received Hartwig Loger, Minister of Finance of Austria, to discuss prospects of propelling the friendship…

Pompeo eyes progress over Trump-Kim summit

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(Tokyo) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped to make progress on denuclearisation and a second US-North Korean summit as he kicked off an Asian trip Saturday that will feature a meeting with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. Pompeo arrived…