President Khalifa receives credentials of nine ambassadors

President Khalifa receives credentials of nine ambassadors

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(Abu Dhabi) - President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has received the credentials of nine new ambassadors at Al Dhiyafa Palace in Mushrif in the presence of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President’s Representative…
President honours Olympic Football Team

President honours Olympic Football Team

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(Abu Dhabi) - The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, received the UAE Olympic Football Team at Dhiyafa Palace in the presence of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President’s Representative and Sheikh Hamdan bin…
UAE ranks 28th in the world in e-Government UN

UAE ranks 28th in the world in e-Government: UN

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(United Nations) - The United Arab Emirates has climbed 21 places to stand at 28th rank in the 2012 United Nations e-Government survey of more than 190 countries. It had stood at 49th rank in 2010. UAE leads the rest of the Arab World with Bahrain…
UAE-UK Taskforce discuss bilateral relations in London

UAE-UK Taskforce discuss bilateral relations in London

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(London) - The seventh meeting of the UAE- UK Taskforce took place at the Foreign and Commonwealth in London. The meeting was hosted by Alistair Burt MP, Minister for the Middle East and South Asia and the UAE delegation was led by H.E. Dr Anwar…
Obama warns North Korea against missile test launch

Obama warns North Korea against missile test launch

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(Seoul) - US President, Barack Obama has warned North Korea against test launch of a long-range missile which Pyongyang says will put a satellite in orbit. Speaking with South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak ahead of global nuclear security…
Dubai to issue instant trade licences to investors

Dubai to issue instant trade licences to investors

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(Dubai) - The Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) is planning to issue instant trade licences to investors under a new ‘120 days hassle free licence' initiative that will be launched this year. The move, which will allow investors…
Sheikh Mohammed to lead UAE delegation to Nuclear Safety Summit

Sheikh Mohammed to lead UAE delegation to Nuclear Safety Summit

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces will lead the UAE's delegation to the Nuclear Safety Summit 2012, which will be held in Seoul…
Russia, China join UN demand for Syria peace

Russia, China join UN demand for Syria peace

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(United Nations) - Russia and China have joined the Security Council in voicing support for U.N.-Arab League envoy 's bid to end violence that has brought Syria to the brink of civil war. Western diplomats said the agreement on a statement…
Health & tourism in UAE is main focus Sheikh Mohammed

Health & tourism in UAE is main focus: Sheikh Mohammed

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(Dubai) - Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on inauguration of Saudi-German Hospital in Dubai said that health and tourism in the UAE is the focus of his attention…
Russia offers to back Annan’s Syria plan at UN

Russia offers to back Annan’s Syria plan at UN

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(Moscow) - Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov during a news conference with his Lebanese counterpart said that Russia is ready to support United Nations resolution endorsing Kofi Annan's plan for settling the Syrian crisis, signaling it…
Global economy on recovery path Lagarde

Global economy on recovery path: Lagarde

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(Beijing) - IMF chief, Christine Lagarde has said that measures taken to fight financial woes in Europe and the US have started to pay off, in a cautiously upbeat assessment of the global economy. Lagarde is attending a high profile forum on…
Sheikh Abdullah holds talks with Argentina's President, VP and FM

Sheikh Abdullah meets Argentina's President, VP & FM

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(Argentina) - Foreign Minister of UAE, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan met President of Argentina, Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner. Also present were DP World Chairman, H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and a number of top foreign ministry…
Mohammed bin Zayed meets U.S. Defence Secretary

Mohammed bin Zayed holds talks with U.S. Defence Secretary

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(Abu Dhabi) - General His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received U.S. Defence Secretary, Leon Panetta and his accompanying delegation at the Emirates…
Gulf states to close embassies in Syria

Gulf states to close embassies in Syria

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(Riyadh) - All six Arab Gulf states will close their embassies in Syria to protest year-long crackdown in the country, said Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) head Abdullatif al-Zayani. Zayani asked the international community to "act urgently…