Sheikh Mohammed receives Chinese official

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai received Yang Dongliang, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Tianjin Committee and Executive Vice Mayor of Tianjin. During the…
Abu Dhabi launches second satellite

Abu Dhabi launches second satellite

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(Abu Dhabi) - Abu Dhabi’s second communications satellite has been sent successfully into the orbit from a space station in Kazakhstan. The space vehicle will provide a range of broadband telecommunications and satellite services to the Middle…
President Khalifa grants citizenship to 930 children

President Khalifa grants citizenship to 930 children

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(Abu Dhabi) - President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa, has issued a decree granting citizenship to 930 children of UAE women married to foreigners who satisfied requirements for citizenship by virtue of the supreme order to grant citizenship to eligible…
Afghanistan-US reach pact on post 2014 American support

Afghanistan-US reach pact on post 2014 American support

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(Kabul) - After more than a year of negotiations, U.S. and Afghan officials have reached an agreement confirming the United States’ commitment to Afghanistan for a decade after its formal troop withdrawal in 2014. The document, which must…
UAE to sharpen islands strategy

UAE to sharpen islands strategy

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(Abu Dhabi) - Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash has called on Iran to enter into negotiations with the UAE over the three islands occupied by Tehran and to refrain from using arrogant language. Gargash while calling…
China, Russia hold first naval exercise

China, Russia hold first naval exercise

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(Beijing) - China and Russia launched their first joint naval exercises amid tensions between China and its Asian neighbours over regional territorial claims. The six days of drills are taking place in the Yellow Sea off China's east coast. The…
IMF to secure $400b funding for Europe

IMF to secure $400b funding for Europe

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(Washington) - The Group of 20 nations have stood ready to commit at least $400 billion to bulk up the International Monetary Fund, as IMF has been aiming to raise at least $400 billion; a doubling of its lending capacity, to ensure it has enough…
Situation in Syria 'highly precarious': Ban Ki Moon

Situation in Syria 'highly precarious': Ban Ki Moon

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(United Nations) - Secretary General United Nations, Ban Ki-moon has said the situation in Syria remains "highly precarious". The UN has reached a preliminary deal with the Syrian government on rules governing the deployment of observers to…
British Embassies in UAE celebrate 100 Days to London Olympics

British Embassies in UAE celebrate 100 Days to London Olympics

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(Abu Dhabi) - British Embassies in Abu Dhabi and Dubai marked 100 Days to go to the London Olympic Games in partnership with different local communities across the UAE. British Ambassador, Dominic Jermey unveiled a mural on the wall by Embassy's…
Abu Dhabi to host WTTC 13th Global Summit

Abu Dhabi to host WTTC 13th Global Summit

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(Abu Dhabi) - In a special ceremony at the 12th World Travel & Tourism (WTTC) Global Summit in Tokyo, the WTTC officially handed over to Abu Dhabi the hosting rights for the 13th Global Summit to be held in April/May next year. Abu Dhabi…
U.S. and NATO Finalize Pacts on Ending Afghan War

U.S. and NATO Finalize Pacts on Ending Afghan War

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(Brussels) - United States and its allies in NATO finalized agreements to wind down the war in Afghanistan, paving the way for President Obama to announce at a NATO summit meeting scheduled to be held in Chicago next month that the unpopular,…
GCC foreign assets to hit $2.1trillion

GCC foreign assets to hit $2.1trillion

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(Dubai) - GCC countries will experience robust growth in 2012 on the back of high oil revenues that are expected to hit $572 billion this year, while the net foreign assets of the six-member bloc are projected to hit $2.1 trillion by 2013, the…
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…