UAE jumps in Global Economic Ranking

UAE jumps in Global Economic Ranking

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(Dubai) - UAE became the only Arab country holding third and the most advanced stage of competitiveness in the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-13 released by the World Economic Forum. The Global Competitiveness Report ranked UAE 24th out…
Time for change in Syria: Morsi

Time for change in Syria: Morsi

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(Cairo) - Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi during a meeting of Arab League ministers said that it is time for the Syrian regime to step down and resolution of the crisis was an Arab responsibility. "I tell the Syrian regime, there is still…
Sheikh Hamdan meets US Naval Commander

Sheikh Hamdan meets US Naval Commander

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, received Vice Admiral, John W. Miller, Commander US Naval Forces, Central Command Commander, US 5th Fleet Commander, Combined Maritime Forces and the visiting…
UAE elected member of Int’l Telecom Satellite Organization Advisory Committee

UAE elected member of Int’l Telecom Satellite Organization Advisory Committee

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(Uganda) - The United Arab Emirates has been elected as a member of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) Advisory Committee. The selection came during the 35th Meeting of the Assembly of Parties held in Kampala,…
NAM Summit Kicks off in Tehran

NAM Summit Kicks off in Tehran

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(Tehran) - The 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has commenced in the Iranian capital Tehran, in the presence of H. H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council member and ruler of Umm al-Qaiwain. More than 100 countries…
Sheikh Abdullah meets German Foreign Minister

Sheikh Abdullah meets German Foreign Minister

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(Berlin) - The foreign minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan meets Germany's foreign minister Guido Westerwelle. During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah and his German counterpart discussed bilateral relations between their two countries,…
France opens Murder Probe in Arafat death‎

France opens Murder Probe in Arafat death‎

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(Paris) - A judicial official has told that French prosecutors have opened a murder investigation into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The case is reopened on filing of legal complaint by Suha Arafat in France after Arab satellite…
President Hu meets President Mursi

President Hu meets President Mursi

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(Beijing) - Egyptian President, Mursi who took office in June as Egypt's first freely elected civilian president, was welcomed by Chinese President, Hu Jintao at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing at the start of his two-day trip. Since…
First man on moon, Neil Armstrong dead

First man on moon, Neil Armstrong dead

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(Washington) - Former US astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82. To relieve blocked coronary arteries, Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month. As commander of the Apollo 11 mission,…
Sheikh Mohammed wins World Endurance Championships

Sheikh Mohammed wins World Endurance Championships

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(United Kingdom) - Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid won the individual gold title of the Longines FEI World Endurance Championship at Euston Park in Suffolk, UK, where a total of…
China Eagerly buying up American Assets

China Eagerly buying up American Assets

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(Beijing) - Facing a sharp economic slowdown at home, Chinese companies are buying U.S. assets at a record pace, making huge bids for American energy, aviation, entertainment and other businesses. The increase in investment of $8 billion this…
Dubai Ranked 13th most Important City in World

Dubai Ranked 13th most Important City in World

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(Dubai) - Knight Frank and Citi Private Bank has voted Dubai as the 13th most important global city and the eight fastest growing city in importance for high net worth individuals (HNWIs). Out of 120 surveyed cities, Wealth Report 2012 ranked…
Iran to host ‘historic’ NAM summit

Iran to host ‘historic’ NAM summit

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(Tehran) - Iran is going to host August 30-31 summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) expected to be attended by some 30 leaders including those of India, Egypt and Cuba. "So far, more than 100 countries have said they are ready to participate,…
Merkel tops 'Forbes' list of most Powerful Women

Merkel tops 'Forbes' list of most Powerful Women

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(New York) - According to the annual ranking released by Forbes Magazine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the '100 most powerful woman in the world list' for the second year. Also in the top five are U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,…