Proposals adopted to insulate UAE from global crisis

Proposals adopted to insulate UAE from global crisis

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE Higher Committee overseeing the crafting of laws to regulate the country’s financial sector adopted several recommendations aimed at insulating the country from any future global financial crises. The committee meeting…
Egyptians vote in historic election

Egyptians vote in historic election

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(Cairo) - Voting in Egypt’s first democratic presidential election is going on. People flocked to the polls in the first presidential election since Hosni Mubarak stepped down. Thirteen candidates are running to succeed Mubarak, They range…
UAE leads Arab region in enabling trade WEF

UAE leads Arab region in enabling trade: WEF

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Abu Dhabi - The UAE continues to lead the Arab region and is ranked 19th globally in the Global Enabling Trade Report 2012 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). It also figures among the top 10 nations in Efficiency of Import-Export Procedures…
Turkish PM addresses Pakistan Parliament

Turkish PM addresses Pakistan Parliament

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(Islamabad) - Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the joint session of Pakistani parliament for the second time in four years, becoming the first international leader to speak to lawmakers twice in Pakistan. Addressing the…
Sheikh Abdullah and his Counterpart sign MOU

Sheikh Abdullah and his Counterpart sign MOU

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(Chicago) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE's Foreign Minister and Uri Rosenthal, Dutch Foreign Minister signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the continuation of political consultations between the United Arab Emirates…
IMF warns Britain to support growth

IMF warns Britain to support growth

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(London) - The International Monetary Fund said Britain may need to further slow the pace of its tough austerity measures to lift the country’s growth amid the risk of a major eurozone “shock”. “Fiscal easing and further use of the government’s…
UAE seeks to promote peace in Afghanistan

UAE seeks to promote peace in Afghanistan

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(Chicago) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister has stressed that the UAE is seeking to promote peace through direct negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taleban. Addressing a meeting of NATO's 25th summit…
NATO to hand combat role to Afghanistan

NATO to hand combat role to Afghanistan

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(Chicago) - NATO will hand over the lead role in combat operations to Afghan forces across the country by mid-2013, alliance leaders said as they charted a path out of a war that has lost public support and strained budgets in Western nations. A…
Sheikh Mohammed attends Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Sheikh Mohammed attends Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

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(London) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, was among guests at a lunch held at Windsor Castle, in Windsor to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth…
G8 Leaders look to head off Eurozone Crisis

G8 Leaders look to head off Eurozone Crisis

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Leaders of major industrial economies are meeting to try to tackle a full-blown crisis in Europe where fears are growing that Greece could leave the Eurozone bloc, threatening the future of the common currency. President Barack Obama, the G8…
UAE keen to increase Energy Exports to India

UAE keen to increase Energy Exports to India

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(New Delhi) - United Arab Emirates is keen to increase its energy exports, as well as downstream investments in India, UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan told reporters during a joint press conference with Indian Minister…
UN talks take first steps on 2015 climate deal

UN talks take first steps on 2015 Climate Deal

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(Bonn) - UN members have taken their first steps in a marathon to negotiate a new global pact by 2015 that for the first time will place rich and poor under a common legal regime to tackle climate change. Meeting in Bonn, the 195 parties to…
Cameron urges action to resolve Euro Crisis

Cameron urges action to resolve Euro Crisis

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(Manchester) - British Prime Minister, David Cameron urged Europe to sort out its currency crisis, calling on the 17-country eurozone "to make-up or it is looking at a potential break-up". "Either Europe has a committed, stable, successful eurozone…
UAE joins 11-Member Gas Exporting Countries Forum

UAE joins 11-Member Gas Exporting Countries Forum

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is an intergovernmental organisation of 11 of the world's leading natural gas producers made up of Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and…