Curtain Falls on ‘glorious’ London Games

Curtain Falls on ‘glorious’ London Games

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(London) - The London Olympics closed in a blaze of music and colour Sunday after a two-week sporting festival that electrified the host nation and was watched by billions around the world. Olympics President Jacques Rogge praised the Games…
Manchester United shares debut in New York

Manchester United shares debut in New York

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(New York) - Shares in Manchester United have begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The football club's shares initially rose slightly to $14.05, before closing flat at the offer price of $14. The offer price was less than the $16-$20…
Romney names Paul Ryan as Running Mate

Romney names Paul Ryan as Running Mate

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, completing his party's ticket. Romney made his announcement to supporters via a phone app saying, "Mitt's Choice for VP is Paul…
Sheikh Abdullah demands world major powers to end Rohingya tragedy

Sheikh Abdullah demands world major powers to end Rohingya tragedy

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(Abu Dhabi) - UAE has called on the international community to step in to put an end to the tragedy the Rohingya Muslim minority is undergoing on in Myanmar. “The UAE is deeply concerned about the ethnic violence in Myanmar which claimed hundreds…
King of Bahrain receives Sheikh Abdullah

King of Bahrain receives Sheikh Abdullah

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(Manama) - HM King Hamad bin Is Al Khalifa of Bahrain received UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Al Safriya Palace in Manama. Sheikh Abdullah delivered a letter to King Hamad from President His Highness Sheikh…
General Sheikh Mohammed meets Emir of Qatar

General Sheikh Mohammed meets Emir of Qatar

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces was received by the Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. They discussed ways…
Assad appoints new Syria Premier

Assad appoints new Syria Premier

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(Damascus) - President Bashar al-Assad has appointed Wael al-Halqi, former health minister, as Syria’s new premier, state television reported. The report stated, “The president has signed Decree 298, appointing Wael al-Halqi as the new prime…
Business Confidence in UAE tops Globally

Business Confidence in UAE tops Globally

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The UAE leads the world in business confidence and stands alone in positive territory in the global economic survey index, leaving behind the US, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and others. This was revealed in the Global Economic Conditions Survey,…
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed receives UAE Ambassadors

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed receives UAE Ambassadors

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(Abu Dhabi) - General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received at Al Bateen Palace UAE envoys abroad, who called to greet him on advent of the Holy Month of…
Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed meets US Ambassador

Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed meets US Ambassador

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(Abu Dhabi) - President's Representative H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan met US Ambassador to UAE Michael Corbin. During the meeting held at Sheikh Sultan's Palace in Nahel, the Ambassador offered Ramadan greetings to the Sheikh and discussed…
NASA’s space shuttle lands safely on Red Planet

NASA’s space shuttle lands safely on Red Planet

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California - NASA’s Mars science rover Curiosity has landed safely after hurtling through the pink Martian skies at the start of a two-year quest for signs the Red Planet once hosted key ingredients for life. Mission controllers burst into…
Clinton meets Mandela in rare visit at his home

Clinton meets Mandela in rare visit at his home

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Qunu - US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton met Nelson Mandela at his rural homestead where he is living out after retirement. Her private lunch with the Nobel Peace Prize winner was the first event of her South African visit, coming midway…
UAE to back Australia's bid for UN Security Council Seat

UAE to back Australia's bid for UN Security Council Seat

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE will back Australia's bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council this autumn, the Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed has confirmed. The confirmation was made during a visit by the Australian foreign minister,…
Clinton in Kenya to press democracy

Clinton in Kenya to press democracy

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(Somalia) - US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Kenya to press the country’s leaders on the importance of democratic elections. Clinton is meeting top Kenyan officials and urging them to avoid a repeat of the 2007 presidential…