Arab Environment Ministers Meeting held in Cairo

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(Cairo) - The 31st session of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment, was held at the Arab League's headquarters in Cairo. The UAE delegation was led by Jumaa Mubarak Al-Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to Egypt and its Permanent…

Japanese PM receives Hazza bin Zayed

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(Tokyo) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and his accompanying delegation, who are on an official visit to Japan. During the meeting, the…

Dubai CP tours WETEX 2019

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has said that the emirate is making rapid strides to strengthen its green economy and enhance sustainable development…

Indonesia's Jokowi set to announce new cabinet

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(Jakarta) - Indonesia´s Joko Widodo is set to announce a new cabinet in a line-up that could include the former owner of Inter Milan. Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, beat Prabowo Subianto -- a former military general accused of rights…

Russia, Turkey reach 'historic' deal on Syria border

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(Sochi) - Russia and Turkey agreed to ensure Kurdish forces withdraw from areas close to Syria´s border with Turkey and to launch joint patrols, in a deal hailed as "historic" by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. After marathon talks in Russia´s…

World Green Economy Summit 2019 concludes

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(Dubai) - The 6th World Green Economy Summit,WGES, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, concluded today. The summit, held under the theme ‘‘Innovative…

Etihad Airways, Saudia announce expansion of commercial partnership

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(Abu Dhabi) - Etihad Airways, the UAE's national airline, and Saudia, the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have marked the first anniversary of their commercial partnership by announcing 12 new codeshare routes to key destinations…

Hamdan bin Rashid opens IDA World Congress 2019

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, inaugurated the International Desalination Association, IDA, World Congress 2019, at…

London insists UK leaving EU on Oct 31

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(London) - British government doubled down, insisting it would leave the European Union in 11 days' time despite parliament forcing prime minister to request another delay. MPs in the House of Commons passed up the chance to decide on the…

In first, spacewalk conducted by two women: NASA TV

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(Washington) - The first ever spacewalk with an all-female team began, footage broadcast by NASA showed. US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir´s mission to replace a power controller outside the International Space Station officially…

Tunisia elects new President

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(Tunis) - Tunisia elected an independent former law professor as its new president, after Kais Saied, 61, who ran a low-key volunteer-based campaign, won a landslide victory with 72.7 per cent of the vote against his opponent, TV magnate and…

Google in smartphone push with motion-sensing Pixel 4

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(New York) - Google stepped up its smartphone ambitions with updated Pixel handsets, touting a move toward computing with a simple hand wave or spoken command. Pixel 4 models boasting features including gesture and face recognition debuted…

Queen Elizabeth attends service for Westminster Abbey's 750th anniversary

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(London) - Queen Elizabeth attended a service at London’s Westminster Abbey to mark 750 years since King Edward the Confessor’s original church on the site was rebuilt during the reign of Henry III and consecrated in 1269. The 93-year-old…

Pakistan rolls out red carpet for Prince William, Kate Middleton

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Prince William and Kate Middleton received a warm welcome as they touched down in Pakistani city of Rawalpindi. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Rawalpindi’s Nur Khan Air Base shortly after 9PM Monday night whereupon they were…