11th Bali Democracy Forum held

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(Bali) - The UAE has stressed that it places the prosperity, well-being and happiness of its citizens and the forefront of its priorities and policies, with a focus on applying innovative technologies that provide smart government services,…

Suicide bomber kills two in Iran’s Chabahar

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(Chabahar) - A suicide bomber killed at least two people and wounded many more outside police headquarters in the port city of Chabahar in restive southeastern Iran, according to a revised official toll. Chabahar lies in Sistan-Baluchistan…

Egypt president opens first arms exhibition

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(Cairo) - Egypt´s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated the first arms fair organised in Cairo, where hundreds of companies are exhibiting, state TV footage showed. Sisi was shown cutting the ribbon along with French Defence Minister…

Zurabishvili elected Georgia’s first woman president

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(Tbilisi) - Georgia´s newly elected President Salome Zurabishvili hailed her victory as a step forward for women and a move closer to Europe for the ex-Soviet republic. With all votes counted, the country´s election commission said the…

Custodian of Two Holy Mosques, President of Niger hold talks

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(Riyadh) - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held a session of official talks with President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger. They reviewed aspects of bilateral cooperation between the two…

WHO calls for adopting advanced healthy food policies

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(Sharjah) - The World Health Organisation called on the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean region to adopt more advanced healthy food policies, and stressed the importance of promoting nutrition as it is considered a key factor in achieving…

California fire death toll rises to 83

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(Los Angeles) - The death toll from the wildfire in northern California rose to 83 Wednesday after crews found two more sets of remains in burned-out buildings, officials said. The number of people listed as unaccounted for in the deadliest…

British foreign minister visits Iran

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(London) - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was to visit Iran for the first time for talks about the nuclear deal and freeing UK nationals held in Iranian jails. Iran has been abiding by the terms of its nuclear deal with global powers,…

Thousands rally in London for new Brexit vote

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(London) - Tens of thousands of people opposed to Britain´s looming breakup with the EU rallied in the heart of London, according to organisers, in the latest bid to try and stop Brexit. The march on parliament began as a noisy and festive…

Dozens of casualties as explosions hit Afghan elections

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(Kabul) - Dozens of Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence Saturday as the legislative election turned chaotic with hundreds of polling centres failing to open and voters queueing for hours due to technical glitches and lack…

At least 60 dead in India train disaster

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(Amritsar) - A speeding train ran over revellers watching fireworks during a Hindu festival in northern India Friday, killing more than 60 people, with eyewitnesses saying they were given no warning before disaster struck. The crowd had gathered…

Pompeo eyes progress over Trump-Kim summit

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(Tokyo) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped to make progress on denuclearisation and a second US-North Korean summit as he kicked off an Asian trip Saturday that will feature a meeting with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. Pompeo arrived…

UAE calls for comprehensive approach to address regional threats

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(New York) - The United Arab Emirates has called for pursuing a comprehensive approach that addresses the different dimensions of the threats in the region. This came in a statement by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of…

UN Secretary-General meets Saudi's Al Jubeir

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(New York) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has met with the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, where the two held talks on regional developments and the Kingdom's support of UN programmes and efforts…