UAE-French joint “Gulf 2012” military exercise kicks off

UAE-French joint 'Gulf 2012' military exercise kicks off

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(Abu Dhabi) - A joint United Arab Emirates-France military exercise has started in the UAE as part of the common defense treaty singed by the two countries. The “Gulf 2012” joint is one in a series of joint exercises which launched in 1996…
Arab group at UN backs UAE on island issue

Arab group at UN backs UAE on island issue

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(New York) - The Arab Group at the United Nations has supported stance of UAE by deploring the visit made by Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the UAE's Abu Musa Island under occupation by Iran since 1971. The group represented by Arab…
Turkish PM meets Saudi King Abdullah

Turkish PM meets Saudi King Abdullah

(Riyadh) - Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Saudi King, Abdullah in Riyadh for talks on the Syrian conflict, amid Gulf Arab calls to arm rebels despite a tenuous truce going into effect. Commenting on the meeting, Turkish ambassador…
Gulf states to meet on Iran-UAE island issue

Gulf states to meet on Iran-UAE island issue

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(Dubai) - Foreign ministers of the six Gulf states are to hold a special meeting in Riyadh after Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad visited an island in the Gulf that is claimed by the United Arab Emirates, a UAE official said. Gulf Cooperation…
British PM meets Myanmar Leaders on Historic Visit

Cameron meets Myanmar Leaders on Historic Visit

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(Naypyidaw) - British Prime Minister, David Cameron met Myanmar's President, Thein Sein on the first visit in decades by a Western leader to Myanmar, as world powers consider lifting sanctions. Thein Sein hailed the visit as "historic" as he…
Syria vows to stop fighting as UN deadline‎ passes

Syria vows to stop fighting as UN deadline‎ passes

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(Beirut) - The deadline for a UN-backed ceasefire aimed at halting more than a year of violence in Syria has passed on with no immediate reports of fighting, activists said. Syria's Defence Ministry said it would halt operations, but made no…
Erdogan makes Historic Visit to China

Erdogan makes Historic Visit to China

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(Beijing) - Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is on a historic visit to China, the first by a Turkish head of government in 27 years. Erdogan was accompanied by a delegation of 300 business people, seeking more Chinese investment…
Apple to become world’s first $1 trillion company

Apple to become world’s first $1 trillion company

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(London) - Apple will become the world’s first trillion-dollar company when its shares top $1,000 each. The technology giant’s shares were worth $633.38 last week as its stock price rose above Google’s for the first time. The company,…
US to soften sanctions on Myanmar

US to soften sanctions on Myanmar

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(Washington) - US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has said that Washington will ease restrictions on investment to Myanmar and will also move quickly to name an ambassador. Clinton also hailed the "leadership and courage" of President Thein…
Romney Scores Triple Primary Win

Romney Scores Triple Primary Win

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(Washington) - Mitt Romney has won the Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia Republican primaries in the US, boosting his momentum as frontrunner in the race for his party's presidential nomination. The former Massachusetts governor…
Suu Kyi's party wins 43 seats in parliament

Suu Kyi's party wins 43 seats in Parliament‎

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(Yangon) - Myanmar opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi's party has won 43 of the 44 seats it contested in parliamentary elections, according to official results announced by state television. The landslide victory gave the Nobel laureate her…
Sheikh Abdullah takes part in GCC- US Strategic Cooperation Forum

Sheikh Abdullah attends GCC-US Strategic Cooperation Forum

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(Riyadh) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister is taking part in the First Ministerial meeting of the GCC-US Strategic Cooperation Forum that has commenced at the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The…
Clinton discusses Syria crisis with King Abdullah

Clinton discusses Syria crisis with King Abdullah

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(Riyadh) - US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton met Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and Foreign Minister to discuss the Syria conflict against a backdrop of tension with Iran and oil policy differences. “Both sides have recognised that their…
US to provide $100 million to Tunisia

US to provide $100 million to Tunisia

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(Washington) - The United States is planning to grant $100 million to Tunisia to help the transitioning democracy pay its debts and focus on boosting its economy, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said while speaking by telephone with Prime…