Meeting of Arab League Intellectual Property Committee held

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(Cairo) - The UAE participated in the first meeting of the Arab League Intellectual Property Committee, which is part of the Greater Arab Free Trade Area, GAFTA. The two-day meeting began at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of…

UK election campaign enters final rounds

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(London) - Britain´s general election campaign enters its frenetic final stages, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn desperately seeking votes ahead of Thursday´s crucial poll. Johnson is hoping to regain the…

Sanna Marin of Finland becomes world's youngest PM

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(Helsinki) - Sanna Marin, 34, has been named the next prime minister of Finland after the former transportation minister was elected by her party --Social Democrats -- to the post of the PM. Sanna Marin is expected to take the oath of her…

Finland's Independence Day celebrated in Abu Dhabi

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(Abu Dhabi) - Ahmad Al Attar, Deputy Director of the European Affairs Department, attended a reception hosted by Marianne Nissila, Ambassador of Finland to the UAE, on the occasion of Finland's Independence Day. The ceremony, held at the…

Queen passes down patronage over to Kate Middleton

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(London) - Kate Middleton is a notable face who has dedicated her post-marriage life to serving a number of charities. Recently, the Duchess of Cambridge procured a watch-dog role over one of the Queen’s charities called the 'British Family…

Italy breaks ground for its pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

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(Abu Dhabi) - Italy, among the first countries participating in the Universal Exposition to start building its own pavilion, has broken ground at Expo 2020 Dubai. Themed ‘Beauty connects people’, it will showcase its finest minds, talent…

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank delegation visits UAE

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(Abu Dhabi) - A delegation from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, led by Sir Danny Alexander, Vice President and Corporate Secretary at AIIB, has visited the UAE to strengthen ties between the UAE and AIIB. Speaking on the occasion,…

Mohammed bin Rashid receives GCC Chief

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani. During the meeting, His…

Etihad Airways named ‘World’s leading Airline’

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(Abu Dhabi) - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has been recognised with four awards at the 26th annual World Travel Awards, WTA, held at the prestigious Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman. The WTA is one of the industry’s leading…

Saudi assumes G20 Presidency for 2020

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(Riyadh) - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has assumed the G20 Presidency, leading up to the G20 Leaders' Summit in Riyadh on 21st and 22nd November 2020, Saudi Press Agency, SPA, reported today. The Group of Twenty, or the G20, is the premier…

UAE Leaders, Saudi Crown Prince attend F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces,…

Tens of thousands rally in Europe, Asia before UN climate summit

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(Berlin) - Tens of thousands of protesters, primarily in Europe and Asia, hit the streets to make a fresh call for action against global warming, hoping to raise pressure on world leaders days before a UN climate summit. Carrying signs that…

US online Black Friday sales hit record $7.4 bn

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Online sales on Black Friday in the United States hit a record $7.4 billion this year, with a jump in the number of transactions made from smartphones, according to data released Saturday by Adobe A(Mnalytics. (New York) - The figure was…

Mohamed bin Zayed, President of Guinea discuss bilateral cooperation

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received President of Guinea, Alpha Condé, who is currently visiting the country to attend the Formula…