Mohamed bin Zayed, King of Tonga discuss fostering relations

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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 His Majesty King Tupou VI of Tonga to deliberate ways of furthering the friendship ties…

Dubai Chamber hosts high-level European business delegation

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(Dubai) - The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted a high-level business delegation from Europe to explore business opportunities in key sectors and fields related to Expo 2020 Dubai, including food and beverage, healthcare,…

DMCC, Dubai FDI to promote UAE-China trade ties

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(Dubai) - DMCC, the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise, partnered with Dubai FDI to host a forum under the theme, 'Advancing the Dubai-China Relationship Through Trade', as part…

UAE first in Arab region and fourth globally in launching 5G

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(Dubai) - The UAE is ranked first in the Arab Region and fourth globally in the launch and use of 5G networks, according to the Global Connectivity Index, The Connectivity Index, issued by Carphone Warehouse, which specialises in technology…

Hazza Al Mansoori back to Earth, covered in UAE flag

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(Kazakhstan) - Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori has returned to Earth following his eight-day mission on board the International Space Station, ISS. Al Mansoori touched down safely in the Soyuz MS-12 descent module in Kazakhstan.

UAE bolstering efforts to become leading hub for 3D printing

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE is reinforcing its efforts to become a leading global centre of 3D printing by 2030. On 23rd May 2016, the UAE inaugurated the 'Office of the Future', the world's first fully functional 3D printed building. Earlier…

Britain unveils new Brexit plan

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(Manchester) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson published his "final" Brexit proposals, warning EU leaders that Britain will walk out without a deal on October 31 if they do not accept his terms. Officials in Brussels and UK opponents of Brexit…

Johnson to table new Brexit plan very soon

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(Manchester) - Britain will table new proposals on a Brexit deal 'very soon', Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, while distancing himself from a leaked plan about the Irish border. "We are going to make a very good offer. We will be tabling…

Meghan Markle support higher education for women

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(Johannesburg) - Meghan, wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, said that empowering women through education could be transformational for communities during a visit to Johannesburg University in South Africa. “When a woman is empowered it…

China celebrates 70 years

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(Beijing) - Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that "no force" can shake China as he oversaw a massive military celebration of 70 years of Communist Party rule, shadowed by a day of protest in seething Hong Kong that threatened to steal…

Strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake off Chile coast

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(Santiago) - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off the coast of Chile, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. "There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage," the USGS said of the earthquake, which it earlier…

Afghans vote in presidential election

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(Kabul) - Afghans voted in presidential elections amid tight security, as Taliban insurgents determined to disrupt the process unleashed a string of attacks on polling centres across the country that killed at least five people. The first-round…

At UN, Malaysia PM seeks to curb use of sanctions

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(United Nations) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad urged greater international control of sanctions, criticizing US attempts to force all countries to stop doing business with Iran. "We do not know under what laws sanctions are…

Austria declares climate emergency ahead of polls

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(Vienna) - Austria´s parliament decided to declare a "climate emergency", making fighting climate change a priority, just fours days ahead of national elections. The environment is the top concern for voters in Sunday´s snap polls in the…