Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 10

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(San Francisco) - Samsung unveiled a new-generation Galaxy Note large-screen handset starting at $950 and said it will work closer with Microsoft so that services function better across its array of devices. The Note 10 "phablet" which is…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Aristides Gomes, Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau. Their meeting was attended by Susie Barbosa, Minister of Foreign…

Grand Imam of Al Azhar receives Emirati delegation

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(Cairo) - Dr. Ahmed Al Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar, received a delegation from the UAE, which included Dr. Ali bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the World Council of Muslim Communities, Dr. Mohammed Matar Al Kaabi, Chairman of the General…

Chinese investment, trade on agenda at Ajman Free Zone meeting

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(Ajman) - The Chairman of Ajman Free Zone, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi has met with Tielan Peng, Chairman of Hunan Group and Gulf Chinese Trading Corporation to discuss further strengthening trade opportunities between the two organisations. The…

Suez Canal's revenues exceed US$6bn in 2018-2019

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(Cairo) - Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone and the Suez Canal Authority, declared that the authority posted, during the finance year 2018-2019, highest revenues on record, amounting to USD 6.3 billion, rising by 5.4 percent…

Gunman kills 20 at Texas Walmart store

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(El Paso) - A gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 20 people when he opened fire on shoppers at a packed Walmart store in Texas, the latest mass shooting in the United States. As President Donald Trump led the condemnation over "an…

5 dead several injured after powerful quake rocks Indonesia

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(Jakarta) - Four people died and several were injured after a powerful undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's heavily populated Java island, triggering a brief tsunami warning, the national disaster agency said. The 6.9 magnitude quake sent…

Johnson offers new health funds to meet Brexit promise

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(London) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised new funds for Britain´s state-run national health service (NHS), seeking to fulfill one of the promises of his 2016 Brexit campaign. Johnson pledged an extra £1.8 billion (2.0 billion…

Tunisian parliament speaker sworn in as interim president

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(Tunis) - Tunisian parliament speaker Mohamed Ennaceur was sworn in as interim president on Thursday hours after President Beji Caid Essebsi's death in a smooth transition of power in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. Essebsi, 92, helped…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives World Food Programme Executive Director

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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 David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, WFP, in Abu Dhabi. His…

IMF launches 'open, merit-based' search for new leader

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(Washington) - The International Monetary Fund,IMF, said its executive board adopted an "open, merit-based and transparent" process to select a new leader to replace Christine Lagarde, with the aim of choosing a candidate by Oct. 4. The…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives King of Jordan

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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 in Abu Dhabi today His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, who is currently visiting the…

Sultan Abdullah formally installed as Malaysia's new king

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The Sultan of Pahang, Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, was installed as the 16th king of Malaysia on Tuesday (Jul 30) in a ceremony steeped in Malay royal customs and traditions, formally marking his five-year reign as the head…

Heatwave threatens to accelerate ice melt in Greenland

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(Stockholm) - As Europe´s record-breaking heatwave drifts towards the Arctic it threatens to accelerate the melting of ice in Greenland, which already started earlier than normal this year, climate scientists warned Saturday. After breaking…