Arab Leaders Commit to Free Trade Zone

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(Riyadh) - Arab leaders have pledged to remove obstacles to finalising a free trade zone this year and agreed to facilitate capital flows, as they wrapped up an economic summit in Riyadh. “We stress our determination to complete all the…

UAE FNC Gets 1st Woman Speaker

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(Abu Dhabi) - In the first precedence in UAE's parliamentary life, H.E. Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, First Deputy Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), chaired the sixth sitting of the Second Ordinary Session of the 15th Legislative Chapter…

3rd Arab Economic Summit Begins

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(Riyadh) - The third Arab Economic and Social Development Summit has commenced at Riyadh, aimed at boosting economic integration and development in the Arab countries. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and…

Obama Sworn in For 2nd Term

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(Washington) - US President Barack Obama was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts for a second term in office in a brief, intimate private ceremony at the White House. "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President…

Sheikh Mohammed Receives UAE Football Team

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(Abu Dhabi) - UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum met at his Palace in Za'beel the members of the UAE National Football Team. Sheikh Mohammed has ordered the payment…

President Khalifa Receives Gulf Cup Champions

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(Abu Dhabi) - President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan received members of the UAE national football team at the Al Rawda Palace in Al Ain, a day after their historic victory at the 21st Gulf Cup. The UAE beat Iraq 2-1 at…

Sheikh Abdullah Receives Blair

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Foreign Minister of UAE, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan received the Special Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, Tony Blair. The meeting between the two sides touched on the latest development in the Middle…

Sheikh Khalifa and Hollande Call for Security & Stability

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(Abu Dhabi) - President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks with French President Francois Hollande at Al Dhiyafa Palace. H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President’s Representative, and H.H. General Sheikh…

International Water Summit Concludes

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(Abu Dhabi) - The International Water Summit 2013 has concluded with Masdar declaring the launch of a pilot programme to test and develop advanced energy-efficient seawater desalination technologies suitable to be powered by renewable energy…

Afghans to Decide on Immunity for US Troops: Karzai

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(Kabul) - Afghan elders will decide on the key issue of whether American soldiers remaining in the country after 2014 will be granted immunity from prosecution, President Hamid Karzai said. US President Barack Obama said that no American…

Sheikh Khalifa Holds Talks with Argentine President

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(Abu Dhabi) - President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan received the visiting President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner at Al-Diyafa Palace in Al-Mushrif, Abu Dhabi. Both the leaders held talks in presence of…

New Law to Protect UAE Markets: Sheikh Mohammed

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(Abu Dhabi) - UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has said that the UAE will continue to develop legislation and laws to protect the community and markets from various…

IRENA General Assembly Opens in Abu Dhabi

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(Abu Dhabi) - The third session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has opened at St Regis hotel in Abu Dhabi. Delegates from 150 countries are participating in the assembly which is the foremost annual renewable…

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week all Set to Start

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(Abu Dhabi) - Government delegations from more than 140 countries are in the capital for the first Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Besides high-level officials from the United States, Germany, Denmark, China and India, senior representatives…