Iran to host ‘historic’ NAM summit

Iran to host ‘historic’ NAM summit

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(Tehran) - Iran is going to host August 30-31 summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) expected to be attended by some 30 leaders including those of India, Egypt and Cuba. "So far, more than 100 countries have said they are ready to participate,…
Russia becomes 156th member of WTO

Russia becomes 156th member of WTO

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(Moscow) - After years of negotiation, WTO finally announced inclusion of Russia in the Organization. With its formal accession, Russia becomes the 156th country to join WTO, an organization that sets global trade rules and enforces trade agreements. Until…
UAE marks World Humanitarian Day

UAE marks World Humanitarian Day

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(Dubai) - The emirate of Dubai, known for its humanitarian initiatives has became part of one of the largest humanitarian campaigns in the world reported to be reaching out to over one billion people through social media. Celebrated on August…
Sheikh Mohammed exchanges Eid Greetings with Rulers

Sheikh Mohammed exchanges Eid Greetings with Rulers

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received at Za’abeel Palace Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al…
OIC suspends Syrian Membership

OIC suspends Syrian Membership

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(Mecca) - The 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation suspended Syria in a meeting attended by its staunch ally Iran, in a move hailed by the United States as one that sends “a strong message” to Damascus. A statement issued at the…
Sheikh Mohammed meets heads of Charitable and Humanitarian Organisations

Sheikh Mohammed meets heads of Charitable and Humanitarian Organisations

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received heads of charitable and humanitarian organisations in the UAE at Zaabeel Palace. The meeting was held…
UAE marks International Youth Day

UAE marks International Youth Day

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UAE marked the International Youth Day 2012 held under the theme "Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth". General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare hosted a plethora of events to mark the special day in attendance of a crowd of…
Curtain Falls on ‘glorious’ London Games

Curtain Falls on ‘glorious’ London Games

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(London) - The London Olympics closed in a blaze of music and colour Sunday after a two-week sporting festival that electrified the host nation and was watched by billions around the world. Olympics President Jacques Rogge praised the Games…
Romney names Paul Ryan as Running Mate

Romney names Paul Ryan as Running Mate

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, completing his party's ticket. Romney made his announcement to supporters via a phone app saying, "Mitt's Choice for VP is Paul…
Sheikh Abdullah demands world major powers to end Rohingya tragedy

Sheikh Abdullah demands world major powers to end Rohingya tragedy

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(Abu Dhabi) - UAE has called on the international community to step in to put an end to the tragedy the Rohingya Muslim minority is undergoing on in Myanmar. “The UAE is deeply concerned about the ethnic violence in Myanmar which claimed hundreds…
King of Bahrain receives Sheikh Abdullah

King of Bahrain receives Sheikh Abdullah

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(Manama) - HM King Hamad bin Is Al Khalifa of Bahrain received UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Al Safriya Palace in Manama. Sheikh Abdullah delivered a letter to King Hamad from President His Highness Sheikh…
General Sheikh Mohammed meets Emir of Qatar

General Sheikh Mohammed meets Emir of Qatar

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces was received by the Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. They discussed ways…
Business Confidence in UAE tops Globally

Business Confidence in UAE tops Globally

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The UAE leads the world in business confidence and stands alone in positive territory in the global economic survey index, leaving behind the US, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and others. This was revealed in the Global Economic Conditions Survey,…
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed receives UAE Ambassadors

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed receives UAE Ambassadors

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(Abu Dhabi) - General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received at Al Bateen Palace UAE envoys abroad, who called to greet him on advent of the Holy Month of…