78 receive UAE citizenship papers

78 receive UAE citizenship papers

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(Ras Al Khaimah) - The Ministry of Interior has handed over citizenship documents to 78 candidates in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah, who are born to Emirati mothers. The recipients include 20 residents in Dubai, 22 in Sharjah and…
International Day of UN Peacekeepers marked

International Day of UN Peacekeepers marked

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(United Nations) - With 193 member states who contribute personnel, equipment and funds, the United Nations’ global peacekeeping mission has almost 120,000 peacekeepers serving in 17 missions in some of the world’s most volatile and dangerous…
Arab League to hold Emergency Meeting on Syria Massacre

Arab League to hold Emergency Meeting on Syria Massacre

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(Kuwait) - Arab League Foreign Ministers are to hold an emergency meeting on a massacre in Syria in which UN observers say government forces killed 92 people. "Kuwait will contact members of the Arab League to hold an emergency ministerial meeting…
Eurozone looks at Greek exit as leaders meet

Eurozone looks at Greek exit as leaders meet

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Brussels - European leaders, at odds over how to resolve the deepening crisis in the euro zone, have been advised by senior officials to prepare contingency plans in case Greece quits the single currency area. "The Euro group working Group…
UAE-Germany to fund Syrian economic revival

UAE-Germany to fund Syrian economic revival

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE and Germany will fund the setting up of a general secretariat of an economic working group, comprising Syrian business leaders and technocrats, which is preparing an economic agenda for the post-Assad regime to put the…
French president visits Kabul

French president visits Kabul

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(Kabul) - French President, Francois Hollande arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit to meet French soldiers and vowed to pull out of the war-torn country by the end of the year. It is Hollande’s first visit to Afghanistan since taking…
Proposals adopted to insulate UAE from global crisis

Proposals adopted to insulate UAE from global crisis

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE Higher Committee overseeing the crafting of laws to regulate the country’s financial sector adopted several recommendations aimed at insulating the country from any future global financial crises. The committee meeting…
UAE leads Arab region in enabling trade WEF

UAE leads Arab region in enabling trade: WEF

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Abu Dhabi - The UAE continues to lead the Arab region and is ranked 19th globally in the Global Enabling Trade Report 2012 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). It also figures among the top 10 nations in Efficiency of Import-Export Procedures…
Sheikh Abdullah and his Counterpart sign MOU

Sheikh Abdullah and his Counterpart sign MOU

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(Chicago) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE's Foreign Minister and Uri Rosenthal, Dutch Foreign Minister signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the continuation of political consultations between the United Arab Emirates…
UAE seeks to promote peace in Afghanistan

UAE seeks to promote peace in Afghanistan

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(Chicago) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister has stressed that the UAE is seeking to promote peace through direct negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taleban. Addressing a meeting of NATO's 25th summit…
NATO to hand combat role to Afghanistan

NATO to hand combat role to Afghanistan

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(Chicago) - NATO will hand over the lead role in combat operations to Afghan forces across the country by mid-2013, alliance leaders said as they charted a path out of a war that has lost public support and strained budgets in Western nations. A…
Sheikh Mohammed attends Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Sheikh Mohammed attends Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

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(London) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, was among guests at a lunch held at Windsor Castle, in Windsor to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth…
UAE keen to increase Energy Exports to India

UAE keen to increase Energy Exports to India

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(New Delhi) - United Arab Emirates is keen to increase its energy exports, as well as downstream investments in India, UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan told reporters during a joint press conference with Indian Minister…
UN talks take first steps on 2015 climate deal

UN talks take first steps on 2015 Climate Deal

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(Bonn) - UN members have taken their first steps in a marathon to negotiate a new global pact by 2015 that for the first time will place rich and poor under a common legal regime to tackle climate change. Meeting in Bonn, the 195 parties to…