Egyptian President Mursi Meets Top Judges

Egyptian President Mursi Meets Top Judges

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(Cairo) - Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi is meeting senior judges in an effort to settle a mounting crisis over the extent of his powers. A decree giving him sweeping new powers has sparked violent protests nationwide and a sharp drop in…
President Khalifa Holds Bilateral Talks with Ukrainian President

President Khalifa Holds Bilateral Talks with Ukrainian President

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(Abu Dhabi) - The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan received at Dhiyafa - Mushrif Palace, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his accompanying delegation. On his arrival at the Palace the visiting President was…
Sheikh Abdullah Meets His Vatican Counterpart

Sheikh Abdullah Meets His Vatican Counterpart

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H.Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of UAE received in his office Vatican's Foreign Minister, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti. During the meeting, the two sides discussed issues of mutual concern and ways to…
Sheikh Abdullah Urges Int'l Community to Reach Out to Palestinian people

Sheikh Abdullah Urges Int'l Community to Reach Out to Palestinian people

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(Abu Dhabi) - UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed urged the international community, in particular the Security Council, the United Nations and the United States to carry out their responsibilities and put an end to the policy…
Sheikh Mohammed Receives Italian PM

Sheikh Mohammed Receives Italian PM

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and the delegation accompanying him at his Zabeel Palace. During the talks, which…
Obama Pushes Change on Historic Myanmar Visit

Obama Pushes Change on Historic Myanmar Visit

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(Phnom Penh) - Barack Obama has become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar, praising the courage of fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi while also providing a symbolic nod to initial reforms in a nation once notorious…
Sheikh Mohammed opens 3rd edition of Arab Women Leadership Forum

Sheikh Mohammed opens 3rd edition of Arab Women Leadership Forum

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, opened the third edition of the Arab Women Leadership Forum. The inaugural session of the two-day Forum, organised by the…
ASEAN Summit Opens in Phnom Penh

ASEAN Summit Opens in Phnom Penh

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(Phnom Penh) - The annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit has openened in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, with leaders of the 10-nation ASEAN bloc expected to talk about the issue of China's territorial claims in the South…
Arabs slam Israel over Gaza

Arabs slam Israel over Gaza

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(Cairo) - Arab Foreign Ministers roundly denounced Israel's campaign in Gaza at an emergency meeting in Cairo, as Egypt tried to mediate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. The Arab ministers decided that Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi,…
UAE, Portugal Sign Economic Cooperation Agreement

UAE, Portugal Sign Economic Cooperation Agreement

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(Abu Dhabi) - Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Portuguese Foreign Minister, Paulo Portas have signed an agreement for economic cooperation between two countries and a memorandum of understanding for bilateral cooperation…
China's new leadership led by Xi Jinping

China's new leadership led by Xi Jinping

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(Beijing) - Xi Jinping is to take the reins of China's all-powerful Communist Party in a leadership transition that will put him in charge of the country for the next decade. Xi, the current vice president and successor to President Hu Jintao…
UAE Participates in GCC-Russian talks on Syrian Crisis

UAE Participates in GCC-Russian talks on Syrian Crisis

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(Riyadh) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs; Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council and Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov held the Second Joint Ministerial Meeting on Strategic Dialogue…
UAE wins Human Rights Council Seat for 3 year Term

UAE wins Human Rights Council Seat for 3 year Term

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(New York) - UAE has won the membership of the UN Human Rights Council for next three-year term starting from early 2013. UAE was elected in a secret ballot conducted by the UN General Assembly in which 21 candidate countries from 18 geographical…
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Receives Qatar’s PM

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Receives Qatar’s PM

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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, received Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al Thani…