Syrian President Calls for Mobilization

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(Damascus) - Delivering speech at the opera house in central Damascus, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made his first public appearance in months, calling for a "full national mobilization" to fight against rebels he described as al-Qaeda…

Workers in UAE Honoured

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(UAE) - The Ministry of Labour honoured thousands of workers in response to the initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to dedicate his Accession…

DSF Kicks Off With Fireworks & Fanfare

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(Dubai) - Hundreds flocked to Creek Park to enjoy a fireworks display, fire dancers and a water show at the launch of the 18th Dubai Shopping Festival. This year the theme of the ceremony marking the beginning of the month-long event is "Dubai…

Dubai Unveils Dh34b Budget

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(Dubai) - Dubai’s government has announced its budget for 2013 with more than Dh34.12 billion expenditures and nearly eight per cent increase in public revenue. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime…

US Senate Okays Bill to Avert Fiscal Cliff

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(Washington) - The U.S. Senate has approved legislation aimed at averting the "fiscal cliff" by stopping most tax hikes and across-the-board spending cuts that were due to begin with the new year. After months of agonizing over the crisis,…

Big Bang Welcome to 2013 in UAE

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(UAE) - Dubai is being rated as one of the top cities in the world to welcome the New Year with the most dazzling fireworks display. The New Year's eve celebrations were launched from Downtown Dubai, with a variety of activities which began…

President Khalifa Meets Pakistani President

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(Rahim Yar Khan) - President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has met Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, during his current private visit to Pakistan. Also present at the meeting was H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan,…

Sheikh Mohammed Launches ‘Thank You’ Campaign

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai has urged that the Accession Day celebrations this year be dedicated to thank and honor general labor staff such…

Sheikh Mohammed Attends Ladies Endurance Challenge

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the Majid bin Mohmmed's Ladies Endurance Challenge race held at the Dubai International Endurance City in…

Russia Reaches out to Syrian Coalition

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(Moscow) - Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow has proposed talks with the main Syrian opposition coalition. Sergey Lavrov told a news conference that Russia has contacted the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary…

GCC Calls for Unity

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(Manama) - The 33rd annual summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) held in Manama called for closer economic integration and unity. His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain opening the summit called for the Gulf Cooperation…
UN adds 5% to Budget for 2012-2013

UN adds 5% to Budget for 2012-2013

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(United Nations) - UN General Assembly has approved an increase of about 5 percent in budget to cover the United Nations’ regular operations in 2012-2013, raising the two-year budget to about $5.4 billion. More than half the increase is due…
33rd GCC Summit Commences in Manama

33rd GCC Summit Commences in Manama

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(Manama) - HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain opened the 33rd GCC summit. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is leading the UAE’s delegation to the…
India, Russia Sign New Defence Deals

India, Russia Sign New Defence Deals

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(New Delhi) - Russia and India have signed new defence deals worth $2.9bn (£1.8bn) during President Vladimir Putin's day-long trip to India. Under the accords, India will buy 42 Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets and 71 Mil Mi-17 helicopters. During…