UN Climate Forum Extends Kyoto Protocol

UN Climate Forum Extends Kyoto Protocol

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(Doha) - Delegates at UN climate talks in Qatar have agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020, avoiding a major new setback. The deal, agreed by nearly 200 nations, keeps the protocol alive as the only legally binding plan for combating…
Hamas Supporters Gather For 25th Anniversary

Hamas Supporters Gather For 25th Anniversary

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(Gaza) - Thousands of Palestinians gathered in Gaza to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hamas. Thousands of Hamas supporters, some of them flashing victory signs, were braving the rain to attend the event. The anniversary comes a few…
Hilary Clinton to Visit Abu Dhabi

Hilary Clinton to Visit Abu Dhabi

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(Abu Dhabi) - Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state will travel to Abu Dhabi for talks on counter terrorism. She will attend the third ministerial meeting of the Global Counter Terrorism forum on December 14. According to US statement,…
UN Climate Talks Near To End With Disagreements on Finance Deal

UN Climate Talks Near To End With Disagreements on Finance Deal

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(Doha) - Negotiators from nearly 200 countries entered the penultimate day of UN climate talks, divided on near-term finance for poor nations’ global warming mitigation plans. The issue is key to the adoption of a package of plans for limiting…
US, Russia To Hold Surprise Syria Meeting

US, Russia To Hold Surprise Syria Meeting

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(Dublin) - The top US and Russian diplomats will hold a surprise meeting with the United Nations’ peace envoy for Syria, signaling fresh hopes of an international breakthrough to end the Arab country’s 21-month civil war. US Secretary of…
Sheikh Abdullah receives British National Security Advisor

Sheikh Abdullah receives British National Security Advisor

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(Abu Dhabi) - Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan received British National Security Adviser Sir Nigel Kim Darroch who is currently visiting the UAE. During the talks, bot the sides discussed topics of mutual interest…
US Senate Okays $631 bn Defense Budget

US Senate Okays $631 bn Defense Budget

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(Washington) - The US Senate has unanimously passed the Pentagon's 2013 budget, despite a political impasse over debt reduction that could see huge cuts to military spending next year. After months of negotiations, lawmakers voted 98-0 to approve…
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Meets King Abdullah II of Jordan

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Meets King Abdullah II of Jordan

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(Amman) - H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the delegation accompanying him arrived in Amman, where they were received by King Abdullah. General…
Putin Visits Turkey to Boost Trade & Energy Deals

Putin Visits Turkey to Boost Trade & Energy Deals

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(Istanbul) - Russian President Vladimir Putin paid one day visit to Turkey amid tensions between Moscow and Ankara over the Syrian crisis. During the visit, the two countries signed nine deals in trade and energy fields that aim at increasing…
President Chairs Supreme Federal Council Meeting

President Chairs Supreme Federal Council Meeting

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(Al Mushrif) - President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan chaired the Supreme Federal Council meeting held at Diyafa Palace. The meeting was attended by the Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin…
UAE Celebrates 41st National Day

UAE Celebrates 41st National Day

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Celebrations have erupted across the UAE as the nation marked its 41st National Day. The Emirates was awash in a sea of green, red, white and black as UAE flags and decoration dotted everything from cars to buildings to faces. Revellers, Emiratis…
Palestinians win UN State Recognition

Palestine wins Historic UN Vote

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(United Nations) - The UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state, handing a major triumph to president Mahmud Abbas in the face of fierce US and Israeli opposition. Abbas has at multiple sessions…
Egypt Assembly Finalises New Constitution

Egypt Assembly Finalises New Constitution

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(Cairo) - Egypt’s constituent assembly has finalized a new constitution which will now be sent to the president for him to ratify and put to a popular referendum. Hossam El Gheriyani, head of the assembly in a live broadcast of the session…
'Friends of Syria' Meet in Tokyo

'Friends of Syria' Meet in Tokyo

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(Tokyo) - Delegates from more than 60 countries have gathered in Tokyo, seeking to ramp up pressure on Bashar al-Assad's regime as the US moved towards recognizing the newly-unified opposition as true leaders of Syria. Japanese Foreign Minister…