Sheikh Mohammed Praises Sheikh Zayed

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(Abu Dhabi) - Sheikh Mohammed has made an initiative to observe 19th of Ramadan, a day that coincides with the death anniversary of the late H.H. Sheikh Zayed as ‘Emirates Humanitarian Work Day’. As per the initiative, all institutions…

Dubai International Holy Quran Award Ceremony Held

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(Dubai) - The Dubai International Holy Quran Award ceremony was held in Dubai. Grand Imam of Egypt's Al Azhar Al Sharif, Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Al Tayyeb, has been awarded as the Islamic Personality of the 17th edition of the Award this year. The…

G20 Focus on Growth over Austerity

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(Moscow) - The group of finance and labour leaders and bank governors from 20 major and emerging economies had been meeting in Moscow to map out the future fiscal plan. Hosts Russia said G20 policymakers had soft-pedalled on goals to cut…

Britain's Kate Gives Birth to Royal Baby Boy

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(London) - Prince William's wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy who will one day inherit the British throne, Kensington Palace said in a statement. "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4:24 pm…

Sheikh Mohammed Receives UAE Envoys

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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 departments affiliated with the Foreign Ministry, UAE ambassadors abroad and heads of representative…

UAE-France Sign Space Agreement

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The UAE and France have signed an agreement to collaborate on an Earth Observation Space Capability initiative. The signing of the agreement was witnessed by H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and…

UAE Provides $3 billion aid to Egypt

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The UAE has transferred $3 billion in promised aid to Egypt and another $2 billion from Saudi Arabia will arrive shortly, Egypt’s central bank governor told. Gulf Arab oil producers have promised aid packages worth $12 billion to Egypt…

FNC is Channel to Connect with People: Sheikh Mohammed

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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, said the government counted on the Federal National Council (FNC) to convey concerns of citizens to it. Addressing…

Kerry wins Arab Backing on Mideast Peace Effort

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(Amman) - US Secretary of State John Kerry won Arab League backing for his effort to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, raising hopes for a resumption in the stalled negotiations in the near future. Kerry himself said significant progress…

Mandela's 95th birthday Celebrated with Prayers

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South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday. Schools around the country honoured the anti-apartheid leader in morning assemblies, and numerous groups have asked people to volunteer 67 minutes to charity to match what they say…

‘Dress 1 million Children’ Campaign Continues

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More than 200,000 children around the world have already benefited from UAE’s latest charity campaign aimed at providing clothes to needy children. Telecom providers du and etisalat were among the first few companies pledging support for…

Sheikh Mohammed Meets Media Persons

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received editors-in-chief of local newspapers, national media leaders, representatives of Arab and international…

New Cabinet Takes Oath in Egypt

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Egypt swore in its new interim cabinet naming mainly liberals and technocrats to lead a transition to civilian rule, even as deposed President Mohammed Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood dismissed the government as illegitimate. In an ornate…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and British PM Discuss Issues

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(London) - His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces met with British Prime Minister, David Cameron at 10 Downing Street. During the meeting, which…