Pakistan's PM Meets Chinese President

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(Beijing) - Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Chinese President Xi Jinping and sought assistance in energy, transport and infrastructure projects, hoping that China will stand by its friend and neighbour to help it tide over a severe…

UAE ranks 38th in Global Innovation Index 2013

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United Arab Emirates has been ranked first in Arab world and 38 in the world, according to the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2013, issued by Cornell University and INSEAD, a leading international business school and the World Intellectual…

Mansour Takes over as Egypt President

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Egypt’s new caretaker president Adli Mansour has been sworn in. He had been head of the Supreme Constitutional Court for just two days when the army named him leader of the Arab world’s most populous state. Mansour came across in a nationally…

ASEAN's Annual Regional Forum Held

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(Brunei) - The annual regional forum of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has opened in Brunei with US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart discussing their positions on the war in Syria. Kerry…

Sheikh Mohammed Approves new DM Projects

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai reviewed and approved a number of new projects being implemented by Dubai Municipality, as part of his keenness to follow…

UAE to Invest $25bn in Gas Development Projects

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(Moscow) - Gas remain a major factor in the world energy supply equation and a driving force for the world economic growth, H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy, has affirmed. The potential role of gas in the world energy mix…

Pak-US Investment Conference Held

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(Dubai) - An important conference aimed at expanding business, trade and commerce relations between Pakistan and United States was held in Dubai on June 25-26. Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar led a high-level delegation which includes…

Rudd Sworn in as Australia’s new PM

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Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister. The 55-year-old sealed his dramatic return after a leadership ballot, in which Gillard, the country’s first female premier, was deposed in a party-room vote and announced her…

Google Street View of Burj Khalifa Launched

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched Google Street View of the iconic Burj Khalifa, providing virtual visitors with stunning, panoramic 360-degree…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Meets Crown Prince of Qatar

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H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met with H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar, at Al Bahar Palace. Both…

Qatari Amir to Hand Over Power to son

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The Amir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, 61, has informed members of the ruling family of his decision to hand over power to Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim after a meeting in Doha. The royal court said in a statement…

World Refugee Day Marked Across the Globe

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20 June has been marked by United Nations as the World Refugee Day. To describe the significance of this day, United Nations Refugee Agency United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other social groups across the world celebrated…

Sheikh Mohammad Attends Royal Ascot Horse Race

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(London) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai attended the Royal Ascot horse race in London. On the sidelines of the event, Sheikh Mohammad met with Ali Bongo…

UAE Ranks 28th Worldwide in GDP

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The UAE has ranked 28th worldwide among the largest economies of the world in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), according to the World Bank data. By this, the UAE has the second largest Arab and regional economy after Saudi Arabia,…