Rohani Sweeps Iran's Presidential Polls

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Hasan Rohani has been declared Iran’s new president, the interior minister said, in an outright election victory. Rohani hailed his election as a “victory of moderation over extremism. This victory is a victory for wisdom, moderation…

Expo Live stresses on Importance of Partnerships

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(Paris) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai led a delegation that unveiled one of Dubai Expo 2020’s flagship initiatives, Expo Live, in a presentation to the…

Kerry Meets Hague for Syria talks

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US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with his British counterpart William Hague to discuss Syria as Washington struggles to organize a peace conference to end the conflict. Plans to bring together the Syrian regime of President Bashar…

Sheikh Mohammed Meets French FM

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(Paris) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received at his residence in Paris French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in presence of Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh…

Sheikh Abdullah and Greek FM Discuss Bilateral Ties

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(Athens) - UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed with his Greek counterpart Dimitris Avramopoulos ways to enhance relations and cooperation between the UAE and Greece in various sectors, especially in investment,…

Sheikh Mohammed Announces 'Dubai Design District'

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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, has announced that a new district will be created in Dubai dedicated to developing the emirate’s fashion, design…

Sheikh Mohammed Meet Members of Int'l Media Organizations

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has met with a host of professionals representing international media establishments operating in the UAE, at the headquarters…

Obama-Xi Wrap up 1st US-China Summit

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(California) - US President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping wrapped up their first US-China summit after securing new levels of understanding on North Korea, climate and cyber issues. Obama and Xi spent a total of eight hours together…

IAEA and UAE sign Work Plan

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Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and Dr Ali Boussaha, Director for the Asia and Pacific Division of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Department, have signed an Integrated…

UN launches $5.2bn Syria Aid Appeal

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(Geneva) - The United Nations has launched a record $5.2-billion aid appeal to fund operations in Syria and neighbouring nations, saying the number of people affected by the country's brutal conflict was set to spiral. The sum by far overshadows…

Nawaz Takes Oath as Pakistan's PM

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(Islamabad) - In an unprecedented development in Pakistan’s parliamentary history, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President, Nawaz Sharif was sworn in to become not only the 27th Prime Minister of Pakistan but also the first ever…

Sheikh Mohammed sets up Emirates Excellence Council

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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 sets up Emirates Excellence Council. An Emirates Excellence Council will bring together all local and federal excellence…

UK Marks Queen’s 60th Coronation

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(London) - Britain’s royal family gathered at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth, now 87, was crowned in the abbey on June 2, 1953, in a ceremony laden with 1,000 years of…

Sheikh Abdullah Attends Asian Security Summit

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(Singapore) - H. H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister participated in the opening ceremony of the 12th Asia Security Summit (The Shangri La Dialogue). The three-day event is attended by a number of Defence, Interior…