First man on moon, Neil Armstrong dead

First man on moon, Neil Armstrong dead

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(Washington) - Former US astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82. To relieve blocked coronary arteries, Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month. As commander of the Apollo 11 mission,…
Sheikh Mohammed wins World Endurance Championships

Sheikh Mohammed wins World Endurance Championships

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(United Kingdom) - Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid won the individual gold title of the Longines FEI World Endurance Championship at Euston Park in Suffolk, UK, where a total of…
Dubai Ranked 13th most Important City in World

Dubai Ranked 13th most Important City in World

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(Dubai) - Knight Frank and Citi Private Bank has voted Dubai as the 13th most important global city and the eight fastest growing city in importance for high net worth individuals (HNWIs). Out of 120 surveyed cities, Wealth Report 2012 ranked…
Iran to host ‘historic’ NAM summit

Iran to host ‘historic’ NAM summit

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(Tehran) - Iran is going to host August 30-31 summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) expected to be attended by some 30 leaders including those of India, Egypt and Cuba. "So far, more than 100 countries have said they are ready to participate,…
Russia becomes 156th member of WTO

Russia becomes 156th member of WTO

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(Moscow) - After years of negotiation, WTO finally announced inclusion of Russia in the Organization. With its formal accession, Russia becomes the 156th country to join WTO, an organization that sets global trade rules and enforces trade agreements. Until…
UAE marks World Humanitarian Day

UAE marks World Humanitarian Day

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(Dubai) - The emirate of Dubai, known for its humanitarian initiatives has became part of one of the largest humanitarian campaigns in the world reported to be reaching out to over one billion people through social media. Celebrated on August…
Sheikh Mohammed exchanges Eid Greetings with Rulers

Sheikh Mohammed exchanges Eid Greetings with Rulers

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received at Za’abeel Palace Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al…
OIC suspends Syrian Membership

OIC suspends Syrian Membership

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(Mecca) - The 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation suspended Syria in a meeting attended by its staunch ally Iran, in a move hailed by the United States as one that sends “a strong message” to Damascus. A statement issued at the…
Sheikh Mohammed meets heads of Charitable and Humanitarian Organisations

Sheikh Mohammed meets heads of Charitable and Humanitarian Organisations

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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 charitable and humanitarian organisations in the UAE at Zaabeel Palace. The meeting was held…
UAE marks International Youth Day

UAE marks International Youth Day

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UAE marked the International Youth Day 2012 held under the theme "Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth". General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare hosted a plethora of events to mark the special day in attendance of a crowd of…
Curtain Falls on ‘glorious’ London Games

Curtain Falls on ‘glorious’ London Games

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(London) - The London Olympics closed in a blaze of music and colour Sunday after a two-week sporting festival that electrified the host nation and was watched by billions around the world. Olympics President Jacques Rogge praised the Games…
Romney names Paul Ryan as Running Mate

Romney names Paul Ryan as Running Mate

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, completing his party's ticket. Romney made his announcement to supporters via a phone app saying, "Mitt's Choice for VP is Paul…
Sheikh Abdullah demands world major powers to end Rohingya tragedy

Sheikh Abdullah demands world major powers to end Rohingya tragedy

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(Abu Dhabi) - UAE has called on the international community to step in to put an end to the tragedy the Rohingya Muslim minority is undergoing on in Myanmar. “The UAE is deeply concerned about the ethnic violence in Myanmar which claimed hundreds…
King of Bahrain receives Sheikh Abdullah

King of Bahrain receives Sheikh Abdullah

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(Manama) - HM King Hamad bin Is Al Khalifa of Bahrain received UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Al Safriya Palace in Manama. Sheikh Abdullah delivered a letter to King Hamad from President His Highness Sheikh…