Hollande to Deliver Keynote Speech at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

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(Abu Dhabi) - French President, Francois Hollande will deliver a keynote speech at the official inauguration of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), scheduled to be held during the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit on January…

UAE Dispatches 158 Tonnes of Food Aid to Syrian Refugees

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) is intensifying its winter relief efforts to improve living conditions of Syrian refugees in Jordan who are abject humanitarian situation. H.E. Dr. Mohammed Ateq Al Falahi, RCA Secretary…

Int'l Water Summit to Commence from Jan 15

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(Abu Dhabi) - The world's most influential water experts and leading water companies will bring their expertise and cutting- edge technologies to the first International Water Summit scheduled to be held from 15 - 17 January 2013 in Abu…

Etihad Airways Sets New Record for Busiest Day

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(Abu Dhabi) - Etihad Airways has started New Year by setting a record for the highest number of passengers carried across its worldwide network in a single day. The record was set on Saturday 5 January 2013 when 33,802 passengers flew with…

Obama Nominate Hagel, Brennan for Top Security Posts

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President Barack Obama has nominated Republican Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan as the new CIA director, a senior administration official said. The choice of Hagel, former…

Sheikh Mohammed Urges Judges to Respect Human Dignity

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  (Dubai) - Two judges of the Cassation Court, six judges of the Appeals Court and 15 judges of the Primary Courts in Dubai were sworn in at Zabeel Palace before H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime…

Syrian President Calls for Mobilization

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(Damascus) - Delivering speech at the opera house in central Damascus, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made his first public appearance in months, calling for a "full national mobilization" to fight against rebels he described as al-Qaeda…

Workers in UAE Honoured

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(UAE) - The Ministry of Labour honoured thousands of workers in response to the initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to dedicate his Accession…

DSF Kicks Off With Fireworks & Fanfare

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(Dubai) - Hundreds flocked to Creek Park to enjoy a fireworks display, fire dancers and a water show at the launch of the 18th Dubai Shopping Festival. This year the theme of the ceremony marking the beginning of the month-long event is "Dubai…

Dubai Unveils Dh34b Budget

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(Dubai) - Dubai’s government has announced its budget for 2013 with more than Dh34.12 billion expenditures and nearly eight per cent increase in public revenue. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime…

US Senate Okays Bill to Avert Fiscal Cliff

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(Washington) - The U.S. Senate has approved legislation aimed at averting the "fiscal cliff" by stopping most tax hikes and across-the-board spending cuts that were due to begin with the new year. After months of agonizing over the crisis,…

Big Bang Welcome to 2013 in UAE

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(UAE) - Dubai is being rated as one of the top cities in the world to welcome the New Year with the most dazzling fireworks display. The New Year's eve celebrations were launched from Downtown Dubai, with a variety of activities which began…

President Khalifa Meets Pakistani President

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(Rahim Yar Khan) - President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has met Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, during his current private visit to Pakistan. Also present at the meeting was H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan,…

Sheikh Mohammed Launches ‘Thank You’ Campaign

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai has urged that the Accession Day celebrations this year be dedicated to thank and honor general labor staff such…