Merkel faces showdown with Hollande over eurozone crisis

Merkel faces showdown with Hollande over eurozone crisis

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(France) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, faces showdown with the new French president over crisis in the eurozone, as Greek brinkmanship raises a risk of break-up. Hollande rode to victory in France on a platform of bolstering growth as…
Sheikh Mohammed to head UAE delegation to GCC Summit

Sheikh Mohammed to head UAE delegation to GCC Summit

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(Abu Dhabi) - President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed received UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed…
UAE participates in NAM's 17th Foreign Ministers meeting

UAE participates in NAM's 17th Foreign Ministers meeting

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(Sharm el-Sheikh) - The 17th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) opened in the Red-Sea resort of Sharam el-Sheikh with the participation of UAE along with 119 other member countries from around the globe. 17 other…
Olympic flame lit for London Games 2012

Olympic flame lit for London Games 2012

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(Greece) - The Olympic flame has been lit in Ancient Olympia in Greece, in a solemn ceremony filled with mystery and tradition that signals the final countdown to the start of this year’s summer Games in London. Dignitaries at the ceremony…
Russian parliament confirms Medvedev as PM

Russian parliament confirms Medvedev as PM

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(France) - Russia’s lower house of parliament confirmed former head of state Dmitry Medvedev as Prime Minister after he was nominated by newly inaugurated President Vladimir Putin. Medvedev was backed by 299 deputies in the State Duma with…
President Khalifa meets GCC Secretary General

President Khalifa meets GCC Secretary General

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(Abu Dhabi) - President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, received Dr. Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States (GCC) at Al Rawdha Palace. President was briefed by Al Zayani on preparations…
UAE leaders hailed UAE Armed Forces on 36th anniversary

UAE leaders hail UAE Armed Forces on 36th anniversary

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(Abu Dhabi) - The President, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces in a message on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the unification of the armed forces, emphasised his trust in the capabilities of the…
Hollande wins French Presidency

Hollande wins French Presidency

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(Paris) - French socialist, Francois Hollande has won a clear victory in the country's presidential election. Hollande got an estimated 52% of votes in Sunday's run-off. Admitting defeat, Nicolas Sarkozy wished "good luck" to Hollande. Exuberant…
GCC Security is inseparable: Major General Eisa

GCC Security is inseparable: Major General Eisa

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(Abu Dhabi) - Deputy Chief of Staff of UAE Armed Forces, H.E. Staff Major General Eisa Saif Al Mazrouei said the UAE Armed Forces represents a formidable fort that defends the country and safeguards its achievements. On the occasion of 36th…
Sheikh Mohammed hold talks with Masoud Barazani

Sheikh Mohammed hold talks with Masoud Barazani

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces met Massoud Barzani, the President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Both the leaders discussed ways to promote…
US goal in Afghanistan within reach: Obama

US goal in Afghanistan within reach: Obama

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(Bagram Air Base) - U.S. President, Barack Obama marked the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death with a speedy trip to Afghanistan, signing a strategic pact with Kabul and delivering an election-year message to Americans that the war is…
Obama meets Japanese Prime Minister

Obama meets Japanese Prime Minister

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(Washington) - U.S. President, Barack Obama welcomed Japan’s Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda at the White House, followed by a working lunch and then a joint news conference. Japanese Prime Minister comes as a step forward by Japan and United…
UAE elected to UN Women’s Executive Board

UAE elected to UN Women’s Executive Board

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(New York) - UAE has been elected to the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) for a three-year term from January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2015. The elections was held during…
Portuguese PM receives Sheikh Abdullah

Portuguese PM receives Sheikh Abdullah

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(Lisbon) - Portuguese Prime Minister, Pedro Passos Coelho received visiting UAE Foreign Minister, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah. Both the leaders explored mechanism of boosting joint cooperation and bilateral relations for the best interest of the two…