Sheikh Mohammed Receives Ban Ki Moon

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today received the visiting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid…

Government Communication Forum Kicks Off

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(Sharjah) - The second Government Communication Forum (GCF 2013), being held under the patronage of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, kicks off in Sharjah. The two-day event will…

IDEX Largest Exhibition to Date Concludes

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(Abu Dhabi) - The International Defence Exhibition and conference (IDEX) closed its doors on the largest exhibition in the event's two decade history, with 1.112 exhibiting companies from 59 countries and over 80,000 visitors. It also marks…

Saudi Women Sit in Shura Council for 1st Time

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(Riyadh) - Thirty Saudi women took seats in Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, for the first time in kingdom's history, as they were sworn in before King Abdullah at his palace in Riyadh. The women were sworn in along with 130 male colleagues…

UAE Armed Forces Sign 17 deals Worth Dh5.2bln

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(Abu Dhabi) - A total of Dh5.2 billion of defence contracts was sealed by the UAE with 17 international and national contractors, with the US Wisconsin-based defence contractor Oshkosh Corporation winning the biggest deal of Dh1.4 billion…

UAE-Russia Joint Ministerial Committee Meeting Held

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(Moscow) - Speaking at the end of the third meeting of the UAE-Russia joint ministerial committee, UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that UAE and Russia needed to explore new investment opportunities to further…

Cameron Visits India to Boost Trade Ties

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(New Delhi) - UK Prime Minister, David Cameron and a large trade delegation have commenced a three-day visit to India for closer trade ties. Accompanied by an array of British business leaders, including officials from BAE Systems (LON:…

G20 seeks to Banish ‘Economic Warfare’ Fears

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G20 finance ministers sought to convince markets at a meeting in Moscow they would not slide into “economic warfare” with competitive devaluations of currencies to boost activity. British Finance Minister George Osborne warned of the…

Ashfaq Ahmed wins DSF Award

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(Dubai) - Prominent Dubai based Pakistani journalist, Ashfaq Ahmed, Deputy Editor, UAE, Gulf News has been awarded with a trophy for the best editorial coverage (English) from H.H. Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman…

Meteorite Explodes over Russia, 1000 Injured

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(Chelyabinsk) - A meteorite streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia, raining fireballs over a vast area and causing a shock wave that smashed windows, damaged buildings and injured 1,200 people. The fireball, travelling…

Gulf Defence Conference Commences

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(Abu Dhabi) - Under the patronage of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and in the presence of H.E. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council,…

Sheikh Khalifa & Turkmen President Holds Talks

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The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov held bilateral talks discussing ways to enhance bilateral relations, particularly in the fields of partnerships and investments.…

Govt Summit Calls for Sustainable Development Model

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(Dubai) - The Government Summit, the first of its kind regional initiative being held in Dubai, called for a 'sustainable and inclusive' development model for the Gulf countries, with international speakers commending the UAE for its success…

Salient Features of Obama State of the Union Address

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(Washington) - US President, Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union address to the joint houses of Congress. Here are some notable passages from his address: IRAN: The leaders of Iran must recognize that now is the time for a diplomatic…