LDP Wins Japan's General Election by a Landslide

LDP Wins Japan's General Election by a Landslide

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(Tokyo) - Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has won by a landslide in House of Representatives election by securing 294 seats in the election. The LDP's key ally, the New Komeito Party, got 31 seats, helping the two-party coalition gain…
UAE Sign Nuclear Cooperation Deal with Russia

UAE Sign Nuclear Cooperation Deal with Russia

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE has signed a bilateral cooperation agreement in the field of peaceful nuclear energy with Russian Federation. The agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi by H.E. Mohammad Bin Dhaen Al Hamli, Minister of Energy, and Sergey Kirienko,…
Russia-GCC Business Forum Kicks Off in Sharjah

Russia-GCC Business Forum Kicks Off in Sharjah

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(Sharjah) - High profile delegations from Russia and GCC led by senior government officials and business leaders are in in Sharjah to take part in the three-day Russia-GCC Business Forum that got under way at Expo Centre Sharjah. During the…
UAE Launches New Front to Fight Terror

UAE Launches New Front to Fight Terror

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(Abu Dhabi) - The New Centre of Excellence in Abu Dhabi (Hedaya) has officially been launched to bring about the best practices and knowledge to fight extremism and terrorism. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister, said…
18 Children Killed in US School Massacre

18 Children Killed in US School Massacre

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(Connecticut) - In one of the worst mass shootings in US history, at least 18 schoolchildren and 9 adults have been killed by a single gunman who rampaged through an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The attack comes after a series…
Polls Open in Egypt's Referendum

Polls Open in Egypt's Referendum

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(Cairo) - Polling stations in Cairo have opened in a referendum on a new constitution shaped by allies of Egypt's President, Mohamed Mursi and which his rivals say deepens divisions in the nation. Voters were allowed to cast "yes" or "no" ballots,…
UAE Pledges US$200,000 to UNHCR's 2013 Budget

UAE Pledges US$200,000 to UNHCR's 2013 Budget

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(Geneva) - UAE has pledged USUS$ 200,000 to the UN refugees agency's 2013 budget, H.E. Obaid Salem Al Za'abi, UAE Permanent Representative to United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva announced. Al Za'abi announced the…
President Officially Launches Khalifa Port

President Officially Launches Khalifa Port

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(Abu Dhabi) - President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has officially launched Khalifa Port. The inauguration was attended by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,…
UAE to Lead Arab Parliament

UAE to Lead Arab Parliament

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(Cairo) - The UAE has been elected as the President of the Arab Parliament for a three-year term during the first session of the pan-Arab body. H.E. Ahmed Al Jarwan, member of the UAE Federal National Council (FNC), won 43 out 54 votes, beating…
Dubai International Film Festival Starts

Dubai International Film Festival Starts

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(Dubai) - The Dubai International Film Festival (Diff) 2012 has opened with the gala screening of Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's 3D adaptation of the popular novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Loud cheers rang out as the young Indian actor Suraj…
Over Half mln Syrian Refugees in Region: UN

Over Half mln Syrian Refugees in Region: UN

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The number of Syrian refugees registered in neighboring countries and North Africa has passed half a million, the UN's refugee body said, adding that many more have not come forward to seek help. According to a statement by the UN High Commissioner…
Sheikh Mohammed Opens Global Entrepreneurial Summit

Sheikh Mohammed Opens Global Entrepreneurial Summit

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(Dubai) - UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opened the 3rd Annual Global Entrepreneurial Summit (GES) and the Exhibition at the World Trade Centre in Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed welcomed…
Sheikh Abdullah Receives British FM

Sheikh Abdullah Receives British FM

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(Abu Dhabi) - Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan received British Foreign Minister, William Hague who is currently on a visit to the UAE. Sheikh Abdullah and Hague discussed ways to enhance bilateral ties, as well as topics…
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Meets Senior British Defense Official

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Meets General David

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received at the Armed Forces Officers' Club British chief of defense staff, General Sir David Richards…