UAE's VP, Uzbek President discuss ties

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has met with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed bilateral ties between the…

British MPs vote for bigger role in Brexit process

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(London) - British MPs voted to play a bigger role in Brexit, giving themselves the power to express their preference for different options in an unprecedented move that the government called "dangerous". MPs won a vote that will allow them…

Up to 500,000 displaced by southern Africa cyclone

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Survivors of a cyclone that pummelled southern Africa began receiving medicine, food and tents as floodwaters receded, while officials warned up to 500,000 people are displaced in the storm-struck region. Cyclone Idai smashed into Mozambique´s…

Three MPs quit UK govt over Brexit plan

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(London) - Three UK ministers quit over Brexit, defying Prime Minister Theresa May to support a plan to give MPs a bigger say over leaving the EU. Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt and health minister Steve Brine reportedly resigned,…

Macron, Xi call for increased EU-China cooperation

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(Paris) - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron called for increased cooperation between the European Union and China, at a time of growing nervousness over Beijing´s massive investments on the continent. Speaking…

Uber to buy rival Careem for $3.1 bn

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Uber Technologies has bought Middle East rival Careem for $3.1 billion, the two companies said in a statement Tuesday. Uber will pay Dubai-based Careem $1.4 billion in cash and another $1.7 billion in convertible notes when the deal closes,…

Kazakhstan renames capital Nursultan after ex-president

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(Almaty) - Kazakhstan´s parliament voted to rename the country´s capital in honour of longtime ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev, a day after he resigned as president, state media reported. "Astana is now officially renamed Nursultan," the state-owned…

Million sign petition to stop Brexit

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(London) - More than a million people signed an online petition within 24 hours asking the British government to stop Brexit, briefly crashing the site Thursday during a surge in support. With just eight days to go until Britain is scheduled…

UN to hold conference on Libya to pave way to elections

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(Tripoli) - The United Nations said it will organise an all-party conference next month to draw up a "roadmap" to lead Libya toward elections and out of the chaos in which it has plunged since a 2011 revolution. The national conference aims…

Afghanistan presidential election delayed to Sept 28

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(Kabul) - War-torn Afghanistan has delayed its presidential election until September 28, officials announced the second time the ballot has been put back and five months later than it was originally scheduled to be held. The Independent…

Abdullah bin Zayed meets Brazilian FM

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(Barsilia) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met with Ernesto Araujo, Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Sheikh Abdullah lauded the growing ties between the UAE and…

UAE, Colombia sign visa waiver

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(Bogota) - The UAE and Colombia have signed an agreement on the mutual exemption of prior visa requirements for ordinary passport holders from both countries. The agreement was signed by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister…

President of Colombia receives Abdullah bin Zayed

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(Bogota) - President of Colombia, Ivan Duque Marquez, has received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and his accompanying delegation, currently visiting the country. The…

New Zealand mosque massacre death toll rises to 50

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(Wellington) - The death toll from Friday´s mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques has risen 50, with another 50 injured in the attack, police said on Sunday. The additional death was discovered as bodies were being removed from the two…