Mahathir says parliament will pick new PM

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Malaysia's interim leader Mahathir Mohamad has said parliament will pick a new prime minister next week following the collapse of the ruling alliance and snap elections will be called if the vote ends in an impasse. Mahathir, who met the…

Imran Khan holds talks with Qatari Emir

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(Doha) - Pakistan's prime minister has held talks with Qatar's emir, signing agreements on trade, investment and tourism, according to statements from both governments. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in the Qatari capital Doha…

US, Taliban set to sign deal to end war in Afghanistan

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(Doha) - A week after the "reduction in violence" (RIV) agreement announced by the US and the Taliban armed group in Afghanistan, the two are set to sign a peace deal that could signal the end of the US's longest war. The week-long RIV agreement…

Saudi Arabia stops issuing visas to countries hit by coronavirus

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(Riyadh) - Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism announced that it has temporarily stopped issuing tourist visas to people in certain countries particularly badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak. The affected nations are China, Italy, Korea,…

Mohamed bin Zayed meets Algerian Army Chief of Staff

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received Major General Saïd Chengriha, Acting Chief of Staff of the Algerian National People's Army. Chengriha…

Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge concludes

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(Abu Dhabi) - The US$5 million biennial international robotics competition, the Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge 2020, MBZIRC, concluded in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of Department of Community Development,…

Oil products stocks jump to record on gains in all categories

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(Fujairah) - Inventories of oil products at the bunker trading hub of Fujairah in the UAE climbed to a record this week after gains in light, middle and heavy distillates, according to data provided exclusively to S&P Global Platts. Inventories…

Bahrain registers 7 new cases of COVID-19

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(Manama) - The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Bahrain has announced that it has registered 7 new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, increasing total confirmed cases to 33. According to the Bahrain News Agency, BNA, infected…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives French Minister of Finance

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received French Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire. During the meeting, His Highness…

Obaid Al Tayer meets US Secretary of Treasury

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(Abu Dhabi) - Obaid bin Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, met with the US Treasury Secretary Steven, Mnuchin at the ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi in the presence of Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, Governor of the…

Hosni Mubarak dies at 91

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(Cairo) - Hosni Mubarak's family confirmed that the former long-time president of Egypt had died aged 91 in Cairo's Galaa military hospital. His son, Alaa Mubarak, confirmed on Twitter that "this morning my father, president Mubarak, passed…

International Innovation Forum opens

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(Dubai) - The inaugural edition of the International Innovation Forum, a joint initiative by the Ministry of Economy and Dubai Customs, in connection with UAE Innovation Month, opened at the Ministry of Economy in Dubai, aimed at providing a…

Arab Gulf Security 2 exercise closes

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the closing The "Arab Gulf Security 2" exercise. Crown Prince of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives Minister of Foreign Affairs of Netherlands

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. During the meeting, both sides discussed ways of enhancing…