Tunisia elects new President

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(Tunis) - Tunisia elected an independent former law professor as its new president, after Kais Saied, 61, who ran a low-key volunteer-based campaign, won a landslide victory with 72.7 per cent of the vote against his opponent, TV magnate and…

Queen Elizabeth attends service for Westminster Abbey's 750th anniversary

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(London) - Queen Elizabeth attended a service at London’s Westminster Abbey to mark 750 years since King Edward the Confessor’s original church on the site was rebuilt during the reign of Henry III and consecrated in 1269. The 93-year-old…

Pakistan rolls out red carpet for Prince William, Kate Middleton

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Prince William and Kate Middleton received a warm welcome as they touched down in Pakistani city of Rawalpindi. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Rawalpindi’s Nur Khan Air Base shortly after 9PM Monday night whereupon they were…

Russian President arrives in Riyadh

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(Riyadh) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Riyadh, beginning his two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia. He was received by Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud, Governor of Riyadh Province, and a number of Saudi officials at…

Dubai International Financial Centre celebrates top ten global ranking

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(Dubai) - Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, has risen up the ranks to eighth position of the Global Financial Centres Index, GFCI, securing the Centre’s highest ever ranking. Essa Kazim, Governor of DIFC, rang the Nasdaq Dubai…

UAE, Russia sign a MoU for air transport services

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE and the Russian Federation held a round of air transport talks at the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center in the capital Abu Dhabi, during which they discussed ways of cooperation between the two countries and increasing…

UAE, Russia join forces to counter terrorism, stabilise world oil markets

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Denis Manturov, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, co-chaired the 9th meeting of the UAE-Russia Joint Committee, which…

UAE hosts 9th preparatory joint committee meeting with Russia

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation hosted today the preparatory meeting of the ninth UAE-Russia Joint Committee. The meeting was headed by Maadhad Hareb Jaber Alkhyeli, UAE Ambassador to the Russian…

Ethiopia PM Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize

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(Oslo) - Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea. Abiy was honoured "for his efforts to achieve…

Canada reports strong job growth as elections near

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Canada reported strong employment figures Friday with its general election just 10 days away. The economy created 54,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate dropped 0.2 point to 5.5 percent, Statistics Canada said. The numbers…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Arab Parliament delegation

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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 a delegation from the Arab Parliament at Qasr Al Bahr. He also received the participants…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Sudan leaders

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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 General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan, Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council, and Sudanese Prime…

UAE first globally for air trade facilitation, tops ME for visa openness

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(Abu Dhabi) - UAE is ranked first globally for air trade facilitation and tops the Middle East region for visa openness, according to the International Air Transport Association. This came as IATA presented its latest study on the importance…

US, Japan ink trade agreements

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(Washington) - US President Donald Trump hailed a banner day for American farmers, announcing two trade agreements with Japan that he said would deepen economic ties in agriculture and digital commerce. The trade deals, which were formally…