Four candidates running to lead UN nuclear watchdog

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(Vienna) - Four candidates from three continents are in the running to lead the UN's nuclear watchdog, which is tasked with monitoring implementation of the faltering Iran nuclear deal. Slovakia put forward Marta Ziakova as the latest candidate…

Ministerial Meeting of Arab Economic Council held

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(Cairo) - The 104th session of the Ministerial Meeting of the Arab Economic and Social Council praised the efforts of the UAE to support children, as well as the pioneering role of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council…

3rd Young Arab Media Leaders Programme held

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, met with over 100 young people from 19 Arab countries participating in the 3rd Young Arab Media Leaders Programme. The programme,…

Al Jubeir, Sheikh Abdullah meet with Pakistan’s Prime Minister

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(Islamabad) - Adel Al Jubeir, Minister of state for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia and UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, held in Islamabad trilateral talks with Shah…

Arab League praises UAE’s efforts to establish Arab Children’s Parliament

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(Cairo) - The Arab League praised the UAE’s efforts, especially the work of Sharjah to establish the Arab Children’s Parliament. Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of Social Affairs Sector at the Arab League,…

Malaysian King honours Chairman of Emirates Fatwa Council for peace efforts

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(Kuala Lumpur) - King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of Malaysia has awarded Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, Chairman of the Emirates Fatwa Council, the "Ma'al Hijrah Recipient" award for his efforts in spreading science, values of peace, tolerance,…

3rd ‘Aqdar World Summit’ concludes

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(Moscow) - Aqdar World Summit concluded its 3rd edition today in Moscow with a vast participation of UAE delegates who have reflected the UAE image to the world. At the end of the four-day summit, which included key sessions, workshops and…

Grand Imam of Al Azhar receives President of Global Council for Tolerance and Peace

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(Cairo) - Dr. Ahmed Al Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar, received Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace. Dr. Al Tayyeb praised the council’s efforts to promote the culture of peace around…

Saif bin Zayed, Mayor of Moscow discuss bolstering relations

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(Moscow) - H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, met Thursday here Sergey Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow on the sidelines of the launch of the 3rd Aqdar World Summit in Moscow. They…

UAE, S. Korea strengthening civil aviation cooperation

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(Seoul) - The prospects of promoting cooperation in areas of civil aviation were the main topic of discussion between UAE Ambassador to S. Korea Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi, and Kim Hyun-mee, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT). This…

European stock markets jump on China-US talk hopes

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(London) - Eurozone equity markets rebounded, and London extended gains, on positivity surrounding US-China trade talks, while the pound steadied after a Brexit-fuelled slump. "European stock markets are higher… as there are positive noises…

Indonesia to move its capital to Borneo island

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(Jakarta) - Indonesia will move its capital to the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island, President Joko Widodo said, as the country shifts its political heart away from congested and sinking megalopolis Jakarta. The proposed location…

UK pledges £10 mn for fire-ravaged Amazon

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(France) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday pledged £10 million ($12.3 million) to help restore the Amazon rainforest which has been ravaged by fires, sparking a wave of global concern. The money would be made available immediately…

US, Taliban push for peace at Doha talks

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(Doha) - US and Taliban representatives held negotiations in Doha, an American source close to the process said, as potentially decisive talks to enable Washington to drawdown its military in Afghanistan stretched into the evening. "Talks…