Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

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(Riyadh) - Saudi Arabian women celebrated being able to drive for the first time in decades, as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The move…

UAE and Russia to send first Emirati astronaut to space

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said that sending the first Emirati astronaut to space will herald the beginning of a new era for the UAE and represents another…

DFSA signs MoU with Astana Financial Services Authority

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(Dubai) - The Dubai Financial Services Authority, DFSA, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Astana Financial Services Authority, AFSA. The MoU was signed in the Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, by Bryan Stirewalt,…

UAE and Jordan sign cooperation agreement

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(Amman) - The UAE and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan have signed a cooperation agreement that features a number of initiatives and strategic projects aimed at bolstering the partnership between them and enhancing the performance of the public…

Mohamed bin Zayed, Ethiopian PM attends signing of MOUs

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(Addis Ababa) - The United Arab Emirates and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia signed Memorandums Of Understanding (MOUs), which are aimed at strengthening bilateral partnerships and opening new avenues for cooperation between the…

Egypt to halt imports of LNG by end of FY 2017/18

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(Cairo) - Egypt plans to stop importing Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, by the end of the 2017/18 fiscal year ending in June as it speeds up production at recently discovered gas fields, Reuters quoted Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla as saying. Egypt…

Empower receives four awards at IDEA conference in Canada

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(Vancouver) - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, received four awards IDEA Innovation Awards for the '360 Solution for Metering Artificial Intelligence, AIMS 360',…

NKorea no longer a nuclear threat: Trump

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(Washington) - US President Donald Trump congratulated himself on his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, insisting that country is no longer a nuclear threat. The remark was part of a blast of tweets that Trump fired off even as…

UAE largest source of FDI in Arab region

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE has ranked 30th in the world in terms of a nation's ability to attract foreign direct investment in 2017, up five places from 2016. According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD, 'World Investment Report…

UN adopts text urging greater protection for Palestinians

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(New York) - The emergency session of the 193-member Assembly, came about following weeks of violence along the border of the Gaza Strip – the Palestinian enclave blockaded by Israel – where hundreds of thousands of Palestinians participated…

Saudi Arabia, Sudan explore regional developments

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(Makkah) - Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, and Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan, have explored paths to further promote bilateral relations and cement friendship…

Pope Francis receives Abdullah bin Zayed at Vatican

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(Vatican) - Pope Francis has commended the efforts made by the UAE to promote tolerance and strengthen inter-faith dialogue and peaceful co-existence between world peoples. Pope Francis made the remarks at his meeting at the Vatican with…

UAE-Russia Cooperation Team meeting held

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(Abu Dhabi) - Abu Dhabi hosted the first meeting of the "UAE-Russian Industrial, Technological and Scientific Cooperation Team," which was headed by Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry, and George…

DP World joins World Ocean Council

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(Dubai) - DP World has become the first company in its sector to join the World Ocean Council, WOC, as part of its leadership journey to actively engage in the protection of the world’s oceans. By becoming a member of the growing international…