FNC to discuss reinforcing cooperation with German Bundestag

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(Dubai) - Mohammed Ali Al Kammali, Chairman of the Technical, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs Committee at the Federal National Council, FNC, met with a delegation from the Digital Agenda Committee of the German Bundestag, led by Hansior…

Pope visits UAE

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(Abu Dhabi) - Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, has said that the forthcoming visit of His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, and of His Eminence, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Dr. Ahmed Al Tayeb, is…

UAE signs Arab service trade liberalisation agreement

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(Cairo) - The UAE signed a service trade liberalisation agreement at the Arab League's premises in the Egyptian capital. The agreement, signed on behalf of Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, by UAE Ambassador to Egypt, Jumaa…

Amazon profit jumps on strong holiday quarter

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(San Francisco) - Amazon reported its profit in the past quarter surged on strong holiday retail sales and its soaring cloud computing business. The US tech giant said profit jumped 63 percent from a year ago to $3.0 billion in the fourth…

US, China hail major progress in trade talks

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(Washington) - The United States and China said their trade war negotiations resulted in major progress as the clock ticks on a March deadline to avert a massive escalation of tariffs that could bruise the global economy. US President Donald…

Global Investment in Aviation Summit concludes

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(Dubai) - The first 'Global Investment in Aviation Summit' concluded Tuesday, 29 January in Dubai InterContinental Festival City Hotel in the presence of aviation industry and key officials. The summit and exhibition began with a pre-event…

King of Jordan receives Abdullah bin Zayed

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(Amman) - His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, has received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Their meeting took place during Sheikh Abdullah’s…

Macron calls for inter-religious dialogue

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(Cairo) - French President Emmanuel Macron met with Egypt´s top clerics and called for inter-religious dialogue at the end of a three-day visit aimed at boosting ties while raising human rights concerns. Macron and Pope Tawadros II stressed…

Brexit deal not open to renegotiation: EU leaders

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(Brussels) - European leaders moved to reject an attempt by Britain´s Prime Minister Theresa May to re-open talks on the Brexit divorce deal, as British lawmakers voted to demand changes. When May signed the withdrawal agreement in November,…

Floods kill 12 people in Saudi Arabia

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(Riyadh) - Twelve people have been killed in floods after heavy rain lashed northern parts of Saudi Arabia this week, the civil defence agency said. Ten died in the northwestern city of Tabuk and one each in the holy city of Medina and in…

US, Taliban agree on troop withdrawal plan from Afghanistan

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The United States and the Taliban may have agreed on a plan to pull out American troops from Afghanistan, Voice of America reported. VOA quoted sources as saying the insurgent group has given assurances that no international terrorist groups…

Facebook to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

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Facebook said it is trying to get its messaging apps to be friends, allowing encrypted missives be exchanged no matter which of its services are used. The leading social network is behind free, stand-alone smartphone apps Instagram, Messenger…

Brazil dam disaster leaves 34 dead, hundreds missing

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Thirty-four people were confirmed dead and nearly 300 missing, with hopes fading of them being found alive, after a dam collapsed at a mine in southeast Brazil. The disaster struck Friday at the Vale mine near the city of Belo Horizonte…

Abdullah Sultan new Malaysian King

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(Kuala Lumpur) - Members of Malaysia's royal families elected Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah as the new king, following the unexpected abdication of the previous monarch, Reuters has reported. The leaders of Malaysia's royal houses, known…