Mohammed bin Rashid's Godolphin wins Britain's richest horse race

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, was crowned winner of the English classic Investec Derby horse race at Epsom, England after Godolphin’s Masar beat odds and…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives national departments' 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 at Al Bateen Palace, the delegations of the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, the UAE's telecommunications,…

Dubai wins bid to host 12th World Chambers Congress in 2021

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(Dubai) - Dubai has won the bid to host the 12th World Chambers Congress (WCC) in 2021, which will see the participation of 14,000 chambers of commerce from 100 countries. The 12th WCC will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh…

Sisi sworn in for a second term

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(Cairo) - The Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has been sworn in for a second term. “Egypt can fit us all with all our differences. Accepting others and creating common ground will be important for us in order to create political…

Mohamed bin Zayed, Putin review bilateral relations

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(Moscow) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin discussed the cooperation and friendship ties…

IISS Shangri-La Dialogue held in Singapore

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(Singapore) - Asia's key defense forum opened in Singapore, with North Korea's nuclear issue high on the agenda, at a time when regional security faces a potential turning point. The annual Shangri-La Dialogue comes amid cautious optimism…

Abdullah bin Zayed meets French counterpart

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(Paris) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with Jean-Yves Le Drian, Foreign Minister of France, in Paris, as part of his official visit to France. The two ministers…

Visa waiver for travel between UAE, Brazil

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE and Brazil have signed a visa exemption agreement whereby citizens of both countries will be allowed visa-free entry. "Holders of all types of UAE passports may travel, effective June 2nd, 2018, to Brazil without prior…

Google launches solar power service in UK

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Google is offering a new service, which it says could help British homeowners save money by switching to solar power. The tech giant has released an online tool called Project Sunroof, in partnership with energy supplier Eon, that estimates…

Abdullah bin Zayed meets Canadian Foreign Minister

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(Ottawa) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Ottawa, Canada. During the meeting, the two sides discussed…

Canada exempts UAE nationals from entry visas

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(Ottawa) - UAE citizens will be able to visit Canada without entry visas from 5th June 2018. The announcement came during a meeting between H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,…

UAE GCAA signs Air Services Agreement with Republic of Kiribati

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Government of the United Arab Emirates and the Government of the Republic of Kiribati initiated an Air Services Agreement (ASA) between the two sides on the 21st of May. Omar bin Ghaleb, Deputy Director-General of the General…

DEWA discusses cooperation with Finnish company Valmet

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(Dubai) - Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority; DEWA, has received a delegation from the Finnish company, Valmet in the renewable energy sector. The delegation included Jukka Hahlantera, Commercial Counsellor…

Custodian of Two Holy Mosques receives GCC Secretary General

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(Jeddah) - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, received at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, the Secretary General of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, who congratulated…