Abdullah Bin Zayed receives ambassadors of Security Council’s permanent members

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates has the message of moderation, tolerance and rejection of all forms of extremism and terrorism, Minister of Foreign Affairs H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed today.

Nationals of more than 200 countries …

Dubai Airports recycles over 530 tonnes of solid waste in H1 2012

Dubai: Dubai Airports has stepped up its efforts to limit the environmental impact of solid waste, recycling more than 530 tonnes of paper, carton and plastic collected across Dubai International during the first six months of 2012.

Between January and …

UAE-Sino Forum for Investment, Trade Kicks Off

Yinchuan/China: UAE Foreign Trade Minister Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi attended the UAE-Sino Forum for Investment and Trade, which commenced on Thursday in Chinese City of Yinchuan.

Sheikha Lubna stressed in her inaugural speech the importance of the UAE-Sino Partnership in …

OPEC daily basket price stood at $113.36 a barrel on Wednesday

Vienna: The price of OPEC basket of twelve crudes stood at 113.36 dollars a barrel on Wednesday, compared with $112.68 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations.

The new OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes (ORB) is made up of …

Etisalat Group Sells 775 million shares in PT XL AxiataTbk

Abu Dhabi: The Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat), headquarters in Abu Dhabi confirmed today that it has sold a total of 775 million shares in PT XL AxiataTbk (“XL”), one of the Group’s 16 Operating Companies, and located in Indonesia.

The …

DGCX signs MoU with Dalian Commodity Exchange

Dubai: The Dubai Gold ‘&’ Commodities Exchange (DGCX) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE), the first MoU that DCE has signed with an Exchange in the Middle East.

The partnership will …

Secretary-General appoints former Lebanese minister as new head of UN mission in Libya

New York: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Tarek Mitri of Lebanon as his new Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), according to the UN chief’s spokesperson.

Mitri will succeed Ian …