Saudia Arabia's capital Riyadh, seen here in this photograph from January 17, 2020, is home to some eight million people

UAE Participates In Second Ministerial Meeting Of Arab League And Pacific Small Islands

The UAE participated in the second Ministerial Meeting of Members of the Arab League and Pacific Small Island Developing States in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Emirati delegation was led by Minister of State Khalifa Shaheen Almarar. The second Ministerial Meeting issued the Riyadh Declaration on Tuesday to enhance cooperation between the Arab States and the Pacific Small Island Developing States. I
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Anthony Albanese, Australia's Prime Minister

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed, Australian PM Albanese Review Bilateral Ties

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan received a call from Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday. Albanese called the UAE President to discuss the longstanding ties between the two nations and ways to build on their strategic partnerships in various fields. During the call, they also exchanged views on some regional and international issues, particularly recent developments impacting both countries
A state-imposed social media blackout to quell massive protests around the arrest of Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan has fuelled momentum for him

Sheikh Mohamed Discusses Military Ties With Pakistan's COAS

The UAE President assured the Pakistani General of the UAE's commitment to supporting "all that achieves unity and stability," as well as causes that "meet the aspirations of its people for progress and prosperity," reported state news agency WAM. The two leaders held the phone meeting as Pakistan dealt with political and economic crises due to an ongoing conflict between the government and the political party Pakistan Tekreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Erdogan said one factor in deciding on the election date was school exams

Turkey's Erdogan Announces Elections For May 14

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey's elections will be held on May 14 -- a month earlier than scheduled -- as the opposition still searches for a unified candidate to stand against him.
Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu's ban from politics effectively disqualifies him from the election campaign

Erdogan Sets Stage For May 14 Turkish Election

The announcement sets the stage for a vote that could either extend Erdogan's Islamic style of rule into a third decade or turn the country on a sharply more secular -- and potentially predictable -- course.