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VP commissions UAE-made Baynunah-class corvette Al Hili
2017 Feb 20 Mon, 04:16:29 pm
VP meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince at IDEX 2017
2017 Feb 21 Tue, 12:23:57 am
Mohamed bin Zayed tours IDEX 2017
2017 Feb 20 Mon, 05:57:09 pm
Arms deals worth over AED6.9 billion sealed on day two of IDEX, bringing total transactions to AED11.33 billion
2017 Feb 20 Mon, 10:58:09 pm
Al Bowardi decorates US Commander of Central Army Command with Emirates Military Order of First Class
2017 Feb 20 Mon, 11:00:50 pm
Brand Dubai, Meraas partner to enhance art landscape in Dubai

Emirates News

Dubai Municipality to promote UAE Food Bank initiative at Gulfood 2017

DUBAI, 21st February, 2017 (WAM) -- Dubai Municipality will showcase its intense efforts on the UAE Food Bank and other initiatives in food safety at the upcoming Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world’s largest food and hospitality show, which runs from 26th February to 2nd March at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Eman Al Bastaki, Director of the Food Safety Department, said, "Based on the wise directives of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid...

UAE candidate elected VP of International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission

GENEVA, 21st February 2017 (WAM) -- Members of the International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission unanimously elected UAE candidate Dr. Mohammed Al Kamali, Director-General of the Judicial Training Institute, as Vice President, after he obtained membership of the commission last December. The International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission was founded in 1991 and has 76 member countries, including a majority of Security Council members. The UAE joined the commission on 6th March, 1992. It secretly elects 15 members every five years, as well as the commission president and vice...

Al Mubaraka Foundation organises "Inspiring Youth" panel discussion

ABU DHABI, 21st February 2017 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi’s Al Mubaraka Foundation organised the first "Inspiring Youth" panel discussion. During the youth panel discussion, Sheikh Dhiyab bin Khalifa bin Hamdan Al Nahyan spoke about his experience and the role of education in building his personality and acquiring skills in all areas, particularly in sports, while was part of an armed forces team that climbed Mount Everest. The panel discussion was attended by 130 students from applied technology centres and faculties, as well as several UAE...


World News

Saudi-UAE Coordination Council Retreat to launch in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 21st February, 2017 (WAM) -- A joint retreat between the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will kick off today in Abu Dhabi where over 150 government officials and a number of experts in the public and private sectors will participate. The retreat is an initiative emanating from the Saudi-UAE Coordination Council, set up and launched by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of...

Saudi Cabinet approves unified VAT agreement

RIYADH, 21st February, 2017 (WAM) -- The Saudi Cabinet approved the Unified Agreement for Value Added Tax on Monday. The agreement, announced during the 37th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit, will be implemented throughout the GCC. The cabinet also discussed the commitment of GCC embassies and consulates to ensure that the medical screening process for newly arriving expatiates is applied as part of the health check-up mission launched by the executive board of the GCC Health Ministers Council. WAM/NOS/Moran

Yemeni Ambassador condoles families of martyrs Nader Eisa and Sulaiman Al Dhuhouri

DUBAI, 20th February, 2017 (WAM) -- Fahad Saeed Al Menhali, Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to the UAE, accompanied by his deputy Sultan Al Bakri, has offered condolences to the families of the two martyrs Nader Mubarak Eisa and Sulaiman Mohammed Al Dhuhouri. The martyrs fell while taking part in Arab Coalition's Operation Restoring Hope, led by Saudi Arabia, to stand by the Yemeni people and their legitimate government. The ambassador visited the mourning majlises of martyr Nader Mubarak Eisa at Al Warqaa Area,...

Abu Dhabi Customs presents Commissioner with first edition of inspection manual

ABU DHABI, 31st January, 2017 (WAM) -- Mohamed Khadem Al Hameli, Acting Director-General of the General Administration of Customs - Abu Dhabi, has presented Commissioner Ali Mohamed Sabih Al Kaabi, Head of the Federal Customs Authority, with the first edition of the Customs Inspection Manual 2017, issued by the authority. A ceremony was held alongside Dubai Customs Week, which coincides with World Customs Day, in the presence of Mohammed Juma Buossaiba, Director-General of the UAE Federal Customs Authority and general directors of local customs departments....

Human feelings serve as emerging benchmark of good governance, Global Dialogue for Happiness learns

DUBAI, 11th February, 2017 (WAM)--The science behind human happiness and feelings is being increasingly used to formulate government policy, said Professor Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, during the Global Dialogue for Happiness held in Dubai ahead of World Government Summit 2017. Prof. Oswald, who studies job satisfaction, human happiness, unemployment and other topics that impact human life, was presenting a speech titled ‘Is Happiness the New GDP?’ at the full-day event dedicated to...

National Vision to make UAE one of the world's happiest countries: UAEU

AL AIN, 10th February, 2017 (WAM)--Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, Chancellor of United Arab Emirates University, UAEU, has stressed that the National Vision aims to make the UAE one of the happiest countries in the world as per the strategic vision of the wise leadership to enhance the National Charter for Happiness and Positivity. He added that this vision is a commitment to creating the happiest environment in the country in a manner that reflects a set of inherent values of Emiratis in terms of...

Al Hammadi, Al Roumi visits Ammar Bin Yasser School in Masfout

AJMAN, 8th February, 2017 (WAM) -- Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, and Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, visited the Ammar Bin Yasser school in Masfout area in Ajman and were briefed about the school’s programmes and initiatives to promote happiness and positivity among its students, administrative staff and teaching staff, as part of the "100 Days of Positivity" initiative. The initiative was organised for the nation’s schools under the "National Programme for Happiness and Positivity" by the...

Connection between government and customers essential for achieving happiness: Minister of State for Happiness

DUBAI, 6th February, 2017 ( WAM) -- The role of frontline employees from Customer Happiness Centres is essential for achieving happiness for society, as they are an important connection between the government and customers, said Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office. Her statement was made during her participation in a seminar by the Emirates Government Service Excellence Programme, as part of a series of talks to introduce training programmes that will educate frontline employees...

Sports News

SWSF Takes Initiative on National Sports Day

SHARJAH, 19th February, 2017 (WAM)--Sharjah Women's Sports Foundation (SWSF) has once again played a leading role in celebrating National Sports Day, at Al Majaz Waterfront, Sharjah's popular leisure destination. Now in its second year, National Sports Day is celebrated across the country with a series of sporting activities, in order to encourage all members of the community to participate in sports and lead a healthier lifestyle. SWSF organised an array of sporting activities at the Waterfront to promote the culture of sports in general, and...

Sharjah Ladies Run to award prizes worth more than AED100,000

SHARJAH, 18th February, 2017 (WAM) -- Sharjah Ladies Club, SLC, has announced that more than AED100, 000 worth of prizes will be at stake for this year’s Sharjah Ladies Run, taking place on February 24. First, second and third places in the 5km and 10km races, will receive cash prizes worth AED28,000 from the club, one year memberships at health centres and AED74,000 worth of gift vouchers from the event sponsors. As the fourth edition of the Sharjah Ladies Run approaches, both SLC and the...

Al Maryah Island to host start of Abu Dhabi Tour's stage two, sponsor prestigious Red Jersey

ABU DHABI, 18th February, 2017 (WAM)-- Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi's business and lifestyle destination, is supporting the iconic Abu Dhabi Tour by sponsoring the prestigious Red Jersey, and hosting the start of stage two on Friday, 24th February. The Abu Dhabi Tour - the only WorldTour race in the Middle East - is organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, ADSC, in collaboration with RCS Sport and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive...