2018 Jul 17 Tue, 08:48:14 am
Reem Al Hashemy meets with UN humanitarian agencies' officials
2018 Jul 17 Tue, 06:34:16 pm
Chinese President's visit confirms significant stature of the UAE under its wise leadership: Sultan Al Jaber
2018 Jul 17 Tue, 01:26:06 pm
Hamdan bin Mohammed launches Arabic edition of ‘MIT Technology Review’
2018 Jul 17 Tue, 03:54:50 pm
Hamdan bin Zayed urges ERC to intensify relief, development initiatives in Yemen
2018 Jul 17 Tue, 01:33:22 pm
Emirates Diplomatic Academy hosts King of Spain at WOCMES
2018 Jul 17 Tue, 05:42:14 pm
ADNOC marks group-wide safety day
2018 Jul 17 Tue, 01:04:17 pm
UAE-China delegation visits exceed 120: Al Mansouri
2018 Jul 17 Tue, 12:29:45 pm
UAE-China relations advantageous across sectors: Chinese Academic
2018 Jul 17 Tue, 01:39:33 pm
Region’s largest drilling machine for Dubai drainage project getting ready in Guangzhou

Emirates News

Chinese delegation lauds Sheikha Fatima's efforts to empower Emirati family

ABU DHABI, 17th July, 2018 (WAM) -- Wei Jianqi, Spouse of Chinese Ambassador to the UAE, has lauded the efforts made by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), for development, empowerment and welfare of the Emirati family, during a visit by a Chinese delegation to the GWU headquarters in Abu Dhabi, on Tuesday. The visit marked the launch of the UAE-China...

Noura Al Kaabi launches "UAE-China Week"

ABU DHABI, 17th July, 2018 (WAM) -- Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, launched the "UAE-China Week," which is being held in Manarat Al Saadiyat from today until 24th July, with the attendance of Ni Jian, Ambassador of China to the UAE, and several officials. The event coincides with the visit of Xi Jinping, President of China, to the UAE, on Thursday, and celebrates the best of Emirati and Chinese culture. In a statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM,...

ERC patronises graduation ceremony of Year of Zayed's batch at Aden University

ADEN, 17th July, 2018 (WAM) -- The University of Aden, on Tuesday, celebrated the graduation of the 15th batch of the Year of Zayed students of the International Economy Department, at the College of Economics. The event was held at the Arab Palace Hall in Aden, the temporary capital city of Yemen, under the patronage of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC. Tayyib Al Shamsi, Vice Head of the ERC team in Aden, Mohammed Nasr Al Shadhili, Under-Secretary of Aden Governorate, and others, attended the event....


World News

Ministry of Defence delegation visits Farnborough Airshow in UK

FARNBOROUGH, 17th July, 2018 (WAM) -- A delegation from the Ministry of Defence, led by Major General Pilot Abdullah Al Hashemi, Assistant Under-Secretary for Support Services, has visited the Farnborough Airshow, which takes place every two years, in Farnborough, United Kingdom, and is one of the largest aviation events in the world. The delegation witnessed the launch of the airshow, where Theresa May, UK Prime Minister, delivered its opening speech, in the presence of Gavin Williamson, British Defence Secretary, who exchanged talks with Major General...

Bangladeshi Prime Minister meets UAE Ambassador

DHAKA, 17th July, 2018 (WAM) -- Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has met with the UAE Ambassador to Bangladesh Saed Mohammed Al-Muhairi. During the meeting, they discussed means of developing bilateral economic relations and enhancing investment horizons between the two countries.

India to actively participate in Expo 2020

by Krishnan Nayar New Delhi, 17th July, 2018 (WAM) – Preparations have taken a leap in India for its active participation in the Dubai Expo 2020, Dilip Chenoy, Secretary-General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, FICCI, has told Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al-Banna, UAE Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to India. This came about at a meeting between the Secretary-General and the Ambassador to review India’s preparations for taking part in the landmark event following an agreement between the two sides. FICCI...

ERC team inspects several vital facilities in Khawkhah, Yemen

HODEIDAH, 17th July, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, team in Hodeidah Governorate, headed by Saeed Al Kaabi, UAE Humanitarian Operations Director for Yemen, has inspected several vital services facilities in Khawkhah District in Yemen’s Red Sea Coast, to identify and answer their needs, as part of the UAE’s efforts to support the country’s liberated areas, by returning to their normal living conditions and providing services to the Yemeni people. The team began its visit by inspecting the fishing port in Khawkhah, where...

Saif bin Zayed launches ‘Happiness and Positivity Programme’

ABU DHABI, 11th July, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, has launched the Ministry of Interior’s 'Happiness and Positivity Programme', at the headquarters of the ministry and in the presence of Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing and Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office. Sheikh Saif was briefed about the programme, its pillars, its relationship to the ministry’s strategic goals, its plans to achieve happiness...

UAE Government launches 2nd phase of Customer Happiness Formula

DUBAI, 9th June, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE Government has launched the 2nd phase of the Customer Happiness Formula that includes the assessment of 250 electronic and smart services provided by different federal government departments. The Customer Happiness Formula provides an effective tool for government employees to achieve the happiness goals under the UAE’s National Programme for Happiness and Positivity initiative. Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing, has stated the index acts as an essential tool to identify the...

Saif bin Zayed attends happiness, positivity meeting

ABU DHABI, 23rd April, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, today morning attended the second happiness and positivity meeting of the Ministry of Interior, MOI, for 2018, at the ministry's headquarters. During the meeting, they viewed a number of initiatives and projects aimed at developing police work, enhancing the quality of services provided, and spreading a culture of happiness and positive among society members. The meeting was attended by Lt. General...

Abu Dhabi University launches its first happiness course

ABU DHABI, 9th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi University, ADU, has launched a happiness course as part of its Public Health programme's core requirements across campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Marking the first time that such a curriculum is to be offered at ADU, the Introduction to Happiness and Positive Psychology Course focuses on the definition of happiness, positive psychology, principles of positive psychology and happiness, as well as on positive psychology strategies and the practical application of happiness. It will also...

Sports News

Russia to keep visa-free entry for football fans until end of 2018: Putin

MOSCOW, 15th July, 2018 (WAM) -- Russia will provide visa-free entrance to the country for football fans with fan IDs until the end of 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. "I think that we will provide visa-free entrance to Russia for foreign fans, who currently have fan IDs, until the end of 2018. This will be a multiple entry visa-free regime," Putin told reporters. According to Russian news agency Sputnik, the Russian leader expressed hope that fans will take advantage of this opportunity and "come...

President, VP, AD Crown Prince congratulate Russian President on success of 2018 World Cup

ABU DHABI, 15th July, 2018 (WAM) -- President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent today a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, congratulating him on the good and successful organisation of the 2018 World Cup final in Moscow. President Khalifa lauded Russia for providing huge resources and potentials to the participating teams,which contributed to the success of the Cup and delivery of its aspired noble goals. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of...

UAE leaders congratulate French President on his country's win of World FIFA Cup 2018

ABU DHABI, 15th July, 2018 (WAM) -- President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent today a congratulatory message to French President Emmanuel Macron on his country's win of the 2018 World Cup final in Russia. France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the Cup final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium and was crowned champion for the second time. President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed expressed warm congratulations to the French president for the best performance shown by the French team. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed...