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Emirates News

Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority establishes "Gender Equality Lab"

DUBAI, 26th July, 2017 (WAM) -- The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority has announced the establishment of a "Gender Equality Lab," as an internal programme that aims to achieve equality between male and female employees on all levels. The programme will consist of organising events and performing studies and specialised projects, with the aim of supporting the authority’s goals of achieving a balance between male and female employees, as well as raising their productivity levels and creating a better work-life balance. The Gender Equality Lab,...

ERC distributes rescue aid to Eastern Ad Dis in Hadhramaut, Yemen

HADHRAMAUT, 26th July, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has distributed food baskets to the people of Eastern Ad Dis in the eastern part of the Governorate of Hadhramaut yesterday, which benefitted low-income families and individuals with disabilities. The ERC’s distribution of rescue aid is implemented under the framework supporting vulnerable people in Yemen, with the aim of reducing the impact of the severe local economic conditions that resulted from the Houthis-led coup. Mohammed Al Muhairi, Head of the ERC team, stressed that...

Emirates Group Security hosts global aviation security symposium

DUBAI, 26th July, 2017 (WAM) -- Emirates Group Security, a multi-dimensional and highly versatile firm that designs, develops and distributes security and safety measures across the Emirates network, has announced that it will host the global aviation security symposium in Dubai, between 8th to 10th October 2017. Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, the third edition of the AVSEC event will gather some of the foremost and leading experts...

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Settlement activity in occupied territory is illegal under international law, says UN envoy amid rising tensions in Jerusalem

NEW YORK, 26th July, 2017 (WAM) -- The United Nations envoy on Middle East peace has warned that developments over the past 11 days at holy sites in the Old City in Jerusalem have demonstrated the "grave risk" that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could become a religious conflict that could ultimately engulf the rest of the region. While recognising that Israelis and Palestinians fortunately "have not succumbed to the torrent of violent upheaval that has engulfed the region in recent years," Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator...

Libyan foreign ministry confirms accuracy of new terror designations

TRIPOLI, 25th July, 2017 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Libyan interim government has confirmed the accuracy of the new terror designation, recently declared by the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab Republic of Egypt. The four countries announced the designation of nine entities and nine individuals, including Libyan terrorists, on the lists of terrorist groups. In a statement, the ministry expressed appreciation to the four countries for working to fulfil the aspirations...

Saudi Arabia, United States discuss military cooperation, counter-terrorism efforts

JEDDAH, 25th July 2017 (WAM) - The Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met in Jeddah Tuesday with the Commander of the US Central Command General Joseph Fotel. Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said they reviewed during the meeting areas of bilateral cooperation, particularly in the military aspect, as well as the joint efforts in fighting terrorism and combating extremism, in addition to the latest developments in the region. [Image credit: Saudi Press Agency, SPA]

Sheikh Nahyan visits Ministry’s cultural centre in Ajman

AJMAN, 25th July, 2017 (WAM) -- Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development has praised the activities of the cultural summer programme at various cultural centres of the ministry across the country. During his visit to the Ajman cultural centre, he emphasised that the programme has succeeded in introducing a new concept of summer vacation, with a variety of cultural and artistic activities allowing participants to develop their creative energies and express their artistic and literary preferences through well thought...

Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief reviews work of Community Happiness Department

DUBAI, 23rd July, 2017 (WAM) -- Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, reviewed the work of the general administration of the Community Happiness Department, in the presence of Brigadier Khalid Shuhail, Acting Director of the Community Happiness Department, his deputy, Brigadier Dr. Ibrahim Abdulrahman, and Colonel Ali Khalfan Al Mansouri, Director of Sports Affairs, as well as several other police officers. Major General Al Marri was briefed on the Department’s future projects and its various initiatives, which aim to achieve...

Ohood Al Roumi lauds efforts of Supreme National Committee for Drug Prevention

DUBAI, 12th July, 2017 (WAM) -- Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, has praised the efforts exerted by the Supreme National Committee for Drug Prevention affiliated with the National Anti-Narcotics Council, in the framework of its national and societal role and its many positive achievements in protecting individuals in society from the danger of drugs. The minister commended the objectives of the "Siraj" programme, which is implemented by the Supreme National Committee for Prevention of Drugs, as it provides care and...

'AccessAbilities Expo' to shed extensive light on Rights of People of Determination

DUBAI, 3rd July, 2017 (WAM) -- In harmony with the country's initiative for empowering 'people of determination' launched by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the 2nd AccessAbilities Expo will be held in Dubai on November 7th-9th. The event is the Middle East’s first dedicated exhibition for the products, services and technologies related to the disabilities and rehabilitation sectors, with more than 40 centers and authorities concerned with people with determination participation. It's noteworthy that...

Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers launch ‘Happiness without Borders’ initiative

DUBAI, 20th June, 2017 (WAM) -- Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers from various government agencies has launched the ‘Happiness without Borders’ initiative in an effort to establish happiness and positivity as a lifestyle and a cultural trait in the UAE. Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers offer free counsel to government and private institutions, where they share experiences and best practices learned at the training sessions organised by the National Happiness and Positivity Programme. This provides guidance and support for these institutions as they go about...

Sports News

FBMA Summer Camp for Girls strikes great success in first edition

ABU DHABI, 20th July, 2017 (WAM) -- In a ceremonial atmosphere on Thursday, the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, FBMA, awarded medals and certificates of excellence to the participants of its inaugural summer camp, marking the conclusion of the capital’s signature sports initiative for girls for the summer. Held at the FBMA Dome in the Al Forsan International Sports Resort between 9th and 20th July, the FBMA Summer Camp for Girls welcomed more than 55 girls in two age groups 7 to 9 years...

UAE Consulate hosts street soccer festival in New York

NEW YORK, 19th July, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE Consulate-General in New York and the New York City Football Club hosted a street soccer festival on Saturday, July 15th, in New York City’s South Bronx neighbourhood, to promote cross-cultural understanding between the US and UAE. Held with the support of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the festival brought together the community and nurtured the street soccer culture that has grown organically in the South Bronx. Known for its unstructured games and creative play, street soccer is...

TCA Abu Dhabi launches global Extraordinary City Story campaign with Manchester City FC

ABU DHABI, 19th July, 2017 (WAM) -- With the 2017/18 Premier League football season fast approaching, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, and Manchester City Football Club have launched a new season-long campaign that which gives fans the chance to create their own extraordinary story on a trip to the UAE capital by sharing their own extraordinary memories and stories about being a Manchester City fan. The ‘Extraordinary City Story’ activity kicks off with a competition offering club supporters the chance to...