2018 Jun 25 Mon, 03:59:40 pm
ADNOC, Saudi Aramco and India Consortium sign framework agreement to explore US$44 billion mega refinery development
2018 Jun 25 Mon, 06:01:39 pm
Sharjah Media Council discusses emirate’s media projects, plans
2018 Jun 25 Mon, 01:18:02 pm
UAE to hold first-ever 'World Tolerance Summit'
2018 Jun 25 Mon, 10:42:30 am
UAE delivers emergency aid to 30,000 people affected by drought in Somalia
2018 Jun 25 Mon, 02:26:59 pm
DWTC announces up to 70% reduction on FZ licencing and incorporation fees
2018 Jun 25 Mon, 03:56:07 pm
DOE announces Reverse Osmosis Independent Water Project at Taweelah
2018 Jun 24 Sun, 11:15:37 am
President Khalifa issues Decrees ratifying bilateral international agreements
2018 Jun 24 Sun, 10:42:12 am
Comoros President receives Abdullah bin Zayed
2018 Jun 24 Sun, 06:44:07 pm
UAE, Ireland agree to establish parliamentary friendship committee
2018 Jun 24 Sun, 01:03:05 pm
NAMA and UN Women collaborate to create new entrepreneurial opportunities for 25,000 women in S. Africa, UAE and the region

Emirates News

Sustainable Transport Award committees explore improvements for next edition

DUBAI, 25th June, 2018 (WAM) -- The Higher Organising Committee and the Jury Committee of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport, DAST, have held a meeting at the head office of the Roads and Transport Authority, RTA. The meeting saw discussions on several issues related to improvements of the award’s business processes in the forthcoming 11th edition of the award. The meeting was attended by Nasir Hamad Bu Shehab, Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee; Hamdan Al Shaa’er, Chairman of the Jury Committee; and several...

NCM issues weather forecast for Monday until Friday

ABU DHABI, 25th June, 2018 (WAM) -- The National Centre of Meteorology, NCM, has forecast humid weather for Tuesday morning over coastal areas, especially northwards, while mist may form, becoming fair in general and hazy at times during the afternoon. Northwesterly winds will blow with a speed between 15 and 30 km/hr, reaching 40 km/hr at times over the sea, which will be moderate, becoming rough at times northwards in the Arabian Gulf and moderate in Oman Sea. In its forecast for the next four...

MoFAIC receives credentials of new Gambian Ambassador

ABU DHABI, 25th June, 2018 (WAM) -- Ahmed Sari Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, has received a copy of the credentials of Fansu Bojang, Ambassador of Gambia to the UAE. Al Mazrouei wished the ambassador success in carrying out his duties and strengthening relations of cooperation between the UAE and Gambia. The ambassador in turn expressed his pleasure at representing his country in the UAE, which he said, is a place that enjoys a prestigious regional and...


World News

Royal Saudi Air Defence Forces intercept two ballistic missiles fired by Houthis

RIYADH, 24th June 2018 (WAM) - The official spokesman of the coalition forces (coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen) Col. Turki Al-Maliki stated that at 20:39, the Royal Saudi Air Defence detected the launch of two ballistic missiles by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from Sa'ada governorate aimed at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Col. Al-Maliki was quoted by Saudi Press Agency (SPA) as saying that the two missiles were launched deliberately to target densely populated areas. The Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces managed to intercept...

Comoros President receives Abdullah bin Zayed, UPDATE

MORONI, Comoros, 24th June, 2018 (WAM) -- Comoros President Azali Assoumani has received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, who is currently on an official visit to the country. The meeting was attended by Comoros's Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and the Francophonie, Mohamed El Amine Souef and the country's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Hamid Kerhela. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed conveyed to President Assoumani the greetings of the UAE President, His Highness...

Abdullah bin Zayed meets with Indian officials

NEW DELHI, 24th June, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met in New Delhi with MJ Akbar India's Minister of State for External Affairs, Dharmendra Pradhan, Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Ajit Doval Indian National Security Advisor, as part of his official visit to India. The Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, and National Security Advisor welcomed Sheikh Abdullah and his accompanying delegation. They...

DOE announces Reverse Osmosis Independent Water Project at Taweelah

ABU DHABI, 25th June, 2018 (WAM) -- The Department of Energy, DOE, Abu Dhabi has announced the list of qualified companies to compete over the selection of a developer or developer consortium of the Independent Water Project, IWP, who will own up to 40 percent of the project’s share. This will be established in accordance with Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s laws concerning the production of RO desalinated water by independent producers at a capacity of 200 MIGD. The project includes the development, financing, establishment,...

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...

Customer Happiness Office opens in ADM’s headquarters

ABU DHABI, 4th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director-General of Urban Planning and Municipalities Department, today opened the Customer Happiness Office at the Customer Service Centre at Abu Dhabi City Municipality, ADM, headquarters. The initiative is part of the municipality’s efforts to improve the services and raise customers satisfaction. The opening ceremony was attended by Mubarak Obaid Khamis Abdullah Al Dhahiri, Under-Secretary of Urban Planning and Municipalities Department, and Ali Khalifa Al Qamzi, Acting General Manager of ADM, in addition to scores...

Sports News

Al Shinkeeti appointed UAE NOC Secretary-General

DUBAI, 24th June, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Olympic Committee, has appointed Brigadier Talal Ahmed Al Shinkeeti as Secretary-General of the UAE National Olympic Committee, NOC, pending the convening of the next NOC Board Meeting, and has tasked Al Shinkeeti to officially assume the role of the Secretary-General. Al Shinkeeti is the incumbent Assistant Director-General of Airports in the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai. He is also the Deputy Chairman...

Nahyan bin Mubarak opens Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018

DUBAI, 23rd June, 2018 (WAM) -- Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Tolerance, on Thursday, opened the six-nation Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 tournament, with the support of the Dubai Sports Council. The sports tournament was launched at the Al Wasl Sports Club with the participation of six countries and will continue till 30th June. The six participating nations are India, Pakistan, Korea, Iran, Argentina and Kenya. The tournament is the first of its kind to be held in Dubai. The opening ceremony was...

Ajman Stud to compete in "Arabian Horse World Championships of the Mediterranean and Arab Countries" in France

AJMAN, 22nd June, 2018 (WAM) -- Ajman Stud, a farm founded by H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, will compete in the annual purebred Arabian horse "Best in Show" competition, which will take place on Saturday, 23rd June, in Menton, France. Throughout the event, the charisma, poise and ardour of the horses will be on show. Khalid Ghanem, Director of Ajman Stud, said that participating in the 27th "Arabian Horse World Championships of the Mediterranean and Arab Countries" is the...