2018 Jun 17 Sun, 05:27:07 pm
UAE briefs international ambassadors on the operation to liberate Hodeida from Houthi control
2018 Jun 17 Sun, 05:13:22 pm
UAE, Zimbabwe sign cooperation agreements
2018 Jun 17 Sun, 05:11:37 pm
ERC organises Eid entertainment trip for orphans in Abyan, Yemen
2018 Jun 17 Sun, 12:20:46 pm
Sawab Center launches Fathers’ Day campaign
2018 Jun 17 Sun, 11:50:16 am
Nahyan bin Mubarak offers condolences to families of martyrs Al Zeyoudi and Al Abdouli
2018 Jun 17 Sun, 11:25:19 am
Nahyan bin Mubarak offers condolences to family of martyr Al Hassani
2018 Jun 16 Sat, 11:21:50 pm
Over 1.2 million worshippers, visitors received at Sheikh Zayed Mosque during Ramadan
2018 Jun 16 Sat, 01:00:41 pm
ERC sends aid convoy to liberated areas in Hodeidah, Yemen
2018 Jun 16 Sat, 12:45:05 pm
Sheikha Fatima's humanitarian campaign organises activities for Rohingya children

Emirates News

Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, MBRSG sign MoU to empower future leaders

DUBAI, 18th June, 2018 (WAM) -- Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Member of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation and Deputy Managing Director, has said that the preparation of the next generation of leaders in government organisations and providing them with expertise and skills supports the UAE government's efforts to empower organisations, enhance capabilities and improve performance The announcement was made during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Dr. Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President...

Shakhbout bin Nahyan visits UAE forces operating as part of Arab Coalition

RIYADH, 17th June, 2018 (WAM) -- Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, UAE Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on Saturday visited the UAE forces operating as part of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition in the southern border of Saudi Arabia. Sheikh Shakhbout conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of...

Yemeni Ambassador offers condolences to family of Ali Al Hassani

AL AIN, 17th June, 2018 (WAM) -- Fahad Saeed Al Minhali, Yemeni Ambassador to the UAE, on Sunday offered his condolences to the family of Ali Mohammed Rashid Al Hassani who fell while performing his duties as part of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition’s "Operation Restoring Hope" in Yemen. While visiting the mourning majlis at Umm Ghafa Area, Al Ain, Al Minhali conveyed the condolences and heartfelt sympathy of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi of Yemen to the family of the martyr. He also prayed to Allah...


World News

Saudi Arabia condemns suicide bombing in Nangarhar, Afghanistan

JEDDAH, 17th June, 2018 (WAM) -- Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned the suicide bombing in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has offered condolences to the victim families, the Afghan Government and people, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured, and reaffirming the Kingdom's stand and solidarity with Afghanistan against terrorism and extremism.

Saudi Air Force intercepts Houthi-launched missile against Jazan

RIYADH, 17th June, 2018 (WAM) -- The Saudi Royal Air Force has intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militias from Saada province, Yemen, towards Saudi territories. The official spokesman for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki Al Malki, explained that the missile was heading towards Jazan and was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas. The missile fell in a remote area. The incident resulted only in a slight injury of a Pakistani expatriate, according to the Saudi...

The Legitimate Yemeni Government welcomes continued efforts for a solution based on UN Security Council Resolution 2216, The National Dialogue and the Gulf Initiative

ADEN, 17th June, 2018 (WAM) -- The Legitimate Yemeni Government has welcomed the continued mediation efforts aimed at finding a solution to the current crisis that took place as a result of the Houthi Militia's overthrow of the legitimate government and is in compliance with, and based on the National Dialogue, the Gulf Initiative and UN Security Council resolutions, in particular resolution 2216. In a statement released by the Yemen News Agency (SABA), the Yemeni government emphasised that the Houthi Militia’s continued lack of response...

Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid offers condolences to family of martyr Khalifa Al Khatri

RAS AL-KHAIMAH, 16th June, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today offered his condolences to the family of martyr Khalifa Saif Saeed Al Khatri in Ras al-Khaimah, who died while performing his duty as part of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition's 'Operation Restoring Hope' in Yemen. Sheikh Mansour expressed his heartfelt condolences during his visit to the family of the martyr in Ras al-Khaimah, and prayed to Allah Almighty to have mercy on the martyr's soul and to grant him...

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

Eight people injured as cab ploughs into World Cup fans in Moscow

MOSCOW, 16th June, 2018 (WAM) -- A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday, injuring eight people, including two Mexicans in the city for the FIFA World Cup, now running in Russia, officials and eyewitnesses said. The vehicle collided with the people in Moscow, and released footages showed the cab mount the pavement before ploughing into the people. Eight people have been injured, according to Russian police, who added some of them were wearing the Mexican national team colours....

Fatima bint Mubarak Sports Library launched

ABU DHABI, 11th June, 2018 (WAM) -- The Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) has announced that it has contributed a plethora of books to the Abu Dhabi Ladies Club (ADLC) seeing the construction of the first dedicated sports library in the UAE, 'The Fatima bint Mubarak Sports Library'. A myriad of scientific, administrational and inspirational books in both Arabic and English are now available. Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme...

UAE Diplomats host iftar honouring Special Olympics movement

WASHINGTON, DC, 9th June, 2018 (WAM) -- UAE Diplomats hosted an iftar at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC for local Special Olympic athletes and their families. Many athletes in attendance will travel to Abu Dhabi in March 2019 to compete in the World Games. The programme featured remarks by Special Olympics International CEO, Mary Davis and Global Messenger, Special Olympics Virginia, Frank Stephens and Dana Al Marashi, Head of Heritage and Social Affairs at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC. The speakers underscored the...