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Emirates News

Serving the world a taste of UAE at Expo 2020: paper

ABU DHABI, 23rd February, 2017 (WAM) -- A UAE newspaper has said that the UAE always sets an exemplary example when it comes to dedication and commitment towards any project it takes up. "Arrangements are impeccably on track to make Expo 2020 Dubai an extraordinary event, especially since it will be the first time such a mega fair is staged in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, MENASA," said the Gulf Today in an editorial on Thursday. The paper continued, "Between October 2020...

UK-UAE Task Force holds 16th meeting in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 22nd February, 2017 (WAM) -- The UK-UAE Task Force today held its 16th meeting in Abu Dhabi to discuss a range of issues of common interest, including conflict resolution, security, trade, investment, humanitarian action, education, culture and consular affairs. The Task Force issued the following statement: "16th UK-UAE Task Force. Abu Dhabi, 22nd February, 2017. Resolving Conflict We are working together for a secure and prosperous region, including political solutions in Yemen and Syria. Security We are deepening cooperation to defeat Daesh, counter...

UAE ambassador, Cypriot minister discuss educational and cultural relations

NICOSIA, 22nd February, 2017 (WAM) -- UAE Ambassador to Cyprus Abdulwahab Nasser Al Najjar, and Cypriot Minister of Education and Culture Kostas Kasis today met to discuss ways of promoting and enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries in educational and cultural spheres. A number of officials from the Cypriot Ministry of Education and Culture attended meeting, held at the Ministry.

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Yemeni army, resistance forces liberate areas east of Mokha

ADEN, 22nd February, 2017 (WAM)-- The Yemeni National Army and the Yemeni National Resistance, backed by the Arab Coalition airforce, today liberated large swaths of Jabal an-Nar area, east of Mokha, from the rebel Houthi group and militias loyal to the now-ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh, according to a Yemeni military source, Yemen's official Saba news agency reported. In other violent battles in Yakhtul, north of Mokha, dozens of rebels were killed and their military equipment was destroyed, the source said. During the battles, a...

UAE spares no efforts to protect and provide dignified life to children: Minister

PARIS, 22nd February, 2017 (WAM) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) spares no efforts to protect and provide dignified life to children, said Dr. Maytha bint Salem Al Shamsi, UAE Minister of State, and noted that President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan had issued the UAE’s new Child Protection Law No. 3 - popularly known as the Wadeema Law - that came into effect in June 2016. Al Shamsi made the remarks in a speech delivered at the Paris International Ministerial Conference...

Sudanese President leaves UAE

ABU DHABI, 22nd February, 2017 (WAM) -- President of Sudan, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, on Wednesday left the UAE after a-five-day official visit. The Sudanese President was seen off by Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice and head of honorary mission; Humaid Saeed Al Neyadi, Deputy Director of the Office of the Minister of Presidential Affairs; Hamad Mohammed Humaid Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan; Sudan's ambassador to the UAE, Mohammed Amin Al-Karib, and a number of officials. Al-Bashir attended the13th...

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

Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy continues to foster local talents beyond sports

ABU DHABI, 22nd February, 2017 (WAM) -- In line with its mandate to advance Emirati women’s thinking, knowledge and learning in the realm of sports, the Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, FBMA, has announced the return of its 'Basics of Equestrian Journalism' workshop this year for UAE national students to advance their skills. The workshop, which forms part of the academy’s ongoing mission to provide extensive education in the local sports industry, was launched last year following FBMA’s appointment to act as the Headquarters...

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...