2018 Feb 21 Wed, 03:36:25 pm
Mohamed bin Zayed offers condolences to martyrs' families
2018 Feb 21 Wed, 03:54:22 pm
Ajman CP participates in "We Walk Together" initiative with people of determination
2018 Feb 21 Wed, 04:30:33 pm
Abdullah bin Zayed meets UAE ambassadors, heads of missions abroad
2018 Feb 21 Wed, 01:13:22 pm
UAE Founder’s Memorial to be inaugurated February 26th
2018 Feb 21 Wed, 01:50:51 pm
Abu Dhabi launches Arabic Natural Capital Protocol
2018 Feb 21 Wed, 05:17:25 pm
RTA unveils Hyperloop design prototype
2018 Feb 21 Wed, 04:09:01 pm
Al Ain Region to host Arab's first adventure tourism conference

Emirates News

UAE issues travel warning to Ethiopia

ABU DHABI, 21st February, 2018 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, Wednesday warned UAE citizens travelling to Ethiopia to be vigilant. The ministry has asked them to avoid visiting Oromia, Amhara, and Harari regions in light of the current situation in the country. It has also urged Emiratis to exercise caution and avoid any assemblies or demonstrations, calling on them to communicate with the UAE Embassy in Addis Ababa in case of emergency.

Investment crucial as oil market rebalances: Al Mazrouei

LONDON, 21st February, 2018 (WAM) -- The collapse in global oil prices between June 2014 and January 2016 led to nearly one trillion US dollars in investment being frozen or discontinued with "many hundreds of thousands of jobs" being lost throughout the industry, according to UAE Minister of Energy and Industry, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei. Now it is time to plan for future investment, he says. The Minister was addressing the International Petroleum Week conference in London yesterday, on the topic on...

ENEC demonstrates commitment to environmental protection, sustainability

ABU DHABI, 21st February, 2018 (WAM) -- Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, today visited the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, where he witnessed the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation's, ENEC's, commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. Dr. Al-Zeyoudi also observed the significant progress being made across all four nuclear energy units being built at the plant in the Al Dhafra region. Dr. Al-Zeyoudi was welcomed by Mohamed Al Hammadi, ENEC Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Al Rumaithi, ENEC Deputy Chief Executive Officer,...


World News

UAE Pavilion continues activities at 32nd Al Janadriyah Festival

ABU DHABI, 21st February, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE Pavilion, managed by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, DCT Abu Dhabi, with the participation of 145 government and private institution representatives from the UAE capital, is continuing its activities at the 32nd Al Janadriyah National Festival for Heritage and Culture, which is being held until 28th February in Saudi Arabia. Organised by the Department, Abu Dhabi’s participation aims to convey the UAE’s cultural and intellectual essence, flavoured with a dash of its...

Civilian situation in East Ghouta ‘spiralling out of control'

NEW YORK, 21st February, 2018 (WAM) -- The humanitarian situation of civilians in Syria’s East Ghouta is spiralling out of control, a senior United Nation aid official has warned in the wake of escalating conflict which resulted in more than 40 civilian deaths on Monday alone. "I am deeply alarmed by the extreme escalation in hostilities in east Ghouta," Panos Moumtzis, UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, said in a statement issued following clashes that killed over 40 civilians and injured more than...

IsDB, UN ESCAP sign agreement to boost science, technology and innovation for sustainable development

LONDON, 21st February, 2018 (WAM) -- The Islamic Development Bank, IsDB, has launched Engage, a new digital platform which will promote technological and scientific solutions to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs. The President of IsDB, Dr. Bandar Hajjar, announced the launch of Engage at an event hosted at Bloomberg’s European Headquarters in London, alongside UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Dr. Hayat Sindi, Chief Scientific Advisor to...

Abdullah bin Zayed meets UAE ambassadors, heads of missions abroad

ABU DHABI, 21st February, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, today met with ambassadors and heads of UAE missions abroad. The meeting was part of the 12th UAE Ambassadors and Mission Heads Forum, organised by the Ministry, which will continue until tomorrow. Sheikh Abdullah expressed his thanks and appreciation to the UAE diplomats for their contributions and efforts and their great role in representing the state, enhancing its interests and strengthening the impact of...

Around 3,000 Emirati families benefited from Latifa Hospital’s Happiness Centre

DUBAI, 19th February, 2018 (WAM) -- Around 3,000 Emirati families have benefited from the services of Latifa Hospital’s Happiness Centre since its inception. The Happiness Centre, which was launched in August 2016, aims to achieve customer satisfaction by simplifying a number of services and providing them at a one-stop destination. The services include issuing electronically birth certificates, health cards and medical reports, as well as appointment registration and booking, pharmaceutical services and registration of newborns, in collaboration with the Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs....

Smart Dubai presents ‘Happy Cities’ chapter in Global Happiness Policy Report

DUBAI, 13th February, 2018 (WAM) -- Dr. Aisha bint Butti bin Bishr, Director-General of the Smart Dubai Office, SDO, presented the chapter on happy cities from the Global Happiness Policy Report, issued by the World Happiness Council on the sidelines of the 6th World Government Summit, WGS 2018. The Council had held a meeting at the Summit, attended by Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing, Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the...

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority organises third Happiness Forum

DUBAI, 9th February, 2018 (WAM) -- Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, DSOA, the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis, DSO, the integrated free zone technology park, today hosted the third edition of its Happiness Forum. Held at the Rove Downtown in Dubai, the event convened entities from the public and private sector to discuss initiatives aimed at boosting corporate happiness. Dr Juma Al Matrooshi, Deputy CEO for Operations and Client Affairs, Ghanim Al Falasi, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services, Haidar Ali, Senior Vice President -...

SDGs National Committee includes happiness, quality of life in agenda

DUBAI, 5th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The National Committee on Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, has included happiness and positivity on the agenda for the upcoming "SDGs in Action 2018" forum, scheduled to take place on 10th February, on the sidelines of the World Government Summit in Dubai. The new addition sheds light on the role of happiness and positivity in achieving the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the region and the world. Representatives from the National Happiness and Positivity Programme will...

Sports News

EPG issues stamps for Abu Dhabi Tour

ABU DHABI, 21st February 2018 (WAM) – The Emirates Post Group, EPG, has issued special stamps to mark the 4th edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour, which started today under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in collaboration with RCS Sports, it continues until Sunday 25th February. A commemorative set of the stamps was presented yesterday to Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Sports...

Stars of the future to battle for U13 intercontinental cup glory in Dubai

DUBAI, 20th February, 2018 (WAM) -- Some of the world’s best Under-13 football players will be in Dubai this weekend as the city hosts the second edition of the U13 Dubai Intercontinental Football Cup at the Dubai Sports City. Held for the first time in April last year with 12 teams competing for the title, the tournament will be held from February 22-24 this year with 20 teams from 13 different countries - including Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona, England’s Liverpool, Italian giants Juventus...

Fixture for Arabian Gulf Cup semi-finals announced

ABU DHABI, 20th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The Pro League Committee of the UAE Football Association on Tuesday announced the results of the draw for the venues of the Arabian Gulf Cup semi-final matches, which was conducted in the presence of representatives from the four semi-finalists clubs. The first leg of the semi-finals will be played on 9th March when Al Wahda will host Dibba at Zayed Sports City Stadium at 17:00, while Al Wasl will play its away match against Shabab Al Ahli at...