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UAE participates in Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2018
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ADFD hosts workshop to examine development projects in Afghanistan
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Emirates News

UAE paper: Make Israel accountable for brutal killings

ABU DHABI, 21st April 2018 (WAM) - It is highly distressing to note that the toll of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since March 30 has already crossed 36, with hundreds also wounded since then, as per Gaza’s health ministry, said the UAE daily 'Gulf Today'. Just four days ago, United Nations human rights experts severely condemned the continued use of firearms, including live ammunition, by Israeli security forces against mostly unarmed Palestinian protesters and observers near the fence between occupied Gaza and Israel. The...

Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Festival enter fifth day

ABU DHABI, 20th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Zealous participants, ardent coaches and enthusiastic audience gathered today for the fifth day of the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Festival. The Festival was open to all nationalities, for the first-time ever in the Championship, and witnessed world’s leading professional athletes from the female kids’ category (4-17), male and female in the Adult (18 and above) white belt categories as well as male and female Masters (31 and over) tournaments at Mubadala Arena, Zayed Sports City. Senior government officials and...

Declaration of Cooperation still having positive impact on world oil markets: UAE Minister of Energy

JEDDAH, 20th April, 2018 (WAM) -- The Declaration of Cooperation by OPEC-Non-OPEC Producing Countries is still having positive impact on the world oil market thanks to the diligent work and dedication by the 24 participating countries, said Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Industry and President of OPEC. ''In March, OPEC and participating non-OPEC countries have achieved a conformity level of 149 percent with their voluntary production adjustments, the highest level so far. OECD commercial stock levels have dropped...

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Yemeni National Resistance controls strategic sites in Yemen’s Red Sea Coast

YEMEN, 20th April, 2018 (WAM) -- The Yemeni National Resistance, led by Staff Brigadier-General Tarek Mohamed Abdullah Saleh, has taken control of strategic sites in the east of Mocha and Al Barh, west of Taiz Governorate, following heavy fighting with the Iran-backed Houthi militias in the country’s Red Sea Coast. Backed by the UAE Armed Forces, operating as part of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition, the National Resistance forces inflicted heavy losses in equipment and personnel among the Houthis, in an operation backed by the Yemeni Southern...

'7D News' goes live in London to promote UAE's message of tolerance, diversity

LONDON, 20th April, 2018 (WAM) -- "7D News", a UAE new English-language website seeking to promote the country's message of tolerance to the whole world, has gone live in London, to bridge the gap between cultures and communities. Speaking to the Emirates News Agency (WAM) on the occasion, Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, said, "The UAE abounds in diverse and multi-faceted achievements that are not confined to the developmental arena only, but...

Jordan condemns Houthi missile attack against Saudi Arabia

AMMAN, 20th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Jordan on Friday strongly denounced the targeting of Saudi Arabia with a ballistic missile that was fired by Houthis towards the Saudi city Jazan. The missile was shot down by Saudi air defense systems. Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani stressed Jordan's support for Saudi Arabia in defending itself against recurrent attacks by Houthi militias, renewing Jordan’s condemnation of all military actions that target urban areas and threaten civilians. "Jordan, as it renews its stances in support...

UAE calls for new roadmap to fight obesity

ABU DHABI, 19th April, 2018 (WAM) -- The international community needs to double efforts to draw a new roadmap to deliver UN goals on obesity and diabetes by 2025, a senior UAE health official told the opening session of the Gulf Obesity Summit and Regional Congress 2018 in Abu Dhabi today. Farida Al Hosani, Manager, Communicable Diseases, Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, said global obesity rates had more than doubled since 1980. Locally, she stated that the Abu Dhabi Childhood Obesity taskforce, which is...

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...

Dubai Municipality opens first Happiness Platform on beach

DUBAI, 28th March, 2018 (WAM) -- Dubai Municipality has launched a Happiness Platform on the Jumeirah-3 Beach, which allows visitors to practice recreational fishing in a positive and stimulating atmosphere. Alia Al Harmoudi, Director of the Environment Department in Dubai Municipality, said that the idea of the initiative was to provide a 125-metre-long platform in an area of 625sqm with a distinctive design and attractive colours that appeal to beach travellers of all ages. The platform is equipped with environment-friendly solar-powered lighting poles so that...

‘Happiness is a decision’, said speakers at the final day of Happiness Journey

DUBAI, 20th March, 2018 (WAM) -- Setting our own motives and objectives are primary tools for achieving happiness, confirmed experts at the sixth and final day of the Happiness Journey’s second edition, held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. Speakers assured their audience that happiness is a decision that we make ourselves, and that is not connected to any external components, reiterating the great importance of maintaining a...

Sports News

Mansour bin Zayed Festival Endurance Rides make a stop in Italy on Saturday

ABU DHABI, 20th April, 2018 (WAM) -- The H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival makes a stop in Arborea - a town in the province of Oristano, Sardinia, Italy – to stage endurance rides as part of ‘SARDEGNA ENDURANCE FESTIVAL’ on Saturday, April 21 and the Wathba Stallions Cup flat race on Sunday, April 22, 2018. On Saturday’s the Festival supports rides which includes the two-star H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies CEI Cup and the H.H. Sheikh...

International Sports Federations praise efforts of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award

DUBAI, 19th April, 2018 (WAM) -- International Sports Federations have praised the role of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, a branch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, in developing international sports through supporting innovative sporting federations and institutions involved in various sports. This was stated during the visit of presidents of international sporting federations, members of the Summer Olympics International Federations Union, presidents of international federations recognised by the International Olympic Commission and other international sporting institutions and...

Special Olympics Ambassador meets UAE’s people of determination

ABU DHABI, 19th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Britain’s Got Talent 2017 finalist and Special Olympics Ambassador, Kyle Tomlinson, met the UAE’s people of determination this week as he visited Abu Dhabi to take part in the celebrations for H.M. Queen Elizabeth's birthday at the British Embassy. During his trip, Tomlinson visited the Future Centre and spent time interacting with children with intellectual disabilities, taking part in their games, singing popular nursery rhymes along with them and even giving a powerful performance of Ed Sheeran’s hit...