2018 Sep 20 Thu, 12:42:54 pm
President Khalifa appoints UAE ambassadors to foreign countries
2018 Sep 20 Thu, 05:34:03 pm
Mohammed bin Rashid issues decision to promote 4,910 policemen in Dubai
2018 Sep 20 Thu, 03:07:48 pm
Statement on Pak-UAE relations on official visit of Prime Minister of Pakistan to United Arab Emirates
2018 Sep 20 Thu, 02:49:40 pm
UAE re-affirms commitments to developing nuclear programme to highest safety standards
2018 Sep 20 Thu, 03:16:52 pm
WAM, ANI sign MoU on news exchange
2018 Sep 20 Thu, 06:01:02 pm
Emirates celebrates Saudi National Day with special one-off A380 flight to Riyadh
2018 Sep 20 Thu, 12:38:38 pm
Sawab Centre launches new campaign on its social media platforms

Emirates News

Abdullah bin Zayed receives Serbian counterpart

ABU DHABI, 20th September, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received on Thursday, Ivica Dacic, the Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and discussed with him ways of bolstering bilateral ties of cooperation and friendship. The two ministers also exchanged views on the latest developments in the region and tackled a variety of regional and global issues of common concern. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah highlighted the UAE's interest in furthering avenues of joint cooperation and relations...

UAE’s leadership enabled women’s participation in all areas of life: Amal Al Qubaisi

SAINT PETERSBURG, 20th September, 2018 (WAM) -- Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, stated that creating and preserving a culture of peace, prosperity, development and stability requires empowering communities, through the pivotal role for women. She added that the UAE’s leadership, since the country’s establishment, has enabled Emirati women to participate in all areas of life. She made this statement during her speech at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Eurasian Women’s Forum, which was launched today by Vladimir...

UAE a symbol of harmony, goodwill: Nahyan bin Mubarak

ABU DHABI, 20th September, 2018 (WAM) -- Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Tolerance, said that the UAE calls for peace and love and has been a symbol of harmony and goodwill since its establishment by the Founder Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who highlighted to the region and the entire world, with his words and actions, his efforts to achieve peace and happiness for the nations and peoples, as well as community development, prosperity and respect for individuals,...


World News

UAE, South Africa discuss joint defence cooperation

ABU DHABI, 20th September, 2018 (WAM) -- Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, has received Mapisa-Nqakula, South Africa's Minister of Defence and Military Veterans. The ministers discussed a variety of latest regional and global issues and developments of mutual concern. Ways of enhancing bilateral military and defence cooperation were also explored during the meeting, which was attended by a group of UAE defence officials.

Abu Dhabi, Spain accelerating energy collaboration

MADRID, 20th September, 2018 (WAM) -- A senior official at the Department of Energy - Abu Dhabi (DoE) has underlined the importance of bolstering strategic cooperation between DoE and Spanish companies in the energy domains and harnessing the immense potential boasted by the two sides. Awaidha Al Marar, Chairman of the DoE, made the statements during a meeting organised by the UAE Embassy in Madrid in collaboration with the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services where a number of Spanish companies participated. The meeting was...

Japan's Prime Minister wins ruling party vote

TOKYO, 20th September, 2018 (WAM) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier. Abe, who surged back to power in 2012 promising to reboot the economy and strengthen defence, defeated former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba in the election for Liberal Democratic Party chief, winning 553 votes to Ishiba's 254. [Image credit: REUTERS]

Over 6000 factories to benefit from reduced tariff for electricity consumption: Ministry of Energy

ABU DHABI, 19th September, 2018 (WAM) -- Over 6000 factories across the country will benefit from the UAE Cabinet's recent resolution to support the industry sector by introducing reduced fees of electricity consumption for large, medium and small factories, according to the Ministry of Energy. At a news conference today, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, commended the initiative adopted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to...

Flexible hours for Federal Government Employees to attend parents’ meetings, school activities

ABU DHABI, 18th September, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, adopted flexible hours for the Federal Government’s employees to allow them to attend parents’ meetings and school activities. The new initiative comes within the framework of the "Back to School" policy launched recently by the Federal Government as an initiative of the National Programme for Happiness and Quality of Life, to facilitate the work of parents...

ADM, Judicial Department complete online link to enhance customers’ happiness

ABU DHABI, 6th September, 2018 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department and Abu Dhabi City Municipality, ADM, announced today the completion of their online link covering the Land and Properties Services Sector at the Municipality. Accordingly, the official transactions will now be processed through a central reference number available for both parties enabling the delivery of interactive and smooth services that meet the satisfaction of customers in accessing joint real estate legal advice. A statement to this effect was made during the press conference...

Saif bin Zayed launches ‘Happiness and Positivity Programme’

ABU DHABI, 11th July, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, has launched the Ministry of Interior’s 'Happiness and Positivity Programme', at the headquarters of the ministry and in the presence of Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing and Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office. Sheikh Saif was briefed about the programme, its pillars, its relationship to the ministry’s strategic goals, its plans to achieve happiness...

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...

Sports News

Route for inaugural ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon revealed

ABU DHABI, 19th September, 2018 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Sports Council, ADSC, and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, unveiled, today, details of the route for the inaugural ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, taking place on 7th December 2018. The two organisations also announced Emporio Armani EA7 as the official technical sponsor and unveiled the prize fund for the race. The 42.195-kilometre marathon and the 10-kilometre race will both be timed and will see the participation of serious runners from different age groups and...

Abu Dhabi Ladies Club hosts 'Women Leaders in Sport and Health Forum'

ABU DHABI, 19th September, 2018 (WAM) -- Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Mother of the Nation, the inaugural edition of the Women Leaders in Sport and Health Forum. Held this week at the Abu Dhabi Ladies Club, the Forum provided an empowering platform for female leaders in the sport, well-being, education and health sectors to discuss the latest...

Ambassador Al Otaiba visits Special Olympics USA Training Camp

NEWARK, DE, 19th September, 2018 (WAM) -- To mark the occasion of the upcoming Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, UAE Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al Otaiba, has visited Special Olympics athletes and their coaches at Special Olympics USA’s Training Camp at the University of Delaware. Over 300 athletes, coaches and support staff are expected to represent the US during Special Olympics World Games, which will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, this coming 14th-21st March 2019. It will be the first...