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Dubai Safari opening draws 14,000 visitors during first two days
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Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi performs UAE first full heart transplant
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Dubai Airports prepares for busiest December to date
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UAE-US Consular Committee holds first meeting in Abu Dhabi
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Ministry of Economy heads 6th meeting of Global Innovation Index Executive team

Emirates News

UAE calls on international community to more forcefully address Iran's threat

ABU DHABI, 14th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The UN Secretary-General’s recent report on UN Security Council Resolution 2231 strongly confirms what the UAE and its allies have long known that Iran is continuing its expansionist and destabilising behavior in the region, and is fueling the conflict in Yemen, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said in a statement today. The evidence presented today by the United States leave no doubt about Iran’s flagrant disregard for its UN obligations, and its role in the...

Nephrology conference launched in Dubai

DUBAI, 14th December, 2017 (WAM) -- Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, the 7th International Society of Nephrology-Emirates Medical Association Nephrology Society, EMAN, Update Congress in Nephrology kick-started in Dubai on Thursday. This year, the conference is supported by the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences. The International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis, ISPD, the International Society of Haemodialysis, ISHD, and Kidney...

Sheikha Fatima honoured with International Family Advocate Award

GENEVA, 14th December, 2017 (WAM) -- In yet a new global recognition of H.H.'s considerable efforts to supporting family cohesion and social integration, the World Family Organisation, WFO, has honoured the "Mother of the Nation," H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), with the International Family Advocate Award for her outstanding contribution to the well-being of families worldwide. The recognition came during...

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US decision on Jerusalem tests UN's effectiveness to enforce its resolutions: FNC

RABAT, 14th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The Parliamentary Division of the Federal National Council, FNC, has called for serious work on an international parliamentary level to stand up against the United States, US, decision regarding Jerusalem, where it decided to recognise the occupied city of Jerusalem as a capital of Israel and to transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to the city. The delegation made this statement during a speech by its head, Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Zaabi, Second Deputy Speaker of the FNC, on...

GCC, World Trade Organisation officials meet in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, 14th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The Assistant Secretary General for Economic and Development Affairs of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States Khalifa Said Al-Ibri held a meeting here yesterday with Deputy Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO) Yunov Frederic Agha. The meeting was held on the sidelines of 11th Ministerial Conference of the Organisation. The Saudi Press Agency, SPA, reported that Al-Ibri commended the role of the GCC in deepening economic and development integration among member countries, pointing to the importance...

GCC, UK discuss joint commitments towards combatting terrorism

LONDON, 14th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Member States and the United Kingdom held here yesterday a meeting at the headquarters of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The meeting was co-chaired by GCC Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Negotiations Dr. Abdulaziz Hamad Al-Aweishiq and Deputy Director of the International Counter-Terrorism Unit at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Christopher Wilton, according to the Saudi Press Agency. During the meeting, they reviewed issues pertaining to combatting terrorism and extremism

Mohamed bin Zayed, King Salman discuss regional issues - Updates

RIYADH, 13th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, has discussed with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, strengthening brotherly and strategic relations between the two countries, and the overall regional and international issues of common concern. This came during King's Salman meeting with Mohamed bin Zayed and his accompanying delegation today in Riyadh. Sheikh Mohamed...

Dubai University celebrates graduation of first batch of graduates of "Happiness @ Work Professional Diploma"

DUBAI, 7th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The Dubai University Executive Development Centre has celebrated the graduation of the first batch of graduates of the "Happiness @ Work Professional Diploma," as well as the launch of the first graduate programme for happiness and positivity. During the ceremony, Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki, President of the university, congratulated the graduates and encouraged them to convey their recently acquired expertise and knowledge to their colleagues in their authorities, departments and institutions of work. He noted that the innovative programme...

UAE Ambassador delivers invitation to happiness event to Indian Minister

NEW DELHI, 23rd November, 2017 (WAM) -- Dr. Ahmed Al Banna, UAE Ambassador to India, on Wednesday met with Shripad Yesso Naik, Indian Minister of State, to personally deliver an invitation to attend the Global Dialogue for Happiness, which will be held in Dubai between 10th-13th February 2018, as a key speaker. The UAE Ambassador also presented Naik, who is the Minister of State at the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, with another invitation for India to join the International...

'Change a Future' initiative raises over AED2 million for children

DUBAI, 19th November, 2017 (WAM) -- The National Happiness and Positivity Programme's "Change a Future" initiative, part of the "Happiness is Giving" campaign to improve the lives of children across the UAE and abroad, has raised over AED2 million. The National Happiness and Positivity Programme organised the fund-raising drive in collaboration with the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, Etisalat, du, as well as the Abu Dhabi and Dubai Department of Economic Development. The initiative was created following the 25th May directives of the Vice President, Prime...

Dubai Culture launches musical performances as part of ‘Melodies of Happiness’ initiative

DUBAI, 12th November, 2017 (WAM) -- Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Dubai Culture, the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched ‘Music from Around the World in Dubai’, a happiness initiative that centres on a collection of musical performances from different cultures across the globe. In addition to fulfilling its mandate to spread happiness among all citizens, visitors and residents of Dubai, the Authority also sought to organise creative shows involving young people and celebrities who have influenced the city with their...

Sports News

Equestrian book fair ends on high note

DUBAI, 13th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The first edition of the International Equestrian Book Fair was organised at the Royal Equestrian Club-Dubai, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, in cooperation with the Gulf, Arab international publishers who were honoured alongside partners and sponsors. The wonderful closing ceremony saw distribution of certificates to 40 trainees who attended a course on the equestrian sports law and the organising committee honoured the media, including...

Abdullah bin Zayed attends World Cup Al Jazira - Real Madrid encounter

ABU DHABI, 13th December, 2017 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, tonight attended the semifinal match of FIFA Club World Cup at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, which saw the European titleholders into the Final after a heroic performance from the UAE champions who ended the first half with a striking 1-0 lead. Also in attendance were Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, the...

Romarinho gives Al Jazira half-time lead over Real Madrid

Al AIN, 13th December, 2017 (WAM) -- Al Jazira hit the front! UAE Champions have taken the lead over the title holders Real Madrid and ended the semifinal meet's first half with an admirable 1-0 victory at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium here. On the other side of the draw, the South American champions Gremio advanced to Saturday’s final against the Al Jazira-Real-Madrid winner, while Pachuca of Mexico will face the loser in the match for third place earlier that same day.