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Emirates News

Abdullah bin Zayed: 'We re-affirm our support for Kingdom of Morocco's sovereignty over entire region of Moroccan Sahara'

ABU DHABI, 15th January, 2021 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has reiterated the UAE’s firm and principled position in support of the sisterly Kingdom of Morocco’s sovereignty over the entire region of Moroccan Sahara, including all the measures the Kingdom is taking in defence of its territorial integrity and its citizens. The UAE top diplomat also reaffirmed the UAE’s support for Morocco's autonomy initiative on the region of Moroccan Sahara. These remarks came as...

Skyscrapers, metro trains, astronauts inspire talented youngsters taking part in Dubai Shopping Festival's Art Show

DUBAI, 15th January, 2021 (WAM) -- Beautiful paintings and photographs depicting the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Metro, the UAE’s Hope Probe to Mars, and more are in the spotlight at an art exhibit taking place on the banks of the Dubai Creek. Held at the Dubai Shopping Festival Market at Al Seef Presented by Al Foah, the exhibit features artwork by talented youngsters from across Dubai who participated in the Dubai Shopping...

Dubai Customs launches Smart Tasks platform to support work from home system

DUBAI 15th January, 2021 (WAM) -- Dubai customs launched the Smart Tasks platform to support the work from home system in fulfilment of the commitments and objectives of the next fifty years, and to boost employees’ productivity. The Smart Tasks platform helps employees manage their time and tasks efficiently. It is fully integrated and connected with the Dubai Customs internal systems. "The vast changes the world witnessed during the spread of the pandemic has necessitated the need to think differently and smartly in response to...


UAE announces mandatory PCR testing every 14 days for government employees

DUBAI, 5th January, 2021 (WAM) -- The UAE government has announced that employees of all ministries and federal entities will be required to undergo mandatory COVID-19 PCR testing every 14 days starting January 17th, 2021. In a circular issued on Tuesday, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources said the decision is part of the government's efforts to limit the spread of the virus, preserve the health of employees, and keep work environments safe. The 14-day rule also apply to employees of outsourced and public...
FIFA announces names of World Club Cup referees
Emirati Judo team to participate in Doha Masters to prepare for Tokyo Olympics

World News

Russia reports 24,715 new Coronavirus cases, 555 deaths in past 24 hours

MOSCOW, 15th January, 2021 (WAM) -- Russia's COVID-19 case tally passed the 3.5 million mark on Friday as authorities confirmed 24,715 new infections in the last 24 hours. Officials said 555 died overnight, taking the official death toll to 64,495 since the pandemic began.

Interception, destruction of 3 Bomb-Laden UAVs launched by Houthi Militia from Hodeida towards Kingdom: Arab Coalition

RIYADH, 15th January, 2021 (WAM) -- The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen on Friday intercepted and destroyed 3 Bomb-Laden UAVs launched by the terrorist, Iran-Backed Houthi militia from Hodeida towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In a statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki said, " Joint Coalition forces have successfully intercepted and destroyed this morning, Friday, (3) bomb-laden UAVs launched towards the Kingdom. These bomb-laden UAVs were launched...

Germany tops 2 million coronavirus cases

BERLIN, 15th January, 2021 (WAM/Reuters) -- The number of coronavirus infections in Germany rose above 2 million, and the number of deaths reached almost 45,000, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Friday. Germany's coronavirus cases increased by 22,368 to 2,000,958 in a day, according to RKI data on Friday. The reported death toll rose by 1,113 to 44,994.