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Emirates News

UAE condemns Houthis’ attempt to target Khamis Mushait with booby-trapped drone

ABU DHABI, 17th June, 2021 (WAM) -- The UAE has expressed its strong denunciation and condemnation of the attempts by the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects in a systematic and deliberate manner in Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia, with a booby-trapped drone, which was intercepted by Coalition forces. The UAE affirmed, in a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, that the continuation of these terrorist attacks by the Houthi group reflects its blatant disregard for the...

UAE’s support for Yemen in addressing COVID-19 highlights its humanitarian role: Yemeni officials

SOCOTRA, 17th June, 2021 (WAM) -- Yemeni officials in Socotra Governorate stressed that the UAE’s support for the efforts aimed at addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, through dispatching 60,000 vaccine doses, highlights its significant humanitarian role in Yemen. In their statements to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), the officials said that the COVID-19 vaccine doses are intended for all residents over the age of 16, most notably elderly people and those with chronic diseases. The UAE’s giving is not new, as it has led in...

Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee approves in-school learning for 2021/2022 academic year

ABU DHABI, 17th June, 2021 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved the physical return of students to schools for the 2021/2022 academic year. The decision came following consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, principals and school operators across Abu Dhabi, conducted in May and June this year. It also follows the vaccination of more than 80 per cent of teachers and school staff, including all maintenance and security teams. Ensuring the safe return to school is an integral part...

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UAE condemns Houthi attempt to target Khamis Mushait with explosive drone

ABU DHABI, 15th June, 2021 (WAM) -- The UAE has strongly condemned the Iran-backed Houthi terrorist militias’ systematic attempts to attack civilians and civilian objects in Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia, with an explosive drone, which was intercepted by the Coalition Forces. In a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), the UAE reiterated that these systematic terror attacks by the Houthis reflect their blatant disregard for the international community and all international laws and norms. The Ministry urged the international...
UAE welcomes Saudi Arabia's decision to limit Hajj pilgrimage to citizens and residents of Kingdom
UAE's elected seat on UN Security Council reflective of its prominent regional, international role: Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry

World News

Europe dominates in 2021 World Competitiveness Ranking

BERN, 17th June, 2021 (WAM) -- Switzerland has come top for the first time in the 33-year history of IMD’s World Competitiveness Ranking, in a year that reflected the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic competitiveness. Sweden came second (up from 6th last year) with Denmark in third spot (2nd in 2020) in a shakeup that saw European economies weather the health crisis better than most other regions. Completing the top five were the Netherlands (also 4th last year) followed by Singapore. Singapore took...

UAE sends 60,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Socotra, Yemen

SOCOTRA, 17th June, 2021 (WAM) -- The UAE, represented by its humanitarian arm, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), dispatched a shipment of 60,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Socotra Governorate, Yemen, to support the local efforts aimed at addressing the pandemic. The ERC is currently coordinating with health authorities in Socotra to organise a free vaccination campaign for all residents at the Khalifa bin Zayed Hospital. The shipment aims to protect vulnerable people, elderly people and those suffering from chronic diseases in Socotra, making it the...

Pakistan heeds to its diaspora through 'Foreign Minister's Portal'

DUBAI, 17th June, 2021 (WAM) -- The government of Pakistan will soon be launching a special gateway "Foreign Minister's Portal Pakistan" to strengthen the relationship between overseas Pakistanis and missions in the form of feedback, complaints and suggestions. "I will soon be launching the #FMPortal under #VisionFO thought leadership platform," Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi said in a tweet. "The portal has been crafted with the aim of strengthening the relationship between our overseas Pakistanis and missions in the form of feedback, complaints &...
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