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UAE spurs action on Sustainable Development Goals at UN global review
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UAE condemns terrorist attack in Lahore
2017 Jul 25 Tue, 12:27:50 pm
Ras al-Khaimah reinforces UAE efforts to combat human trafficking with opening of shelter
2017 Jul 25 Tue, 01:32:59 pm
Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant successfully passes cold hydrostatic testing
2017 Jul 25 Tue, 02:27:16 am
Statement by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, and Bahrain relating to new terror designations

Emirates News

UAE participates in Arab meeting on migration, asylum

CAIRO, 25th July, (WAM) -- The UAE participated in a special meeting for Arab regional discussion on immigration and asylum, which was held today at the Arab League headquarters, in co-operation with the High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organisation for Migration. The meeting discussed the Refugee Convention, and the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The country was represented by Mubarak Mohammed Mubarak Al Hammadi, Head of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation....

Saif bin Zayed witnesses signing of two MoUs for Social Solidarity Fund for Employees of the Ministry of Interior

ABU DHABI, 25th July, 2017 (WAM) -- H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and Chairman of the Social Solidarity Fund for Employees of the Ministry of Interior, Fazaa, and H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, ZHO, today witnessed the signing of two Memorandums of Understanding, MoU, to strengthen the social role of Fazaa, at the headquarters of the...

ERC rescue programmes in Somalia cost AED14mn

ABU DHABI, 25th July, 2017 (WAM) -- The cost of Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) rescue programmes in Somalia, which was part of the campaign "For your sake Somalia," has reached AED14 million. The programmes that were undertaken in April and May benefitted at least 50,000 people. The rescue programmes included the distribution of 6,000 food baskets, 21,722 pieces of clothing items, 300 tents, 10,000 plastic covers and 989 other types of covers, besides the distribution of 7,600 Ramadan Iftar meals, along with medicines and medical...

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World News

UAE, Japan discuss stronger economic and trade relations

DUBAI, 25th July, 2017 (WAM) -- Abdullah Al Saleh, the Ministry of Economy’s Under-Secretary for Foreign Trade and Industry, discussed various means of developing economic and trade co-operation with Japan during a meeting with Yasushi Akahoshi, President of the Japan External Trade Organisation, JETRO, in Dubai. The two sides expressed satisfaction with their advanced level of economic and trade relations and their mutual keenness to develop effective mechanisms for co-operation, exchange of experiences, and investment in a number of vital economic fields. The aim is...

Saudi King leaves Jeddah on private vacation

JEDDAH, 25th July, 2017 (WAM) -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud left Jeddah today afternoon for abroad on a private vacation. The King was seen off at King Abdulaziz International Airport by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region, Prince Mishaal bin Majed bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Jeddah, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, a number of princes,...

Seven civilians killed in blast in north Sinai, Egyptian army says

CAIRO, 25th July, 2017 (WAM) -- Seven civilians, including two children, were killed in a blast near a military checkpoint in north Sinai, the Egyptian army said on Monday. The victims, including three men, two women and two children, happened to be in the area where the blast took place, the army said in a statement carried by Deutsche-Presse Agentur, DPA. The explosion occurred when a tank came across a booby-trapped four-wheel-drive vehicle that had tried to storm the barriers south of the city of...

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Commander of U.S. Central Command

ABU DHABI, 24th July, 2017 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Monday, the visiting Commander of the U.S. Central Command, General Joseph L. Votel, at Al Shati Palace. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and General Votel discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them. They reviewed co-ordination and co-operation between the two countries in a number of military and defence domains. They also tackled...

Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief reviews work of Community Happiness Department

DUBAI, 23rd July, 2017 (WAM) -- Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, reviewed the work of the general administration of the Community Happiness Department, in the presence of Brigadier Khalid Shuhail, Acting Director of the Community Happiness Department, his deputy, Brigadier Dr. Ibrahim Abdulrahman, and Colonel Ali Khalfan Al Mansouri, Director of Sports Affairs, as well as several other police officers. Major General Al Marri was briefed on the Department’s future projects and its various initiatives, which aim to achieve...

Ohood Al Roumi lauds efforts of Supreme National Committee for Drug Prevention

DUBAI, 12th July, 2017 (WAM) -- Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, has praised the efforts exerted by the Supreme National Committee for Drug Prevention affiliated with the National Anti-Narcotics Council, in the framework of its national and societal role and its many positive achievements in protecting individuals in society from the danger of drugs. The minister commended the objectives of the "Siraj" programme, which is implemented by the Supreme National Committee for Prevention of Drugs, as it provides care and...

'AccessAbilities Expo' to shed extensive light on Rights of People of Determination

DUBAI, 3rd July, 2017 (WAM) -- In harmony with the country's initiative for empowering 'people of determination' launched by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the 2nd AccessAbilities Expo will be held in Dubai on November 7th-9th. The event is the Middle East’s first dedicated exhibition for the products, services and technologies related to the disabilities and rehabilitation sectors, with more than 40 centers and authorities concerned with people with determination participation. It's noteworthy that...

Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers launch ‘Happiness without Borders’ initiative

DUBAI, 20th June, 2017 (WAM) -- Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers from various government agencies has launched the ‘Happiness without Borders’ initiative in an effort to establish happiness and positivity as a lifestyle and a cultural trait in the UAE. Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers offer free counsel to government and private institutions, where they share experiences and best practices learned at the training sessions organised by the National Happiness and Positivity Programme. This provides guidance and support for these institutions as they go about...

Sports News

FBMA Summer Camp for Girls strikes great success in first edition

ABU DHABI, 20th July, 2017 (WAM) -- In a ceremonial atmosphere on Thursday, the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, FBMA, awarded medals and certificates of excellence to the participants of its inaugural summer camp, marking the conclusion of the capital’s signature sports initiative for girls for the summer. Held at the FBMA Dome in the Al Forsan International Sports Resort between 9th and 20th July, the FBMA Summer Camp for Girls welcomed more than 55 girls in two age groups 7 to 9 years...

UAE Consulate hosts street soccer festival in New York

NEW YORK, 19th July, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE Consulate-General in New York and the New York City Football Club hosted a street soccer festival on Saturday, July 15th, in New York City’s South Bronx neighbourhood, to promote cross-cultural understanding between the US and UAE. Held with the support of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the festival brought together the community and nurtured the street soccer culture that has grown organically in the South Bronx. Known for its unstructured games and creative play, street soccer is...

TCA Abu Dhabi launches global Extraordinary City Story campaign with Manchester City FC

ABU DHABI, 19th July, 2017 (WAM) -- With the 2017/18 Premier League football season fast approaching, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, and Manchester City Football Club have launched a new season-long campaign that which gives fans the chance to create their own extraordinary story on a trip to the UAE capital by sharing their own extraordinary memories and stories about being a Manchester City fan. The ‘Extraordinary City Story’ activity kicks off with a competition offering club supporters the chance to...