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Mansour bin Zayed receives Iraqi economic delegation
2017 May 25 Thu, 03:22:21 pm
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum heads first FTA Board of Directors' meeting
2017 May 25 Thu, 04:11:03 pm
Abdullah bin Zayed meets with Uzbek FM
2017 May 25 Thu, 03:40:12 pm
Kyrgyzstan President receives Abdullah bin Zayed
2017 May 25 Thu, 03:42:17 pm
ADNOC and OMV sign MoU in presence of Mohamed bin Zayed
2017 May 25 Thu, 02:39:04 pm
UAE Ambassador in Khartoum supervises distribution of dates
2017 May 24 Wed, 07:29:49 pm
"Ramadan Majlis" to be Dedicated for Martyrs’ Families

Emirates News

UAE ship carrying 1,700 tonnes of food supplies arrives in Somalia

BERBERA, Somalia, 27th May, 2017 (WAM) -- A UAE ship carrying 1,700 tonnes of food supplies, provided by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to alleviate the dire living conditions and assist those affected by drought, has arrived in the Berbera Port in Somalia. This gesture is in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development finances 31 projects worth AED5.7 billion in Jordan

ABU DHABI, 27th May, 2017 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, has financed 31 projects worth AED5.7 billion in Jordan. In its report which was released today to mark Jordan’s 71st Independence Day, it stated that ADFD and the Government of Jordan have enjoyed close ties dating back to 1974. Their constructive co-operation aims to achieve their sustainable development goals in vital economic sectors that benefit the Jordanian population. The fund announced that by the end of 2016, it had provided financing...

Ajman Ruler, Crown Prince briefed on Ajman census

AJMAN, 27th May, 2017 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman and H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of Ajman Executive Council, have been briefed on the results of the Ajman census, which was conducted recently to count the number of people living in the emirate. The emirate’s population has reached 504,847 people, according to the census, which was carried out by the Statistics and Research Department of the...


World News

UAE Embassy, Zakat Fund and Fransbank sign two agreements to sponsor orphans in Lebanon

BEIRUT, 27th May, 2017 (WAM)--The Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Lebanon, has signed with Zakat Fund of Lebanon's Dar Al Fatwa and Fransbank, two cooperation agreements on sponsoring the orphans in Lebanon. The two agreements were signed by Adviser Musallam Al Mansouri, Director of Attache office at the Embassy, and Mohammed Ali Dahir, General Manager of Fransbank. Meanwhile, Sheikh Zuhair Kabi, signed on behalf of the Zakat Fund. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Sheikh Abdul Latif Deryan, Mufti of...

Egypt Air Force pounds terrorist stronghold in Derna, Libya

CAIRO, 27th May, 2017 (WAM)--Egyptian fighter jets destroyed on Friday the stronghold of Shura Mujahideen Derna, a terrorist group based in Derna, eastern Libya, which Cairo blames to have been training militants who killed dozens of Coptic Christians in Minya, Middle East News Agency has reported. Earlier President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered strikes against what he called the terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that the states, which sponsor terrorism would be punished. "The terrorist incident that took place today will not pass unnoticed....

Women for Afghan Women honours late UAE Ambassador to Afghanistan for humanitarian efforts

NEW YORK, 27th May, 2017 (WAM) -- The late UAE Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Ka'abi, was honoured with the 2017 Legacy Award posthumously by Women for Afghan Women, WAW, at the organisation's annual gala. WAW’s Legacy Award recognised Ambassador Al Ka'abi’s service in Afghanistan, particularly his achievements as a "humanitarian ambassador", in the presence of several hundred members of the Afghan community in New York, ambassadors and other senior dignitaries. WAW's leadership expressed their sincere condolences to the...

FNC approves draft law regarding antiques

ABU DHABI, 24th May, 2017 (WAM) -- The Federal National Council, FNC, adopted a draft federal law regarding antiques after it created and adjusted a number of articles and clauses, during its 16th session of the second ordinary session of the 16th legislative term at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, headed by Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the FNC. The council stressed the importance of the draft antiques law, which aims to maintain permanent and movable antiques in the country, to strengthen the...

First batch of participants graduate from the Happiness and Positivity Programme

DUBAI, 22nd May, 2017 (WAM) -- "The main idea behind government partnerships with the private sector is to create an adequate environment for initiatives that foster inspiration and happiness in society," asserted Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, at the graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of the Happiness and Positivity Programme for the Private Sector. The course was organised by the National Happiness and Positivity Programme, in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, to train qualified...

Emirates Post kicks off ‘We Deliver Happiness’ project

DUBAI, 3rd May, 2017 (WAM) -- Emirates Post has started work on a project that is focused on giving its post-offices a more attractive and uniform look in order to make them customer-friendly under the theme, ‘We Deliver Happiness’. Sixteen post offices have been given the new look so far, and remaining offices will be refurbished in three phases. According to project plans, the initiative will see the entire network of 118 post offices sporting the new look by the end of 2018. "The main...

The National Happiness and Positivity Programme launches the ‘Friends of Happiness’ Platform

DUBAI, 18th April, 2017 (WAM) -- The National Happiness and Positivity Programme launched the "Friends of Happiness" platform, an electronic portal that seeks to encourage public involvement in the programme’s initiatives and to rally support for the government’s efforts to promote happiness and positivity. Othman Al Madani, Director of Happiness at the National Happiness and Positivity Programme, said, "The initiative seeks to spread awareness about the importance of happiness and positivity, as well as to establish partnerships between the government and the community, individuals and...

Smart Dubai Office launches ‘Vocal Emotions’ project to promote happy living

DUBAI, 4th April, 2017 (WAM) -- Smart Dubai Office, the government entity charged with leading Dubai’s transformation to a smart city, has signed an MoU, with Smartmedical, a company pioneering ‘Vocal Emotions’ technology. The MoU includes research on the concept and design of Vocal Emotions technology. This technology measures types of emotions people are experiencing at a given moment by analysing the tonality and other properties of their voice. According to the agreement, the two parties will cooperate in enhancing happiness in Dubai in line...

Sports News

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Special Olympics flag 1st add

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, accompanied by Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, met with the UAE team of 32 athletes who participated in several competitions during the Special Olympics World Winter Games. His Highness expressed his appreciation to Chancellor Kern and his country that succeeded in hosting this international event, adding that this success will continue and develop as the UAE will host the Special Olympics World Summer Games...

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Special Olympics flag

ABU DHABI, 25th May, 2017 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has received the flag of the Special Olympics, in support of Abu Dhabi's hosting of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games. This came during a ceremony held at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC. Also present at the ceremony were H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed...

Al Hajri discusses 4th edition of Arab Women Sports Tournament in Sharjah

DUBAI, 24th May, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE National Olympic Committee, NOC, has reviewed the key aspects of the 4th edition of Arab Women Sports Tournament, which will be held in Sharjah in February, 2018. This came during a meeting between Dawood Al Hajri, Acting Secretary-General of UAE NOC, and Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Head of the Executive Committee and Manager of Arab Women Sports Tournament. Mohammed bin Darwish, Executive Director of the NOC, Salim Al Habsi, Member of the Organising Committee and Director of...