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Lubna, Christian leaders visit Sir Bani Yas monastery

Posted on 19/01/2017: 1223 views.

SIR BANI YAS, UAE: The UAE's Minister of State for Tolerance, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, and around 30 Christian leaders from the Gulf, yesterday visited the site of the early Christian monastery on Abu Dhabi's western island of Sir Bani Yas. The visit was the first part of a day of discussions on ways in which Christian communities in the Emirates can contribute to the promotion of the UAE government's Tolerance Agenda. The clergymen, including several archbishops and bishops, were drawn from a ...  Read More


Christian leaders praise UAE's Tolerance strategy, promise to contribute

Posted on 19/01/2017: 1168 views.

SIR BANI YAS, UAE, 19th January 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE's Minister of State for Tolerance, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, has invited leaders of the country's Christian communities to play their part in contributing to the promotion of the country's recently-announced National Programme for Tolerance. She ...  Read More

UAE releases Global State of Future Report at World Economic Forum – Davos

Posted on 19/01/2017: 1139 views.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) released the State of the Future report, a first if its kind, on Wednesday in Davos containing over 100 forecasts for the next 40 years. The report was prepared in collaboration with 21 experts from organisations such as NASA, NYU Langone Medical Center, MIT, ...  Read More

UAE selected by United Nations to host World Data Forum 2018, officials react

Posted on 19/01/2017: 1132 views.

The organising committee of the UN World Data Forum announced on Wednesday that the UAE as the destination of choice for the event's second edition in 2018. Currently in session in Cape Town, South Africa, and attended by over 1500 global data expert, the four-day knowledge event hosts scientists, ...  Read More

Astana Expo 2017 and Expo 2020 Dubai agree to cooperate

Posted on 19/01/2017: 979 views.

The National Company Astana EXPO-2017 and Dubai EXPO 2020 Bureau have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and cooperation on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit. The document was signed by the Chairman of the Board of Astana EXPO-2017, Akhmetzhan Yessimov, and the Executive Director of ...  Read More

Masdar appoints IFC to oversee funding of Jordan’s largest solar project

Posted on 19/01/2017: 284 views.

Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company Masdar selected the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, to oversee the funding of the largest solar power plant in Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a 200 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic facility being developed by the wholly owned ...  Read More

Masdar and Bee'ah to build 300,000 tonne waste-to-energy plant in Sharjah

Posted on 19/01/2017: 401 views.

Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, signed an agreement with Sharjah Environment Company (Bee'ah), to develop a cutting-edge waste-to-energy plant in Sharjah. The agreement was signed yesterday at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017, in presence of Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, ...  Read More

UAE Minister of Energy launches application for accessing dam, water embankment data

Posted on 19/01/2017: 394 views.

Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, the UAE Minister of Energy, launched an electronic application for accessing data regarding dams and water embankments. The new application enables access to dam sites in the valleys, and provides engineering and hydrological information of interest to ...  Read More

UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science hosts first international workshop during ADSW 2017

Posted on 19/01/2017: 421 views.

The UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science is hosting its first ever International Research Progress Workshop on Rain Enhancement on 18th and 19th January at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC, in tune with the ongoing Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2017. The two-day ...  Read More

WiSER calls on women to be drivers of innovation

Posted on 19/01/2017: 430 views.

Leaders from government, business and academia convened yesterday in Abu Dhabi for the second annual Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy, WiSER, conference under the theme ‘Practical steps towards sustainable innovation.' The event was organised by Masdar in partnership with ...  Read More

UAE, Paraguay discuss economic co-operation

Posted on 19/01/2017: 471 views.

Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, and Gustavo Leite, Paraguay's Minister of Industry and Commerce, discussed the promotion of trade and economic ties through joint investments in areas of mutual interest. The two ministers met in Dubai, in the presence of Abdullah Al Saleh, ...  Read More

UAE, New Zealand discuss ways to strengthen economic ties

Posted on 19/01/2017: 453 views.

Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, the UAE Minister of Economy, has said that the economic relations between the UAE and New Zealand have seen continued growth and expected to develop further as the two countries are keen to strengthen co-operation in a number of sectors of common interest, prioritised ...  Read More

Partnership strategy core element of Etihad’s growth, says Group President and CEO James Hogan

Posted on 19/01/2017: 265 views.

Etihad Aviation Group's partnership strategy had been a core element of its business growth, President and Chief Executive Officer James Hogan said yesterday. While delivering a keynote at the19th Annual Global Airfinance Conference in Dublin, Hogan said its strategy, which resulted in 5.5 million ...  Read More

Harvard students briefed on work of MoI

Posted on 19/01/2017: 411 views.

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, has 0met a delegation from the American Harvard University last on Tuesday, at the ministry. The delegation included professors and students who are here to observe the innovations and practices of ...  Read More

ERC distributes over 3,000 food baskets and tents in Yemen

Posted on 19/01/2017: 402 views.

ADEN: The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has distributed 3,440 food baskets and 100 tents to the population of Ras al-Ara and Bab-el-Mandeb. Last week, ERC also distributed more than 6,000 food baskets in these areas. – Emirates News Agency, WAM ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Federal Appeal Court sentences three defendants to jail terms on charges of terrorism

Posted on 19/01/2017: 440 views.

ABU DHABI, 19th January, 2017 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Federal Appeal Court has sentenced three men, two Emiratis and an Arab male, to jail terms ranging from one year to five years on charges of terrorism. It sentenced a UAE national, identified by his initials as A.H.M., to five years in jail and ...  Read More

HBMSU launches professional diploma in events and convention management

Posted on 19/01/2017: 457 views.

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, HBMSU, has introduced a professional diploma for events and convention management. The programme aims to improve the participants' skills to manage international events with high efficiency and in accordance with highest quality and innovation standards using ...  Read More

UAE President’s Initiatives Committee approves 420 construction projects at cost AED500 million

Posted on 19/01/2017: 296 views.

The UAE President's Initiatives Committee has endorsed 420 construction projects at a cost of AED500 million, to be implemented across the country. The move is in sync with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed ...  Read More