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Sheikha Lubna ranked 42 among 100 most powerful women in the world by Forbes magazine

Posted on 28/05/2015: 275 views.

Minister of International Cooperation and Development of UAE, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, has been ranked 42 among the 100 most powerful women in the world, according to the Forbes, an American business magazine owned by Forbes, Inc. The magazine announced that Sheikha Lubna stood first among the most powerful women in the Arab countries for the year 2015. She ranked 55 in 2014 and 67 in the year 2013. The magazine writes that as Minister of International Cooperation and Development, Sheikha Lubna ...  Read More


Jawaher Al Qasimi launches International Childhood Cancer Fund and donates US$1million

Posted on 28/05/2015: 186 views.

GENEVA, 28th May, 2015 (WAM) -- Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients Society, FoCP, and International Ambassador for the World Cancer Declaration of the Union for International Cancer Control, UICC, ...  Read More

Mars missions help nations build scientific capabilities and develop technology

Posted on 28/05/2015: 194 views.

The benefits of Mars missions, space exploration and satellite developments were highlighted on the second day of the Global Space and Satellite Forum 2015, held in Abu Dhabi. The objective of the second day of the forum was to present different programmes and approaches to Mars, and how various ...  Read More

Buzz Aldrin lectures at Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis

Posted on 28/05/2015: 272 views.

The Majlis of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, hosted on Tuesday a lecture for the US former astronaut and second person to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin. The lecture was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamed ...  Read More

UAE leads in financial policies, says Global competitiveness Report

Posted on 28/05/2015: 200 views.

The United Arab Emirates has maintained, for the third consecutive year, its global lead in financial policies and topped regional rankings in overall competitiveness, according to the Global Competitiveness Report for 2015. The UAE also featured among the world's top three in the key pillars of ...  Read More

UAE ranks first in Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure

Posted on 28/05/2015: 120 views.

The United Arab Emirates has ranked first globally in Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure, according to a major annual report by the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development, IMD. The World Competitiveness Yearbook 2015, released yesterday, ranks the UAE first in Quality ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed leads UAE delegation to 42nd session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers

Posted on 28/05/2015: 126 views.

KUWAIT: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, headed a UAE delegation to Kuwait to participate in the 42nd session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which was launched yesterday. In his opening speech of the two-day ...  Read More

Counter-DAESH working group convened second meeting in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 28/05/2015: 145 views.

The UAE and Germany yesterday co-chaired the second meeting of the working group on stabilisation of the global coalition against DAESH at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi. Representatives from Iraq and 28 countries and multilateral organisations met to discuss specific areas where ...  Read More

Faisal Al Tenaiji: We need more open, transparent political landscape

Posted on 28/05/2015: 117 views.

TOKYO: Empowering young generations, directing their ideas and channelling their enthusiasm towards democracy remain tremendous challenges that today's world faces, a young UAE MP has said, calling for creating a political environment that is more representative, open, transparent and ...  Read More

Saif bin Zayed attends signing of Cooperation and Intelligence Exchange Agreements with UK

Posted on 28/05/2015: 126 views.

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, attended on Tuesday the signing of two cooperation and intelligence exchange agreements between the UAE and the UK. Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH ...  Read More

Tunisian Prime Minister, Montenegro Minister of Economy visit UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano

Posted on 28/05/2015: 152 views.

MILAN: Tunisian Prime Minister Al-Habib Al-Said yesterday visited the UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. The head of the Tunisian government expressed admiration for the 'Family Tree,' a short film which gives an insight into the challenges the UAE people faced before the discovery of oil in the ...  Read More

Lubna Al Qasimi receives Romanian Economy Minister

Posted on 28/05/2015: 124 views.

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) and Head of the UAE Committee for Coordination of Humanitarian Foreign Aid, has lauded the progress taking place in the UAE-Romanian ties and cooperation, thanks to the keenness of the two countries' ...  Read More

Dubai announces crude oil price for August

Posted on 28/05/2015: 127 views.

The Department of Oil Affairs of the Government of Dubai has announced that it has notified customers that the official price of Dubai crude oil to be delivered in August, will be US$0.05 lower than the average daily settlement price of the Oman Crude Oil Financial Contract in Dubai Mercantile ...  Read More

DGCX and Bank of China sign MoU

Posted on 28/05/2015: 121 views.

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange, DGCX, yesterday announced the signing of an MoU with the Bank of China, BOC. The agreement creates a framework for both institutions to work together to enhance interaction and collaboration between the derivatives and financial markets of the UAE and ...  Read More

Foreign investors set sights on UAE

Posted on 28/05/2015: 127 views.

Foreign institutional investors on the UAE bourses have made a beeline ever since the UAE index was upgraded to emerging market from a frontier one. Net investment flow from foreign investors during 2014 reached Dh4 billion, when UAE markets were upgraded to emerging market status by the MSCI, the ...  Read More

TCA Abu Dhabi kicks-off Abu Dhabi Summer Season Roadshow

Posted on 28/05/2015: 151 views.

A tourism roadshow is visiting three countries in the region offering the opportunity to explore Abu Dhabi Summer Season's offers, events and much more to encourage potential GCC visitors to spend a thrilling summer experience across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region over the next few ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Ports welcomes Schmidt ME Logistics to Khalifa Port’s trade and logistics zone

Posted on 28/05/2015: 119 views.

ABU DHABI, 28th May, 2015 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Ports yesterday celebrated the ground-breaking of Schmidt ME Logistics' new facility in Khalifa Port's industrial, trade and logistics zone, Kizad. The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Wolfgang Hoppmann, CEO of Schmidt ME Logistics, along with senior ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Terminals opens Polymer Packing Facility at Khalifa Port

Posted on 28/05/2015: 120 views.

Abu Dhabi Terminals, ADT, manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal, KPCT, has celebrated the opening of a polymer packing facility which is centrally located inside the container terminal. The state-of-the-art packing facility, with an annual production capacity of 700,000 metric ...  Read More

Borouge and Borealis announce opening of a dual-branded sales office in Morocco

Posted on 28/05/2015: 118 views.

Borouge and Borealis have announced the opening of a dual-branded sales office in Casablanca, Morocco. Borouge and Borealis, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, through the new venture, aim to boost cooperation between the two parties. In its statement on the ...  Read More

ADCB launches "Purely Business" web portal to support SMEs

Posted on 28/05/2015: 131 views.

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, ADCB, announced yesterday the launch of 'Purely Business', a web portal dedicated to supporting the small and medium-sized enterprise, SME, business community developing in the UAE. Purely Business is a support network that provides knowledge, solutions and resources to ...  Read More

Al Ghuwaifat Customs Centre foils attempt to smuggle banned substances into UAE

Posted on 28/05/2015: 117 views.

General Administration of Customs - Abu Dhabi inspectors at Al Ghuwaifat border have foiled an attempt to smuggle 5.55kg of hashish and 1,353 tramadol pills into the UAE, which were found in the possession of three travellers entering Abu Dhabi. According to a press release issued by the ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Municipality looks to boost Capital’s look

Posted on 28/05/2015: 117 views.

Under the auspices of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, President of the General Women's Union, and Chairwoman of Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, the Abu Dhabi City Municipality concluded events of Assematy initiative at Al ...  Read More

Nomination is the best form of admiration

Posted on 28/05/2015: 115 views.

The public is being urged to nominate people they admire for the prestigious Abu Dhabi Awards after a fantastic two-week response to the campaign. The number of nominations so far has passed the 6,000 mark which is more than double the average amount in previous years. And a hugely encouraging ...  Read More

NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Centre announces inaugural season of performing arts

Posted on 28/05/2015: 116 views.

ABU DHABI, 28th May, 2015 (WAM) -- New York University Abu Dhabi's Arts Centre has announced its Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 line-up of music, theatre, dance, poetry, film, and family programmes. Curated to form a collective tapestry of artistically adventurous experiences, each free and public ...  Read More

Early bird offer for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Posted on 28/05/2015: 130 views.

Formula One enthusiasts in the UAE have an excellent opportunity to avail of the Yas Marina Circuit ‘Early Bird' discount worth up to 30 per cent for tickets to the 2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The offer ends on May 31. Time is running out for people to book their tickets and ...  Read More

Despite ‘torture’ of Leg 7, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s lead largely intact

Posted on 28/05/2015: 115 views.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Azzam struggled home fifth in the "torture” that was Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday, but their overall lead in the nine-month, round-the-world race was cut by only one point. Dongfeng, the Chinese team who are second overall to Azzam, finished one slot ahead of ...  Read More