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Mohamed bin Zayed receives US Congress delegation

Posted on 16/04/2014: 356 views.

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received on Tuesday at the Emirates Palace John Boehner, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives who was accompanied by a number of the US Congress members. Sheikh Mohamed welcomed John Boehner and the delegation members and wished them a pleasant stay in the UAE. The meeting touched on ties of friendship and cooperation between the UAE and the ...  Read More


Mohamed bin Zayed, Cypriot President hold talks

Posted on 16/04/2014: 422 views.

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, yesterday here received at Al Mushrif Palace, President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades and his accompanying delegation, who are paying a three-day ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed and Iranian Foreign Minister discuss ties of cooperation and friendship

Posted on 16/04/2014: 404 views.

Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan has described relations between the United Arab Emirates and Iran as deeply rooted in history and founded on a solid foundation based on mutual respect and cooperation and that is to maintain the security and stability of the region under ...  Read More

UAE and UK Permanent Representatives to United Nations honour fight against sexual violence in conflict

Posted on 16/04/2014: 383 views.

New York: The UAE and U.K. Permanent Representatives to the United Nations, Lana Nusseibeh and Sir Mark Lyall Grant, have hosted a working lunch for a number of UN Permanent Representatives in honour of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab ...  Read More

UAE vows proactive stance against human trafficking

Posted on 16/04/2014: 422 views.

The UAE has achieved significant progress in the fight against human trafficking and will remain proactively engaged in the global campaign against the challenges of such constantly evolving crimes, said Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for FNC ...  Read More

Etihad Airways announces strong Q1 results with positive growth over previous year

Posted on 16/04/2014: 232 views.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced its strongest ever passenger and cargo volumes for a first quarter, together with US$1.4 billion in total revenues during the three-month period, marking a year-on-year increase of 27 percent. A total of 3.2 million ...  Read More

Air Arabia to start flying from RAK Airport

Posted on 16/04/2014: 272 views.

Sharjah-based Air Arabia has announced that it will start operating soon from Ras Al Khaimah which will become its fourth international base and second in the UAE. During a joint press conference with the RAK Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and the Tourism Development Authority, Air Arabia ...  Read More

Dubai Islamic Bank Foreign Ownership Limit (FOL) raised to 25 per cent

Posted on 16/04/2014: 258 views.

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) yesterday announced that Foreign Ownership Limit allowed for the bank has been increased by an additional 10 per cent post completion of all regulatory formalities. The new FOL for the bank stands at 25per cent and will significantly enhance the liquidity available to ...  Read More

UAE’s FDI surges to around Dh426m

Posted on 16/04/2014: 212 views.

The volume of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the UAE rose to around Dh426 million (US$116 million) over the first two months of this year, according to FDI Intelligence magazine of the Financial Times. Dubai accounted for 73 per cent or Dh311 million (US$84.6 million) of the overall foreign ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi general consumer confidence rises by 10 per cent in 2013

Posted on 16/04/2014: 221 views.

The Abu Dhabi general consumer confidence in economic performance index in 2013 registered 135 points, up by 10 per cent compared to 2012, as the Individual Financial Conditions sub-index scored 116 points, up by 6.64 per cent compared to 2012, while the Confidence in Government Policies Index ...  Read More

Hamdan bin Mubarak, Australian Minister of Trade and Investment sign

Posted on 16/04/2014: 206 views.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Andrew Robb, the Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of policies with respect to higher education, vocational education ...  Read More

Car demand strongest in UAE, Middle East

Posted on 16/04/2014: 233 views.

Car sales in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan (MEAP) region are likely to get a major boost in the next two years, when nearly eight out of every 10 people will buy a new or pre-owned vehicle, a new survey suggests. According to a new study by Nielsen, a global provider ...  Read More

Expo 2020 impact will spread beyond UAE borders

Posted on 16/04/2014: 234 views.

The hosting of Expo 2020 in Dubai will reshape the way business is being done in the UAE and the region and the spillover of the event will positively impact the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and wider Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region (Menasa), according to experts from global ...  Read More

More renewable energy needed to avoid catastrophic climate change: IRENA Director General

Posted on 16/04/2014: 210 views.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reinforced the call to action from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to limit global temperature increase and avert catastrophic climate change in a statement issued yesterday. The transition to a sustainable global energy mix ...  Read More

World Green Economy Summit explores creative solutions towards sustainable green economy

Posted on 16/04/2014: 250 views.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and CEO, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), opened the World Green Economy Summit yesterday by highlighting the UAE's achievements in advancing the green economy. "This Summit will help us to achieve economic and ...  Read More

Plastic waste turns a death trap for animals in UAE

Posted on 16/04/2014: 224 views.

Deaths of wild animals caused by their by ingesting discarded waste, especially plastics, is increasing in the UAE's deserts as the discarded rubbish is reaching epidemic proportions, underlining the need for more deterrent measures, according to prominent UAE-based scientist, Dr. Ulli Wernery. ...  Read More

Dubai Metro ridership hits 40 million in Q1; Burj Khalifa 2nd busiest station

Posted on 16/04/2014: 200 views.

The Roads and Transport Authority RTA announced that the Dubai Metro, comprising the Red and Green Lines, has posted high ridership during the first quarter of this year clocking 40,655,978 passengers, which compares well with the ridership recorded for the same period last year amounting to ...  Read More

RCA team in Philippines to assess needs of Haiyan-struck regions

Posted on 16/04/2014: 205 views.

Manila: A UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) team is currently visiting Philippines to assess humanitarian needs of areas and population affected by Typhoon Haiyan within the UAE's US$ 10 million support and assistance programme, ordered by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ...  Read More

RCA offers Makassed Charity Hospital in Jerusalem Dh450,000 to buy medicine

Posted on 16/04/2014: 203 views.

The UAE Red Crescent Authority has provided a grant worth Dh450000 to the Makassed Charity Hospital in Jerusalem to buy drugs to enable the hospital to perform its medical and humanitarian commitment to Palestinian patients residents of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi, Acting ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Customs foils attempts to smuggle of 7.8 kg of narcotics

Posted on 16/04/2014: 214 views.

Abu Dhabi Customs has foiled two attempts to smuggle narcotics weighing 7.8 kg in two different operations at Al Ghuwaifat customs post and Abu Dhabi International Airport Customs Post. Inspectors at Al Ghuwaifat, in collaboration with the anti-drugs department, subjected two Asian truck drivers to ...  Read More

HAAD issues statement on three new cases of MERS Coronavirus

Posted on 16/04/2014: 285 views.

The Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD) announced three new cases of MERS Coronavirus (MERS COV). The new cases were identified through screenings for contacts of affected individuals and that they are all asymptomatic - i.e. have no symptoms and are well. From previous asymptomatic cases in the ...  Read More

NMC’s pavilion praised in Sharjah event

Posted on 16/04/2014: 194 views.

Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Information in Sharjah, and Mohammed Diab Al Mousa, Adviser at the Amiri Diwan, have visited the participating pavilion of National Media Council (NMC) in the Sharjah Heritage Days, being held in the Heart of Sharjah Area ...  Read More

Hamdan bin Mohammed leads friendly match between Dubai Government Team and UAE National Wheelchair Basketball Team

Posted on 16/04/2014: 247 views.

Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex hosted yesterday, Tuesday, a friendly basketball match between UAE National Wheelchair Basketball Team and Higher Committee for Protection of the Rights of People with Disabilities Team. The match was held under the slogan "Together ... We Integrate" and in line within ...  Read More

Mansour bin Zayed honours sports champions

Posted on 16/04/2014: 200 views.

A total of 94 sports stars who raised the UAE flag aloft at regional and international championships in 2013 were recognised yesterday at a grand ceremony held at the National Theatre in Abu Dhabi. H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, ...  Read More

Cinema-literature connection in focus at ADIF

Posted on 16/04/2014: 206 views.

Cinema and literature have been sharing an intimate connection ever since the invention of the silver screen and the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) will honour that connection for the first time this year. The 24th edition of the fair, which will take place from April 30 to May 5, will ...  Read More