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"UAE's Youth in National Service" documentary to be broadcast on National Geographic Channel today

Posted on 30/06/2015: 251 views.

Pilot Staff-Brigadier Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National and Reserve Service Authority, attended the launch yesterday evening of the documentary film, "UAE's Youth in National Service", part one of which will be broadcast on National Geographic Abu Dhabi Channel this evening. The film offers a realistic view of the lives of six young Emiratis moving from young adulthood to become able-bodied men, preparing to protect the security and pride of their ...  Read More


Encouraging young Emiratis to get involved with the UN

Posted on 30/06/2015: 205 views.

Emiratis are vastly under-represented among United Nations' staff because they believe pay is too low and educational requirements too high. Weyakum is aiming to change that. The UAE social enterprise hopes to spur more Emiratis into joining the UN's Young Professionals Programme, a recruiting ...  Read More

Khalifa University ranked #1 in the UAE for faculty/student ratio, faculty publications and number of faculty with PhDs

Posted on 30/06/2015: 66 views.

Khalifa University has been listed among the top 25 universities in the Middle East/North Africa Region by QS, Quacquarelli Symonds, a British company specialising in higher education and student mobility, that releases annual rankings from around the world. In addition to the top 25 mention, the ...  Read More

Florida University presents Certificate of Merit to Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak

Posted on 30/06/2015: 192 views.

The University of Florida granted H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the Certificate of Merit in recognition of her great ...  Read More

Proceeds from song played at UAE Expo pavilion to help Nepal earthquake victims

Posted on 30/06/2015: 200 views.

A catchy rap number, Sara's Song, which is being played at the UAE Pavilion at the Milan Expo is now for sale on iTunes, with proceeds going to victims of Nepal's earthquakes. The song comes from the short film The Family Tree, about the challenges overcome by past generations of Emiratis. It is ...  Read More

UAE condemns terrorist attack on Egypt's State Prosecutor

Posted on 30/06/2015: 144 views.

The UAE has condemned the terrorist attack on Egypt's State Prosecutor, Hisham Barakt, stressing that it stands in full solidarity with Egypt in the latter's efforts to fight extremism and terrorism. In a statement yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) expressed full confidence that ...  Read More

UAE reiterates solidarity with Egypt, condemns yesterday's terrorist act

Posted on 30/06/2015: 153 views.

CAIRO: The UAE Deputy Permanent Representative to the Arab League, Khalifa Al Tunaiji, has reiterated the country's condemnation of the terrorist attack in Cairo yesterday that led to the killing of Egypt's State Prosecutor, Hisham Barakt. Al Tunaiji said such cowardly terrorist operations would ...  Read More

UAE calls on UN Human Rights Council to adopt report of Commission of inquiry on Gaza Conflict

Posted on 30/06/2015: 146 views.

GENEVA: The UAE has called on the UN Human Rights Council to adopt a report compiled by the Council's Commission of inquiry on the Gaza Conflict. Saeed Rashid Al Habsi, Charge d'affaires, UAE Mission to the UN and other International Organisations in Geneva, expressed the UAE's deep indignation at ...  Read More

UAE becomes founding member of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Posted on 30/06/2015: 143 views.

The UAE has signed the Articles of Agreement (AOA) establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing yesterday, and has become a founding member of the international financial institution that was first announced during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) session held ...  Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre highlights Dubai’s status as major asset management hub

Posted on 30/06/2015: 128 views.

Dubai International Financial Centre, the mature global financial hub connecting the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) markets with the economies of Europe, Asia and the Americas, is participating at the four-day Fund Forum International 2015, in Monaco. The annual fund management ...  Read More

DBS Bank Singapore receives approval to issue letters of credit for Trading on Dubai Mercantile Exchange

Posted on 30/06/2015: 163 views.

The Dubai Mercantile Exchange ( DME ) yesterday announced that the DBS Bank's Singapore office has been approved to issue Letters of Credit (LCs) for trading crude oil on the Exchange. DBS is the first Singapore bank to receive such approval and will be able to issue LCs directly from Singapore on ...  Read More

Emirates Metrology Institute to add leap second to UAE Standard Time

Posted on 30/06/2015: 140 views.

The Emirates Metrology Institute, EMI, the reference body for measurements in the UAE, has announced that a leap second will be added to UAE standard time just before 4 a.m. on July 1st, when clocks will read 03:59:60. The move aims to conform with other timing centres around the world, which will ...  Read More

Mubadala and Trafigura create joint venture to invest in base metals

Posted on 30/06/2015: 145 views.

Mubadala Development Company, Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, and Trafigura Beheer), a market leader in the global commodities industry, yesterday announced the signing of an agreement to create a 50/50 joint-venture company to invest in the base metals mining ...  Read More

Jebel Ali Port wins top industry award

Posted on 30/06/2015: 140 views.

DP World's flagship Jebel Ali Port has been recognised for Excellence in Container Terminal Operations at the first ever Navis Inspire Awards 2015. Sultan Ahmad bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World said that the sought after industry prize underlined the global marine terminal operator's ...  Read More

EGA participates in Europe's largest aluminium exhibition

Posted on 30/06/2015: 130 views.

Emirates Global Aluminium, EGA, one of the world's largest primary aluminium producers, successfully strengthened ties with the European market and pro-actively sought opportunities to take advantage of potential growth in the region by participating at GIFA 2015, which took place in Germany ...  Read More

UAE’s concentration of air pollutants within permissible national limits: Ministry of Environment and Water

Posted on 30/06/2015: 126 views.

Fahad Mohammad Hareb, Director of the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water's Air Quality Department, has said that country's Atmospheric Particulate Matter, also known as particulate matter, PM, or particulates, PM 2,5 levels as per the latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ...  Read More

Nakheel appoints Van Oord for Dh550 million, 23.5km coastal work at Deira Islands

Posted on 30/06/2015: 132 views.

Master developer Nakheel has appointed marine engineering contractor Van Oord to deliver 23.5 kilometres of coastline and breakwaters at Deira Islands, its new, 15.3 sq. km waterfront city in Dubai. The Dh387 million contract, signed yesterday (Monday) with Van Oord Middle East Limited Dubai ...  Read More

‘Green Deal’ adds momentum to Dubai’s green economy drive

Posted on 30/06/2015: 125 views.

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai in collaboration with the Dubai Green Economy Partnership (Dubai GEP) and Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), an agency of DED, launched ‘Green Deal', the region's first crowd sourcing platform entirely focused on verifiable green ...  Read More

Etihad Airways and Pakistan International Airlines announce new codeshare agreement

Posted on 30/06/2015: 198 views.

Etihad Airways and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have signed a codeshare agreement which will provide travellers with enhanced connections between the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and beyond. Etihad Airways will place its EY code on PIA flights between Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, ...  Read More

UAE firm installs coloured solar panels on Swiss building

Posted on 30/06/2015: 144 views.

Dubai-based Emirates Insolaire LLC, a pioneer in unique solar technologies, has created history with the successful installation of the world's first KromatixTM coloured solar panels on a building façade in Lausanne, Switzerland. Emirates Insolaire is a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC [DI] ...  Read More

Dubai Land Department: No increase in Real Estate Registration Fees

Posted on 30/06/2015: 141 views.

Dubai Land Department has confirmed that real estate registration fees that are currently set at 4% will not be increased. It has also stated that it does not plan to raise the charges, which are collected from dealers to complete their real estate transactions, in the near future. The Department ...  Read More

UAE envoy presents copy of credentials to Secretary General of Jordan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Posted on 30/06/2015: 124 views.

Bilal Rabea Al Bedour has presented a copy of his credentials to Mohammad Taisir, Secretary-General of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs, as ambassador of the UAE in Jordan. During the meeting, the two parties discussed ways to boost bilateral ties in various fields. ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed attends seminar entitled "Every last child-eradicating polio"

Posted on 30/06/2015: 134 views.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today attended, a discussion session under the title "Every last child-- eradicating polio" at his Ramadan Majlis. The seminar examined the International and UAE's ...  Read More

Federal Supreme Court sentences accused in Al Reem Island case to death

Posted on 30/06/2015: 149 views.

The State Security Circuit of the Federal Supreme Court, chaired by Judge Falah Al-Hajri, yesterday sentenced to death the defendant identified as A.B.A. in the case known in the media as "Ghost of Al Reem." The court cited the charges against her and ordered confiscation of materials seized at the ...  Read More

Ministry of Labour allows enterprises to complete transactions at any Tas’heel centre across the UAE

Posted on 30/06/2015: 119 views.

Starting this Wednesday, July 1st, the Ministry of Labour has decided to allow facilities to print and complete transactions through any Tas'heel service centre deployed in any emirate, regardless of its registry location. Humaid bin Deemas Al Suwaidi, Assistant Under-Secretary for Labour Affairs, ...  Read More

RTA adds new services to Salik app as users hit half a million

Posted on 30/06/2015: 164 views.

The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has announced that new services had been added to the Salik smart app, offering more benefits and features at a time where the number of app users has reached 451,880. "Introducing new services to the Salik smart app is intended to save customers time and ...  Read More

Emirati Charity Works Authority organises Zayed Humanitarian Work Day in Palestine

Posted on 30/06/2015: 129 views.

AL QUDS: The Emirati Charity Works Authority office in Palestine has launched the Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, which includes establishing Ramadan banquets in Al-Aqsa Mosque and the distribution of thousands of Iftar and Suhoor meals, commemorating the death of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al ...  Read More

Bridging the Middle East and North America through art

Posted on 30/06/2015: 143 views.

Contemporary works of artists from across the Middle East are expected to dispel ignorance in how people view the Muslim world when they go on display at the first museum dedicated to Muslim Civilisations in North America. More than 20 diverse works of 12 artists, all united by the theme of ...  Read More