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Joint statement issued on GCC FMs' meeting with US Secretary of State

Posted on 04/08/2015: 270 views.

The GCC foreign ministers held a meeting yesterday with the US Secretary of State John Kerry, in presence of Dr. Abdelatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of the GCC. During the meeting, which was attended by Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the two sides discussed ways to furthering the GCC-US relations, as well as several issues of mutual interest. They also exchanged views on the current developments in the Middle East. Following the meeting, the two sides ...  Read More


Arab Coalition will continue to back Yemen, says HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed

Posted on 04/08/2015: 188 views.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, emphasised yesterday that the Arab Coalition will pursue its mission of supporting the Republic of Yemen, its people and legitimate government, in order to achieve stability ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid receives Yemen's Vice President

Posted on 04/08/2015: 182 views.

Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received the visiting Yemeni Vice-President and Prime Minister Khaled Mahfouz Bahah at Zabeel Palace this evening. Sheikh Mohammed reviewed with Bahah the current situation in Yemen in the light ...  Read More

Yemeni Vice President offers condolences to families of UAE martyrs in ''Operation Restore Hope''

Posted on 04/08/2015: 181 views.

Yemeni Vice-President and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah has conveyed the condolences of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Yemeni people to the families of Emirati martyrs who died in the line of duty during ‘Operation Restore Hope,' under the Arab alliance to support the people of Yemen and their ...  Read More

ERC inaugurates water project in Bosnia

Posted on 04/08/2015: 216 views.

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has inaugurated a water project in the Travnik Municipality in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, as part of the UAE Suqia Initiative, launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to provide clean ...  Read More

Red Crescent provides Dh81m in local aid during first half of this year

Posted on 04/08/2015: 163 views.

Local aid, including food and clothes, provided by Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) reached Dh81.1 million in the first half of 2015, helping 806,523 people across the UAE. The aid was distributed within the charity organisation's several projects, and included humanitarian help, medical aid, ...  Read More

With prominent UAE contribution, UN reaches ground-breaking agreement on Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on 04/08/2015: 171 views.

NEW YORK: With a prominent UAE contribution, the United Nations yesterday concluded negotiations on the landmark Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the most far-reaching international decision on development in the 70-year history of the organisation. The goals specify outcomes to be achieved by ...  Read More

OFID: UAE is on track towards reaching MDGs on time

Posted on 04/08/2015: 217 views.

Vienna: UAE's Economic Vision 2030, a robust capital spending plan on education, healthcare, industry, tourism, infrastructure, and renewable energy projects, generated Millennium Development Goals (MDG) progress and put the country on track towards reaching most of the MDGs on time, according to ...  Read More

UAE envoy opens Etihad Airways' regional headquarters in South Africa

Posted on 04/08/2015: 189 views.

PRETORIA: UAE Ambassador to South Africa Hamad Hareb Al Habsi opened yesterday the new regional headquarters of Etihad Airways in Johannesburg, in the presence of Maurice Phohleli, Vice President, Africa Sub-Sahara and Indian Ocean at Etihad Airways, the airline's staff and diplomats. Al Habsi said ...  Read More

Italian trainees source new opportunities through Etihad Airways partnership

Posted on 04/08/2015: 176 views.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has selected 12 Italian trainees to join its engineering division and take part in a unique training opportunity on the fleet of one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. The trainees were chosen after extensive assessments, ...  Read More

Masdar Institute and MIT Developing Innovative Renewable Energy Storage Technology

Posted on 04/08/2015: 123 views.

Abu Dhabi, 4th August, 2015 (WAM) - Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to develop an innovative energy storage ...  Read More

Shams Dubai initiative: a qualitative addition to Dubai’s renewable energy portfolio

Posted on 04/08/2015: 129 views.

Sustainable development, in its comprehensive sense, contributes to improving the quality of life at various levels. It encourages the rational and responsible use of natural resources, striking a balance between the general requirements of development and the sustainability of the ecosystem. A ...  Read More

WFES 2016 will launch a dedicated area for Sustainable Transport

Posted on 04/08/2015: 135 views.

Industry experts have called for the greater adoption of fuel-efficient vehicles following the UAE government's recent revision of subsidies. The topic is expected to become a central focus of the 2016 edition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES). In support of the country's sustainability ...  Read More

DGCX records 15% growth in daily volumes and highest monthly open interest in July

Posted on 04/08/2015: 113 views.

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) has registered 11% YTD (year-to-date) volumes growth from the same period last year, trading over 7.5 million contracts. The Exchange also recorded the highest average monthly Open Interest (OI) in July 2015 with 78,391 contracts, beating the previous ...  Read More

SCAD: Y-o-Y prices down for 13 groups of building materials in June

Posted on 04/08/2015: 132 views.

Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) issued yesterday its monthly report on the prices of building materials for the month of June and the second quarter of 2015, with increases ranging between 0.7 percent for the ‘Steel' group and 8.6 percent for ‘Construction labour costs", while decreases ranged ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid launches Meydan One, new 3.67 million SQM development

Posted on 04/08/2015: 163 views.

The Meydan City Corporation announced the development of a new 3,671,000 sqm leisure, residential and hospitality destination within the heart of Dubai, at a VIP launch event at The Meydan Hotel. Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid approves plans for new residential communities

Posted on 04/08/2015: 133 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has approved plans for two new residential communities in Dubai. The 8,000 plot project is part of HH's diligent efforts to build a happy community in Dubai and provide citizens with a ...  Read More

Ministry of Higher Education announces plans for International Leadership Conference

Posted on 04/08/2015: 139 views.

Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, International Leadership Conference and Awards will be held in February 2016, according to an announcement of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The conference ...  Read More

Emirates Reit to invest Dh208.3m to build new school in Dubailand

Posted on 04/08/2015: 149 views.

Emirates Reit, a Sharia-compliant real estate investment trust incorporated in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and listed on Nasdaq Dubai, has acquired a freehold land plot and will fund the development of a new school in the Akoya development. Emirates Reit agreed with Jebel Ali ...  Read More

Online registration is now open for the 12th Dubai International Film Festival

Posted on 04/08/2015: 122 views.

Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) announced yesterday that online registration is now open for media, industry and students for the 12th edition of the Festival, which will run from Wednesday, 9th December until Wednesday, 16th December. Heading into its 12th year of hosting the widest and ...  Read More