Successful Tests Flights for Solar Impulse 2 in Abu Dhabi

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(Abu Dhabi) - Solar Impulse 2, the solar aircraft of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, soared across the skies of Abu Dhabi during its first test flights in the emirate. With Piccard and Borschberg taking turns in the cockpit,…

Birdman wins Oscar for best picture

(Los Angeles) - The dark comedy "Birdman" held up a mirror to Hollywood and its struggling actors and received in return the film industry's highest recognition, the Academy Award for best picture. Director Alejandro G. Inarritu's story…

PM receives credentials of new ambassadors

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(Abu Dhabi) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received at Al Mushrif Palace copies of credentials of a number of non-resident ambassadors of friendly countries. H.H.…

Japan pledges $32.2 mln to assist Palestinian refugees

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(Gaza) - Japan has pledged $32.2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The contribution aims to provide urgent relief for the war-battered Gaza Strip, emergency assistance…

Gulf Educational Supplies and Solutions Exhibition opens

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(Dubai) - Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited Gulf Educational Supplies and Solutions Exhibition (GESS), held at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Sheikh Mohammed…

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets Sudanese President

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received the visiting Sudanese President, Omer Hassan al-Beshir, on the margins of the International…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid tours IDEX

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(Abu Dhabi) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said UAE manufacturing sector was making qualitative and quantitative technological progress. Sheikh Mohammed added that…

UAE signs defence contracts worth Dh 9.5 bln

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(Abu Dhabi) - The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) and Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) and Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) hosted the official press conference at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Speaking…

Qasr Al Hosn Festival attracts 120K visitors

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(Qasr ak Hosn) - Nearly 120,000 people were taken on a journey of Abu Dhabi's cultural heart when they made their way to the Qasr Al Hosn Festival, which took place in the capital from February 11th to 21st. Over the course of the 11-day…

UAE leaders open IDEX 2015

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the…

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets Saudi Defence Minister

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces met at the sidelines of International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2015) with HRH Prince Mohamed bin…

ERC and Dukedom of Westminster sign MOU

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and chairman of Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), has attended the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ERC and the Dukedom of…

Ruler of Sharjah opens fourth IGCF

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(Sharjah) - H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, opened the fourth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) at Sharjah Expo. Held under the theme "Specific Actions...Better…

Kuwait receives National Day congratulatory cables

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The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a congratulatory cable of greetings to the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, on the occasion of his country’s national day. His…