Arab leaders agree to form joint military force

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(Sharm el Sheikh) - Arab leaders have agreed to form a joint military force, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced on the second and final day of the Arab League summit. “The Arab leaders had decided to agree on the principle…

5th Annual Investment Meeting held

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(Dubai) - Sharjah Investment Authority (Shurooq) is taking part at the 5th Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), held in Dubai this year from March 30th to April 1st, in participation with four major Sharjah government bodies; Hamriya Zone, Sharjah…

Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition held

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the Third Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre. During his tour of the show, H.H…

UAE Cabinet discusses situation in Yemen

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE Cabinet has expressed its full confidence in Operation "Decisive Storm" that it will achieve its goals by maintaining security and safety in Yemen, maintain constitutional legitimacy and its institutions. It will maintain…

UAE Chief of Staff meets Saudi Counterpart

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(Riyadh) - Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, met with Lt. Gen. Abdul Rahman bin Saleh Al-Bunyan, Chief of Staff of the Saudi Armed Forces at his office in Riyadh. A number of senior Armed…

Amir of Kuwait meets Fujairah Ruler

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(Sharm el Sheikh) - On the sidelines of the Arab summit, the Amir of Kuwait His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah met with His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah. They…

UAE Central Bank & UnionPay Int'l sign agreement

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Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates, CBUAE, and UnionPay International, UPI, (the international business arm of the global payment network, China UnionPay) have signed an agreement for linking with UAESWITCH, a service that connects…

Dubai marks Earth Hour

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(Dubai) - Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved an impressive reduction in electricity use of 305 MWh and a reduction of 183 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions during Earth Hour 2015 in Dubai. This is an increase of 20%…

Zayed University Entrepreneurship Carnival opens

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(Abu Dhabi) - Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), President of Zayed University (ZU), opened the Annual Zayed University Entrepreneurship Carnival (ZUEC). The three-day Carnival…

FM receives Belgian Deputy Premier

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(Abu Dhabi) - Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Didier Reynders, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs. Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the Belgian official's visit…

Ajman Ruler receives British Ambassador

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(Ajman) - H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, received British Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, Philip Parham, who called to mark the beginning of his tenure in the UAE. The Ajman Ruler welcomed…

Winners of Sharjah Theatre Days Festival honoured

(Sharjah) - H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, honoured winners of the 25th edition of the Sharjah Theatre Days Festival at the Sharjah's Cultural Palace. H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed…

Phase-II of Dubai Healthcare City project launched

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, launched the AED3billion to AED5 billion second phase of the Dubai Healthcare City project, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The…

OIC backs steps supporting legitimacy in Yemen

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(Jeddah) - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, has said that the OIC is following closely and with great concern the latest developments in Yemen. He expressed his support for the step…