Bahrain hosts Gulf-wide counterterrorism exercise

Bahrain hosts Gulf-wide counterterrorism exercise

(Manama) – Bahrain is currently hosting a sophisticated series of security exercises with participation from all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait. The training drill, named Arab Gulf Security 1, is generally seen as a first step toward a more unified security force in the region. An impressive […]

UAE leads Arab countries in 2016 Global Innovation Index

UAE leads Arab countries in 2016 Global Innovation Index

(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE showed a significant improvement in its innovation standing on the 2016 Global Innovation Index which was officially launched at a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The UAE ranked first among Arab countries and 41st worldwide in terms of overall performance on the […]

UAE confirms dedication to protect children in armed conflicts

UAE confirms dedication to protect children in armed conflicts

(New York) – The UAE has reiterated its long-standing commitment to protecting children living in conflicts around the world, during a debate at the United Nations Security Council. Speaking before the 15-member chamber, Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, the United Arab Emirates Permanent Representative to the UN, spoke at the Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict. […]

UAE leads GCC region in smart buildings solutions

UAE leads GCC region in smart buildings solutions

(Dubai) – The UAE is leading the GCC initiatives in smart building solutions with more than two-thirds of the 1,236 Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)-certified projects, according to a study by technology firm Honeywell International. “It is also the frontrunner in the region in implementing unified building codes for new buildings. Since 2014, […]

Annual session of WFP Executive Board held

Annual session of WFP Executive Board held

(Rome) – The UAE participated in the opening of the annual session of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Executive Board held at its headquarters in Rome. The event was also attended by His Holiness Pope Francis, the Supreme Head of the Catholic Church, who delivered a speech on the fight against hunger in the world. […]

41st Annual Meeting of IDB Board of Governors held

41st Annual Meeting of IDB Board of Governors held

(Jakarta) – The UAE concluded its participation in the 41st Annual Meeting of the Islamic Development Bank, IDB, Board of Governors, and the General Assemblies of IDB Group member institutions of the IDB Group in Jakarta Indonesia. The Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) delegation participated in the second day which included the Supreme Council for the […]

UAE decries targeting of civilians in Syria

UAE decries targeting of civilians in Syria

(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE has expressed its deep concern at the upsurge in attacks on civilians in Syria, especially in the city of Aleppo. It described as “immoral’ the targeting by the government forces of hospitals and essential medical services meant for the population languishing under siege and facing extremely difficult inhumane conditions. The […]

International Day of Happiness celebrated

International Day of Happiness celebrated

(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE people joined other peoples of the world in observing the International Day of Happiness, which falls on March 20th each year. The UAE leadership has placed the welfare, well-being, stability and happiness of Emirati citizens at the heart of its policies, plans and strategies and these consistent and tireless efforts […]

UAE condemns terrorist bombing in Istanbul

UAE condemns terrorist bombing in Istanbul

(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE has condemned the terrorist attack in Istanbul which claimed the lives of innocent civilians and left several people injured. A statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed the UAE’s condemnation of this cowardly terrorist act which targeted innocent civilians, reiterating the country’s hard stance and […]

UAE signs deals worth AED 1.470 billion at UMEX

UAE signs deals worth AED 1.470 billion at UMEX

(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE signed more three deals worth over AED 1.47 billion with local and International companies on the second day of Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference, UMEX 2016, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The announcement was made at a press conference by Brigadier General Rashid Mohammed Al-Shamsi, Chairman of […]

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