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UAE embassies oversee Ramadan programme overseas.

5/23/2019UAE embassies and consulates in Amman, Islamabad, Karachi, New Zealand, Madrid, London and Switzerland have continued to oversee the Ramadan programmes and initiatives provided by a number of UAE charity organisations across a large number of world countries.In Amman, the embassy is supervising the Iftar Programme provided by the Emirates Red Crescent, Ahmad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Works, and Sharjah Charity International, whereby a total of 6,400 Iftar meals are being distributed on a daily basis.In Pakistan, the Ramadan programme is provided by the Wife of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative...
23/05/2019

FNC condemns Houthis attempt to target Makkah

ABU DHABI, 23rd May 2019 (WAM) - The Federal National Council, FNC, has condemned in the strongest terms the attempt of the Houthi militias to target Makkah with a ballistic missile, saying that targeting the holiest place on earth during the holy month of Ramadan represents a serious escalation and an unprecedented moral bankruptcy of these militias. In a statement released today, the FNC said the timing of this heinous attack indicates that the Houthi militias are dependent on external agendas that seek to undermine regional and international security and stability. The FNC reiterated that such terrorist acts pose a...
23/05/2019

UAE mission in Geneva participates in Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

GENEVA, 23rd May 2019 (WAM) - The UAE mission in Geneva took part in the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), which was held in Geneva, focussing its main theme on promoting peace and education. In a speech during the conference, Alia Hilal Al Shehhi, Deputy Head of the Mission, stressed the importance of such events in promoting the culture of tolerance, a vision strongly endorsed by the UAE leadership. She referred to the Document on Human Fraternity, jointly signed by His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar His Eminence Ahmad Al-Tayib...

23/05/2019

Women team up to pump over 12,500 litres of water

Over 12,600 litres of water were pumped 'virtually' by the Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) on Tuesday during the 'Well of Hope' competition launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Scores of women gathered to demonstrate women power in supporting the humanitarian campaign at the Dubai Ladies Club (DLC) from 9am until 2pm. Higher management and staff from the DWE, including its subsidiaries DLC and The Cultural Office of Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, participated in pumping water through the virtual interactive pumping device. Female...
23/05/2019

Flying out of Dubai? Airport issues major announcement

Dubai Airports will close Dubai International's Northern runway from 5:00pm to 7:00pm UAE local time on Friday May 24, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Sunday May 26, and from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Monday May 27. According to a Dubai Airports spokesperson, this is being done to carry out the necessary maintenance and upgrades as part of the ongoing runway rehabilitation programme. The closures have been carefully planned during the least busy period of the day and in close coordination with airlines and other service partners involved in airport operations, to minimise flight disruptions and keep passenger inconvenience to a...
23/05/2019

Mohamed bin Zayed, German Chancellor review regional developments

ABU DHABI, 23rd May, 2019 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, over a phone call Thursday, discussed the friendship and cooperation ties between the two countries in addition to an array of issues of mutual concern. The two leaders addressed aspects of coordination and collaboration in the political, economic, scientific and cultural domains and prospects of advancing overall cooperation to higher levels. They also exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments.

23/05/2019

Prime Minister of Mali learns about Khalifa Fund's role in supporting entrepreneurship

ABU DHABI, 23rd May, 2019 (WAM) -- Prime Minister of Mali, Boubou Cisse, has been briefed on the role played Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development in ramping up the SMEs sector in the country. This came as the African premier and his accompanying delegation visited the Fund's premises Thursday where they were received by Hussain Jasim Al Nowais, Chairman of Khalifa Fund. Discussions during the visit covered aspects of cooperation between the sides, primarily the US$ 25 million agreement signed in January in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and...
23/05/2019

UAE embassies oversee Ramadan programme overseas

WORLD CAPITALS, 23rd May, 2019 (WAM) -- UAE embassies and consulates in Amman, Islamabad, Karachi, New Zealand, Madrid, London and Switzerland have continued to oversee the Ramadan programmes and initiatives provided by a number of UAE charity organisations across a large number of world countries. In Amman, the embassy is supervising the Iftar Programme provided by the Emirates Red Crescent, Ahmad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Works, and Sharjah Charity International, whereby a total of 6,400 Iftar meals are being distributed on a daily basis. In Pakistan, the Ramadan programme is provided by the Wife of...
23/05/2019

Sharjah Ruler chairs Al Qasimia University's Board of Trustees

SHARJAH, 23rd May, 2019 (WAM) -- H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, President of the Al Qasimia University, today hailed the significant academic efforts made by the university as part of the emirate's educational development drive. H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan made the remarks as he chaired the first meeting of the University Board of Trustees at the Meeting Hall of Sharjah Mosque where he affirmed the continuing renovation of all the university's buildings. He revealed that the university's buildings will be completed next year.

23/05/2019

Sheikh Mohamed congratulates Modi on poll victory

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his second-term election win. His Highness congratulated the Prime Minister and the BJP on the elections win over the telephone, wishing Modi success in serving his nation. Election Commission data showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading in 300 seats, while the Indian National Congress was ahead in 51. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed expressed his keenness to enhance cooperation and to advance UAE-India relations further. He also wished the...
23/05/2019

UAE's growingly influential role in support of Rohingya refugees: Report

ABU DHABI, 23rd May, 2019 (WAM) -- Since the tragic onset of their excruciating suffering in 2017, the UAE has been performing a significantly influential role in supporting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as part of its tireless efforts to promote international peace and security and improve the lives of people around the world. The UAE’s experience in standing by the Rohingya refugees reflects the quintessential Emirati values of tolerance, compassion and respect for all cultures, religions and races. The latest manifestation of the UAE’s support for this severe humanitarian crisis is a campaign titled "UAE for Rohingya Women and Children,...
23/05/2019

Zayed Humanitarian Work Day an opportunity to promote spirit of benevolence, giving: Hazza bin Zayed

ABU DHABI, 23rd May, 2019 (WAM) -- The Zayed Humanitarian Work Day is an occasion to celebrate the legacy of the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his noble values, said H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. In a statement made to mark the day, Sheikh Hazza said, "In the Year of Tolerance, and with the launch of the campaign to help the Rohingya refugees under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Zayed Humanitarian Work Day is an opportunity...