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21
November 2018

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1 hour 18 minute

Sultan Al Qasimi attends UAE Economic Planning Forum

SHARJAH, 21st November, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of Sharjah Executive Council, attended the fifth session of UAE Economic Planning Forum "UAE EPF" on Wednesday, 21st November, 2018. The forum was held in Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre under the slogan "Future Economy Accelerators... Knowledge... Innovation and Developing Human Cadres". The forum was organised by the Sharjah Economic Development Department, SEDD, with the strategic support of the...
1 hour 22 minute

Sheikha Fatima receives guests of ‘Childhood and Motherhood Award’ celebration

ABU DHABI, 21st November, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), yesterday received, at Al Bahr Palace, Their Royal Highnesses the Princesses of Saudi Arabia. The princesses attended the celebration of the "Sheikha Fatima Motherhood and Childhood Award," and participated in the "Interfaith Alliance For Safer Communities: Child Dignity in the Digital World Forum." Sheikha Fatima held a dinner party to honour the princesses and the forum’s participants, with the attendance of several Sheikhas,...
1 hour 28 minute

'Sheikh Zayed and Europe: a Journey' opens to public on 25th November

ABU DHABI, 21st November, 2018 (WAM) -- Under the patronage of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Delegation of the European Union to the UAE, is organising an exhibition titled 'Sheikh Zayed and Europe: a Journey' in celebration of the Year of Zayed. The exhibition will take place at The Founder's Memorial Abu Dhabi Corniche, on 25th November until 31st December, 2018 and it will be open to the public. The exhibition aims to commemorate the legacy and leadership of the founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It also aims to highlight his local, regional and...

1 hour 33 minute

Abu Dhabi Appeals Court sentences Briton Matthew Hedges to life imprisonment

ABU DHABI, 21th November, 2018 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeals on Wednesday sentenced Briton Matthew Hedges to life in jail after finding him guilty of charges levelled against him by the Public Prosecution, Attorney General Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi announced. He said the defendant pleaded guilty before the court in state security criminal case No. 96 of 2018 to all charges after the court faced him with compelling legal evidence concluded after thorough judicial investigations. ''The defendant confessed in detail to his crimes during investigations whereby he was accorded his full rights and assurances as...
2 hour 17 minute

UAE participates in UN charity market in Geneva

GENEVA, 21st November, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE participated in an annual charity market organised by the United Nations, UN, in Geneva. The UAE’s participation in the market, which aims to fund charity projects and programmes for children around the world, was supported by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and was supervised by the wife of Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the UN and Other International Organisations in Geneva. The Emirati pavilion showcased handmade...
3 hour 25 minute

Countdown begins for Fujairah 2018 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final

FUJAIRAH, 21st November, 2018 (WAM) -- The countdown has begun for the fifth and final round of the World Taekwondo Grand Prix, hosted by the Emirate of Fujairah on November 22-23 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, and Honorary President of the UAE Taekwondo Federation. The Organising Committee of the Grand Prix and the Taekwondo World Cup has completed all preparations and arrangements to host the Grand Prix at the Zayed Sports Complex in Fujairah. The world’s most prominenet128 taekwondo athletes from 48 countries will compete in the Fujairah...

4 hour 7 minute

Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum announce 30% gas production increase in Kurdistan

ABU DHABI, 21st November, 2018 (WAM) -- Dana Gas, the Middle East’s leading publicly-listed regional natural gas company, and its partner Crescent Petroleum, have announced achievement of a 30% increase in production capacity at the Khor Mor field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which the companies jointly operate on behalf of Pearl Petroleum. This increase delivers much-needed gas supply to fuel power plants in the region, and marked a major milestone as the companies commemorate 10 years of continuous production in the region in a special ceremony with the Kurdistan Regional Government in Erbil. The expansion at the Khor...
4 hour 27 minute

EAD, Borouge honour students for contribution to sustainable campus initiative

ABU DHABI, 21st November, 2018 (WAM) -- Celebrating the success of the Sustainable Campus Initiative, SCI, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, EAD, the largest environmental regulator in the Arabian Gulf, in partnership with Borouge, a leading petrochemical joint venture company established by ADNOC and Austrian-based Borealis that provides creative plastics solutions for a wide range of industries, today hosted a ceremony to reward the exemplary audits and sustainable action projects of participating colleges and universities. An exhibition held alongside the ceremony under the theme "Power of Youth", showcased the projects of nine colleges and universities that participated in the...
5 hour 57 minute

UN chief condemns deadly terrorist attack in Kabul

NEW YORK, 21st November, 2018 (WAM) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has "strongly condemned" the terrorist attack targeting a religious gathering in the Afghan capital, Kabul, which claimed dozens of civilian lives. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the Secretary-General reiterated that the deliberate targeting of civilians is a "clear violation of international humanitarian law." He said "every effort" should be made to bring the perpetrators to justice. Mr. Guterres also extended his deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. The attack is said to be one...

6 hour 41 minute

ERC re-launches Al Khansaa School in Taiz, Yemen

TAIZ, Yemen, 21st November, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, re-launched Al Khansaa School in Al Wazi'iyah District, Taiz Governorate, after it was restored and furnished. The school’s restoration is part of the ERC’s efforts to improve and advance the local education system. The launch of the school, which has 1,200 students, was attended by Mohammed Al Qamzi, ERC Representative, Mohammed Ali Al Dharafi, Director of Education in Al Wazi’iyah District, Mohammed Qassim, Principal of the School, and several officials from the Yemeni Ministry of Education. Al Qamzi said that the launch of the school, which runs 16...
6 hour 47 minute

UAE Ambassador meets Turkmenistan FM

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, 21st November, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Hassan Abdullah Al Adhab, has met with Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rasit Meredow. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Oil and Gas Turkmenistan, OGT 2018, exhibition currently taking place in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat. Ambassador Al Adhab conveyed the greetings of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, to the Turkmen Foreign Minister, who also relayed...
6 hour 52 minute

55,000 foreign students in UAE universities: Ahmad Al Falasi

ABU DHABI, 21st November, 2018 (WAM) -- Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, revealed that 55,179 non-citizen students enrolled in Emirati universities and public and private academic institutions for the 2017-2018 school year. In an interview with the Emirates News Agency, WAM, he explained that business management courses topped the list of specialisations in demand from foreign students, followed by engineering and environmental and health sciences. Al Falasi pointed out that the UAE occupies the first place internationally in terms of the percentage of foreign students in national higher...