UAE

US Secretary in Abu Dhabi for peace talks with the Damascus regime

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Abu Dhabi on Monday to meet his Emirati counterparts on efforts to build a Syrian opposition coalition to lead peace talks with the Damascus regime. Kerry has scheduled meetings with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan. US ...

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MCE’s Secretary General calls for joining hands to confront terrorism

Secretary General of the Muslims Council of Elders (MCE) Dr. Ali Al Nuaimi has called on politicians, thinkers, intellectuals and scientists of different nationalities and beliefs to join hands to confront and eliminate terrorism. Addressing a press conference held after the opening session of the MCE meeting in Cairo today, Dr. Al Nuaimi reiterated the determination to reject terrorism in ...

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Emirates defends its response to Syria’s refugee crisis

The New York Times By Adam Schreck | AP  The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday defended its response to the Syrian refugee crisis in the face of criticism that the country and other oil-rich Gulf states should be doing more to address the issue.   In a statement provided to The Associated Press, the Emirati government said it has provided residency permits ...

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UAE is taking an increasingly active role alongside Saudi forces in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates is taking an increasingly active role alongside Saudi forces in Yemen in their efforts to defeat Shia Houthi rebels and restore Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi as president. Advances in and around the southern city of Aden that have helped to shift the momentum of the war against the Houthis and forces loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh, ...

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Falling oil prices have started to appear in UAE

The signs of a slowing job market in the UAE because of falling oil prices have started to appear. A report from the recruiting company Morgan McKinley yesterday showed that professional hirings fell by 1 per cent in the second quarter to 8,109 compared with 8,213 in the first three months of the year. “The oil price went back up ...

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UAE credit growth expected to be nearly flat in 2015

Credit growth in the United Arab Emirates is expected to be around 2 percent this year, the chief executive of Mashreq bank said on Wednesday, in a fresh sign the UAE credit cycle may have peaked because of low oil prices and cooling property markets. “Credit growth will be flattish,” Abdul Aziz al-Ghurair, who is also chairman of the UAE ...

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UAE Space Agency welcomes Bahraini counterparts

Representatives from the Bahraini National Space Science Agency visited the UAE Space Agency’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. According to state news agency Wam, Dr Khalifa Al Rumaithi, the UAE Space Agency chairman, and Dr Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, director general, along with other senior officials welcomed the Bahrain delegation led by chairman Dr Mohammed Al Amer. The two sides discussed ...

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UAE law makes hatred a crime

Spreading hate will now be deemed a crime and discrimination against any resident will invite fines ranging from Dh50,000 to Dh2 million. Offenders will also be sent to jail for six months to 10 years under a new decree issued by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The law, No 02 of 2015, applies to any ...

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UAE issues law against hate crimes, discrimination

The United Arab Emirates has issued a new law against any form of discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin following a decree by The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The new law, No. 02 of 2015, criminalises any acts that stoke religious hatred and/or which insult religion through ...

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Hate-crimes law upholds our values

Of all the many differences between the UAE and extremist groups like ISIL, the most fundamental is on the issue of tolerance. Sheikh Zayed, the founding father of the UAE, established the country on the principle of being accepting of other faiths and philosophies, unlike the divisive agenda of ISIL, where followers of anything other than their twisted misinterpretation of ...

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