UAE

Abdullah bin Zayed condemns Sydney terrorist act

ABU DHABI, 16th December 2014 (WAM): the UAE Foreign Minister, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued a statement strongly condemning the terrorist act, targeting innocent citizens, that took place in a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney yesterday. “This ugly act,” he said, “strengthens our commitment to confront the phenomena of extremism and terrorism, which ...

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Support swells for UAE’s Show Compassion campaign

Donations continue to roll in for the country’s Show Compassion campaign. The Ruler of Ajman, Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, has ordered the Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Foundation for Charity to provide 4,000 jackets and 2,000 blankets to help Syrian refugees in the Levant cope during the winter season. The aid will be delivered in coordination with Emirates ...

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Young Emiratis learn the business of art

Twenty young Emirati dancers, painters, writers, filmmakers and photographers are learning to transform their skills into viable businesses thanks to an 18-month vocational training course. The Cultural Excellence Fellowship Programme, run by the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (Admaf) in partnership with the British Council, requires the students to attend one-day business focused workshops every other weekend. Each seminar ...

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Egyptian President: Relations with UAE are excellent and will remain special

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said his country’s relations with the United Arab Emirates are “excellent,” and “will remain special,” during his first official visit to the Gulf state on Sunday. In an interview with the Abu Dhabi TV Channel, Sisi described Egypt’s relationship with the UAE as “strong and balanced since it was founded by the late Sheikh Zayed ...

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UAE second most expensive place in Gulf to live

ABU DHABI // After Qatar, the UAE is the second most expensive country in the Gulf to live, a price comparison survey had found. According to Numbeo’s global survey, which measured the cost of living in 119 countries, Oman is the cheapest place in the region to live. Numbeo claims to be the largest database of user contributed information about ...

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US officials: UAE withdrew from air war after Jordanian pilot captured

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) withdrew from air strike missions against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria after the capture of a Jordanian pilot, who has since been murdered by the jihadists, US officials say. The UAE pulled out of the flights soon after the pilot was taken hostage in December, a US official said. “I can confirm that UAE ...

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan was sentenced 18 months in prison for criticizing the UAE on Facebook

The deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan was sentenced on Sunday to 18 months in prison for criticizing the United Arab Emirates in a Facebook post. The state security court, a special body that has jurisdiction over Jordan’s internal and external threats, found the Brotherhood leader, Zaki Bani Rushaid, guilty of “acts harmful to the country’s relations with ...

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