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2020 Aug 09 Sun, 08:11:06 pm
Nahyan bin Mubarak launches 'Virtual Knowledge Exhibition'
2020 Aug 09 Sun, 07:39:07 pm
Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed reviews ADDED’s 2020-2025 strategic plan
2020 Aug 09 Sun, 06:43:51 pm
Ministry of Economy, Dubai Chamber discuss expanding collaboration between public and private sectors
2020 Aug 09 Sun, 05:35:41 pm
Abu Dhabi Police warn of fraudulent internet employment ads
2020 Aug 09 Sun, 04:11:15 pm
MoHAP conducts 61,544 additional COVID-19 tests in past 24 hours, announces 225 new cases, 323 recoveries, one death
2020 Aug 09 Sun, 03:42:17 pm
Emirates ramps up passenger services to Pakistan, offering customers 60 weekly flights
2020 Aug 09 Sun, 03:30:19 pm
UAE to launch a navigation satellite next year
2020 Aug 09 Sun, 02:19:12 pm
UAE calls on international community to tackle linkages between terrorism, organised crime
2020 Aug 09 Sun, 01:07:46 pm
UAE leaders congratulate Singaporean President on 'National Day'

Emirates News

86% completion of Sharjah Age Friendly city reported

SHARJAH, 9th August, 2020 (WAM) -- The Sharjah Age Friendly city programme is 86 percent completed, since work began in 2017. Aisha Hashem, the supervisor of the Sharjah Age Friendly programme, explained that there are 189 standards to measure the extent of adherence to the concept of the Age Friendly programme, and 24 government agencies in the emirate have participated in the application of these standards. These changes and developments are monitored by achieving these standards in the cities of the Emirate of Sharjah, pointing...

Shakhbout Medical City launches three specialty surgical services

ABU DHABI, 9th August, 2020 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi-based Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, SSMC, the UAE’s largest hospital offering serious and complex care, is now providing bariatric, thoracic and colorectal surgeries for its patients, after being designated a COVID-19-free facility by the Department of Health. The integrated medical facility, a joint-venture partnership between Mayo Clinic and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA, launched the three surgical specialties, as it resumes suspended healthcare services and encourages patients to proactively manage their health. "With SSMC once again...

Union Properties completes Strategic Blue Print, prepares to launch Motor City Hills

DUBAI, 9th August, 2020 (WAM) -- Union Properties PJSC, the main developer of Dubai Motor City, has announced the completion of its three-year Strategic Blue-Print Plan, which includes the initial plans to launch its new project, Motor City Hills. Motor City Hills will cover approximately 2.9 Million sq ft. The project, which overlooks Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and is adjacent to the first race track in the emirate of Dubai, entitled Dubai Autodrome, will include 195 residential Villas, 490 townhouses and six commercial properties....


Ahmed bin Mohammed postpones award ceremony of 11th MBR Creative Sports Award by a year

DUBAI, 3rd August, 2020 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, has decided to defer the Awards Ceremony of the 11th MBR Creative Sports Awards by a year. The decision was made after taking into consideration the cancellation and postponement of major international sports events across the world, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, due to the COVID-19 pandemic....
UAE Pro League announces fixtures kick-off dates and times
NOC’s Executive Board recommends postponing elections to end of 2021

World News

Kuwait's COVID-19 cases reaches 71,713

KUWAIT, 9th August, 2020 (WAM) -- Kuwait on Sunday announced 514 new coronavirus, COVID-19, cases, bringing the total infections to 71,713. Health Ministry spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad was quoted by Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, as saying that three additional fatalities were also reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 478. The health authorities conducted 3,223 swab tests in the past 24 hours, raising the whole count to 532,353, Dr. Al-Sanad added. Earlier today, the Health Ministry announced earlier 713 people recovered...

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 19.65 million, death toll at 725,334

TOKYO, 9th August, 2020 (WAM) -- More than 19.65 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 725,334​ have died, according to a Reuters tally published on Sunday. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

UAE reunites Yemeni Jewish family after 15 years of separation

ABU DHABI, 8th August, 2020 (WAM) -- A Yemeni family were reunited in the UAE after enduring 15 years of separation. The family, who are Jewish, were able to reunite after authorities in the UAE facilitated the travel of family members from Yemen to the UAE. Authorities also made arrangements for other members of the family, who lived in London, to join them. Speaking to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), the members of the family expressed their extreme happiness at their reunion after being separated...