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UAE sends aid plane to Kazakhstan to assist efforts to counter COVID-19
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Arab Youth Centre, UNDP to engage youth as drivers of development solutions across Arab region
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Italy moved by UAE gesture, compassion during pandemic: Italian envoy
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U.S. envoy praises UAE leadership for crisis management and religious freedom
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63 Hawksbill turtle nests spotted at Sir Bu Nair Island Reserve
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National Bonds’ assets under management valued up to AED7.8 billion in 2019
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Cyclone Harold hits Fiji
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UAE announces recovery of 19 patients, 283 new cases of COVID-19, one death

Emirates News

COVID-19 cases reaches 263 in Palestine

RAMALLAH, 8th April, 2020 (WAM) -- The Palestinian Ministry of Health said on Wednesday that two new coronavirus, COVID-19, cases were confirmed in the West Bank, raising the total number cases in Palestine to 263. According to the Palestine News Agency, WAFA, the majority of the cases are in the West Bank with only 13 in the Gaza Strip. A total of 44 patients recovered from the disease, including 36 in the West Bank and eight in the Gaza Strip. There was one death in...

Fujairah fuel stocks for marine, power generation climb to all-time high

FUJAIRAH, 8th April, 2020 (WAM/S&P Platts) -- Fuel stockpiles used by shippers and for power generation jumped to a record high on Monday at the Port of Fujairah in the UAE, the strongest sign yet of dwindling storage space for oil products in the region as demand evaporates due to the coronavirus pandemic. Stockpiles of heavy distillates and residues, used by shippers and for power generation, jumped seven percent over the week ended Monday to 15.445 million barrels, the Fujairah Oil Industry Zone reported Wednesday....

Philippines confirms 106 new coronavirus cases, 5 deaths

MANILA, 8th April, 2020 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Health of Philippines has announced 106 new cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the country bringing the total number of infected cases to 3,870. The Ministry also reported the death of five people due to the virus on Wednesday taking the tally to 182. According to Reuters, the Ministry of Health also declared the recovery of twelve patients, bringing the total to 96. WAM/Rola Alghoul


Abu Dhabi's leading position in World Happiness Report global testament to emirate's pioneering status: Department of Economic Development

ABU DHABI, 28th March, 2020 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi's leading Arab cities in the latest edition of the World Happiness Report 2020 is an international testament to the emirate's pioneering status on the global scene, Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development said. The World Happiness Report 2020 is an annual publication of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network made in partnership with the Gallup World Poll, an American analytics and advisory company. The emirate, which has also been...
Leadings players join forces against COVID-19 in latest AFC 'Break the Chain' campaign
Maximum of 30 percent of private entities' workforces allowed to be physically present in office starting Sunday: Ministry of Human Resources

World News

Kuwait announces 112 new coronavirus cases, tally hits 855

KUWAIT, 8th April, 2020 (WAM) -- Kuwait reported on Wednesday 112 new coronavirus, COVID-19, cases in the last 24 hour, bringing the tally to 855. Health Ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad was quoted by KUNA as saying that 21 patients are in intensive care. He further stated that 743 patients are currently receiving treatment at hospitals and 911 individuals have completed quarantine. One death has been reported so far.  

Malaysia announces 156 new coronavirus, 2 deaths

KUALA LUMPUR, 8th April, 2020 (WAM) -- Health authorities in Malaysia announced 156 new coronavirus infected patients, bringing the total to 4,119. The authorities also reported two new deaths, Reuters reported.

OPEC daily basket price stood at $22.67 a barrel Tuesday

VIENNA, 8th April, 2020 (WAM) -- The price of OPEC basket of thirteen crudes stood at $22.67 a barrel on Tuesday, 7th April, 2020, compared with $23.48 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations. The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes ,ORB, is made up of the following: Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Djeno (Congo), Zafiro (Equatorial Guinea), Rabi Light (Gabon), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonny Light (Nigeria), Arab Light (Saudi Arabia), Murban (UAE) and Merey (Venezuela).