Russia, China veto UNSC resolution on Aleppo ceasefire

NEW YORK, 5th December, 2016 (WAM) -- Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on immediate seven-day ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Dec 6, 2016 1:54:01 AM

Amid high stakes, the world could not afford to abandon Palestine refugees, UNRWA

NEW YORK, 5th December, 2016 (WAM) -- A total of 20 donors announced on Monday contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2017 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials urged stable financing for the Agency amid devastating conflicts and violence in the Middle East.

Dec 6, 2016 1:36:01 AM

Global humanitarian appeal for 2017 requires record $22.2 billion in funding, UN

GENEVA, 5th December, 2016 (WAM) -- The world is facing a humanitarian crisis that will require a record $22.2 billion in funding for 2017 to support nearly 93 million of the most vulnerable and marginalised people, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Monday as it launched a relief aid appeal.

Dec 6, 2016 1:20:01 AM

UAE and China maintain growing trade, economic, investment partnership, says MoE official

ABU DHABI, 5th December, 2016 (WAM) -- The UAE and China maintain growing trade, economic and investment partnership, making China the second largest trading partner to the UAE, according to Juma Mohammed Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade Affairs, Ministry of Economy.

Dec 6, 2016 2:42:01 AM

Under patronage of President, INTOSAI 2016 kicks off in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 5th December, 2016 (WAM)--Under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the 22nd Congress of International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions, INTOSAI, began on Monday in Abu Dhabi.

Dec 5, 2016 9:36:03 PM

Dubai South to hit road with its first E-bus

DUBAI, 5th December, 2016 (WAM) -- In a significant step towards building a low carbon footprint city, Dubai South will bring out its first E-bus by early next year.

Dec 5, 2016 8:56:06 PM

UAE Armed Forces sign deals worth AED763.4 million at SIAL 2016

ABU DHABI, 5th December, 2016 (WAM)--The UAE Armed Forces signed on Monday contracts worth AED763.4 million ($207.7 million) with seven of the region’s leading F&B suppliers, on the opening day of the SIAL 2016 exhibition.

Dec 5, 2016 6:44:02 PM

DHL, Mubadala Development Company form strategic partnership

ABU DHABI - BONN, 5th December, 2016 (WAM) -- DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, and Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, have initiated a strategic partnership for the next five years.

Dec 5, 2016 3:20:04 PM