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Aqdar World Summit kicks-off this August in Moscow

ABU DHABI, 19th August, 2019 (WAM) -- The third edition of the Aqdar World Summit is set to kick-off this August in the Russian capital, Moscow, featuring a high-profile UAE delegation taking part to discuss the global empowerment of communities. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the four-day summit is held under the theme, 'Global Empowerment of Communities: Experiences and Lessons learned'. Running from...

Islamic New Year holiday announced for government entities

ABU DHABI, 19th August, 2019 (WAM) -- The Islamic New Year holiday (1441 Hijri) for ministries and federal entities in the UAE will be on the first day of Muharram, according to the Islamic calendar. The first day of the Hijri New Year will be officially determined following a moon sighting later on this month. The announcement was made in a circular released today by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, based on the Council of Ministers Resolution No. 37 of 2019. The Authority...

Indian Prime Minister to visit UAE Friday

ABU DHABI, 18th August, 2019 (WAM) -- India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will start a visit to the UAE this Friday. During the visit, Modi will deliberate with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, prospects to enhance the long-standing friendship relations and strategic co-operation between the UAE and India. They will also discuss the latest regional and international developments and issues of mutual concern. The visit goes in line...

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RAK Chamber, South Africa explore investment opportunities

RAS AL KHAIMAH, 8th August 2019, (WAM) -- The Ras Al Khaimah Chamber and the South African Embassy in the UAE explored available investment opportunities, to promote bilateral trade and increase the number of outlets for their local products, as well as to enhance the emirate's strategic position as a promising market for exported goods to various international markets. During his meeting with Saad Kachalia, Ambassador of South Africa to the UAE, Mohammed Ali Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Board of Directors of the Chamber, said...
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UN condemns attack targeting civilians at Kabul wedding

KABUL, 19th August, 2019 (WAM) -- The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, has condemned last night’s Kabul attack that initial reports indicate killed scores of civilians and injured many more, among them women and children. On the evening of 17th August, a suicide attacker detonated explosives in the Shahr-e-Dubai Wedding Hall in West Kabul where approximately 1,000 people were gathered for a Shia wedding ceremony. UNAMA’s human rights team is looking into the incident and working to establish facts. "An attack deliberately targeting...

Bahraini King receives Commander of US Central Command

MANAMA, 18th August, 2019 (WAM) -- King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain has received at Al-Safriya Palace, General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Commander of the US Central Command, currently on visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain. In the presence of His Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, the King welcomed General McKenzie, hailing the strong strategic relations and decades-long partnership binding the two friendly countries. He commended the steadily-growing military and defence cooperation between the...

Indian Prime Minister to visit UAE Friday

ABU DHABI, 18th August, 2019 (WAM) -- India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will start a visit to the UAE this Friday. During the visit, Modi will deliberate with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, prospects to enhance the long-standing friendship relations and strategic co-operation between the UAE and India. They will also discuss the latest regional and international developments and issues of mutual concern. The visit goes in line...