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Mohamed bin Zayed exchanges greetings with Ajman Ruler on Eid al-Fitr
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UAE alarmed by escalating spiral of violence in Israel and Palestine: Abdullah bin Zayed
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UAE announces 1,452 new COVID-19 cases, 1,422 recoveries, 3 deaths in last 24 hours
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23,115 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered during past 24 hours: MoHAP
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UNHCR, aid partners call for renewed and strong support for Rohingya refugees

Emirates News

Shakhbout bin Nahyan attends inauguration of Ugandan President

KAMPALA, 13th May 2021 (WAM) - Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of State, attended today the inauguration ceremony of Yoweri Museveni for a new term as President of Uganda. During the ceremony, Sheikh Shakhbout held bilateral meetings with Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Qatan, Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs, Mariam Al Sadiq Al Mahadi, Sudanese Foreign Minister, Raychelle Omamo, Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Workeneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Secretary General. During the meetings, Sheikh Shakhbout discussed with the officials bilateral...

UAE and Greece announce safe travel corridor for vaccinated travellers

ABU DHABI, 13th May 2021 (WAM) - As part of cooperation and coordination between the UAE and Greece, and to advance towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, a safe travel corridor has been established for fully vaccinated individuals, in addition to mutual recognition of vaccination certificates issued by health authorities in the two countries. Effective immediately in Greece and as of 18 May 2021 in the UAE, the quarantine-free travel corridor will ease the travel of vaccinated individuals holding vaccination certificates without the need to...

Mohamed bin Zayed, Bill Gates discuss fight against COVID-19

ABU DHABI, 13th May 2021 (WAM) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received a call today from Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill Gates congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr and expressed his wishes of further progress and prosperity to the people of the UAE. During the call, they discussed ways to enhance...


Military projectile fired by Houthi militia falls on Jazan, no injuries

RIYADH, 11th May, 2021 (WAM) -- The Saudi Civil Defence Directorate in Jazan Region said a military projectile, fired by the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia from inside Yemen, fell in one of the border villages in Jazan Region, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday. The Civil Defence Directorate Spokesman, Colonel Mohammed bin Yahiya Al-Ghamdi, said that the military projectile had fallen in the yard of a house, damaging the house and a number of civilian vehicles. No injuries were reported. Due procedures have been...
Mohamed bin Zayed receives Eid greetings from Kuwait's Emir, Crown Prince
Arab Coalition intercepts Houthi bomb-laden UAV on Abha Airport

World News

Japan adds 3 more prefectures to virus state of emergency

TOKYO, 14th May, 2021 (WAM/Reuters) -- Japan will declare a state of emergency in three more prefectures ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday, in a surprise move prompted by Japan's struggle with a surge of a more infectious COVID-19 strain just 10 weeks before the Tokyo Olympics. Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima will on Sunday join Tokyo, Osaka and four other prefectures under a state of emergency until 31st May, 2021, said Nishimura, who is also in charge of coronavirus...

India reports daily rise in coronavirus cases of 343,144

BENGALURU, 14th May, 2021 (WAM/Reuters) -- India reported 343,144 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, taking its overall caseload past the 24 million mark, while deaths from COVID-19 rose by 4,000. The South Asian nation has added nearly 1.4 million cases and over 16,000 deaths this week. Its total caseload now stands at 24.05 million, while total fatalities are at 262,317, according to health ministry data.

Mohamed bin Zayed exchanges Eid greetings with Afghan President, Grand Imam of Al Azhar

ABU DHABI, 13th May 2021 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, exchanged Eid Al Fitr greetings with Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan and Dr. Ahmed Al Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar. During separate telephone calls today with the Afghan President and the Imam of Al Azhar, Sheikh Mohamed conveyed greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and his best wishes...
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