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Ministry of Human Resources urges private sector companies to pay employees on time
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Strategic road in Indonesia named after Mohamed bin Zayed
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32,479 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered during past 24 hours: MoHAP
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UAE announces 1,928 new COVID-19 cases, 1,719 recoveries, 2 deaths in last 24 hours
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Barakah is key component of UAE efforts to tackle climate change: UAE Ambassador to US

Emirates News

Tahnoun bin Mohammed congratulates President, VP, Mohamed bin Zayed on Holy Month of Ramadan

AL AIN, 12th April, 2021 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region, congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan. He also congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses the...

Ramadan starts Tuesday in UAE

ABU DHABI, 12th April, 2021 (WAM) -- The Holy Month of Ramadan starts on Tuesday , April 13, in the UAE, the moon-sighting committee announced late on Monday. The announcement was made after the committee’s meeting after Maghreb prayers. The holy month of fasting observed by Muslims around the world lasts for 29 or 30 days (lunar cycle) and is dependent on the Islamic calendar.  

100 Million Meals’ campaign to create momentum needed to tackle hunger and malnutrition: Mohammad Al Gergawi

DUBAI, 12th April, 2021 (WAM) -- The ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign, launched on Sunday, can create the momentum needed to tackle hunger and malnutrition in the developing world, a UAE minister affirmed. Mohammad Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Secretary-General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), said this year’s Ramadan campaign, the largest food drive in the region, reflects the UAE’s commitment to growing its efforts to support global humanitarian causes and to strengthen its status as an active contributor...


Saudi Arabia's Aramco signs $12.4 billion infrastructure investment deal with EIG-led consortium

DHAHRAN, 10th April, 2021 (WAM) -- Aramco has signed a deal with a consortium led by EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG), one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure investors, to optimise its assets through a lease-and-lease-back agreement involving its stabilised crude oil pipeline network. Upon closing, Aramco will receive upfront proceeds of around US$12.4 billion, further strengthening its balance sheet through one of the largest energy infrastructure deals globally. The transaction represents a continuation of Aramco’s strategy to unlock the potential of its asset base...
UAE condemns Houthis' drone attack attempts on Saudi Arabia
Kuwait reports 1,282 new coronavirus infections, 5 deaths

World News

Start of commercial operations of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Unit 1 signals a new chapter in the UAE energy story: President of NEI

ABU DHABI, 12th April, 2021 (WAM) -- Maria G. Korsnick, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Washington-based Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), stated that the United Arab Emirates has made history as the first nation in the region to operate a commercial nuclear power plant. ''Achieving operation of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Unit 1 signals a new chapter in the UAE energy story providing reliable, carbon-free electricity to the nation. As world leaders in nuclear energy and innovation, U.S. technology and expertise from numerous companies...

UN body endorses bid to redefine menopause in Arabic as ‘Age of Renewal’

RIYADH, 12th April, 2021 (WAM) -- Garnering support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, TENA has announced that Age of Renewal has been selected as the new description for menopause in Arabic. Age of Renewal has now been added to Al Maany, the Arabic dictionary as a new entry. After reviewing research undertaken with YouGov which revealed that 82 percent of women would like to use a new and more positive phrase in place of Age...

Barakah is an enabler of deep decarbonisation: FORATOM Director-General

ABU DHABI, 12th April, 2021 (WAM) -- A top executive of the European Atomic Forum (FORATOM), the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe, has described the recent launch of commercial operations of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the UAE as an "important achievement" in the development of nuclear energy globally. Yves Desbazeille, Director-General of FORATOM, said in a statement on Monday, "The UAE's decision to diversify its energy mix by introducing nuclear energy proves that there is a...
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