OIC welcomes Armenia's recognition of Palestine's statehood

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has welcomed Armenia's recognition of the statehood of Palestine, stressing that the step aligns with international law and relevant UN conventions.In a statement, the OIC said this decision will help back international efforts and positions to end the

UAE contributes to Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations humanitarian efforts in Sudan

UAE contributes to Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations humanitarian efforts in Sudan
The United Arab Emirates has signed a key agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to address the humanitarian crisis in Sudan and prevent the imminent risk of famine. The agreement was signed on behalf of the UAE by Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister for I

UAE contributes $5 million to United Nations OCHA for humanitarian efforts in Sudan

UAE contributes $5 million to United Nations OCHA for humanitarian efforts in Sudan
The United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to allocate US$5 million to support the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF). The agreement was signed on behalf of the UAE by Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister for Intern

Egypt welcomes Armenia's recognition of Palestinian statehood

Egypt welcomes Armenia's recognition of Palestinian statehood
CAIRO, 21st June, 2024 (WAM) – The Arab Republic of Egypt today welcomed the Republic of Armenia's decision to officially recognise the State of Palestine.In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this evening, Egypt called for the continuation of these appreciated efforts by all part

AI takes centre stage at XV International IT Forum in Russia’s Khanty-Mansiysk

KHANTY-MANSIYSK, Russia, 21st June, 2024 (WAM) – More than 50 events – international conferences, panel discussions, round tables, strategic sessions – were held at the XV International IT Forum, which took place on 18-20 June in the Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk. Representatives of BRICS, SCO, Af

EURO 2024: Poland 1-3 Austria

EURO 2024: Poland 1-3 Austria
Second-half goals from Christoph Baumgartner and Marko Arnautović silenced a huge Polish contingent in Berlin as Austria got off the mark in Group D after a deserved 3-1 win.A Christoph Baumgartner strike and a Marko Arnautović penalty secured a first UEFA EURO 2024 Group D win for Austria, as the

UAE reaping fruits of visionary leadership's forward-looking approach: Al Zeyoudi

UAE reaping fruits of visionary leadership's forward-looking approach: Al Zeyoudi
Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, said that the UAE continues to reap the rewards of its visionary leadership's forward-looking approach through increased global trade and investment openness. “This is reflected in the record growth in foreign direct investment (F

UAE Team Emirates confirm eight riders to take on Tour de France

UAE Team Emirates confirm eight riders to take on Tour de France
UAE Team Emirates have officially unveiled the team heading into the Tour de France (29 June-21 July) which gets underway in the city of Florence, Italy for the Grand Depart.The team heads into the 21 stages led by the former two-time winner of the race Tadej Pogačar, with a mix of climbers and rou

EURO 2024: Slovakia 1-2 Ukraine

EURO 2024: Slovakia 1-2 Ukraine
Second-half goals from Mykola Shaparenko and Roman Yaremchuk earned Ukraine a superb comeback victory and their first Group E points, against a Slovakia side denied early progress to the round of 16.Trailing 1-0 at half-time, Ukraine dug deep to secure a 2-1 comeback victory against Slovakia and pu

Mubadala Capital, SailGP announce acquisition of league’s first-ever South American team

Mubadala Capital, SailGP announce acquisition of league’s first-ever South American team
ABU DHABI, 21st June, 2024 (WAM) –  Mubadala Capital, the wholly owned asset management subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, and SailGP, the global racing championship, today announced a strategic investment to acquire a newly formed SailGP Team to represent Brazil. This will be the first Sout

US announces $850 million to reduce methane pollution from oil & gas sector

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that applications are open for $850 million in federal funding for projects that will help monitor, measure, quantify, and reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sectors as part of Presiden

81% of Dubai students attend private schools rated 'good' or higher: KHDA

In another demonstration of the continuous improvement in the quality of education, 81 percent of Dubai students now attend private schools rated Good or higher compared to 77 percent during last year’s inspection cycle, according to results released by Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Autho

Global survey reveals ‘truly astonishing’ consensus for stronger climate action

The overwhelming majority of people around the world want an end to geopolitical differences when it comes to fighting climate change, the results of a landmark public opinion poll conducted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has shown.Peoples’ Climate Vote 2024, the biggest ever standalone pub

UAE ranked India’s 9th largest seafood export market

The UAE has become the ninth largest seafood export destination for India, D V Swamy, Chairman of India’s Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), has said.He said India’s worldwide seafood exports touched an all-time high in volume during the financial year 2023-2024.India shipped 1.7

Olympic Day 2024: Let’s Move campaign celebrates a summer of sport in Paris

Ahead of Olympic Day this Sunday, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has highlighted the importance of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 in inspiring the world to move. Four weeks before the Opening Ceremony, the IOC President invited the world to join the IOC’s “Let’s Move” cam

EIB Board of Directors approves €12.8 billion new financing for transport, energy, business investment

The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) today approved €12.8 billion of new financing to upgrade sustainable transport, increase renewable energy use, build new student housing, improve earthquake and flood protection, and help business to expand.€2.6 billion of new energy inve

DP World ILT20 franchises retain leading cricket stars for Season 3

DP World ILT20 franchises retain leading cricket stars for Season 3
The six DP World International League T20 franchises have retained a total of 69 players for the tournament’s third season which will be played from 11th January to 9th February 2025 in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. The window for retaining players was opened on 1st June with the teams given two we

UAE Jiu-Jitsu National Team passes weigh-in for Grand Prix Thailand Open 2024

UAE Jiu-Jitsu National Team passes weigh-in for Grand Prix Thailand Open 2024
The UAE Jiu-Jitsu National Team completed the official weigh-in on Friday for the Grand Prix Thailand Open 2024, held from 19th–23rd June in Bangkok. The team aims to build on their performance from May in Abu Dhabi, where they won the Jiu-Jitsu Asian Championship title for the fourth consecutive y

First net-zero academy to train 100,000 workers in EU solar photovoltaic value chain

The European Commission today launched the European Solar Academy, the first in a series of EU Academies to be set up under the Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA) to have in place the necessary skills along the net-zero technologies value chains. The role of NZIA academies is to develop learning content

Global Environment Facility approves $70 million to support FAO projects in 28 countries

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has helped 28 countries to unlock US$70 million in financing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to address urban sustainability, groundwater management, biodiversity loss, climate change and land degradation.“These initiative