CPhI Middle East & Africa 2019 opens in Abu Dhabi

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(Abu Dhabi) - CPhI Middle East & Africa 2019, the region’s leading platform for the pharmaceutical industry, opened in Abu Dhabi at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, from 16th-18th September. The exhibition, in its second year…

Drones spark fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities

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(Riyadh) - Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities, the interior ministry said, in the latest assault on the state-owned energy giant as it prepares for a much-anticipated stock listing. There was no immediate claim…

Ministerial Meeting of Arab Economic Council held

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(Cairo) - The 104th session of the Ministerial Meeting of the Arab Economic and Social Council praised the efforts of the UAE to support children, as well as the pioneering role of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council…

3rd Young Arab Media Leaders Programme held

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, met with over 100 young people from 19 Arab countries participating in the 3rd Young Arab Media Leaders Programme. The programme,…

Arab League praises UAE’s efforts to establish Arab Children’s Parliament

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(Cairo) - The Arab League praised the UAE’s efforts, especially the work of Sharjah to establish the Arab Children’s Parliament. Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of Social Affairs Sector at the Arab League,…

Mohammed bin Rashid visits Expo 2020 Dubai infrastructure projects

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(Dubai) - The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited several infrastructure projects related to the Expo 2020 Dubai, which will begin in October 2020, with the participation…

Mohamed bin Zayed, Mohammed bin Salman discuss latest regional challenges

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(Makkah) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister…

Dubai selected as 2020 'Capital of Arab Media'

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(Cairo) - During its 50th Ordinary Session, chaired by Saudi Arabia, the Arab Information Ministers Council selected the Emirate of Dubai as the 2020 'Capital of Arab Media'. The Council's decision confirms the UAE’s role in supporting Arab…

Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings

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(Riyadh) - Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the Gulf, the Saudi official news agency said. The Saudi Press Agency said King Salman…

First Forum for Gulf Inventors opens

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(Dubai) - Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, has underlined the importance of fostering an innovation-friendly environment combining financial incentives, social norms and know how to ensure smooth transition to an innovation-based…

UAE, Saudi Arabia sign MoU to develop digital education system

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(Riyad) - The Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, to develop the digital education system, and several Emirati universities signed twinning agreements with their…

2019 Special Olympics world games start in Abu Dhabi

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(Abu Dhabi) - Seven thousand five hundred athletes are participating from 195 countries in Special Olympics 2019 which kick-started in Abu Dhabi recently. According to media reports, in Abu Dhabi’s Zayed sports city stadium, the inaugural…

Abdullah bin Zayed meets British Minister of State for MENA

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met with Alistair Burt, British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa. The meeting, held at the ministry's…

Mohammed bin Rashid receives Speaker of Saudi Shura Council

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received in Dubai speaker of Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Al-Sheikh who conveyed…