Khalifa bin Zayed re-elected President of UAE

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE's Supreme Council of the Union has re-elected His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as its President for a fourth five-year term, in accordance with the provisions of the UAE Constitution. The Supreme Council…

UAE, Kuwait explore greater consular cooperation

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(Abu Dhbai) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation hosted the third meeting of the UAE-Kuwait Consular Committee in Abu Dhabi. Co-chaired by Dr. Khalid Al Mazrouei, Assistant Under-Secretary for Consular Affairs,…

Saudi Aramco heads for possible record-setting market debut

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(Dhahran) - Saudi Arabia announced the stock market debut of energy giant Aramco, in what could be the world´s biggest IPO, underpinning Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman´s ambitions to overhaul the kingdom´s oil-reliant economy. After…

GCC Commercial Cooperation Committee meeting held

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(Riyadh) - A delegation from the Ministry of Economy representing the UAE participated in the 49th GCC Under-Secretaries Committee of Commerce and Industry, which took place at the headquarters of the council’s General Secretariat in the…

Fourth Meeting of the Global Future Councils held

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, attended the opening session of the Fourth Meeting of the Global Future Councils hosted by the UAE government in collaboration with the World Economic…

Arab Environment Ministers Meeting held in Cairo

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(Cairo) - The 31st session of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment, was held at the Arab League's headquarters in Cairo. The UAE delegation was led by Jumaa Mubarak Al-Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to Egypt and its Permanent…

Hamdan bin Rashid opens IDA World Congress 2019

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, inaugurated the International Desalination Association, IDA, World Congress 2019, at…

UAE to launch new low-cost airline

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Abu Dhabi´s giant Etihad Airways and Sharjah´s low-cost carrier Air Arabia announced an agreement to launch a new low-cost airline based in the United Arab Emirates capital. Etihad Airways posted a loss in 2018 for the third year running,…

Russian President arrives in Riyadh

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(Riyadh) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Riyadh, beginning his two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia. He was received by Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud, Governor of Riyadh Province, and a number of Saudi officials at…

UAE first globally for air trade facilitation, tops ME for visa openness

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(Abu Dhabi) - UAE is ranked first globally for air trade facilitation and tops the Middle East region for visa openness, according to the International Air Transport Association. This came as IATA presented its latest study on the importance…

Hazza Al Mansoori back to Earth, covered in UAE flag

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(Kazakhstan) - Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori has returned to Earth following his eight-day mission on board the International Space Station, ISS. Al Mansoori touched down safely in the Soyuz MS-12 descent module in Kazakhstan.

UAE bolstering efforts to become leading hub for 3D printing

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE is reinforcing its efforts to become a leading global centre of 3D printing by 2030. On 23rd May 2016, the UAE inaugurated the 'Office of the Future', the world's first fully functional 3D printed building. Earlier…

Int'l Space Station mission carrying first Emirati astronaut launched

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(Baikonur) - The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre,MBRSC, announced the successful launch of the space mission carrying the first Emirati astronaut, Hazza Al Mansoori, aboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-15, at 5:57 pm UAE time. This is…

UAE citizens abroad start voting for FNC elections

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(Zunich) - UAE citizens in Geneva, Berlin, and London started voting for the elections of the fourth session of the Federal National Council, FNC. Ambassador Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other…