UAE granted full membership in European Union's Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft programme

UAE granted full membership in European Union's Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft programme

DUBAI- The U.A.E. has become the first non-European state to be granted full membership in European Union’s Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft, known as SAFA. The deal was finalised during the visit of European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Executive Director, Patrick Kym, to the U.A.E. last week, where he announced the qualification of the U.A.E. as […]

Rowda bint Mohammed: Our aim is to instil a passion for literature

Rowda bint Mohammed: Our aim is to instil a passion for literature

ABU DHABI- Held under the patronage of Sheikha Rowda bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan, the Sea of Culture’s Book Salon is back for the 2nd consecutive year, promoting literature and the arts in the U.A.E.. From 30th April until 5th May 2014, visitors will meet literary giants, hear their work and join the discussion […]

With Expo and the Louvre, the UAE's future is shaping up

ABU DHABI- A U.A.E. paper has said that two unrelated events in Paris this week provided a peek at how the future will look in the U.A.E.’s two biggest cities. “One was Dubai presenting the master plan for Expo 2020. The other was the unveiling of part of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s permanent collection, which, after it […]

Bahraini champ to participate in WMTC Thailand

Bahraini champ to participate in WMTC Thailand

MANAMA- Ahmed Al-Kaabi, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s heavy-weight champion from the Team of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s, has departed from the Kingdom of Bahrain to participate in the World Muaythai Championship (WMTC) in Thailand on May 8.On this occasion, Al-Kaabi expressed his gratitude and appreciation to His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin […]

In a Joint Communique: Bahrain, Sri Lanka condemn terrorism

In a Joint Communique: Bahrain, Sri Lanka condemn terrorism

MANAMA- The Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Sri Lanka emphasized their resolve to boost their bilateral cooperation on counter-terrorism, bilaterally and multi-laterally within the frame of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), the Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) and the United Nations (UN). The two countries condemned terrorism in all of its forms and manifestations.The two […]

Sheikha Hussa nominated for UN Goodwill Ambassador

CAIRO- UN head for the Arab Regional Center for Entrepreneurship and Investment Training Dr.Hashim Hussein recommended — at a meeting of the 13th Pan Afro-Arab Forum for Business and Professional Women on Wednesday(April 30th)– the candidacy of Dr. Sheikha Hussa Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, a Kuwaiti national, to be a UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Gulf […]

Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Sabah touts Gulf security

Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Sabah touts Gulf security

  KUWAIT- Deputy Premier and Interior Minister said on Wednesday(April  30th) several clear-cut Gulf security achievements have been made. In a keynote speech during the 15th consultative meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) interior ministers, he said: “Positive tangible results have been achieved in view of response to all traditional and new crimes, primarily […]

Anas Al-Saleh: Kuwait keen on economic diversity

Anas Al-Saleh: Kuwait keen on economic diversity

KUWAIT- Kuwait and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries need to step up efforts to broaden their economic base and diversify their economic activities in order to reduce their dependence on oil as the main source of national revenue, said Kuwait’s Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh, opening on Wednesday(April 30th) the IMF conference on economic development, […]

Books and Peace marks World Book and Copyright Day

KUWAIT- The Kuwait National Commission for UNESCO held a forum entitled “Books and Peace” on Wednesday(April 30th) to mark the World Book and Copyright Day. The forum dealt with the intellectual property rights of authors and the legal channels to pursue in order to preserve these rights in Kuwait. Participating in the forum were secretary […]

Parliamentary elections start in Iraq

Parliamentary elections start in Iraq

BAGHDAD- Iraqis headed to the polls on in the wee hours of Wednesday morning in their first national election since US forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011 amidst heightened security. With Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki seeks a third term amid rising violence, the country’s western province of Anbar is awash in violence as Sunni Muslim […]