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Rear Admiral Khaled Ahmed Abdullah of Kuwait arrives in Oman
Muscat: Rear Admiral Khaled Ahmed Abdullah, Commander of Kuwait Naval Force arrived here on Saturday on a visit to the Sultanate.
UAE, Germany strengthen peace efforts
Abdullah Bin Zayed and German counterpart discuss bilateral relations, regional developments
Modi in Dubai: 'Trust between UAE, India will last for generations'
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed 50,000 people at the Dubai Cricket Stadium
UAE open to meeting Indian oil demand, says economy minister
The United Arab Emirates is open to meeting any demand for oil from India, the Gulf OPEC member's economy minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri told Reuters on Monday.
New UAE-India fund aims to attract $75bn infrastructure investments
India and the United Arab Emirates will set up a multi-billion dollar fund to invest in Indian infrastructure projects and cooperate in producing military equipment, space technology and nuclear energy, officials said on Monday.
VP issues decree on Emirates Literature Foundation
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai
Dubai Courts, DED sign agreement
Dubai: The Department of Economic Development (DED) and Dubai Courts (DC) have signed a partnership agreement to apply the chosen domicile registration system.
Personal Status Law In Focus
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairperson of Family Development Foundation and Chairperson of the General Women's Union (GWU), a seminar was held recently on the provisions of child custody as enshrined in the Personal Status Law of the country. The seminar organized by the Institute of Training and Judicial Studies in association with the General Women's Union was held at the headquarters of the GWU in Abu Dhabi.
Tariff Rift, Delays Block GCC Customs Union
A festering rift over the distribution of tariff revenue along with persistent delays at border points are blocking the implementation of a landmark customs union launched by Gulf countries seven years ago. Public and private sector representatives in the six GCC nations acknowledged that the customs union they created at the start of 2003 has not yet been fully enforced because of differences on the distribution of tax revenue and barriers facing local exporters at border customs
UAE Participates In Arab Seminar On Health Insurance
The United Arab Emirates is participating in the two-day Arab Seminar on "Cooperation and Coordination between Insurance Companies and Treatment Service Providers for the Success of Health Insurance" started today in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The seminar is being organized by General Arab Insurance Federation in cooperation with the African Insurance Company in Libya and the Jordanian Society for Health Insurance.
Ghobash Heads UAE Delegation To ILO Conference In Geneva
The annual 69th session of the International Labor Organization (ILO) commenced in Geneva. The UAE is taking part at the conference with high profile delegation headed by Labor Minister Saqr Ghobash. The delegation included representatives from the ministries of Labor, Interior and Justice, who are participating in the general and committee meetings.
Ministry, KHDA In Talks To Resolve Fee Crisis
The power struggle between the Ministry of Education and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is heating up over the issue of who wields the final say on the approval of fee increases in private schools. Parents and students of five GEMS school have been caught in the crossfire as the federal authority and the state body, battle it out it in the open — one overruling the other's decision on whether schools should be allowed to raise their fees this year.
Emiratisation Online Forum To Further Address Issues On Emirati Workforce
"We ensure that we are able to bridge the gap between the private companies and the Emiratis wishing to work there," said James Graham, General Manager, Aim Events, the conference and events division of ADU, organizer of the Emiratisation Forum. "It is not enough that we have identified the issues that hinder Emiratis from joining the private sector. We also need to come up with ongoing solutions. "We believe that an online discussion of issues greatly contributes in the overall effort
Coordination Forum Of Govts And Parliaments Begins
Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, on Wednesday inaugurated the Coordination Gathering of Governments and Parliaments organized by the Ministry for FNC Affairs. Representatives and officials from 14 Arab countries are participating in the forum being held in Emirates Palace Hotel here. It will continue for two days.
Police Reach Out To Laborers
Officers from the Ministry of Interior are making the rounds of labor camps, spreading a message to the workers: you have rights, you have responsibilities, and the police are your friends. He and other officers spoke about the criminal repercussions of bootlegging and warned workers against succumbing to SMS fraud. Four hundred and fifty workers listened in the auditorium of Gulf Piping Company’s labor camp.
Dubai Quality Group Signs Up Dubai Judicial Institute As Investment Partner
Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) recently signed a strategic partnership with Dubai Quality Group (DQG) making the Institute an investment partner for the Group. The agreement reflects DJI's commitment to adopting the highest standards of quality and organizational excellence in providing training and qualification programs, conducting judicial studies and researches and upgrading judicial standards in Dubai and the entire UAE.
UAE Signs An Agreement With World Economic Forum To Host "Summit On The Global Agenda''
"This MoU is in line with the vision of the UAE's leadership, aiming to enhance the UAE's position as an international hub to support the global decision making process and to form global economic policies. The Summit will present excellent opportunities for leading UAE innovators and thinkers to participate and engage with international experts from over 60 countries, share experiences and build capacities. The UAE has a distinguished track record of hosting important international summits..
ADEC Invites International Experts To Discuss Private School Quality Assurance Systems
Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) hosted a three-day conference to discuss best practices in the field of inspection and quality assurance in private schools at Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. During the opening session, Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al-Khaili, Director General of ADEC said that this conference supports the objectives of ADEC's strategic plan, which was initiated 18 months ago to drive education reform in Abu Dhabi.
MoF Celebrates Launching UAE Budget Automation System
Ministry of Finance celebrated launching draft zero - based budget of the UAE and the automation system in Beach Rotana - Abu Dhabi. The budget automation system was applied via Oracle Hyperion planning system, a central database meant to find solutions to budgetary planning. The system saves all supporting information and secures all related applications on the internet. For the first time, the system applies the rules both in Arabic and English.
Regional Conference Issues "Abu Dhabi Joint Declaration" For Aviation Security
The Middle East Regional Aviation Security Conference concluded here today issuing the "Abu Dhabi Joint Declaration" for aviation security. The Declaration provides for a global strategy and key principles and standards to deal with aviation security challenges, actively contributes to increasing cooperation and coordination among Middle East countries and member states of ICAO and enhances their abilities to provide highest levels of aviation security.
Ministry of Justice Organizes A Workshop On CyberCrime
''The accelerating developments in knowledge and telecommunication revolution create trans-international crimes,'' the Justice Minister said on the sidelines of a two-day workshop on the cyber crime'' organized by the Ministry in Abu Dhabi. The UAE leading position in applications of telecommunications and computer networks and its advanced ranking worldwide in internet penetration require the judiciary to be fully aware of the international law and legislations which...
New Traffic Drive: Police To Check Vehicles, Tyres
The General Department of Traffic of Dubai Police, on Monday launched a three-month land travel campaign themed ‘Your safety, your vehicle safety’. The drive, launched in cooperation with Emirates Explorers and Bridgestone tyre distributor, Dubai Police Traffic Director said it is aimed at spreading awareness among car drives about safety measures including tyres. The technicians accompanying the traffic police patrols will examine the tyres of vehicles, to ensure safety of drivers.
Al Ibri Inspects Progress Of Al Gharbiya's Public Persecution
Abu Dhabi Acting Attorney General, Yousef Saeed Al Ibri, has visited the Public Persecution in Al Gharbiya Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to review progress in its premises development project. He inspected the efficiency of networking between the premises and the Public Persecution offices at the main building of Abu Dhabi judicial Department. Al Ibri observed the judicial and administrative workflow and reviewed the performance rates during the first three months of 2010.
Universities And Private Sector Must Collaborate To Boost Emirati Workforce
Strong collaboration and the establishment of a link between local universities and private companies are needed in order to address certain issues that hinder UAE nationals from working in the private sector. "Emirati job seekers have no idea about the vast careers that await them in private organizations," said Al Attas. "In the same way, employers should stop stereotyping and change their mindset about UAE nationals.
Sharjah Chamber Urges Consumers To Join Campaign Against Fake Auto Parts Trade In UAE
The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has asked motorists and consumers to join in the continuing campaign against the trade of fake auto parts in the UAE as a means to help promote road safety and reduce road related accidents caused by using counterfeit car parts. The call, which was made during a press conference held yesterday was marked by the launch of "Auto Parts Week" part of the larger "Shopping Weeks" initiative of the SCCI that seeks to enhance and improve
FNC Holds Its 11th Session
The Federal National Council (FNC) held today its 11th session chaired by the Speaker of FNC Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Ghurair in presence of State Minister of the FNC Affairs Dr Mohammed Anwar Gargash, Mariam Al Roumi, Social Affairs Minister, Humaid Al Qatami, Minister of Education, Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labor and board member of Emirates Identity Authority and a number of officials.
Conference Calls For Better Aviation Security
Improved screening procedures and better communication to identify potential security threats were the focus on the first day of the UAE’s Regional Civil Aviation Security Conference. The UAE is the Middle East’s largest international transit hub, according to the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), and could become susceptible to similar attacks unless security issues are addressed.
Body-Image Scan Machines ‘On The Way’ To Airports
Aviation authorities may add security measures, including body-imaging machines, at airports and introduce background checks that can be made when passengers book or checks in for their flight. A thousand full-body scanners for uncovering bombs concealed under clothing are to arrive in US airports by the end of 2011. Such imaging machines could appear in the Emirates even sooner, said Saif al Suwaidi, the director general of the GCAA. “.. we will install the first batch before the yearend,”
ADJD's Delegation Visits France Courts Of Justice
A delegation from Abu Dhabi Judicial Department has made a training visit to France's courts of justice of different degrees of litigation. The six days visit was meant to develop relationships with international partners and introduce graduates of ADJD's Academy of Judicial studies '&' Specialized Training to international best practices and legal experiences to improve the quality of legal services at home. During the visit they were introduced to procedures and processes...
WHO’s Dubai Declaration Shows The Way
The declaration lists six anti-tobacco policies — the outcome of a two-day intensive workshop held in Dubai last week — that the WHO hopes all regional countries will implement. Increase in prices, a blanket ban on smoking, a strong surveillance system, ban on tobacco advertisements, pictorial warnings on 50 per cent of tobacco packs, and offering cessation services to the public are among the policies listed in the declaration.
FNC Concerned About Rising School Violence
Members of the Federal National Council (FNC) on Tuesday voiced concern over a rise in school violence and young children committing serious crimes. They demanded the Ministry of Education be committed to not only developing educational excellence in the country, but also providing safe and productive school environment for all children and staff. "As parents and educators we must ensure our children are aware that these problems exist and take the necessary steps to report any assaults,"
Abu Dhabi Ports, DP World Ink $3.5bn Khalifa JV
Abu Dhabi Ports, master developer of ports and industrial zones in the Gulf Arab emirate, and DP World have teamed up to create a joint venture to operate Khalifa Port at Taweelah. “There will be a new company called Emirates Ports Company, a new ownership between Abu Dhabi and Dubai,” Tawfeeq al Mubarak, acting chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Ports said in an interview in Shanghai today. “It is very important to adopt one port strategy.”
FNC To Discuss EIDA Policy Tuesday
The Federal National Council (FNC) will hold on Tuesday its 11th ordinary session of the 14th Legislative Chapter to discuss a report by the house committee of interior and defense affairs on the policy of Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) in the presence of Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labor and board member of EIDA.
Drydocks World In Talks To Restructure $1.7bn Loan
Ship and rig builder Drydocks World, a unit of Dubai World, is in talks with banks to restructure $1.7 billion in debt maturing in November next year, its chief executive said noting the company was engaged in "useful and open discussions" with banks and expected to conclude talks over the next few months. The shipbuilding arm of Dubai World has a $1.7 billion loan maturing in November 2011. Dubai Drydocks signed a $2.2 billion loan in October 2008, involving 15 lenders
Spotlight On Security At Civil Aviation Forum
The two-day Middle East Regional Civil Aviation Security Forum kicks off today, with 'Civil Aviation Security Threats and Risks' being the central theme of this regional event. Held in co-operation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (Icao), the forum is expected to issue an Abu Dhabi Joint Declaration, which will set a global strategy, along with key principles and standards to deal with aviation security challenges.
Ministerial Legislative Council Discusses UAE's Corporate Law
The Ministerial Council for Legislations has completed discussion of 320 articles of the draft company law. The Council will resume discussion of the remaining articles of the draft law in its next meeting.
Sharjah To Drive Out Fake Spares
A 21-day promotional event for the auto spare parts and accessories sector, called Spare Parts Shopping Weeks, began in Sharjah yesterday within the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (SCCI) effort to support the sector and highlight the issue of counterfeit spare parts. Apart from the promotional campaign, consumers and importers will be educated about the dangers of dealing in and using counterfeit spare parts, and the importance of periodical maintenance of cars,
Retaining Emiratis A Challenge: Expert
Retaining Emiratis in the private sector remains a challenge due to a lack of career opportunities for them and the absence of a mentoring culture, a forum heard Sunday. Dr Bob Nelson, author, motivational speaker and president of Nelson Motivation management training and consulting, told Abu Dhabi University's Emiratisation Forum that the challenges facing Emiratisation programs included the lack of perceived career progression, and the insensitivity of management to culture differences.
Khalifa Issues Federal Decree On UAE's Official Accession To Revised Kyoto Convention
The President, HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued the Federal Decree No 33 of 2010 regarding the accession of the United Arab Emirates to the Revised Kyoto Convention in order to facilitate and coordinate the customs procedures after the Decree has been approved by Their Highnesses members of the Supreme Council, Rulers of the Emirates. In its Item 2, the Decree, instructs the Federal Customs Authority Chairman to take the actions required for finalizing the accession
UAE Sticking To Dollar Peg: CB
Central Bank Governor Sultan bin Nasser Al Suwaidi outlined the bank's functions in a statement to announce the updated website. "The Central Bank is working to maintain a fixed exchange rate of the dirham against the US dollar and to ensure the free convertibility of the national currency into foreign currencies."
Companies Urged To Be Aware Of Emiratis’ Sensitivities
A study by the Emirates National Development Program found that, last year, 60 per cent of UAE nationals working in the private sector quit their jobs. The reasons, according to Omar Bamadhaf, an assistant undersecretary in the Department of Civil Services, were a lack of career progression, mentoring and managerial sensitivity. “Company culture is important, and has to be aware of the sensitivities and values of UAE nationals,” he said.
ADFCA, FSAI Sign Cooperation Agreement
Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland signed today an agreement for enhancing bilateral cooperation in the field of transferring scientific and technical expertise between the two sides.
Abu Dhabi Police Hold Symposium On Dangers Of Human Trafficking
The forum aims to increase awareness about the human trafficking issue, expand information database and statistical reports on the phenomenon and increase of technical assistance in this field and forging partnerships in coordination with the local and international competent authorities to effectively deal with the issue. Dealing with the human trafficking problem is a national responsibility and one of the most pressing issues grabbing the local, regional and international attention
SKMC To Organize Public Health Talk On Children
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), managed by Cleveland Clinic, will organize the fourth public health talk about children and adolescents nurture on Tuesday at the Behavioral Sciences Pavilion auditorium. This health talk, titled "The Ideal Approach in Children and Adolescents Nurture", is part of the Mental Health Awareness Program which includes a series of health talks in Arabic language every month on different topics related to mental health and social problems.
Experts In UAE To Assess Risks Of Nano Foods
Experts from the UAE met recently in the capital to discuss concerns, as well as plans to assess the potential risks and benefits offered by nanotechnology through a nationwide research body. “We will make all efforts to take advantage of new scientific developments in order to strengthen food safety and security situation in the country,” said an Executive Directorof ADFCA. “We will always keep our eyes and ears open to the minutest developments in these fields anywhere in the world.”
Dubai Declaration To Fight Smoking
Details of Dubai's plan to encourage people to stop smoking are to be released Monday. The ‘Dubai Declaration' will explain the steps that the Dubai government plans to take in the fight against tobacco. The announcement will be part of the ‘Anti-World Tobacco Day' activities which take place at Dubai Women's Association in the presence of UAE Minister of Health. "Eastern Mediterranean Region will announce the launch of the Anti-tobacco campaign in the UAE region.
GCC Banks Told To Tighten Regulation, Supervision
Monetary authorities in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states should closely watch their banks' off-balance sheets as part of measures to ensure a sound financial system following the global fiscal crisis and regional debt defaults. The Washington-based Institute of International Finance (IIF), which groups major banks in the US and other Western countries, said significant progress in prudential regulation and banking supervision has been made in the six-nation GCC but....
Dubai Exports, Re-Exports To Grow 15%
Dubai expects to see a 15 per cent growth in exports and re-exports this year and reach 2008 levels as consumer confidence and business sentiment stabilize, said Hamad Buamim, Director-General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI). "We have seen a total of Dh175 billion [in] exports and re-exports last year, which is a 15 per cent drop from 2008 levels. We expect to end up 15 per cent higher than last year and reach 2008 levels this year," Buamim said.
FANR Signs Implementing Arrangement With KINS
The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE's regulator for the nuclear sector, and the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS), have signed an "Implementing Arrangement" for the exchange of technical information and cooperation in nuclear safety and radiation protection matters. The arrangement will allow the exchange of information, notifications of operating experience, training for personnel, joint cooperation in nuclear safety research and advice and assistance on
UAE And India To Sign Renewed Labor Agreement
The UAE and India are expected to sign a new labor agreement by the end of the year, said Vayalar Ravi, the Indian Overseas Affairs Minister, who met Saqr Gobash Saeed Gobash, the UAE labor minister, on Wednesday to firm up the existing agreement on workers who move between the two countries. Ravi said Gobash was keen for the existing memorandum of understanding between the two countries about the flow of workers needed to be expanded.
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