UAE

The UAE’s journey towards clean energy

As countries start reforming their economies based on their COP21 commitments, we should see global economy evolving to a lower carbon model   The discovery of hydrocarbon reserves brought tremendous prosperity for the UAE and made it a central player in the global energy market. With one of the highest gross domestic product per capita levels in the world, the ...

Fire engulfs downtown Dubai’s high-rise Address hotel

Firefighters battled a blaze that engulfed a luxury hotel in Dubai Thursday night while a spectacular New Year’s fireworks display lit up the night sky nearby. Orange tentacles of flames engulfed a large section of the high-end Address hotel soon after the fire started around 9:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. ET). Witnesses said they heard explosions as the fire raged. Hours ...

14 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Dubai

WRITTEN BY EDITOR KALAHAN DENG The desert playground of Dubai is a bit of an enigma. It’s part of the Muslim world, yet has a nightlife that rivals Sin City. It’s dripping with money, yet is built by impoverished slave labor. Middle-east and western values collide in this eclectic city of extremes. Many foreigners who visit are impressed by its ...

6 are on trial in UAE on charges of providing supplies to the Houthi in Yemen

Six people are on trial in the United Arab Emirates on charges of providing supplies to the country’s enemies from the Iran-allied Houthi movement in Yemen, the state news agency WAM said Monday. It was the first reported instance of people in the UAE being accused of helping the Houthis, who have killed scores of Emirati soldiers deployed in battlefronts ...

Whereabouts of missing aid worker remains a mystery

By The Middle East On line Confusion still surrounds the whereabouts of Tunisian aid worker who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen as she was leaving home for work in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa earlier this week. Nouran Hawas, was head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) humanitarian protection programme at the agency’s Sanaa office. ICRC spokeswoman, Rima ...

US Secretary in Abu Dhabi for peace talks with the Damascus regime

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Abu Dhabi on Monday to meet his Emirati counterparts on efforts to build a Syrian opposition coalition to lead peace talks with the Damascus regime. Kerry has scheduled meetings with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan. US ...

MCE’s Secretary General calls for joining hands to confront terrorism

Secretary General of the Muslims Council of Elders (MCE) Dr. Ali Al Nuaimi has called on politicians, thinkers, intellectuals and scientists of different nationalities and beliefs to join hands to confront and eliminate terrorism. Addressing a press conference held after the opening session of the MCE meeting in Cairo today, Dr. Al Nuaimi reiterated the determination to reject terrorism in ...

Emirates defends its response to Syria’s refugee crisis

The New York Times By Adam Schreck | AP  The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday defended its response to the Syrian refugee crisis in the face of criticism that the country and other oil-rich Gulf states should be doing more to address the issue.   In a statement provided to The Associated Press, the Emirati government said it has provided residency permits ...

UAE is taking an increasingly active role alongside Saudi forces in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates is taking an increasingly active role alongside Saudi forces in Yemen in their efforts to defeat Shia Houthi rebels and restore Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi as president. Advances in and around the southern city of Aden that have helped to shift the momentum of the war against the Houthis and forces loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh, ...

Falling oil prices have started to appear in UAE

The signs of a slowing job market in the UAE because of falling oil prices have started to appear. A report from the recruiting company Morgan McKinley yesterday showed that professional hirings fell by 1 per cent in the second quarter to 8,109 compared with 8,213 in the first three months of the year. “The oil price went back up ...

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