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UAE Central Bank decides on additional measures within Targeted Economic Support Scheme
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Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre launches new Customer Relationship Management platform
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UAE leaders congratulate Ivory Coast President on Independence Day
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UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Iraq re-affirm full compliance to OPEC+ deal
2020 Aug 07 Fri, 03:51:35 pm
Health Ministry conducts more than 61,978 additional COVID-19 tests in past 24 hours, announces 216 new cases, 276 recoveries, two deaths
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International community needs to step up, help Lebanon: Spokesperson for UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Emirates News

UAE aid plane carrying 40 tonnes of relief material arrives in Beirut in support of victims of massive blast

ABU DHABI, 8th August, 2020 (WAM) -- A UAE plane carrying 40 metric tonnes of critical medical and food supplies as well as nutritional supplements for kids has arrived in Beirut in support of the victims of the massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital on Tuesday. The urgent humanitarian aid comes in implementation of the directives of the His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and under the follow-up...

Relief efforts for Air India Express flight survivors

From Krishnan Nayar NEW DELHI, 8th August, 2020 (WAM) – Resources and personnel of the state and central governments in India were deployed in full force today to assist survivors of the crash of an Air India Express plane from Dubai, which had an ill-fated landing in Calicut airport in Kerala last night. Families of 18 people who died in the accident have been granted two million Indian rupees each, one million from the Kerala government and an equal amount for the central government. Civil...

Sharjah FDI Office webinar to guide businesses on how to thrive in the current economic climate

SHARJAH, 8th August, 2020 (WAM) -- The Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), an affiliate of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), will be turning the spotlight on how businesses can weather the challenging economic climate set in the wake of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, at a live, free-to-attend webinar it is hosting next Wednesday, August 12. Eminent speakers include Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Muhairi - Director, Sharjah Health Authority; Mohamed Juma Al Musharrkh - CEO, Invest in Sharjah; Ismail Ali Abdulla - CEO,...


Nahyan bin Zayed restructures Al Dhafra Shooting Club board

ABU DHABI, 28th July, 2020 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, has issued a Resolution regarding the restructuring of the Board of Directors of the Al Dhafra Shooting Club under the chairmanship of Nasser Mohammed Matar Al Mansouri. The resolution stipulates the appointment of Salim Saeed Al Sabousi, Mubarak Obaid Mubarak Al Mansouri, Abdullah Hamad Ali Al Madhous...
UAEJJF raises value of prizes of next season’s local tournaments to AED4.4 million
Ahmed bin Mohammed postpones award ceremony of 11th MBR Creative Sports Award by a year

World News

Germany announces 1,122 new COVID-19 cases

BERLIN, 8th August, 2020 (WAM) -- Germany on Saturday announced 1,122 new coronavirus, COVID-19, cases, bringing the total infections in the country to 215,336. Reuters quoted data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases as saying that the reported death toll rose by 12, taking the tally of fatalities to 9,195.

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 19.39 million, death toll at 719,795

LONDON, 8th August, 2020 (WAM) -- More than 19.39 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 719,795​ have died, according to a Reuters tally on Saturday. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. [Image Credit: News18]

President of World Council of Muslim Communities meets Grand Mufti of Albania

ABU DHABI, 7th August, 2020 (WAM) -- Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, President of the World Council of Muslim Communities, met today in Abu Dhabi, Bujar Spahiu, the Grand Mufti of Albania and Chairman of the Sunni Muslim Community of Albania, currently visiting the UAE capital. The meeting addressed the efforts made by Muslim communities around the world in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and their role in promoting synergy between all organisations and governments in this respect. The two sides also reviewed...