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Madam Ambassador: UAE appoints first woman ambassador to France

Madam Ambassador: UAE appoints first woman ambassador to France

By Habib Toumi ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates has appointed a woman as its new ambassador to France, the first time the Gulf country has named a woman to such a post in Paris. Hend Manea Saeed Al Otaiba has presented a copy of her credentials as UAE Ambassador to the French Republic. “I had […]

UAE launches Hayat-Vax, a new COVID-19 vaccine plant with China’s Sinopharm

UAE launches Hayat-Vax, a new COVID-19 vaccine plant with China’s Sinopharm

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates will be making COVID-19 vaccine in the country in a historic move in the global fight against the pandemic. The vaccine, called Hayat-Vax [Hayat means life in Arabic], is the first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine in the region that will be manufactured by a newly created joint venture between Sinopharm […]

United Arab Emirates issues jail, fine warning over not reporting COVID-19 infection

United Arab Emirates issues jail, fine warning over not reporting COVID-19 infection

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has warned that anyone who fails to report that he or she is infected with the COVID-19 will be sent to jail and or ordered to pay a fine. The fine will be between $2,722 and $13,600, the UAE public prosecution said in its warning. It is mandatory […]

UAE: Mandatory PCR testing every 14 days for government employees, except those who took COVID-19 vaccine

UAE: Mandatory PCR testing every 14 days for government employees, except those who took COVID-19 vaccine

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has announced that employees of all ministries and federal entities will be required to undergo mandatory COVID-19 PCR testing every 14 days starting January 17. In a circular issued, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources said the decision is part of the government’s efforts to limit the […]

UAE becomes first Arab country to develop nuclear energy plant to generate safe, clean electricity

UAE becomes first Arab country to develop nuclear energy plant to generate safe, clean electricity

ABU DHABI: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) has successfully started up Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi. This step is the most historic milestone to date in the delivery of the UAE Peaceful […]

In historic op-ed in Israeli press, UAE ambassador warns against annexation

In historic op-ed in Israeli press, UAE ambassador warns against annexation

By Habib Toumi ABU DHABI: In the first op-ed for an Israeli paper, a diplomat from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has warned against annexation Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE ambassador to the US, said that Israel’s planned annexation of parts of the West Bank that could begin in July is the illegal seizure of Palestinian […]

UAE becomes first peaceful nuclear operating nation in Arab world

UAE becomes first peaceful nuclear operating nation in Arab world

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has officially become a peaceful nuclear energy operating nation, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced following the successful completion of fuel assembly loading into Unit 1. The UAE has also become the first Arab country to achieve this status, joining a limited group of countries worldwide that have […]

World’s tallest building in Dubai lights up in support for Wuhan, Chinese communities

World’s tallest building in Dubai lights up in support for Wuhan, Chinese communities

  Dubai: Burj Khalifa, the world tallest building at 828 meters, and other iconic landmarks across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were lit up in the colors of the Chinese national flag in solidarity with the Beijing over the outbreak of the new coronavirus. The initiative is part of the strong solidarity shown by the […]

Decisive twelve months ahead for Middle East, Gulf

Decisive twelve months ahead for Middle East, Gulf

Abu Dhabi: A senior official from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has warned that the Middle and the Gulf have reached “critical junctures in major conflicts and challenges” across it. However, reviewing regional developments at the sixth annual Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate Dr. Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, expressed […]

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates join coalition to protect maritime trade

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates join coalition to protect maritime trade

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates on Thursday announced it has joined the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC), an international alliance that aims “to protect the safety of maritime navigation and international trade.” The announcement was made one day after Saudi Arabia became the second Arab country to join the coalition. Bahrain, host to the […]

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