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New initiative to promote peace in Muslim societies
Abu Dhabi, July 20 : In a new initiative to promote peace in Muslim societies, a first of its kind independent international body called the 'Muslim Council of Elders' haas been established, it was announced here.
Abu Dhabi to host sailing World Cup finals
Abu Dhabi, July 18 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi will host the sailing World Cup final for the next six years, the international sailing federation (ISAF) has said here.
UAE leader donates $100 mn for pediatric research
Abu Dhabi, July 17 : Plans to open the world's first centre dedicated to paediatric research into rare diseases are to become a reality thanks to an over $100 million gift from a leader of the UAE.
UAE to send first Arab spaceship to Mars
Abu Dhabi, July 16 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has entered the space race with a project to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021 in the Arab world's first mission to another planet.
Kolkata among six new routes of Etihad Airways
Abu Dhabi, July 10 : Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced that it will launch six new routes in the first half of 2015, including Kolkata in India.
Seven mn-year-old fossilised monkey tooth discovered in UAE
Abu Dhabi, July 4 : A fossilised monkey specimen, believed to be 6.5 to 8 million years old, has been discovered by scientists on Shuwaihat Island in Abu Dhabi's western region, Al Gharbia, in the United Arab Emirates.
Etihad to start twice-daily flights to Bangalore, Chennai
Mumbai, July 2 : Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways said Wednesday it has begun twice-daily flights to Bangalore, Chennai and Kozhikode due to the strong summer demand.
UAE's Etihad Airways plans route expansion in India
Abu Dhabi, July 1 : Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), announced Tuesday more connections between India, the UAE and other key markets around the world, following a major service upgrade to Kochi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kozhikode and Hyderabad this summer.
Ramadan gesture: Dubai ruler orders release of 892 prisoners
Abu Dhabi, June 25 : Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his capacity as ruler of Dubai, has ordered the release of 892 Emirati and expatriate inmates from Dubai's correctional and punitive establishments ...
Indian envoy to UAE says delay in issuing of passports to end soon
Abu Dhabi, June 24 : India's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), T.P. Seetharam, has said that the mission is taking steps to end the delay in the giving of passports by requisitioning more passport booklets.
Abu Dhabi to come up with 'earth crack' design underground park
Melbourne, June 15 : Abu Dhabi will build an underground park to provide some relief for its residents from the oppressing heat and as a place to wind down, according to reports.
First MERS case confirmed in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 15 : Bangladesh has confirmed the first case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS) after a man returned from the US via Abu Dhabi was found afflicted with it.
Etihad Airways to telecast World Cup matches live
Abu Dhabi, June 12 : Passengers on board Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will enjoy every FIFA World Cup football match live on all of the carrier's long haul aircraft during the month-long tournament.
Surat girl heads to Miss India Worldwide
New Delhi, June 8 : Surat girl Anugya Sharma will represent India at Miss India Worldwide to be held at Abu Dhabi June 20. As many as 40 winner contestants of Indian origin from 40 countries will take part in the pageant.
Etihad Airways offers enhanced access to India
Abu Dhabi, June 2 : Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced a major expansion of its code-share agreement with India's Jet Airways.
Abu Dhabi bank to use Infosys Finacle software
Bangalore, May 20 : Union National Bank (UNB) of Abu Dhabi is implementing Finacle software product of Indian IT bellwether Infosys Ltd. to empower its treasury and capital market business, both firms announced Tuesday.
Five UAE films to be screened at Cannes
Abu Dhabi, May 15 : The Cannes Film Festival will feature five short films by the filmmakers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as productions supported by the twofour54 creative lab continue to grow in international prominence.
High security on 'Bang Bang' set in Abu Dhabi
Mumbai, May 13 : Director Siddharth Anand is ensuring tight security during the Abu Dhabi schedule of "Bang Bang". He has not just called for close to 30 security personnel on the set, but has also requested crew members to deposit their mobile phones at a counter before coming for the shoot.
New species added to invertebrates list after UAE discovery
Abu Dhabi, May 12 : A new species has been added to the global list of invertebrates after an unexpected discovery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2,000 endangered bustards released in Kazakhstan
Abu Dhabi, May 7 : Following the initiative of United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, 2,000 captive-bred Asian Houbara, an endangered bustard, have been released in Kazakhstan.
Abu Dhabi: Ban urges bold leadership on climate change
New York, May 6 : With the ominous and costly impacts of climate change profoundly evident, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Monday that too many stakeholders are still "sitting on the fence", and he challenged participants at a climate conference in Abu Dhabi to help him ...
UAE to hold solar car race
Abu Dhabi, May 6 : The Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (ADSC), the first ever solar car competition to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will be held Jan 16-19 next year, it was announced Tuesday.
Etihad named best Middle East airline
Abu Dhabi, May 5 : Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been named the Middle East's Leading Airline for the eighth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards Middle East.
UN chief commends BRICS countries for battling global warming
Abu Dhabi, May 5 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended efforts made by the BRICS countries in fighting global warming but urged them to increase their contribution.
Tackle climate change before too late: UN chief
Abu Dhabi, May 5 : From the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the poorest countries to the richest, climate change impacts are already widespread, costly and consequential, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, urging stakeholders gathered in the UAE capital to ...
Abu Dhabi: Ban urges concrete actions to tackle climate change
New York, May 5 : From the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the poorest countries to the richest, climate change impacts are already widespread, costly and consequential, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday, urging stakeholders gathered ...
Abu Dhabi Ascent: Global opportunity to abolish climate-apartheid
By Rajendra Shende : The roads in Delhi are wet due to untimely rains followed by oven-hot temperatures. Undeterred by these climatic drama, a lady beggar with frail malnourished child in one of her arms, begs for money by spreading another arm in front of a car waiting for green signal, pleading ...
UAE rushes relief for Afghanistan landslide victims
Abu Dhabi, May 3 : At the initiative of the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation is sending urgent humanitarian aid to the landslide victims in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province.
'Man of the Match' Faulkner stars in Rajasthan Royals' IPL win over ...
Sydney, Apr 30 : Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has been awarded the Man of the Match title for his impressive wicket-taking spell in his Indian Premier League (IPL) side Rajasthan Royals' win over the Kolkata Knight Riders on a boundary count after a tied Super Over at Abu Dhabi.
IPL: RR beat KKR in a thriller
Abu Dhabi, Apr 29 : In a thrilling encounter which captivated spectators across thle globe, Rajasthan Royals (RR) managed to beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) via hitting more boundaries after both the sides tied during the regular 20-20 overs innings and then in the Super Over in a Indian Premier ...