Stories written by WAM

World Bank report shows signs of economic recovery in Middle East and North Africa

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Despite a growth slowdown in 2017 at 2.1 percent, economic prospects in the Middle East and North Africa, MENA, region are projected to improve in 2018 and 2019 with growth exceeding 3 percent, according to the new World Bank MENA Economic Monitor, entitled "Refugee Crisis in MENA, Meeting the Development Challenge".

Dubai Environment Outlook Traces Path to Sustainability

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The Dubai Environment Outlook report, supervised by The General Secretariat for The Executive Council in cooperation with Dubai Municipality, has said that rising population demographics and economic growth are the main drivers of environmental change in Dubai.

UAE tops Arab World, 17th globally in Global Competitiveness Report: WEF

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In its most recent edition of the Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018, the World Economic Forum (Davos) has revealed that UAE has topped the Arab world and ranked 17th globally in global competitiveness ranking. The report also ranked UAE among the top 20 competitive economies globally for the fifth consecutive year. Additionally, it has indicated that UAE has maintained its ranking to be among the world's most significant innovation-based economies for the 11th year. The results of the report were unveiled today to participants in the Annual Meetings of UAE Government as a global testament to the success of the Government's strategy in establishing innovation culture in government institutions and consolidating competitiveness as a performance style and measuring the success of government services and initiatives aimed at realizing the happiness and welfare of the UAE community.

UAE Orders Emergency Airlift of Relief Supplies to Haiti

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered an emergency airlift of relief supplies to Haiti, which is expected to be severely affected by Hurricane Irma.

Abdullah bin Zayed hopeful of positive outcome from Astana and Geneva negotiations

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, expressed his hope that efforts being made by Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt regarding Astana and Geneva negotiations on the Syrian crisis would yield fruits.

UAE bears treatment expenses of 90 injured Yemenis in Indian hospitals

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Ninety Yemenis who were injured in the war launched by the Houthi militias against the Yemeni people left the interim capital Aden for India on Thursday to receive medical care at the expense of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The UAE Will Gladly Share Its Pro-tolerance Strategy with the World: Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi

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As global cooperation on combating extremism picks up pace, more governments are turning to each other for ideas on how to keep disillusionment and its discontents at bay.

Economic Measures Against Qatar Do Not Violate WTO Agreements: Ministry of Economy

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Juma Mohamed Al Kait, Assistant Under-Secretary for Foreign Trade Affairs in the Ministry of Economy, has stated that member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) were within their rights to impose economic measures, if they felt their national security was being threatened.

The National Relaunches With Enhanced Print and Digital Platforms

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International Media Investments (IMI) today announced the relaunch of The National, Abu Dhabi's first English language newspaper. The new ‘The National’ features a complete enhancement of both its print and digital platforms with a focus on digital  including  daily video content podcasts with unmissable analysis, 360 degree images bringing the reader closer to the story, interactive graphics and animation as well as live and interactive video interviews and news on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Youtube.

Mohammed bin Rashid Emphasises Role of Media amid Current Challenges

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Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has highlighted the role of media in helping the region face the current challenges, especially by providing objective coverage of the rapidly changing socio-political and economic landscape in the region.

UAE in top 10 in IMD World Competitiveness Centre rankings 2017

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The UAE jumped five positions to rank among the world's top 10 most competitive economies for the first time in the annual rankings of the IMD World Competitiveness report 2017.

Abdullah bin Zayed hails Arab leaders’ resolve to combat extremism and terrorism

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has praised the interest shown by the Arab leaders in combating extremism, welcoming the efforts being exerted by European countries.

New surgery, first time in UAE restores hearing to teen

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Surgeons at Dubai Hospital have succeeded in implanting a bone conduction hearing aid for the first time in the UAE, enabling a 17-year-old Emirati born with a thinner-than-average skull and hearing loss in the right ear to fully regain her hearing, according to the hospital doctors.

UAE tops Arab youth’s favourite countries

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The UAE has once again topped the world's countries most young Arabs wish to live in, according to a recent international survey.

Mohamed bin Zayed, Putin discuss friendship, cooperation, regional and international issues

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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin, friendship, cooperation, regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Minister of Energy confirms UAE’s full commitment to oil production cuts

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Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, said the UAE sees a healthy level of demand for crude oil in the future from emerging economies in Africa and Asia, and that the UAE would remain commercially-minded in its strategic oil investments.

UAE represents a global model of humanitarian and development work: Abdullah bin Zayed

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, has stressed that the UAE foreign aid represents a global model to follow in terms of humanitarian and development work.

UAE unveils first National Strategy for Children with Disabilities

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The UAE Cabinet approved a national strategy to promote the rights of children with disabilities and maximise their well-being, and a strategy for motherhood and childhood, as part of the Strategic Plan for the Rights of Children with Disabilities 2017-2021, and the National Strategy for Motherhood and Childhood 2017-2021.

UAE assistance to Yemen reaches AED7.3 billion (US$2 billion)

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The total UAE foreign assistance provided to Yemen, between April 2015 and March 2017, within the framework of the UAE’s efficient humanitarian and development role and its rebuilding projects to support the Yemeni people, amounted to AED7.3 billion (US$2 billion).