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Louvre Abu Dhabi opens to public on 11th November

The much-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi will open to the public this Saturday, with a spectacular week-long series of celebrations. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab region and offers a new perspective on the history of art in a globalised world.

UAE-UN meeting in Dubai examines crucial role of space for development

A United Nations meeting opened in Dubai on Monday aiming to examine how the global space community can contribute to international efforts to bring about a more just and equitable world for all people and the planet.

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 150,982 in 2017; Deaths Reach 2,839

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 150,982 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 1 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 335,158 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

On This, Church and State Agree, Population Should Grow, Not Shrink

I thought of writing this essay on population at this time when our thoughts are turned towards both the dead and the living with equal reverence.

Don’t Destroy Thar

Thar, one of the prettiest and sweetest-smelling flowers in Pakistan’s national bouquet, is dying. It is dying because those working under the banner of ‘development’ are not open to reason, because the people of this unique region have been abandoned by their compatriots.

Rohingya Problem Is Neither a Border nor a Law and Order Issue

And yet the approach of the government has demonstrated exactly that. The home ministry's statement to the media stated that the purpose of the minister's recent visit to Burma was to attend a meeting on cooperation between Bangladesh and Myanmar on border and security matters. And therefore one would not be wrong to say that the government has so far treated the Rohingya issue as a border and normal law enforcement matter.

Four Die, Survivors in Critical Condition as Second Boat Carrying Rohingya Refugees Capsizes in Two Days

Around 2.00 am two nights ago (30/10), approximately 40 Rohingya refugees left Gorgondia, Myanmar, for Bangladesh on a small fishing boat. Early yesterday morning (31/10) around 8.00 am, the boat capsized off Baillakhali Sea Point in Jaliapalong Union, Ukhiya sub-district. It had just crossed the Bangladesh border and was trying to reach Shamlapur in Teknaf sub-district. They were 10 kilometres away from their destination.

UAE peaceful nuclear energy programme in full compliance with international standards: IAEA

The United Arab Emirates' peaceful nuclear energy programme is in full compliance with the highest international standards of safety and security, set by the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director-General, IAEA.

Members of European Parliament Visit UAE-Jordanian Camp Mrajeeb Al Fhood for Syrian Refugees

The UAE Federal National Council (FNC), the consultative council and UAE parliamentary body, in cooperation with the Emirates Red Crescent, organized a field visit for a delegation of members from the European Parliament (MEPs) of the "EU-UAE Parliamentary Friendship Group" to the UAE-Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood camp for Syrian refugees.

Clean Water, Sanitation Vast Challenges as Bangladesh Copes with 607,000 New Refugees

Since 25 August, over 607,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar.Although the number of new arrivals is now slowing, people continue to arrive in the makeshift settlements of Cox’s Bazar every day, bringing the total Rohingya population of the district to over 820,000.

Without Water

You could not see it in their faces and they could no longer physically feel it but Mohammed and Jameelah’s pain was consuming their minds - in the memories of what they had lost.

Abu Dhabi population hits 3 million, fertility rate up to 3.7 per citizen-female

Newly-published figures from the Statistics Centre- Abu Dhabi show the emirate's live births increase 317.2 percent from what it was in 1977, with the total population amounting to 2.9 million by the end of 2016, a growth of 4.4 percent as compared to 2015 official census.

Stop Attacking the Media

Ninety percent of cases concerning the killing of journalists remain unpunished, according to information Member States provided to the Organization in 2017. This is a slight improvement compared to last year, when countries’ answers to UNESCO’s written enquires indicated that only 8% of such cases led to a conviction.

Bangladeshis Open Their Hearts, Homes to Rohingya Refugees

When primary school headmaster Abdul Jabbar Mahmoud set off from Shamlapur on his motorbike heading to Teknaf town, at the southern tip of Bangladesh for his monthly education department meeting, he had no idea that by the end of the day he would return home with seven extra mouths to feed.

Zambia: Commercial Farms Displace Rural Communities

The Zambian government is failing to protect the rights of rural residents displaced by large commercial farms in Serenje district, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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