Daily Archives: September 11, 2019

WHO chief praises UAE’s efforts to eradicate polio.

The world’s historic progress to end polio worldwide would not be possible without the strong commitment of the United Arab Emirates and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, according to Director-General is Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

In a tweet today, Ghebreyesus expressed thanks to the UAE and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, for hosting a pledging event on November 19th to encourage additional commitments to eradicate polio globally.

“Global progress to end polio would not be possible without partners like the UAE. Grateful to H.H. Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed for his continued commitment to eradicate Polio and his efforts to host the Reaching the Last Mile Forum in Abu Dhabi on 19 November.”

Source: UAE Ministry Foreign Affairs

UAE President confers Order of Independence on Italian Ambassador.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has conferred the Order of Independence, First Class, on Italian Ambassador to the UAE, Liborio Stellino, in recognition of his efforts during his tenure, which contributed to enhancing friendly ties between the two countries in a number of fields H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, officially conferred the Order to Stellino during a meeting at his office at the ministry’s headquarters.

Sheikh Abdullah congratulated the ambassador and commended the role he played in strengthening the relationship between UAE and Italy and wished him all success in his future assignments.

The Italian ambassador expressed his appreciation and thanks to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa, praising his wise policy and the prominent role he plays regionally and internationally..

He also thanked all the government entities for their support and cooperation that made his job a success, and supported the deepening of the links between the UAE and Italy.

Source: UAE Ministry Foreign Affairs

UAE, UK engaging in women’s empowerment, ending sexual violence.

Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State, received on Wednesday, Sophia Brecknell, Deputy British Ambassador to the UAE, in the presence of Omar Saif Ghobash, Assistant Minister for cultural affairs.

During the meeting, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation premises, Nusseibeh praised the distinguished relations between the two countries and the UAE’s keenness to boost it especially with regard to cultural field.

Brecknell, in turn, lauded the role played by the UAE in supporting the Women, Peace and Security Programme, and stated that the UAE has shown interest in a number of international forums, most recently co-hosting the “Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Crises” with Norway, in Oslo.

She also pointed out to the UAE’s role in drafting the UN General Assembly resolution on girls’ right to education, adopted in 2014, and highlights the importance of the right to education.

The Deputy Ambassador also spoke about the sexual violence conference to be held in London from 18th to 20th November 2019, stressing its importance. She also welcomed the participation of the UAE as well as a number of countries from around the world to share their work, in addition to a special focus on the role of youth and governments.

Nusseibeh reiterated the UAE’s commitment to women’s empowerment, pointing out that the UAE attaches great importance to the protection of women in conflict areas. He added that one of the launched gestures was the initiative of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, in Afghanistan to manufacture hand-made carpets and create a global market to sell products to support Afghani women.

The meeting was attended by officials and representatives from both sides.

Source: UAE Ministry Foreign Affairs

UAE President confers Zayed II Order on Indian Ambassador.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has bestowed the First Class Order of Zayed II on Indian Ambassador, Navdeep Singh Suri, in recognition of his efforts, during his tenure, and his contribution to the development and strengthening of friendly relations and co-operation between the two friendly countries.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, presented the Order to the ambassador during a meeting at the ministry in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Sheikh Abdullah lauded the ambassador’s role in bolstering UAE-Indian ties and wished him success in his future assignments.

The Indian ambassador paid tribute to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa, praising his prudent policy and his prominent role regionally and globally.

He also extended thanks to government departments in the country for fruitful cooperation, which had positive impact on developing relations between the two friendly countries.

Source: UAE Ministry Foreign Affairs

Immune response in diabetics discussed at AGU

Manama, A scientific study conducted at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) examined the immune response of type 2 diabetes who have high and low levels of C-peptide related to peripheral neuropathy.

The study which was done by researcher Noora Ali Al Hamar as part of the requirements to earn a PhD in Molecular Medicine and Genetic Science, recommended carrying out further studies that contain a huge number of samples, especially that this disease is wide-spreading across Bahrain and GCC States.

The importance of this research stems from the fact that it’s linked to the complications that strain the patients. We need to expand with regards to the conduction of more comprehensive studies that include studying all the factors and complications that diabetics suffer from, said the researcher.

The study covered type 2 diabetes patients who have peripheral neuropathy and it used C-peptide as a tool for examination as it plays a key role in pathological mechanisms of peripheral neuropathy in diabetics. The researcher noticed that the C-peptide material played a key role in reducing some of the effects of inflammatory resulted from peripheral neuropathy.

Al Hamar pointed out that the material could be used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes patients to prevent the expansion of neurological problems and complications associated with type 2 diabetes. The study included 131 diabetics and 81 nondiabetics from Bahrain. Furthermore, the response of cytokines was estimated at the LRNA DNA level, and the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) scale was used to measure cytokine levels in the supernatant of cultured cells from the studied groups.

She added that the study didn’t find statistically significant differences when comparing the effects of C-peptide in the production of cytokines with positive control in all the studied groups.

In the future, this substance (C-peptide) will undoubtedly reduce the problems or causes of the nerve limbs and the consequent suffering of patients with type 2 diabetes, Al Hamar said.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Immuno-Response in Diabetics doctoral thesis discussed

Manama, A scientific study at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) examined the immune response of Type 2 Diabetes (DM) in patients who have high and low levels of C-peptide related to peripheral neuropathy.

The study which was done by researcher Noora Ali Al Hamar as part of the requirements towards her PhD in Molecular Medicine and Genetic Science, recommended to carry out further studies that contain a huge number of specimens, especially that this disease is wide-spread across Bahrain and GCC States.

The researcher, during discussing her study at AGU, said: “The importance of this research stems from the fact that it’s linked to the complications that strain the patients. We need to expand with regards to the conduction of more comprehensive studies that include studying all the factors and complications that diabetics suffer from.” The study covered type 2 diabetes patients who have peripheral neuropathy and it used C-peptide as a tool for examination as it plays a key role in pathological mechanisms of peripheral neuropathy in diabetics. The researcher noticed that the C-peptide material played a key role in reducing some of the effects of inflammatory resulted from peripheral neuropathy.

Al Hamar pointed out that the material could be used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes patients to prevent the expansion of neurological problems and complications associated with type 2 diabetes. The study included 131 diabetics and 81 nondiabetics from Bahrain. Furthermore, the response of cytokines was estimated at the LRNA DNA level, and the Enzyme-Linked Immuno-sorbant Assay (ELISA) scale was used to measure cytokine levels in the supernatant of cultured cells from the studied groups.

The researcher also said the study didn’t find statistically significant differences when comparing the effects of C-peptide in the production of cytokines with positive control in all the studied groups. She added: “In the future, this substance (C-peptide) will undoubtedly reduce the problems or causes of the nerve limbs and the consequent suffering of patients with type 2 diabetes.”. The discussion panel included Molecular Medicine and Genetics Professor at AGU Dr. Moiz Bakhiet, Microbiology Professor at the College of Medicine in Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University Dr. Obaid Al Turaifi as external examiner and Molecular Medicine and Genetics Assistant Professor in AGU Dr. Ghada Al Kafaji as internal examiner.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain strongly condemns announcement of Israeli PM’s plan to annex Jordan Valley, northern Dead Sea

Manama, Bahrain strongly condemned the announcement of Israeli Prime Minister of his plan to annex Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea in the West Bank settlements, if he were reelected on September 17.

Foreign Affairs Ministry stressed that this announcement is a blatant and inadmissible violation of the rights of the Palestinian people and proves Israel’s keenness on obstructing the efforts to reach a just and comprehensive peace.

The ministry calls upon the international community to shoulder its responsibility in addressing this announcement.

It also reiterates Bahrain’s unequivocal stance in supporting the Palestinian cause and in solidifying the right of the Palestinian people in establishing an independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital, on the basis of the principle of the two-state solution and in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative and the relevant resolutions of international legitimacy.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Team Qatar to participate in Global Champions Tour in Saint Tropez

Saint Tropez, Qatar’s Sheikh Ali bin Khalid Al Thani and Bassem Hassan will participate in the 17th leg of Longines Global Champions Tour to be staged in Saint Tropez, France.

From September 12th – 14th, the sparkling Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show (LAOHS) will see the world’s top horses and riders head to the legendary Pampelonne Beach with it’s turquoise waters and enviable blue skies.

In total, a hundred riders and nearly 200 horses are expected, representing more than twenty nations.

The two Qatari riders will also participate in Global Champions League within Doha Falcons team which also includes Michael Whitaker, Jur Vrieling, Bronislav Chudyba and Mike Kawai.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee