Category Archives: General

UAE hosts IORA Committee of Senior Officials Meeting to Address COVID-19 Pandemic.

The United Arab Emirates today hosted the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Virtual Meeting of the Committee of Senior Officials and Dialogue Partners on COVID-19: Responses, Cooperation, and Partnerships. The meeting was held to unify regional efforts to address the …

His Excellency Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash Launches Annual Report of Human Trafficking, Reaffirm UAE’s Commitment to Protecting Human Rights.

His Excellency Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT), highlighted the UAE’s efforts in enhancing cooperation with partners and forging international partnerships to combat this …

UAE, Jordan align COVID-19 countermeasures in air freight sector.

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Jordanian Civil Aviation Regulatory Authority have agreed to align their COVID-19 countermeasures in the field of air freight and aviation services to promote the development and expansion of safe, secure, accessible …

Pandemic accelerates deforestation in tropical countries, WWF warns

Rio de Janeiro,    The destruction of tropical forests has accelerated rapidly during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said on Thursday.

 

“Everything indicates that the explosive deforestation has to do with a coronavirus effect,” …

Study shows 17 per cent of Londoners have had coronavirus

London,    Around one in six people in London and one in 20 elsewhere in England have already contracted the novel coronavirus, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday, citing a recent study.

 

Data gathered from an antibody surveillance …

Academy launches Diplomatic Studies Certificate

Manama, The Mohammed bin Mubarak Al-Khalifa Academy for Diplomatic Studies today announced the launch of the first Certificate in Diplomatic Studies.

 

The first version of the certificate targets the Foreign Ministry’s diplomats who haven’t participated in the Foundation Programs …

Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps

Washington, Apple and Google on Wednesday released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus, said an AP report.

 

The companies said 22 countries and several U.S. states are already planning …

UAE welcomes return of foreign nationals holding valid residence visa from June 1st.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) and the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship (ICA) Monday said foreign nationals holding valid residence visa can return to the UAE starting June 1st.

MoFAIC and ICA in a joint …