People gather across UAE to pack donations for Pakistan, send messages of hope

Sealing the boxes at Sharjah Expo Centre. Children wrote uplifting messages and created drawings, which were placed inside the relief boxes. Photo: Issa Alkindy for The National Hundreds of volunteers joined hands on Saturday to pack thousands of urgent relief kits and food supplies for people affected by the devastating floods in Pakistan. Emiratis, residents, children and … Continue reading People gather across UAE to pack donations for Pakistan, send messages of hope

World leaders mourn death of pro-West UAE president Sheikh Khalifa

World leaders began descending on the United Arab Emirates on Sunday to offer condolences on the death of President Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who was succeeded by his half-brother and de facto leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. Sheik Mohammed, now ruler of wealthy Abu Dhabi emirate, steered the Western-allied Gulf state, an OPEC oil producer … Continue reading World leaders mourn death of pro-West UAE president Sheikh Khalifa

Biden defends Afghanistan withdrawal amid rising chaos

In a Facebook post, Ghani Ashraf said he had left the country to avoid clashes with the Taliban that would endanger millions of Kabul residents. Some social media users branded Ghani, who did not disclose his location, a coward for leaving them in chaos. Joe Biden 'Failed experience' UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all parties … Continue reading Biden defends Afghanistan withdrawal amid rising chaos

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Why UAE was suspended from equestrian competitions

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been suspended by world equestrian’s governing body for staging two international endurance competitions as national events in an attempt to circumvent new rules. The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) announced the ban on Friday, suspending the UAE across all FEI disciplines until the new year and endurance competitions … Continue reading Why UAE was suspended from equestrian competitions

UAE group offering free coding courses to 5 million youths around the world

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, MBRGI, has launched the "Global Coder" initiative to teach coding to five million young people from less fortunate communities around the world. The initiative will be jointly run by the MBRGI and the Dubai Future Foundation, DFF. Upon completion of the program, the participants will receive certifications … Continue reading UAE group offering free coding courses to 5 million youths around the world

Durham University student arrested for espionage in the UAE

    A British student from Durham University has been held in solitary confinement for spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This undated image shows Matthew Hedges and his wife Daniela Tejada The accused person, Matthew Hedges, was detained "without explanation" five months ago. He was on a research trip in the UAE, the UK … Continue reading Durham University student arrested for espionage in the UAE

Real Madrid logo to lose its Christian cross in their new Middle East agreement

Real Madrid has agreed to remove the Christian cross on its logo as part of a new clothing deal in the Middle East. Although Madrid has Emirates, a Dubai-based airliner as its main shirt sponsor, the latest business deal involving six Middle Eastern countries is with a clothing manufacturing company named Marka. According to a statement … Continue reading Real Madrid logo to lose its Christian cross in their new Middle East agreement

Chinese Travelers To Be Issued Visas On Arrival At UAE.

In a move to boost tourism and trade, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cabinet in Abu Dhabi has adopted a decision to grant visas for Chinese visitors upon arrival. Image: Dubai UAE prime minister and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum made the decision known on Sunday, according to local media. As a global … Continue reading Chinese Travelers To Be Issued Visas On Arrival At UAE.