‘Birth of a Nation’ star says will not apologize over rape case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nate Parker, director and star of the new slavery drama “The Birth of a Nation,” said he would not apologize over a 17-year-old rape accusation that has hijacked attention from a film once tipped as an Oscar front-runner.

Disney launches new “Star Wars” figures for “Rogue One” spin-off

LOS ANGELES, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Disney has launched a new line of “Star Wars” figurines that are replicas of characters in the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” movie, the first standalone film from the hugely popular sci-fi franchise hitting cinemas in December.

Lady Gaga to perform Super Bowl 2017’s halftime show

(Reuters) – Grammy-Award winning pop singer Lady Gaga will play the halftime show at the 2017 Super Bowl, the musician and National Football League said on Thursday.

UAE pledges continuous support to Yemen

GENEVA, 30th September 2016 (WAM) – The United Arab Emirates has pledged to continue to provide humanitarian assistance for Yemen, to the tune of US$1.2 billion, Abdullah Fadhil Al Kaabi, from the UAE's Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva, said today.

Mohammed bin Rashid allocates plane to move national football team to Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, 30th September 2016 (WAM) – Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered the allocation of a plane to airlift the UAE national football team to perform their crucial away match against Saudi Arabia on11th October.

Shehab Al Fahim attends Vietnamese National Day reception

ABU DHABI, 30th September, 2016 (WAM) — Shehab Ahmed Mohammed Al Fahim, Assistant Under-Secretary for Protocol Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, attended a reception hosted last night by Pham Binh Dam, ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to UAE, on the occasion of his country's National Day anniversary.

Chicken, Arugula & Butternut Squash Salad with Brussels Sprouts

Chicken, Arugula & Butternut Squash Salad with Brussels Sprouts
Hot roasted vegetables lightly wilt the arugula in this healthy dinner salad recipe. Keep prep time minimal with leftover chicken, precut butternut squash and trimmed Brussels sprouts.

UAE, Chinese ministers discuss agricultural, environmental co-operation

DUBAI, 29th September, 2016 (WAM) – Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), and Han Chang Fu, visiting Minister of Agriculture of the Peoples’ Republic of China discussed ways of enhancing agricultural and environmental co-operation, at the MOCCAE’s headquarters.

UAE reiterates commitment to int’l standards for peaceful nuclear energy programme

VIENNA, 29th September, 2016 (WAM) – The UAE has shown the highest level of commitment to international standards and best practices, since it decided to develop its peaceful nuclear energy programme, the UAE Permanent Representative to the IAEA, Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi, told the 60th General Conference of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria.

Seha hospital releases 38 injured people after Abu Dhabi bus accident

ABU DHABI, 29th September, 2016 (WAM) — Thirty-eight people who were among the injured in a major road accident in Abu Dhabi on Thursday morning were released from Mafraq hospital shortly after treatment, while 9 others will remain under observation, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has announced.