Arab Writers Union applauds UAE’s new reading law

ABU DHABI, 31st October, 2016 (WAM)– The Arab Writers Union has welcomed a new law on reading issued on Monday by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as another step towards achieving the country’s vision for a knowledge-based economy and human development.

UAE distributes more school supplies in Yemen

HADRAMAUT, 31st October, 2016 (WAM) — Yemeni school students in the Hajr district of the southern governorate of Hadramaut on Monday received school bags, boards, chairs, desks and other school supplies from the Emirates Red Crescent team as part of a new effort by the UAE agency to support education in the country.

Experts present best ways to improve wellness, public health in UAE

ABU DHABI, 31st October, 2016 (WAM)– More than 300 local and international multi-discipline specialists on Monday concluded the Daman’s Creating Healthy Communities Conference, held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, to discuss how to best promote and improve public health and wellness within the UAE.

Emirates Red Crescent distributes school bags in Yemen

ADEN, 31st October, 2016 (WAM)– The Emirates Red Crescent has distributed some 600 school bags to underprivileged students in Al Buraiqeh, a district of the governorate of Aden, southern Yemen.

DMCA showcases Dubai as maritime hub at Seatrade ME

DUBAI, 31st October, 2016 (WAM)– The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has joined national, regional and international players at Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2016 to highlight Dubai's transformation into one of the most competitive and comprehensive maritime clusters in the world.

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Belarusian President

ABU DHABI, 31st October, 2016 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, who is currently on a visit to the UAE, in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Amal Al Qubaisi discusses enhancing parliamentary co-operation with GRULAC

ABU DHABI, 31st October, 2016 (WAM) — Bilateral relations between the Federal National Council, FNC, and the parliaments of the Group of Latin America and Caribbean Countries, GRULAC, would witness more co-ordination, consultations and support in various issues of mutual interest, confirmed Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the FNC, and Ivonne Passada, President of GRULAC.

Khalifa issues law on regulating deep water resources in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 31st October, 2016 (WAM) — President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, a law on regulation of deep water resources in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Unique DNA database to identify genetic variation among Emiratis

ABU DHABI, 31st October, 2016 (WAM) — A team of researchers from three continents have been working collaboratively with Khalifa University and the Abu Dhabi Police to identify genetic variation among Emiratis using a special kit which breaks down DNA samples, the university announced on Monday.

National Defense Contractors Council meet in Abu Dhabi, discuss key issues

ABU DHABI, 31st October, 2016 (WAM) — The National Defence Contractors Council (NDCC) has discussed key issues on the agenda during its fourth meeting held under the chairmanship of Saif Mohammed Al Hajri, Chief Executive of Tawazun Economic Council, in Abu Dhabi today.