UAE ambassador opens Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Hospital in Shebaa, Lebanon

BEIRUT, 2nd September 2016 (WAM) – UAE Ambassador to Beirut Hamad Saeed Sultan Al Shamsi has officially opened the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Hospital in the Lebanese city of Shebaa.

IFAD and WFP team up to promote food security in Sudan

KHARTOUM, 30th August, 2016 (WAM) — The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote food security by improving agricultural production among farmers with small landholdings in Sudan.

Israel lifts ban on delivery of 300,000 school textbooks to Gaza

RAMALLAH, 30th August, 2016 (WAM) – Israel lifted on Tuesday a ban on delivery of 300,000 school textbooks intended for Gaza, according to Azzam Abu Baker, an official at the Palestinian Ministry of Education.

King Salman orders hosting of 1,400 Muslims to perform this year’s Hajj

RIYADH, 28th August, 2016 (WAM) — The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has ordered to host 1,400 Muslims from 60 countries of the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe to perform Hajj rituals this year 1437 AH as part of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Guests Programme for Hajj, being supervised and implemented by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance.

ERC renovates three schools in yemen’s Dhala province

DHALA, YEMEN, 28th August, 2016 (WAM) – Fadl Al Ja'adi, the Governor of Yemeni province of Dhala, attended on Sunday the re-opening of three schools which were renovated by the Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC).

Abdullah bin Zayed participates in GCC FMs’ meeting with Kerry, Ellwood

JEDDAH, 25th August, 2016 (WAM) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, took part on Thursday in the joint meeting between the GCC Foreign Ministers and the United States (US) Secretary of State John Kerry and British Minister for the Middle East and Africa Tobias Ellwood.

UNRWA calls for investigation into Israe’s attacks on its premises

GAZA, 26th August, 2016 (WAM) — The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has consistently called for accountability regarding Israeli attacks on its premises on the 2014 war.

Kerry, Lavrov discuss latest developments in Syria

GENEVA, 26th August, 2016 (WAM) — US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Friday to discuss the finalisation of a deal which will enable both of them to coordinate against Daesh in Syria.

UNRWA calls for investigation into Israe’s attacks on its premises

GAZA, 26th August, 2016 (WAM) — The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has consistently called for accountability regarding Israeli attacks on its premises on the 2014 war.

UN report an indictment of Al Assad regime

ABU DHABI, 27th August 2016 (WAM) – It should serve notice that the current order in Syria cannot form the basis of any long-lasting solution, a United Arab Emirates newspaper has opined.