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Abu Dhabi wins bid to host WEC 2019
CARTAGENA (Colombia): Suhail Bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Chairman of the UAE National Committee for the World Energy Council (WEC), has expressed his happiness with Abu Dhabi’s winning bid to host the 2019 World Energy Congress. He stressed that the victory was achieved as a result of the directives of the UAE’s wise leadership and the concerted efforts and hard work of the team members...
 
 
 
President, VP offer New Year greetings
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent cables of congratulations to Their Majesties the Kings, Presidents, Emirs and Leaders of Arab and Islamic countries on the occasion of the Islamic New Year. Sheikh Khalifa wished them good health and happiness and for their people more progress and prosperity, and pride and greatness for Arab and Islamic nations. UAE Vice President and Prime Minister...
   
Mohammed to open FNC’s 4th Ordinary Session
ABU DHABI: UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum will open the Fourth Ordinary Session of the 15th Legislative Chapter of the Federal National Council (FNC) next Sunday, Oct.26. Sheikh Mohammed will deliver the keynote address on behalf of the President, which will be followed by the first session under the presidency of the Speaker of Federal National...
 
 
Sultan opens SCC second Ordinary Session
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, opened the second ordinary session of the eighth legislative chapter of the Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) on Thursday. Present at the opening session were Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of Federal National Council (FNC),...
   
Stars, filmmakers brighten up ADFF opening
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) 2014 opened with the gala screening of young Emirati filmmaker Ali Mostafa’s feature film From A to B at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. Loud cheers rang out as the young Emirati filmmaker stepped on to the Red Carpet. To celebrate the World Premiere of the film, director Ali Mostafa was accompanied by the cast and crew including lead actors Fahad Abutrairi, Shadi Alfons, Fadi Rifaai,...
 
 
Canada vows tough security as several arrests made
OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention powers for security forces in Canada on Thursday after a gunman killed a soldier and rampaged through parliament before being shot dead. Addressing the House of Commons just metres away from where the gunman was shot dead on Wednesday, Harper said lawmakers would expedite new powers to counter the threat of radicals. “They need to be much...

 IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN 
Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam, who passed away in Sharjah on Thursday at 66, was a national symbol who played a key role in the formation of the United Arab Emirates. He was Minister for Education and Justice Minister in the Cabinet of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Dr Abdullah as Chairman of Dar Al Khaleej revolutionised the dynamics of the media in the UAE.
 
 
 
 
 
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