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Muslim women stage protest against French pool's burkini ban

Muslim women stage protest against French pool's burkini ban

26 Jun 2019

In 1955, Rosa Parks made history when she refused to move to the back of a racially segregated bus.

More than 60 years later, a group of Muslim women have taken inspiration from American activist by staging their own protest, but in a very different setting.

Citing Parks's actions as motivation, the women took a stand against a French pool's outlawing of the 'burkini', by wearing the modest swimwear garment to the Jean Bron swimming centre in Grenoble on Sunday.

The... Read More

Спецназ Саудовской Аравии захватил лидера ИГИЛ Провинции Йемен

Спецназ Саудовской Аравии захватил лидера ИГИЛ Провинции Йемен

26 Jun 2019

WAM - Официальный представитель Коалиции за восстановление законности в Йемене полковник Турки Аль Малки заявил, что 3 июня 2019 г. спецназ Саудовской Аравии при сотрудничестве с йеменским спецназом провел успешную операцию, в результате которой был захвачен лидер ИГИЛ Йеменской Провинции (ИГИЛ-ЙП) Абу Усама аль Мухаджир, а также другие участники террористической группы, в том числе финансовый директор отделения ИГИЛ в Йемене.

Агентство печати Саудовской Аравии, SPA, сообщило, что Аль... Read More

Saudi Special Forces capture Daesh Yemen Province leader

Saudi Special Forces capture Daesh Yemen Province leader

26 Jun 2019

RIYADH, WAM -- The official spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki Al Malki, has said that at 09:20 on Sunday, 3rd June 2019, Saudi Special Forces, with cooperation from Yemeni Special Forces, conducted a successful operation that resulted in the capture of the leader of Daesh Yemen Province (ISIL-YP), Abu Osama Al-Muhajir, as well as other elements of the terrorist group including the chief financial officer of the Daesh branch in Yemen.

The Saudi... Read More

ADNEC to promote key defence shows at ARMY-2019 in Russia

ADNEC to promote key defence shows at ARMY-2019 in Russia

26 Jun 2019

WAM -- A delegation from Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, ADNEC, is participating in the International Military-Technical Forum ‘ARMY-2019’, which begins on June 25 in Moscow, Russia.

The forum is one of the most comprehensive defence exhibitions in the world, drawing the participation of 20 defence ministers from across the globe.

Anticipated to attract 1,200 major defence manufacturers and exhibitors from 14 countries around the world, the exhibition set to run untill... Read More

Six million tourist arrivals in Abu Dhabi, Dubai in three months

Six million tourist arrivals in Abu Dhabi, Dubai in three months

25 Jun 2019

WAM – A total of 6.04 million international tourists visited Abu Dhabi and Dubai during the first three months of the year, a growth of 1.8 percent on year, figures by the Central Bank of the UAE showed.

Dubai received 4.75 million from January to March against 4.65 million in the comparable period last year, with tourist arrivals to Abu Dhabi having increased from 1.28 million to 1.29 million during the same period.

According to the CBUAE's figures, 52 percent of the tourists... Read More

UAE, Ukraine sign MoU to combat corruption, cooperate in e-auditing

UAE, Ukraine sign MoU to combat corruption, cooperate in e-auditing

25 Jun 2019

WAM -- The United Arab Emirates and Republic of Ukraine have signed in Kyiv an MoU on combating corruption and sharing knowledge and expertise in areas of electronic auditing.

The memorandum was signed by Dr. Harib bin Saeed Al Amimi, President of the State Audit Institution, Chairman of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), and Valeriy Patskan, the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine.

The MoU aims to exchange expertise in all areas... Read More

Countdown begins: 100 days until first Emirati astronaut goes into space

Countdown begins: 100 days until first Emirati astronaut goes into space

25 Jun 2019

It is approximately eight million seconds until the countdown to blast-off, or to put it another way, almost 100 days until the first Emirati astronaut goes into space.

For astronauts Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Neyadi, undergoing training at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Russia’s Star City, the coming days will fly by.

Preparations for the launch of Soyuz MS-15 on September 25 are now at an advanced stage.

Two weeks ago, fellow US astronaut Jessica... Read More

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi hosts media breakfast in Moscow

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi hosts media breakfast in Moscow

24 Jun 2019

WAM – The Russian office of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi,DCT Abu Dhabi, hosted a breakfast for media professionals in Moscow to showcase the latest news and developments in the UAE capital and the unique attractions the destination has to offer.

The event took place at Space Owl, a new restaurant in Central Moscow, and was attended by representatives from 25 media titles including Business Traveller, Tatler and Kommersant.

Among the speakers was Natalia... Read More

Images of Bella Hadid removed from The Dubai Mall after UAE and Saudi controversy

Images of Bella Hadid removed from The Dubai Mall after UAE and Saudi controversy

24 Jun 2019

She issued an apology after being accused of disrespecting the people of the UAE and Saudi Arabia, but the ramifications over a controversial post on Bella Hadid's Instagram account are still being felt.

In the offending Instagram story, the supermodel appeared to press the bottom of her foot on the two nations' flags in a social media post, and now images of Hadid have been removed from the UAE's largest shopping centre.

The Dubai Mall responded on Twitter this week, after it... Read More

UAE’s airlines suspends operations over Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman

UAE’s airlines suspends operations over Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman

23 Jun 2019

In a statement, Etihad, the national airline of the UAE said, "Following the decision yesterday of the US Federal Aviation Administration to restrict US airline operations in Iranian-controlled airspace, Etihad Airways consulted closely with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and other UAE airlines to evaluate the US action."

"Etihad Airways has subsequently suspended operations through Iranian airspace over the Straits of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, and will use alternative... Read More

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