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UAE Selects First Arab Woman For Astronaut Training

UAE Selects First Arab Woman For Astronaut Training

The United Arab Emirates has selected the first Arab woman to train as an astronaut, as the Gulf country rapidly expands into the space sector to diversify its economy. Emirati national Nora al-Matrooshi, a 27-year-old mechanical engineering graduate currently working at Abu Dhabi’s National Petroleum Construction Company, will join NASA’s 2021 Astronaut Candidate Class in […]

6 Nigerians Convicted in UAE Over ‘Boko Haram Funding’

6 Nigerians Convicted in UAE Over ‘Boko Haram Funding’

Six Nigerians have been convicted by an Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over alleged funding of Boko Haram, investigations by Daily Trust reveals. Two of the convicts, Surajo Abubakar Muhammad and Saleh Yusuf Adamu were sentenced to life imprisonment while the remaining four, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, AbdurRahman Ado […]

Dubai Ruler’s Wife Seeks ‘Forced Marriage Protection Order’ In English Court

Dubai Ruler’s Wife Seeks ‘Forced Marriage Protection Order’ In English Court

The 70-year-old sheikh, who is also vice-president of the UAE, wed the princess in 2004 in what was believed to be his sixth marriage The wife of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has applied for a “forced marriage protection order” in England’s High Court in relation to one of her two children. Princess […]

UAE Provides U.S.$1m To Fight Maternal, Infant Mortality

UAE Provides U.S.$1m To Fight Maternal, Infant Mortality

Members of the UAE Delegation posed with some of the Gov’t officials and Mercy Corps staffs at the launch project in Monrovia. United Arab Emirates (UAE), in partnership with the Liberian government through the Ministry of Health (MoH), on Sunday, April 7, 2019 launched a one-year health project aimed at improving maternal and infant healthcare […]

Muslims Break Fast In Anglican Church

Muslims Break Fast In Anglican Church

Excitement has continued to trail the action of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate (UAE), which on Friday opened its doors to serve Iftar (dinner) to Muslims in an unprecedented ecumenical gesture during the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims and non-Muslims alike gathered for the fast-breaking evening meal at the church […]

Kenyan Teen Breaks 16-year Old 10-K Race Record

Kenyan Teen Breaks 16-year Old 10-K Race Record

A Kenyan teenager, Rhonex Kipruto has broken a 16-year-old record to emerge winner of the UAE Healthy Kidney 10-K race in New York on Sunday. Kipruto beat other competitors to break the tape at 27:08 at New York City’s Central Park and rewrote history by breaking the 27:11 record that was set by Sammy Kipketer in New […]

11 Saudi Princes Sent to Maximum-Security Prison After Protesting Utility Bills

11 Saudi Princes Sent to Maximum-Security Prison After Protesting Utility Bills

Saudi authorities made a fresh round of arrests of royal-family members as a group of princes staged a palace protest in the capital over the non-payment of their electricity and water bills. Security services on Thursday arrested the 11 princes after they refused to leave Qasr Al-Hokm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General, Sheikh Saud Al […]

Qatar Says Pockets Deep Enough to Defend Riyal Amid Crisis

Qatar Says Pockets Deep Enough to Defend Riyal Amid Crisis

Qatar has enough financial firepower to defend its currency and economy, Finance Minister Ali Shareef Al Emadi said, as a Saudi-led campaign to isolate the small Gulf Arab country entered its second week. Al Emadi sought to play down the impact of the crisis on the country, saying the plunge in Qatari assets last week […]

The U.A.E. Needs Qatar’s Gas To Keep Dubai’s Lights On

The U.A.E. Needs Qatar’s Gas To Keep Dubai’s Lights On

When it comes to natural gas shipments, the United Arab Emirates needs Qatar more than Qatar needs the U.A.E. The U.A.E. joined Saudi Arabia in cutting off air, sea and land links with Qatar on Monday, accusing the gas-rich sheikhdom of supporting extremist groups. But the U.A.E., which depends on imported gas to generate half […]

Cancer Survival Day: A tale of blessed cancer survival against odds

Cancer Survival Day: A tale of blessed cancer survival against odds

Early detection of cancer and support are the most effective tools in fighting it, say survivors After finding a lump in her breast in November 2013, it took three months for Dubai-based Indian expatriate Umaima Tinwala to seek the advice of her doctor back home in India. “No matter how aware you think you are […]