UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

UAE expresses hopes for Middle East peace talks following ‘historic’ accord with Israel

The historic agreement normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should boost efforts towards achieving regional peace and a brighter future for generations to come, the UAE’s Foreign Affairs Minister told the UN General Assembly in a pre-recorded speech broadcast on Tuesday. 

UN chief welcomes Israel-UAE agreement

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed a joint statement by the leaders of the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which suspends Israeli annexation plans over parts of the occupied West Bank, something the UN has consistently called for.

UN experts urge United Arab Emirates to release terminally ill woman to live her last days ‘in dignity’

United Nations independent human rights experts on Tuesday urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to release from detention a terminally ill woman who they say has been “reportedly subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment” so that she can “live her last days of life, in dignity”.

News in Brief 30 March 2017 (AM)

UN official strongly condemns “heinous” terrorist attack in Iraq

A suicide bombing in Iraq on Wednesday has been strongly condemned by the senior UN official in the country.

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Social media a “powerful channel” for space industry

Space exploration is the story of “very passionate people that do ground-breaking stuff” and is not only about rockets and satellites, according to a social media specialist who works in the industry.

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Space-based information saving lives on Earth

Satellite imagery, global navigation systems and other applications developed for space exploration are being used by the United Nations to help countries save lives on Earth.

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Change STEM education to benefit women: NASA official

Changing the way science and mathematics are taught could help increase the number of women employed in the aerospace industry, according to a senior adviser with the United States space agency, NASA.

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Developing countries look to Dubai for “inspiration”

Developing nations are looking to Dubai for “inspiration” on how to make the UN global agenda for sustainable development a reality, the Director of the UN South-South Cooperation has said.

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“Huge impact” of climate change in UAE

Climate change could have a “huge impact” on the United Arab Emirates, according to a senior negotiator from the Gulf state who is currently attending the COP21 climate talks in Paris.

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First woman Speaker of Parliament elected in Arab world

The Arab world has elected its first-ever woman Speaker of Parliament.

Dr Amal Al Qubaisi has been elected as Speaker of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Parliament, making her the first-ever woman Speaker of an Arab national parliament.

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