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Global Summit of Women in Madrid spotlights economic empowerment initiatives for women

MADRID: The 34th edition of the Global Summit of Women concluded in Madrid under the theme “Women: Transforming Economies,” which witnessed the participation of Dr. Maitha Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State.

The summit, held from 9th to 11th May, dre…

UAE President receives condolences from King of Jordan by phone over passing of Hazza bin Sultan bin Zayed

ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today received a phone call from his brother, His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, during which he offered His Highness his sincere condole…

J20 convenes global judicial leaders to deliberate on climate change, its legal implications

BRASILIA: The J20 Summit, overseen and coordinated by Brasil’s Federal Supreme Court (STF), bought together presidents from the Supreme and Constitutional Courts of G20 member countries, as well as representatives from the African Union and the Europe…

Teleworking in Japan shrinks after COVID, hybrid working on rise: Government survey

TOKYO: The ratio of teleworkers in Japan continued to fall as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes while more turn to “hybrid work” combining remote work and in-office work, a fiscal 2023 government survey showed.

The online survey, conducted by the transport…

World Bank provides US$125 million in emergency support to flood-hit Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

BRASILIA: The World Bank is providing emergency support to the state of Rio Grande do Sul, heavily impacted by recent rains and floods. Approximately US$125 million (around R$625 million) in resources from ongoing projects are already available for im…

Dubai Central Laboratory implements AI-based technology to detect ‘Legionella’ bacteria

DUBAI: Dubai Central Laboratory, affiliated with Dubai Municipality has implemented a new artificial intelligence (AI) technology which is the first in the region to seamlessly detect Legionella pulmonary bacteria, a form of bacteria that causes sever…

Al Ain City Municipality completes 47% of Phase 1 of Infrastructure Upgrade Project in Al Aamerah at AED 130 million

AL AIN: Al Ain City Municipality announced that it had completed 47% of Phase 1 of Infrastructure and Road Upgrade Project in Al Amerah area.

Construction in the project commenced in the third quarter of 2023 at a total budget of AED 130 million.

Th…

Dubai to host Food Innovation Conference 2024 themed ‘Reimagining Future Food Systems’

DUBAI: The Food Innovation Conference 2024 is set to kick off tomorrow, Monday 13th May, in Dubai. The event, running until 15th May, is organised by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), under t…

SCC discusses policy of Sharjah Fish Resources Authority

SHARJAH: The Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) discussed the policy of the Sharjah Fish Resources Authority (SFRA) during its ninth session of the eleventh legislative term under its Chairman Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi.

Ali Ahmed Abu Ghazin, Cha…

Entries invited for Xposure Photo Awards 2025 with two new categories

SHARJAH: The International Photography Festival, Xposure, has announced the opening of competition for the World Photography Awards in its ninth edition for the year 2025, including seven existing categories in addition to two new categories – Sports …

Muslim Council of Elders welcomes UN’s vote supporting granting Palestine full membership

ABU DHABI: The Muslim Council of Elders, under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, has welcomed the UN General Assembly’s adoption of a draft resolution, presented by the UAE on behalf of the Arab Group, th…

RTA completes 45% of first contract for Phase 4 of Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project

DUBAI: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the completion of 45 percent of the works in the first contract for Phase 4 of Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project.

The project scope extends 4.8 km from the intersection of Sheikh Ra…

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