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The world’s eight richest individuals have as much wealth as the 3.6bn people who make up the poorest half of the world, according to Oxfam. The charity said its figures came from improved data, and the gap between rich and poor was “far greater than feared”. Oxfam’s report coincides with the start of the World Economic …
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The new law forbids dealing in and ownership of all types of wild, domesticated and dangerous animals. The private ownership of wild animals has been outlawed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where keeping exotic creatures as pets is a status symbol for some. The new law bans dealing in and ownership of all types …
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The Abu Dhabi Government has announced the list of public holidays planned for 2017. All federal ministries, public departments and institutions will be closed on the following holidays: This page will be updated throughout the year as and when the latest news are officially announced. Relevant dates for both the public and private sector in …
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Child refugees sent from the demolished Calais refugee camp to supposedly safe “welcome centres” across France claim they have been pressed into forced labour. Legal interviews with unaccompanied minors dispersed from the refugee camp to France’s official reception centres have uncovered allegations that children have been forced into unpaid work and ordered on to farms …
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President-elect Donald Trump has effectively extinguished any hope that his administration might pursue a more centrist approach to national security. His recent selection for key posts – Lieutenant General Michael Flynn (National Security Adviser), Senator Jeff Sessions (Attorney General), and Representative Mike Pompeo (CIA) – instead demonstrate what Patrick Eddington has described as a dangerous …
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The Long Read: For 25 years, invoking this vague and ever-shifting nemesis has been a favourite tactic of the right – and Donald Trump’s victory is its greatest triumph by Moira Weigel. Three weeks ago, around a quarter of the American population elected a demagogue with no prior experience in public service to the presidency. …
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The UAE is setting up a food bank to reduce food waste and feed people in need in the country and abroad. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday announced the creation of the UAE Food Bank, before the anniversary of his accession on Wednesday. Sheikha Hind's leadership …
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Bonjour, Za’atari They call it the Champs-Élysees. But we are a long way from Paris. . The benefits of education for refugee children are huge. In the Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, a UNESCO education project is giving new hope to Syrian refugee children. In addition to education, this project brings psychosocial support to …
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About 2.2 million children suffer from malnutrition across Yemen, making them vulnerable to illnesses such as diarrhoea. As the first light of dawn trickles in through the hospital window, 19-year-old Mohammed Ali learns that his two-year-old cousin has died of hunger. But he has to remain strong for his little brother, Mohannad, who could be …
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In its 16th annual Year in Search, Google announced the top trends from 2016 based on searches conducted using the Google search engine in the UAE. The results showed high interest in sports events, especially the UEFA Euro 2016. Events such as Brexit and the Oscars 2016 were the most trending, followed by Eid Al-Adha …
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A look at some of the major achievements of the UAE in less than half a century:
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