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Eight killed and six seriously hurt in Dubai bus crash

Eight killed and six seriously hurt in Dubai bus crash

30 Sep 2019

Eight people died and six others were injured in a horrific road crash involving a minibus and a heavy goods vehicle on one of Dubai's busiest traffic routes.

Dubai Police said the 14-passenger bus rammed into the lorry, which was stopped on the hard shoulder.

The minibus driver and seven passengers were declared dead at the scene.

Two passengers sustained serious injuries and four others had moderate injuries as a result of the collision.

The tragic incident... Read More

Dubai Future Council for Transportation examines self-driving practices

Dubai Future Council for Transportation examines self-driving practices

30 Sep 2019

(WAM) -- The Dubai Future Council for Transportation has met to discuss trends of transportation infrastructure and measures ought to be embraced by cities as part of their efforts for addressing future transportation needs. It also examined the practices of some cities, such as Oslo, and their expectations of the future of self-driving transport.

The council also reviewed the portfolio of projects discussed in the first meeting namely driverless vehicles, autonomous technology, smart... Read More

Saudi King Salman's bodyguard killed during dispute

Saudi King Salman's bodyguard killed during dispute

29 Sep 2019

A personal bodyguard of Saudi Arabia's King Salman was shot and killed by a friend after a dispute, police said on Sunday.

Maj Gen Abdulaziz Al Fagham was fatally shot at the home of a friend in Jeddah, according to a statement from the Makkah police department.

Police said Al Fagham was visiting his friend Turki Al Sabti when a mutual friend named Mamdouh Bin Mishaal Al Ali arrived. Al Ali left the house after an argument with Al Fagham but returned later with a gun and shot... Read More

UAE, Russia discuss tech, scientific cooperation in Moscow

UAE, Russia discuss tech, scientific cooperation in Moscow

29 Sep 2019

MOSCOW, 29th September, 2019 (WAM) -- Moscow has hosted the second meeting of the UAE-Russian Industrial, Technological and Scientific Cooperation Team.

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Mattar Hamed Al Niyadi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry, and Alexei Vladimirovic, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce of Russia.

During the meeting, both sides highlighted the importance of the ongoing partnership between the UAE and Russia, as well as ways of... Read More

Uzbekistan PM discusses strategic partnership in government modernisation with UAE delegation

Uzbekistan PM discusses strategic partnership in government modernisation with UAE delegation

29 Sep 2019

(WAM) - The Governments of the UAE and Uzbekistan highlighted the outcomes of their strategic partnership in government modernization, the efforts of joint task forces, projects and initiatives launched under the partnership, and ways to enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

Abdulla Aripov, Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, and Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, headlined the review meeting during the official visit of the UAE... Read More

Modern world in the view of Russian foreign policy

Modern world in the view of Russian foreign policy

29 Sep 2019

Charge d'affaires of Russia in the UAE Mr. Yuri Vidakas delivered a lecture at the University of Abu Dhabi on the subject “Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation”. During the lecture Mr. Yuri Vidakas highlighted the concept of foreign policy of the Russian Federation, the Russian position on the Middle East burning issues, as well as bilateral cooperation between Moscow and Abu Dhabi.

 

The World is going through fundamental challenges related to the emergency of a multipolar... Read More
flydubai celebrates five years of operations to Moscow

flydubai celebrates five years of operations to Moscow

29 Sep 2019

Dubai-based flydubai is marking the fifth anniversary of its first flight to Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport (VKO). In the last five years, more than 450,000 passengers have flown with flydubai on this route.

The airline expanded its service to the capital of Russia following four years of operations to several other Russian destinations.  Russia has been a key market on the flydubai network, and the airline has been flying to Russia since November 2010 when it launched flights to... Read More

Montegrappa launches unique fountain pen to commemorate Emirati Astronaut in space

Montegrappa launches unique fountain pen to commemorate Emirati Astronaut in space

26 Sep 2019

(WAM) - To commemorate the UAE’s first manned mission to space, Montegrappa, an Italian company of luxury products, has launched a unique fountain pen commissioned for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, celebrating Hazza Al Mansoori, the first Emirati Astronaut in space.

MBRSC is also responsible for the development of various projects including the UAE Astronaut Programme and the development of the Mars 2117 vision to build a human colony on Mars.

To celebrate this historic... Read More

Grand Millennium Dubai hosted XPEDITION Annual Gala Awards in partnership with Smile Train

Grand Millennium Dubai hosted XPEDITION Annual Gala Awards in partnership with Smile Train

26 Sep 2019

Grand Millennium Dubai, a 5-star property located in Barsha Heights, hosted XPEDITION Annual Gala Awards in partnership with Smile Train, a charitable organization that provides corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palate.

The hotel was named by XPEDITION Middle East Magazine as the official address for the one and only reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray during her first ever visit to the United Arab Emirates.

Born and raised in Queensland, Australia, Miss... Read More

Soyuz carrying first Emirati astronaut docks at ISS (Video)

Soyuz carrying first Emirati astronaut docks at ISS (Video)

26 Sep 2019

The first Emirati astronaut blasted off to space on Wednesday evening and was heading towards the International Space Station at 13,000kph as his proud his country looked on.

Major Hazza Al Mansouri made history as he climbed the steps of the Soyuz rocket, giving a final wave to relatives and television crews before a 5.57pm take-off from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

He and fellow astronauts, Russian commander Oleg Skripochka and Nasa’s Jessica Meir, reached the ISS at 11.42pm. A... Read More

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