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Israel-Poland Holocaust row escalates

Poland’s Prime Minister has canceled a trip to Israel in the wake of reported remarks made by Israel’s prime minister suggesting Polish complicity during the Holocaust, an aide in his office told Polish media on Sunday. A government spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will not attend …

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Trump candidate for UN post has pulled out

U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, the State Department said on Saturday. Nauert was State Department spokeswoman when Trump chose her for the U.N. position after working as a host for the conservative-leaning …

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Kerala’s Chief Minister in UAE

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, this evening received Kerala’s Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, and his accompanying delegation, and discussed sustaining the longstanding bonds between the UAE and India, in general, and Dubai and Kerala in particular. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed …

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Met Museum to Return Prize Artifact Because It Was Stolen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art built a substantial exhibition last year around a new acquisition, a golden-sheathed coffin from the 1st century B.C. that was inscribed for Nedjemankh, a high-ranking priest of the ram-headed god Heryshef of Herakleopolis. But the exhibit, “Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin,” shuttered earlier this week …

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Sudan to postpone presidential amendments

A parliamentary committee tasked with amending Sudan’s constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term said on Saturday it would indefinitely postpone a meeting to draft these changes, state news agency SUNA said. The move comes amid almost daily street protests since mid-December, initially sparked by rising …

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Poland angry over Netanyahu holocaust comments

Poland summoned Israel’s ambassador on Friday and threatened to scupper a summit in Jerusalem after reported comments in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to accuse the Polish nation of complicity in the Nazi Holocaust. Netanyahu’s office said in a statement that the prime minister, who was in Warsaw for …

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Federal National Council convenes in Dubai

The Federal National Council, FNC, Financial, Economic and Industrial Affairs Committee was briefed about initiatives and opportunities related to supporting the development of the housing sector while discussing the policy of the Emirates Development Bank. The discussion took place during the committee’s meeting that was held yesterday at the headquarters …

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Amanat Holdings PJSC posts net profits

Amanat Holdings PJSC (Amanat), the GCC’s largest healthcare and education investment company, today announced its annual financial results for 2018. Amanat reported a net profit of AED 42.9 million in FY 2018 in line with 2017 and 39% higher excluding costs relating to acquisitions and non-recurring one-offs . Total net …

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President of Poland and FM in UAE

Polish President Andrzej Duda has received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in the presence of Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. President Duda also received the heads of delegation of countries participating in the US-led conference …

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Protestors in central Khatroum apprehended

Security forces fired teargas to disperse hundreds of protesters close to the Sudan’s presidential palace on Thursday, before plainclothes officers armed with plastic piping rounded up around 30 people, witnesses said. Police then chased activists through side streets as smaller rallies broke out across downtown Khartoum. Demonstrators chanted “Peaceful, peaceful …

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Turkey firm on missile purchase from Russia

Turkey is going ahead with a purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile system, a Turkish parliamentarian said ahead of an informal Friday deadline which a U.S. official said Washington has set for Ankara to respond to a rival U.S. offer. NATO member Turkey has repeatedly said it is committed to buying …

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Mali hails humanitarian aid model of UAE

Keïta Aminata Maïga, First Lady of Mali, said that the UAE has become a model of providing humanitarian assistance to all countries, with tolerance at the core of its altruistic work for 2019. She made this statement while visiting the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment. Saleh …

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Rwandan president in Abu Dhabi

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has received President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, who is visiting the country to participate in the World Government Summit, WGS. Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the Rwandan President and his …

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Retail Summit opens in Dubai

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, today met with leaders of retail industry who are participating in the “Retail Summit.” The two-day summit Is being organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Meydan One under the patronage of …

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Solar retrofit project completed by Etihad ESCO

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), announced the successful completion of the Hatta solar retrofit project. The project included installation of 7,756 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels over the roofs of 554 Hatta villas and forms part of DEWA’s Shams Dubai …

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