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Emirates SkyCargo keeps the world connected with over 10,000 flights in 3 months

Emirates SkyCargo keeps the world connected with over 10,000 flights in 3 months

INTERNATIONAL
Dubai, UAE, 23 July 2020–Between April and June 2020, Emirates SkyCargo has facilitated the movement of essential commodities and other supplies for individual consumers and businesses across the world by operating more than 10,000 cargo flights to destinations across six continents. The flights were a mix of scheduled, ad-hoc and charter operations. Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo said: “As a customer focused organisation, Emirates SkyCargo has innovatively adapted our cargo operations and offerings over the last few months in line with rapidly evolving market demand. In keeping with our core value as a global facilitator of trade and economies, we have re-grown our network to over 100 destinations with robust flight frequencies to key production and con...
Coronavirus – South Sudan: UAE Sends Medical Aid to South Sudan in Fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus – South Sudan: UAE Sends Medical Aid to South Sudan in Fight against COVID-19

HEALTH
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2020/ -- The UAE yesterday sent an aid plane carrying 7.5 metric tons of medical supplies and testing kits to South Sudan. This aid will assist approximately 7,500 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus while bolstering efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.His Excellency Mohamed Salem Ahmed Mosaad Al Rashdi, UAE Ambassador to Ethiopia and Non-Resident Ambassador to South Sudan, said: “The UAE attaches great importance to diversifying and expanding its relations with all friendly countries based on the principles of trust, mutual respect, and cooperation to serve the efforts of development, progress, security and peace.""The dispatch of medical assistance to South Sudan today comes as part of the support and protection of medi...
United Arab Emirates launches mission to Mars

United Arab Emirates launches mission to Mars

TECHNOLOGY
DUBAI - The United Arab Emirates launched its first mission to Mars on Monday as it strives to develop its scientific and technological capabilities and reduce its reliance on oil. The Hope Probe blasted off from Japan's Tanegashima Space Center at 1:58 a.m. UAE time/6:58 a.m. Japanese time Monday (2158 GMT Sunday) for a seven-month journey to the red planet, where it will orbit and send back data about the atmosphere. The first Arab mission to Mars was initially due to launch on July 14, but has been delayed twice due to bad weather. Just over an hour after launch, the probe deployed solar panels to power its systems and established radio communication with the mission on earth. There are currently eight active missions exploring Mars; some orbit the planet and some have lan...
Coronavirus – Burkina Faso: UAE Sends Second Medical Aid Plane to Burkina Faso in Fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Burkina Faso: UAE Sends Second Medical Aid Plane to Burkina Faso in Fight against COVID-19

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 17, 2020/ -- The UAE today sent an aid plane carrying 8 metric tons of medical supplies and testing kits to Burkina Faso. This aid will assist approximately 8,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus, bolstering the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. "Based on the UAE's leading and humanitarian role in providing assistance in times of crisis, and harnessing all possibilities to help African countries on the basis of mutual respect, an aid aircraft was sent today to Burkina Faso. The plane carrying urgent medical supplies is meant to help medical personnel do their best to combat the pandemic," said H.E. Dr. Fahad Obaid Mohammed Al-Taffaq, UAE Ambassador to Nigeria and Non-Resident Ambassador to Burkina Faso. His...
Canon launches four new RF lenses – expanding the line-up’s capabilities to super-telephoto photography – plus two RF extenders

Canon launches four new RF lenses – expanding the line-up’s capabilities to super-telephoto photography – plus two RF extenders

TECHNOLOGY
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 11, 2020/ -- Alongside today’s launch of EOS R5 and EOS R6 – two cameras reimaginging mirrorless joining Canon’s revolutionary EOS R System – Canon Europe (www.Canon-Europe.com) reveals four new RF lenses and two RF extenders. The new lenses bring telephoto capabilities to the innovative RF line-up as well as additional portrait and macro photography creative possibilities for professionals and enthusiasts.Highlighting Canon’s ongoing commitment to the EOS R System and the RF Mount, today’s additions, alike the rest of the RF line-up, take advantage of the System – enabling photographers to experience new levels of quality, performance and creativity. “Canon’s innovative solutions are future facing and designed to give users of the equipment greater flexi...
Islamic Development Bank Group to respond to COVID-19 with USD 2.3 Billion package and to launch three supportive and robust initiatives in partnership with UAE Ministry of Economy and AIM

Islamic Development Bank Group to respond to COVID-19 with USD 2.3 Billion package and to launch three supportive and robust initiatives in partnership with UAE Ministry of Economy and AIM

INTERNATIONAL
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 7, 2020/ -- A crowd of over 1000+ engaged participants comprising of exceptional entities, seasonal practitioners, Government officials, individual investors, business associations, entrepreneurs, Multilateral and financial institutions, Chairmen, Presidents & CEOs of local/international companies, Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Investment promotion agencies, came together to celebrate in the IsDB Group (https://www.IsDB.org/) Private Sector Action Response to COVID-19 webinar and launching new online initiatives by Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group ) Private Sector Entities in partnership with UAE Ministry of Economy and AIM. The webinar was inaugurated by H.E. Dr. Bandar Hajjar, President of Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Gro...
Nigerian Instagram scammer arrested for fraud

Nigerian Instagram scammer arrested for fraud

INTERNATIONAL
A Nigerian man charged with conspiring to launder a fortune from email scams, and who showed off his wealth to 2.4 million Instagram followers, has arrived in the U.S. to face charges, prosecutors said Friday. Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, or “Hushpuppi” on Instagram and Snapchat, made an initial court appearance in Chicago after arriving with the FBI from the United Arab Emirates, where he had been living, prosecutors said in a statement. He is expected to be transferred to Los Angeles to face charges pending there in the coming weeks, they said. Abbas allegedly conspired with others to launder hundreds of millions of dollars in scams targeting a law firm, a bank and an English Premier League soccer club, according to a criminal complaint filed last month in federal court. Mes...
Canon opens registration for REIMAGINE: its biggest product launch yet

Canon opens registration for REIMAGINE: its biggest product launch yet

TECHNOLOGY
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 4, 2020 -- Canon (Canon-CNA.com) yesterday announced details of REIMAGINE (bit.ly/2VIcxM8) – a live-streaming event revealing and discussing its biggest product launch yet. On Thursday 9th July, 14:00 CEST, registered attendees can join the REIMAGINE keynote session (starting 14:00 CEST) which will uncover the details of the innovative product launch and also attend in-depth Q&A discussions (starting 19:00 CEST). During the REIMAGINE Q&As, attendees will have the chance to have their questions answered in sessions hosted by technology journalist Lucy Hedges who will be joined by Canon Europe product experts and leading photographers and videographers, who were among the first to experience the latest additions to Canon’s product range. Th...
UGANDA: 280 Ugandans expected to return from Dubai tomorrow.

UGANDA: 280 Ugandans expected to return from Dubai tomorrow.

AFRICA, UGANDA
The government has said the first batch of the stranded Ugandans in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are scheduled to return home tomorrow. The 280 Ugandans are part of more than 1,000 Ugandans in the UAE who have registered to be repatriated. Mr Zaake Wanume Kibedi, the Ugandan Ambassador in the UAE, said that those returning are majorly business people, those who were on transit, short stay visitors and some workers that have lost their jobs.He said there will be another flight in about three weeks’ time to pick the rest. “I salute the patience exhibited by these stranded nationals here and commend the government for responding positively to the prayer to have them back,” he added.Two weeks ago, the stranded Ugandans in the UAE, in an online interaction with Mr Kibedi, decried th...
Islamic Development Bank Group in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Economy and Annual Investment Meeting to Host a Live Webinar

Islamic Development Bank Group in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Economy and Annual Investment Meeting to Host a Live Webinar

INTERNATIONAL
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020/ -- The Islamic Development Bank Group (www.IsDB.org) in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Economy and Annual Investment Meeting, will conduct a live webinar entitled “IsDB Group Private Sector Action Response to COVID-19” on the 6th of July at 01:00 PM (KSA Time) to discuss the challenges facing the private sector and global economy during the COVID-19 outbreak. The webinar will be inaugurated by H.E. Eng. Sultan Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, UAE and H.E. Bandar Hajjar, President of Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group).The live session will also present the immediate joint action response of the IsDB Group Private Sector Entities namely, the Islamic Corporation for Insurance of Investments and Export Credits (ICIEC), Islamic Corpor...
Experts call for digitalisation, e-connectivity in post-Covid world during first Webb Fontaine webinar bringing global specialists together to support governments and facilitate knowledge sharing

Experts call for digitalisation, e-connectivity in post-Covid world during first Webb Fontaine webinar bringing global specialists together to support governments and facilitate knowledge sharing

INTERNATIONAL
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 27, 2020/ -- The global coronavirus pandemic caused overnight challenges for governments around the world adapting to the impacts on supply chains and goods clearances. Now, a group of supply chain and Customs experts have come together virtually to underline the importance of digitalisation as the world starts its recovery in a post COVID-19 world. The first in a series of webinars from Webb Fontaine (www.WebbFontaine.com), one of the leading providers of Customs and trade solutions to governments worldwide, welcomed more than 400 delegates logging in from around the world to hear from a panel of experts. The ThinkTank webinar series has brought experts together in one space with a purpose of knowledge and ideas sharing. The “Digitalisation of Trad...
Radisson Hotel Group announces new appointments to drive the execution of its renewed expansion ambitions for Africa

Radisson Hotel Group announces new appointments to drive the execution of its renewed expansion ambitions for Africa

INTERNATIONAL
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 24, 2020/ -- Radisson Hotel Group (https://www.RadissonHotelGroup.com/) is one of the largest hotel groups in Africa with almost 100 hotels in operation and under development, and with the ambition to grow its presence across the continent to over 150 hotels by 2025. Based in Dubai, Ramsay Rankoussi has been with the company for more than six years and now leads Radisson Hotel Group’s growth in Africa. The appointment reinforces Radisson Hotel Group's confidence that Africa continues to be a region of growth. With the addition of Daniel Trappler as Senior Director, Development for Sub-Sahara, the company becomes increasingly relevant to owners. He brings a unique set of skills to the investment community. He is one of the few specialists in hotel tr...
Coronavirus – Democratic Republic of Congo: UAE sends medical aid to D.R.Congo in fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Democratic Republic of Congo: UAE sends medical aid to D.R.Congo in fight against COVID-19

INTERNATIONAL
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020/ -- The UAE yesterday sent an aid plane carrying six metric tons of medical supplies to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The aid will assist approximately 6,000 medical professionals as they work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Commenting on the aid delivery, Hazza Mohammed Al Qahtani, UAE Ambassador to Rwanda, remarked, "The provision of aid today by the UAE underscores our deep partnership with the Congo, which forms a significant part of the fight against COVID-19 in Africa." "Countries must join forces to bolster the global campaign against the pandemic, and the UAE is proud to support the thousands of healthcare professionals around the world who are working every day to put an end to this crisis," he added. To date, the UAE...