Friday, August 14, 2020


UAE Sends Medical Aid to Pacific Island Countries in Fight against COVID-19

The UAE today sent 13 metric tons of medical supplies and testing kits to 14 Pacific island countries, including: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Cook Islands, and Niue to assist medical professionals through the provision of personal protective equipment and testing supplies. Commenting on the delivery, His Excellency Abdulla Al Subousi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates to Australia, said: “Today’s aid shipment to Pacific island countries reflects the UAE’s continued efforts to support and stand by these countries to contain the spread of COVID-19 by providing critical medical supplies and protection to strengthen the efforts of healthcare personnel.” For his part, Matar Al-Mansoori, Chargé d'affaires of the UAE Mission in Wellington, said: “The UAE is working diligently to strengthen relations with Pacific island countries and expand them towards broader horizons in all fields." “The UAE's assistance today is part of support for development efforts in Pacific island countries to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and provide medical supplies to enhance capacity and ensure the adequate protection of medical personnel," he added. To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 1,277 metric tons of aid to 107 countries, supporting more than 1.2 million medical professionals in the process.     Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Human Rights

UAE Reaffirms Support for People of Lebanon

The UAE reaffirmed its support for the people of Lebanon during a virtual briefing on the humanitarian situation in the country in the wake of the tragic Beirut explosion on 4 August 2020. “Our hearts go out to the people of Lebanon,” Amiera Alhefeiti, Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d’Affaires of the UAE to the […]

Qatar Participates in Virtual Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Lebanon

The State of Qatar took part in the virtual briefing on the humanitarian situation in Lebanon, held via video by the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi represented the State of Qatar at the meeting. Addressing the meeting, HE Al […]


Monumental Sports & Entertainment, UAE Announce Global Esports Partnership.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, D.C. have announced a partnership focused on the growth and inclusivity of esports on a global level. Built on a shared passion for gaming, this partnership en…

Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi’s RAQEE wins Al Thakhira Cup thriller

Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi’s RAQEE (Mared Al Sahra x Cath) was back in the winner’s circle within a year of his previous victory with the 6yo topping the AL THAKHIRA CUP (LOCAL PUREBRED ARABIANS) at the dirt track at Al Rayyan Park on Wednesday. In the…


H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed chairs two remote meetings of Education and Human Resources Council

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and President of the Education and Human Resources Council, chaired two remote meetings of the council held via video conferencing. During the meetings, Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, presented the precautionary protocols and procedures adopted by all educational […]

Qatar Affirms Great Importance Attached to Education at National, Regional and International Levels

The State of Qatar reiterated the great importance it attaches to education at the national, regional and international levels. The State of Qatar also welcomed the praise of HE Special Rapporteur on the right to education Koumba Boly Barry and her congratulations to the State of Qatar for giving a priority to provide quality education […]

Health Services

Saudi Arabia: 1,469 cases; 1,492 recoveries

Riyadh, The  Saudi Ministry of Health confirmed 1,469 new confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number to 287,262 cases.   The Ministry of Health added that 39 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of fatalities at 3,130. On the other hand, as many as 1,492 cases have recovered, raising the tally […]

Minister Of Health And His Qatari Counterpart Discuss Strengthening Efforts To Confront Coronavirus, Including Sending And Setting Up Two Field Hospitals

Baghdad, The Ministry of Health announced that its Minister discussed with his Qatari counterpart, strengthening efforts to confront Coronavirus, including sending and setting up two field hospitals. “The Minister of Health and Environment Hassan Al-Tamimi met with the Minister of Health in Qatar Hanan Al-Kuwari through a television circle and with the participation of the […]