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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, November 16th 2014

Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior for Resources and Support Services, met Masood Ahmad Azizi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior for Strategy and Policy in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and his accompanying delegation, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Sunday. The delegation is currently visiting the UAE for three days during which they will visit a number of police bodies at the MoI.

During the meeting, both parties discussed a number of topics of mutual interest and the ways to enhance the cooperation and coordination in the fields of security between the Ministries of Interiors of the UAE and Afghanistan.

The meeting was attended by Colonel Ali Mohammad Al Shamesi, from the Federal Criminal Police Directorate General; Lt. Colonel Ahmed Saeed Al Mazroui, Head of the Internatio ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, November 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Korea Culture and Content Agency (KOCCA), a South Korean government agency responsible for developing cultural content, recently visited Dubai Studio City (DSC) to view its latest production, broadcasting and animation facilities and services, and to discuss potential partnership and collaboration going forward.

The 20-person delegation from KOCCA, which included the organisation’s Executive Vice President and COO as well as the Global Marketing Team Manager, were given a tour of DSC’s three world-class Sound Stages, the largest in the region, one of which is 15,000 sq. ft. and two are 25,000 sq. ft. interconnected by a 30 metre elephant door. The delegation saw the latest in cutting-edge production and post-production infrastructure and facilities, including the region’s largest Green Screen technology and indoor water tanks.

The delegation heard first-hand from Jamal Al ... Read more »

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Listened to a Briefing about Smart Government Transition

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, November 17th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

During a meeting held on Monday at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ), Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, reviewed the efforts of the E-Services and Smart Applications Team at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) in their development of the ministry’s smart applications and services offered to citizens and residents. Valuing the team’s efforts of keeping pace with technological developments, His Highness urged the team to redouble their efforts and augment the services provided to the public in accordance with the best international standards.

First Lieutenant Mohammed Darwish Al Balouki, Head of the Technical Team for developing the smartphone applications, presented a brief regarding the development of the project to His Highness, alongside Major Ge ... Read more »

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Launching Clinical Study to Treat Ebola in Sierra Leone, West Africa Using Convalescent Serum Therapy

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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Tuesday, November 18th 2014

Sierra Leone Action, an organization comprising a global team of Sierra Leonean physicians and other professionals, today announced that Fresenius Kabi has donated nine Fenwal Autopheresis-C® instruments, all required related supplies and training to study a treatment for Ebola virus disease. Sierra Leone Action, one of the implementing partners working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone, is preparing to start clinical trials of Convalescent Serum Therapy (CST) and CST treatment in the country. This is the first implementation of serum therapy in the country.

CST uses blood donated from Ebola survivors to treat current patients in an attempt to jump-start the patients’ immune system to fight off the virus. The Autopheresis-C® system is a fully automat ... Read more »

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NEW YORK - Tuesday, November 18th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Moody’s Analytics, a leader in risk management and measurement, today announced the results of its study, “People Risk: Improving Decision Making in Commercial Lending,” which looks at the extent of “people risk” in the financial industry worldwide.

“By studying our extensive data set on training programs undertaken by bankers worldwide, we were able to make a broad assessment of the industry’s credit proficiency to determine how well equipped credit professionals are to operate in an increasingly demanding risk environment,” says Ari Lehavi, an Executive Director -- Training and Certification at Moody’s Analytics. “We believe this assessment of ‘people risk’ provides useful insights into the quality of judgment and decision-making in the banking industry.”

Moody’s Analytics analyzed the scores on 55,000 di ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, November 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) and the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) discussed plans for adopting mutual cooperation and collaboration mechanisms in order to improve services for tourists and visitors, and to provide a safe and stable environment for the visitors and participants in the various events and activities in the UAE.  

Brigadier Omair Mohammed Al Muhairi, Deputy Director General of Police Operations, held a meeting with Jassim Mohammed Al Darmaki, Deputy Director General of the TCA Abu Dhabi. The meeting, which was attended by a large number of Abu Dhabi Police and TCA Abu Dhabi representatives, addressed the methods utilized to support the efforts of the TCA Abu Dhabi to develop the tourism industry within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, while correspondingly enhancing the vision and strategy of the ADP in promoting security and stability.

The meeting h ... Read more »

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Prince Turki bin Abdullah Honors GCC Ambassadors to KSA

RIYADH - Saturday, November 15th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The emirate of the Riyadh Region launched the celebrations for the 22nd Arabian Gulf Cup. The football tournament is held in Riyadh, the capital of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with eight GCC countries participating.

For the occasion, a dedicated website ( and social media channels have been launched.

These events will continue through 26 Nov. alongside the tournament matches that are taking place in various locations across Riyadh. An executive team from the emirate of the Riyadh Region is responsible for supervising the events and ensuring their success in the best ways possible.

HRH Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh, delivered a speech during a dinner gala for the occasion and said: “The Kingdom is proud to host the 22nd Arabian Gulf Cup. It is an important event for all of the GCC cou ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, November 18th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Emirates airline, Dubai Airports and the aviation sector as a whole contributed $26.7 billion to the Dubai economy in 2013, which was almost 27%* of Dubai’s GDP and supported a total of 416,500 jobs accounting for 21% of the emirates’ total employment. These figures were based on the latest report “Quantifying the Economic Impact of Aviation in Dubai” conducted by global research firm, Oxford Economics, as a follow-up to a 2011 study done by the same firm.

Core impact of aviation: It is estimated that the aviation sector, including the Emirates Group, Dubai Airports, and other aviation businesses such as airlines flying into Dubai, regulatory authorities and Dubai Duty Free, had a core impact of US$16.5 billion GVA in 2013. This includes direct, indirect and induced contributions and is equal to 16.5% of Dubai’s GDP, supporting over 259,000 Dubai based jobs.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, November 15th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Abu Dhabi Police, represented by the Police Schools Department, won a rich haul of five medals, including one gold medal, one silver medal and three bronze medals, as well as the Best Player trophy from the GCC Taekwondo (Kyorugi) and inaugural Poomsae Championships that concluded in Manama, Bahrain recently. The tournaments, which were held from 5 to 10 November 2014, took place at Madinat Khalifa Hall in Manama.

Colonel Waleed Al Shamesi, Head of the Police Schools Department at Abu Dhabi Police, noted that the UAE team to the tournaments included 5 female players, in addition to the accompanying technical staff.

He commended the considerable efforts made by the participants during the championship to highlight the civilized and bright image of the UAE in sports competitions. “This heralds a promising future for them in achieving high levels of success and athletic perfor ... Read more »

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Public Chats Allows Users to Get Closer to Their Favorite Personalities and Brands

London - Wednesday, November 19th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viber (, the leading mobile communications app offering free messaging and HD-quality calls, today announced Public Chats, a new feature that allows users to discover, share and interact with conversations, communities and content on mobile.

Public Chats are live discussions between celebrities and personalities that Viber users can follow. They offer a new kind of social experience – tapping into live conversations as they happen. Anyone on Viber can follow as many of these chats as they like on their mobile device. Conversations are multi-media and include text, photos, audio, video, stickers, web links and more. Users can invite friends to follow the Public Chats that interest them, and can share content.

Public Chats launches with a broad range of global celebrities, personali ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Friday, November 14th 2014

The Directorate General of Resources and Support Services at the Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs celebrated the graduation of 30 officers, non-commissioned officers, constables and female staff members after completing a course on Human Resources Management. The course was organized by the Directorate General of Resources and Support Services in cooperation with the Emirates Institute of Naturalization, Residency and Ports and the Rehabilitation and Training Section.

The graduation ceremony, which was held at Union Hall at the Naturalization Residency and Ports Affairs Department, was attended by Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Ali bin Wadeema Al Ameri, Director General of Resources and Support Services, along with heads of departments and a number of officers from the Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs sector.

Colonel Al Ameri said that the course reflects the k ... Read more »

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