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Ruler of Sharjah issues decree on SCC elections

Jul 15 2015
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
Khaleej Times

Article 3 of the decree stipulates that each constituency will have an electoral college with members named by the Ruler.

Sharjah - His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued Emiri Decree No. (59) of year 2015 on the Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) elections.

Article 3 of the decree stipulates that each constituency will have an electoral college with members named by the ruler.

FNC polls: A positive step towards political participation

Jul 06 2015
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: By increasing the pool of voters to more than 224,000 for the upcoming Federal National Elections set for October 3, the UAE has taken a gigantic leap towards greater political participation, Tareq Lootah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for FNC Affairs and Chairman of the Election Management Committee, said yesterday (Monday).

Call for legal control on cyber crime

Apr 03 2014
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
Khaleej Times

Under the patronage of Lt. General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the fifth International Cyber Crimes Conference has started in Abu Dhabi in conjunction with the International Exhibition for Security and National Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2014). 

 

The event is organised by the Ministry of Interior and Institute of Training and Judicial Studies, in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and the National Electronic Security Authority (NESA).

Leadership committed to gender equality

Mar 16 2014
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
The Gulf Today
NEW YORK: The UAE has vowed to continue its efforts aimed at enhancing gender equality and women empowerment in its multi-national development plans.
 
This came in a statement of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood.

Supervisory committee for ADCCI elections set up

Mar 04 2014
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
Emirates 24/7

General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council of Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has issued a decision, forming the supervisory committee to oversee the elections of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) for year 2014.

Cabinet approves compulsory military service for men aged between 18 and 30

Jan 19 2014
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said military service instils loyalty and belonging in the country’s youth and cultivates a spirit of order, discipline and sacrifice to enable them to serve their country in the best possible way.

GCC members moving from cooperation to integration

Nov 28 2013
Bahrain
Kuwait
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
Kuwait Times

KUWAIT: Gulf Cooperation Council parliament and Shura council chiefs have come up with a number of joint recommendations at the end of a meeting in Kuwait yesterday. They decided that Kuwait will host a conference of the committee of parliament chiefs on GCC economic integration in 2014, while Kuwait’s National Assembly will also be responsible for organizing a trip involving the regional group to the US Congress.

Morsi’s fall disconcerts Qatar, comforts Saudis – Gulf fears Brotherhood would push radical, Islamist agenda

Jul 13 2013
Kuwait
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
Kuwait Times

RIYADH: The $12 billion in aid Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait offered Egypt this week showed their delight at the army’s ousting of President Mohamed Morsi in a reversal for Islamists empowered by the Arab ferment of 2011. It also marked a recalibration of power among Gulf Arab states which, with the notable exception of Qatar, had viewed the Arab uprisings as catastrophic for regional stability and feared the Muslim Brotherhood would use its domination of Egypt to push a radical, Islamist agenda in their own backyard.

GCC: Hezbollah terror group

Jun 03 2013
Bahrain
Iran
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
Arab News

The Gulf Cooperation Council yesterday unanimously declared Lebanon-based Hezbollah a terrorist organization and said it would take measures against the group’s interest in the Gulf countries.
“All GCC countries are convinced that Hezbollah is a terrorist organization,” Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Ghanim bin Fadl Al-Buainain told reporters following a meeting of GCC foreign ministers in Jeddah.

UAE security trial: Session postponed until May 20

May 14 2013
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The prime suspect accused of heading a clandestine organisation that was plotting to overthrow the government defended himself in court on Tuesday.

He claimed the dispute was triggered not over the organisation’s legitimacy but over the signing of a petition asking for free elections of Federal National Council (FNC) members.

The Supreme Court’s National Security Court concluded the five-hour session by postponing deliberations until May 20, to hear the final argument from the defence attorney and from four more suspects.

UAE national security trial: 94 Emiratis accused of overthrowing government to make case for defence

May 08 2013
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The Supreme Court’s state security court on Tuesday set May 13 and 14 as the next dates in the trial of a group of Emiratis charged with threatening national security.

At the end of a five-hour session on Tuesday, Presiding Judge Falah Al Hajiri said the court will hear the defence deliberations of the rest of the accused at the next hearing.

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