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Oil prices jump but weekly losses and physical excess loom

By Libby George LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped on Friday on hopes of a coordinated production cut sparked by comments from the energy minister of OPEC member United Arab Emirates. Still, analysts said such a move remained unlikely and prices for Brent and U.S. Show More Summary

Only in the UAE ! Dubai ruler/PM appoints a woman as minster of happiness

Forget the negative headlines pouring from the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates thinks it’s time to focus on something brighter instead. The prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce a new Cabinet that includes the country’s first-ever “minister of state for happiness.” Lest anyone think this […]

Rita Ora Gets Swarmed by Fans at Latest Adidas Collection Launch

Rita Ora is bombarded by adoring fans at the launch of her latest Adidas collection held at the Dubai mall on Wednesday (February 10) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 25-year-old singer posed with a few lucky attendees before snapping a few in front of a giant poster of herself. PHOTOS: Check out the latest [...]

United Arab Emirates Names Official ‘Minister for Happiness’

Her job is to "drive government policy to create social good and satisfaction"

UAE Appoints Woman as First-Ever Minister of ‘Happiness’

The United Arab Emirates takes happiness very seriously: the nation’s prime minister announced Wednesday that a new state ministerial position would be part of the new Cabinet to oversee it.

Meet the UAE's First Happiness Minister

They say happiness is a state of mind, but maybe it's also a sound basis for public policy. This week, the United Arab Emirates named Ohood Al Roumi as its first minister of state for happiness, Al Jazeera reports. As such, she "will align and drive government policy to create...

United Arab Emirates Appoints Woman to be Minister of Happiness

Sounds like the Gulf state is struggling to be happy and to inject new, fresh ideas into the government. Photo by Tartanna

EU, US, Russia to Participate in Syria Support Group Meeting in Munich

Representatives of Russia, Egypt, China, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates will take part in a meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) in Bavaria, Germany, according to the German Foreign Ministry.

The UAE created a minister of happiness, but what does that even mean?

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

Can a government regulate happiness? That's the question being asked now by many in the United Arab Emirates, after the government announced that it would be creating a "minister of state for happiness" on Monday – a move that is part of a broader shake-up of the Gulf states' leadership that also saw the creation […]

United Arab Emirates Want to Top the World in Happiness, Too

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The emirates already have the world’s tallest building and a wealth of international talent. Soon, they will also have ministers of happiness and tolerance.

UAE tries ‘Hezbollah’, ‘Qaeda’ cell members: report

Separate trials have opened in the United Arab Emirates of three men accused of links to Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah movement and 23 others for ties to Al-Qaeda, newspapers reported Tuesday. The three Lebanese men charged with “forming and managing a group linked to Hezbollah without obtaining a permit” appeared Monday before Abu Dhabi’s state security, […]

UAE To Open Ministries For Happiness and Tolerance

The prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced on Monday that the country is to open a Ministry of Happiness and a Ministry of Tolerance in a series of sweeping changes to the Gulf State’s government structure. Sheikh...Show More Summary

UAE plans to trim ministries, outsource most government services: PM

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates plans to outsource most government tasks to the private sector and cut the number of ministries, the prime minister said on Monday, without providing a timeframe for the changes.

Danny Willett wins Dubai Desert Classic with closing birdie

With a 15-foot birdie on the final hole of the tournament, Danny Willett won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic by a shot over Andy Sullivan and Rafa Cabrera-Bello.  Willett shot 3-under 69 at Emirates Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates,...Show More Summary

UAE Statement on Ground Troops in Syria 'Aims to Pressure Geneva Talks'

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) statement on the country's readiness to deploy ground troops in Syria is a political provocation intended to put pressure on parties participating in the Geneva peace talks on the civil war settlement, a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party Tarek Ahmad told Sputnik on Sunday.

UAE says ready to support anti-IS coalition with ground troops

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it was ready to supply ground troops to help support and train an international military coalition against Islamic State in Syria provided such efforts were led by the United States. Asked whether the UAE could be expected to send ground troops to Syria, and if so under […]

In Saudi Arabia’s Footsteps: UAE Poised to Send Ground Troops to Syria

The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday it was ready to commit ground troops to Syria to take on Daesh terrorists as part of a US-led coalition.

UAE says ready to send ground troops to Syria

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it was ready to send ground troops to Syria as part of an international coalition to fight against Islamic State.

Els in contention in Dubai as he tries to overcome the putting yips

Ernie Els may have found an answer for the yips. Els is tied for second place after two rounds of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, trailing Rafa Cabrera-Bello by a shot heading into the week in the United Arab Emirates. The four-timeShow More Summary

UAE Orders AMV IFVs

AMV at IDEX(click to view full) Patria recently announced a deal with the United Arab Emirates to buy its Armored Modular Vehicle 8×8 wheeled armored personnel carriers. The Finnish vehicle offers a strong mix of features, and is the only vehicle of its class to submit to and pass the South African ARMSCOR’s mine resistance […]

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