Dubai, May 19 (IANS/WAM) An environment campaign to enhance international efforts to combat the smuggling of elephant ivory tusks is being undertaken by the Dubai Police General Command.
Geneva, May 18 (IANS) The number of Syrian refugees, who are either registered or awaiting registration, has surpassed 1.5 million, while the actual number is much higher, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The increasingly widening gap between needs and available resources is a growing challenge, reported Xinhua citing UNHCR's spokesperson Dan McNorton Friday . "Over the past four months, we have seen a rapid deterioration compared to the previous 20 months of this conflict," he said
Dubai, May 18 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Mozambique have signed a bilateral accord covering air transport. The agreement will pave the way for airlines to launch services for the movement of passengers and cargo, and will serve as a basis for the growth of trade and investment and the development of partnerships in sectors such as tourism. The accord was signed by UAE's minister for economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri and Mozambique's transport minister Paulo Zucula
Dubai, May 17 (IANS) The Indian consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has appealed to members of the Indian community to volunteer for its campaign to help those Indian expatriate workers who have been affected by the new labour policy in that country. "It is a unique opportunity for those Indian nationals who have been affected by the Nitaqat programme to benefit from the current correctional campaign of the government," the Arab News quoted a consulate statement as saying.
Al Ain, May 17 (IANS/WAM) The Al Ain zoo has been accepted as a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) after the UAE zoo met the highest international standards of animal care and for being a major contributor to wildlife conservation. The decision was announced after EAZA representatives inspected all areas of the zoo's operation, including animal health, animal welfare, safety and exhibit design. Al Ain zoo's efforts regarding education, research, conservation and enhancing visitor experience were also reviewed.
Dubai, May 17 (IANS/WAM) The 12th edition of the Arab Journalism Award (AJA) was held on the closing day of the two-day Arab Media Forum here. The UAE's Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum honoured the winners
Dubai, May 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday said it would provide all assistance to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the IPL spot-fixing case that has seen the arrest of three cricketers, including India fast bowler S. Sreesanth. "The ICC will provide full support to the BCCI and Delhi Police in this investigation
Dubai, May 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday announced the names of the umpires and match referees for the June 6-23 Champions Trophy in England and Wales. The match referees will be Chris Broad, Javagal Srinath and Andy Pycroft of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. The 12 Elite Panel of ICC Umpires are: Billy Bowden, Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Steve Davis, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Tony Hill, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Asad Rauf and Rod Tucker
Dubai, May 16 (IANS) Passport authorities in Saudi Arabia will start stamping the exit papers of stranded expatriate workers from May 18 to help them leave that country. Indian Consul General in Jeddah, Faiz Ahmed Kidwai said in a community meeting that Saudi authorities will also start stamping papers issued by the consulate to expatriates who don't have original passports and want to leave the country, local media reported Thursday.
Dubai, May 15 (IANS) The body of an Indian woman, who committed suicide Sunday in her apartment in Bahrain's capital Manama, will be repatriated to her Coimbatore city home in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.