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The UAE warns about the hazards of electronic waste

The UAE warns about the hazards of electronic waste

UAE officials have warned of increasing health and environmental risks from e-waste following the country’s participation in the recent World Economic Forum. During the event, a new joint United Nations report revealed that 50 million tonnes of e waste are …

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Overfishing is a thing and here’s how it hurts the population

Overfishing is a thing and here’s how it hurts the population

The UAE’s fish resources are overexploited because of severe fishing and are in major need of rehabilitation to recover.  This was the conclusion of the Fisheries Assessment Survey conducted by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD).  The two-year study, …

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Religious leaders gather to promote tolerance

Religious leaders gather to promote tolerance

Highlighting the importance of open-mindedness in society, religious leaders of various faiths are coming together in Abu Dhabi for The Global Conference of Human Fraternity.  The announcement comes from the Muslim Council of Elders, an Abu Dhabi-based, independent organisation headed …

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Find out how the UAE fares in the digital tech race

Find out how the UAE fares in the digital tech race

The UAE is looking forward to a bright digital future, according to the results of a recent global report. The Digital Competitiveness Yearbook, published by Swiss business school International Institute for Management Development, measured 63 economies in its 2017 report …

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Abu Dhabi student launches career website for teens

Abu Dhabi student launches career website for teens

For high school students, picking the right course to build their career around can be daunting. Understanding that it’s a challenging time in life, 16-year-old Cranleigh Abu Dhabi student Tanishq Kumar was inspired to launch CareerFear, an online platform designed …

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Is this popular app invading your privacy?

Is this popular app invading your privacy?

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has issued a warning about a new social media update. Photo messaging app Snapchat has released a Snap Map that automatically provides the user’s location on an interactive map with anyone who uses the app, …

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Dreaming of a comfy flight? Etihad is making this a reality

Dreaming of a comfy flight? Etihad is making this a reality

Etihad passengers now have the option to book empty seats for a more comfortable and private flight. The new Neighbour-Free Seat option is part of changes to the carrier’s ground and in-flight services, and means economy guests can ‘bid’ for …

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How the UAE is championing education rights for girls

How the UAE is championing education rights for girls

  The UAE has taken a decisive stand for women’s rights in the education sphere as an important draft law has been passed at a key human rights convention. Presented for discussion at the 35th session of the Human Rights …

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NEWS: It’s a date! Annual festival returns for a new season

NEWS: It’s a date! Annual festival returns for a new season

It’s that time of year when dates – those sweet, dark reddish brown sweet fruits – bloom, ready for picking by excited farmers from across the UAE. And what better way to mark the season than by rolling out the …

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NEWS: Annual walk against leukaemia returns

NEWS: Annual walk against leukaemia returns

Leukaemia, a cancer that originates in the bone marrow, is the tenth most common cancer in the world, and a diagnosis is made on average every four minutes. However, a shortage of bone marrow donors means that sufferers are often …

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