UAE News

  • UAE and US Collaborate to Counter Extremist Propaganda

    At the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, US President Barack Obama announced a new bilateral initiative to counter extremist messaging. The UAE and US are creating a digital communications hub to degrade ISIL’s propaganda and recruitment efforts. This project will include comprehensive engagement with civil society, community and religious leaders in the region.

    His Excellency Dr. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, also outlined a roadmap to counter and defeat violent extremism, focusing on invalidating extremist messaging and countering the extremists’ misinterpretation of Islam. His Excellency reaffirmed the UAE’s commitment to combating violent extremism in all...

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  • ISIL Can’t Be Beat on the Battlefield Alone - Op-Ed by Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba

    In Politico, UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba says the key to long-term success in eradicating violent extremism happens off the battlefield by cutting the flow of funds to terrorist organizations, enforcing stricter sanctions and discrediting extremists' radical ideology by speaking out for moderation and tolerance.

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  • UAE Reaffirms Commitment to Anti-ISIL Coalition

    UAE resumed air operations against ISIL and dispatched an F-16 squadron to Jordan to support the global coalition. 

    Learn more from The National and The New York Times


    To learn more about the UAE's commitment to countering violent extremism, please see here....

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  • Emirates Leadership Initiative Students from Harvard Kennedy School Visit UAE

    Harvard Kennedy School graduate students and fellows from the new Emirates Leadership Initiative visited the UAE on an environment-focused study tour to learn more about the UAE’s stewardship and role as a leader on energy and environment issues. During their trip, they participated in the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, visited Masdar City, the world’s first fully sustainable city, the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, and several other key organizations.


    Read more about the Harvard Kennedy School visit to the UAE here.


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  • UAE Embassy Outreach Goes Beyond Traditional Diplomacy

    The National discusses the value of UAE Embassy in Washington, DC's 'soft power' diplomacy to highlight how the United Arab Emirates and US are closely aligned in security and military cooperation, are strong economic partners, and have deep cultural relationships that are increasingly connecting Emirati and American communities. 

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  • Abu Dhabi, US Treasury Reach Agreement on Sovereign Funds Principles

    Officials from the US Treasury, Abu Dhabi and Singapore agreed to a set of guiding principles for sovereign wealth funds (SWF), reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s earlier statements that SWF investment decisions should be based solely on commercial grounds. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said that the UAE has “long–established, well–respected funds” and that the country showed “real leadership” by collaborating with Treasury officials.

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  • UAE, US Sign Agreement on Educational Exchanges

    Dr. Hanif Hassan, UAE Minister of Education, and Margaret Spellings, US Secretary of Education, signed a memorandum of understanding on teacher and student exchanges between the two countries. Exchanges could begin as early as fall 2009, and Secretary Spellings said the agreement will help to reduce misunderstanding between the US and the Arab World, and will lead to cooperation on “key issues.”

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  • UAE–Based Cultural Initiative Participates in National Book Festival in Washington

    UAE–based Kalima –an innovative cultural initiative whose mission is to translate more than 100 works of classic and contemporary titles each year into Arabic– was a sponsor of the National Book Festival, which took place on September 27, 2008, and was organized by the Library of Congress. As part of its visit to the US, Kalima invited Americans to nominate literature by US authors for translation.

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  • First UAE female judge sworn in

    In October 2008, Judge Khulood al Dhaheri, the UAE's first female judge, was sworn in. HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, stated: "The involvement of women in Government has been evidenced with the appointment of a female minister, the appointment of women to the Federal National Council and now the appointment of the first female judge. The decision to appoint female judges helps consolidate Emirati women's growing role in public life."

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  • US-UAE joint statement on bilateral relationship

    In November 2008, the US Department of State released a joint statement that read, in part, "The United States and the United Arab Emirates have an enduring partnership and share a common vision for a secure, stable, and prosperous Middle East. They share a belief in peace, respect for the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of all states, and a belief that religious tolerance and moderation will prevail over violence and extremism. It is these commonly held tenets that have brought the United States and the UAE to a new level of friendship and cooperation."

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