Noticias

FNC candidate registration centres set up ahead of vote

02 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // Registration centres for the Federal National Council elections in October are ready and waiting for candidates to arrive this month.

The registration process will begin on August 16 and run until August 20.

Candidates must be at least 25 years old on election day on October 3, literate and a citizen of the emirate they live in, and have a certificate of good conduct.

Nearly 225,000 Emiratis are eligible to vote or stand as candidates, compared with 135,308 at the last election in 2011. More than two thirds are under 40, and nearly half are women.

Candidates can register through authorised persons: NEC

30 Jul 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

The National Election Committee (NEC) has announced a new step towards facilitating the registration of candidates for the Federal National Council Elections 2015, by allowing Electoral College members to authorise their representatives to submit the application on their behalf to the Emirate Committee of their respective emirate.

FNC polls registration made easy

29 Jul 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // Those eligible to vote or stand for the FNC polls will be able to nominate someone to register for them, the National Election Commission announced on Wednesday.

Tariq Lootah, chairman of the Election Management Committee, said registration by proxy would make it easier for voters and candidates to take part.

Many Emiratis said their busy lives made it difficult for them to sign up for the elections.

Emirati volunteers sought for FNC election polling stations

22 Jul 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

DUBAI // Emiratis are being called upon to participate in this year’s Federal National Council elections by volunteering at polling stations.

The National Election Committee (NEC) wants as many people as possible to get involved in this third FNC election, which will be, by far, the biggest yet.

With the help of the Higher Colleges of Technology, the NEC has tailored a training programme that nationals must complete if they are to qualify as volunteers helping out in the country’s elections.

Inside the FNC: Candidates must not exaggerate to win power

21 Jul 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

Last month, a National Election Committee official warned against illegal practices ahead of the upcoming Federal National Council elections.

These include racial intolerance, buying votes by way of gifts and promises and exaggerations in campaigns that may lead to slander and insults, according to Al Ittihad, The National’s Arabic-language sister newspaper.

There was no official acknowledgement of any breaches during the previous election, in 2011.

Ruler of Sharjah issues decree on SCC elections

15 Jul 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
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.

Call for legal control on cyber crime

03 Abr 2014
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
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

16 Mar 2014
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
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

04 Mar 2014
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
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

19 Ene 2014
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
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

28 Nov 2013
Bahréin
Kuwait
Omán
Qatar
Arabia Saudí
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
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

13 Jul 2013
Kuwait
Qatar
Arabia Saudí
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
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

03 Jun 2013
Bahréin
Irán
Kuwait
Líbano
Omán
Qatar
Arabia Saudí
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
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

14 Mayo 2013
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
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.

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