Sharjah: The committee for the upcoming elections of the Federal National Council (FNC), held its first meeting on Saturday under the chairmanship of Mansour Bin Nassar, Head of the Legal Department at the Sharjah Ruler’s office.
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.
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).
Abu Dhabi: On behalf of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, new members of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council were sworn in yesterday before General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at Al Mushrif Palace.
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.
Authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have convicted a group of 30 Emiratis and Egyptians on charges of setting up a Muslim Brotherhood branch in the country. The suspects have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from three months to five years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Federal National Council’s Committee for Foreign Affairs said it had discussed a number of articles of the federal draft law regarding the establishment of the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (Hedaya).
Abu Dhabi: The Supreme Court’s state security court on Tuesday set May 13 and 14 as the next dates in the trial of a group of Emiratis charged with threatening national security.
At the end of a five-hour session on Tuesday, Presiding Judge Falah Al Hajiri said the court will hear the defence deliberations of the rest of the accused at the next hearing.
The UAE is progressing steadily because of the unity and synergy among the Emirates’ rulers, said His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
In an interview with Sharjah TV, Dr Shaikh Sultan criticised those who would like to make a lot of noise about the UAE “just for the sake of talking”, without realising what has been achieved in this country since the federation.
The trial of 94 UAE Islamist dissidents accused of plotting to seize power in the Gulf state resumed on Tuesday, as rights groups urged Britain to pressure the visiting Emirati president on their behalf.
Only 86 defendants, including 13 women, were present at the top state security court in the United Arab Emirates, WAM state news agency reported. The rest are being tried in absentia.
The women defendants have been on bail since the trial began on March 4. The hearing was adjourned until Monday after the court panel heard defence testimony.