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UAE express concern over Syria violence; appeals for truce

The UAE has raised concerns over the escalation of violence in Syria’s eastern region of Ghouta and its effect on the humanitarian situation there. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has called for an immediate truce to protect the lives of civilians. It has also stressed the need to allow […]     Read More

Soon, diabetics could get their retina checked with A.I.

Diabetics could soon be getting their annual retina check-up done with artificial intelligence.  A diagnostic program is currently in its preliminary study phase but is showing promising results, according to officials. The aim is to decrease workload and provide faster results for patients with eye diseases due to diabetes. Dr. Hamed Farouqi, Director of Dubai […]     Read More

Dubai Genome project aims to prevent hereditary diseases

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is taking steps towards the prevention of diseases from genetic origins with its Dubai Genome Initiative. The project maps genomes of entire population (including residents) and uses Artificial Intelligence to analyse genetic data, with the aim of preventing diseases before they occur. Dr. Hemad Yasaei, Specialist Geneticist at Latifa Hospital, […]     Read More

Abu Dhabi Police foils suicide attempt, rescues man

Abu Dhabi Police have rescued a man after he attempted to kill himself by jumping in front of a truck on Hamdan Street. The 40-year-old has been rushed to a nearby hospital to treat his bone injuries. The incident was spotted by a traffic patrol team during its routine run. Authorities have reiterated that suicides are a […]     Read More

UAE federal roads to have emergency points

Six emergency points will soon be set up along the UAE’s federal roads, in a bid to improve response time to emergencies and enhance overall traffic safety. A helipad and joint access areas for ambulance and civil defence services are all part of the plan. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development is working on the project […]     Read More

19 drug smugglers and addicts arrested in Ras Al Khaimah

Nineteen drug traffickers and addicts have been arrested in Ras Al Khaimah over one month. The Anti-Narcotics Department in the emirate arrested the suspects following 18 separate operations in January.  Police said the suspects were based in different parts of the emirate and were not linked to each other. The suspects have been referred to […]     Read More

Abu Dhabi Police look for new ways to reduce fog-related accidents

Police in Abu Dhabi are looking at new and innovative ways to reduce fog-related accidents. Students from several universities presented their ideas to authorities in a recently held workshop in the capital. Among the solutions brought forward was the use of a device that measures fog thickness and then relays that information to motorists through […]     Read More

Government employees urged to join UAE Astronaut Programme

Government employees are being urged to join the race to become the first UAE national to go to space. The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) says they’ve received more than 3,000 applications so far for the UAE Astronaut Programme. Four Emirati candidates will eventually be selected to represent their country at the International Space […]     Read More
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