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 Bloom Properties' Al Bateen Waterfront project in Abu Dhabi. Photo courtesy Bloom Properties

Bloom Properties starts work on Al Bateen Waterfront project

The development will feature 225 residential apartments of one to four bedrooms, a 200-room five-star hotel with 57 serviced apartments, and a 3,000 square metre retail space

 David Moyes has led Manchester United to seventh in the Premier League, six points behind sixth-placed Tottenham. Alex Livesey / Getty Images

Manchester United require ‘radical surgery’ from top to bottom

'Moyes is not a bad manager ... However, he is doing a spectacularly bad job at United' writes Richard Jolly of Manchester United, arguing wholesale changes at the club are now necessary.

 Courtesy Al Ittihad

Time frame: It’s all going swimmingly

Built on what was originally a public park, Ain Al Faida - the flowing source - became one of the country’s first resort hotels when it opened in the mid 1970s.

 Marina Square apartments Reem Island: Q1 2% rise. Studio - Dh65-68,000. 1BR - Dh75-95,000. 2BR - Dh110-145,000. 3BR - Dh170-190,000. Q1 2013-Q1 2014 no change. Sammy Dallal / The National

In pictures: Where Abu Dhabi rents have risen and fallen, Q1 2014

Find out how rental prices in the prime locations in Abu Dhabi have altered during the first three months of the year and the current rates you will pay according to data provided by Asteco.

 Jia Ruhan sang as a guest singer in famous pianist Robert Wells's concert 'rockabilly-medley' in November 2012. Handout

Meet the pop star who is key to China’s superpower ambitions

Before Beijing can achieve its ambitions to be a superpower it will need to become a respected soft power. That's where Jia Ruhan comes in.

 Screen shot from Vin Deisel's facebook page of he and Michelle Rodriguez in Abu Dhabi for the filming of Fast & Furious 7. April 2014

Fast & Furious in Abu Dhabi, a social media frenzy

Fast & Furious 7 wraps up an eventful and much-anticipated week of filming in the capital. Let's take a look at what went on via the key players' social media, while they were enjoying the delights of the desert.


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Praise for UAE stand on non-proliferation

April 19, 2014

The UAE is a "model student" a Japan Atomic Energy Commission official said., and could lead discussions in the region.

Australia hopes to lure Emirati students to its institutions while selling uranium to the UAE

April 17, 2014

The Nuclear Cooperative agreement was signed by both countries in July 2012, but was only ratified this week. It could lead to the export to the UAE of up to 800 tonnes of uranium a year by the end of the decade.


UN report adds urgency to UAE clean energy efforts

April 13, 2014

The world must triple its use of clean energy such as nuclear and renewables and trim fossil fuels consumption to a third of current levels to avoid the worst effects of global warming, says a UN report released yesterday.

Leaders pay tribute to the dead of Hiroshima

April 12, 2014

The catastrophic humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons was witnessed on Saturday by foreign ministers of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative.

Call to make Middle East a region free of nuclear arms

April 12, 2014

Middle East countries were urged on Saturday to make the region free of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction.

Iran urged to allow inspections

April 12, 2014

Iran was urged by non-nuclear states on Saturday to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency to conduct rigorous monthly inspections of its nuclear programme.

Nuclear non-proliferation meetings begin in Hiroshima

April 10, 2014

Japanese minister hopes the location of the meeting, a nuclear bomb blast site, would send a strong message.

Young Emirati woman takes on nuclear energy studies in Japan

April 9, 2014

A woman from Fujairah said she wants to help the environment and be able to work in alternative sources of energy.

Japan plans to strengthen ties with UAE to ensure stability

April 9, 2014

Collaboration with the UEA, Saudi Arabia, the US and Turkey involves the resolution of major issues affecting regional stability.

Nuclear disarmament the goal of Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative

April 8, 2014

The Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) countries will continue their dialogue with nuclear weapon states with the objective of promoting disarmament.

UAE will push for nuclear disarmament

April 8, 2014

The eighth Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative is taking place in Hiroshima, Japan at the weekend.

Some doubt ability to further reduce nuclear arsenals worldwide

April 8, 2014

The US and Russia have already made serious reductions in the wake of the Cold War and may be reluctant to continue.

The main legal framework that facilitates nuclear disarmament

April 8, 2014

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is the main legal framework that facilitates nuclear disarmament, non proliferation and peaceful uses.

Countries ‘must be held to pledges’ on nuclear security

March 27, 2014

Experts called for the 53 heads of state who attended the Nuclear Security Summit to maintain focus on training, security and upgrading of facilities