Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak inaugurates American Community School of Abu Dhabi’s new campus on Saadiyat Island

ABU DHABI: Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, has inaugurated the American Community School of Abu Dhabi’s (ACS) new campus on Saadiyat Island.

The inauguration ceremony, highlighted by a ribbon-cutting event, saw the presence of guests including Martina Strong, Ambassador of the United States to the UAE; Saif Al Mazrouei, Advisor to the Minister of Education; Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, UAE Assistant Minister for Political Affairs; Salem Alnuaimi, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Pension Fund and ACS Honorary Trustee; Monique Flickinger, ACS Superintendent; and Matt Ayoub, ACS Board Chair.

During the ceremony, Sheikh Nahyan unveiled the official dedication plaque and asked Grade 4 and 5 student ambassadors to join him in the symbolic planting of a Ghaf tree, gifted from Sheikh Zayed’s Gardens in Al Ain. This occasion marks an important milestone in the 51-year history of ACS, solidifying its place in the UAE’s educational legacy and celebrating its enduring contributio
n to the nation’s growth and cultural heritage.

Sheikh Nahyan said, ‘I offer my best wishes for the continued success of the American Community School. May it continue to be a major centre of learning for its students as well as a model for excellent education in the United Arab Emirates and the world.

‘Today, we also appreciate the spirit of America’s exemplary educational traditions so clearly evident here in your school. I am very pleased to share in our celebration of the strong bonds of cooperation and friendship between the two U’s, the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates. This celebration reflects our joint resolve to maintain and strengthen the long and friendly relations between our two countries.

‘The United Arab Emirates is a nation that has become a champion for progress, peace, and prosperity around the globe. The wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has allowed the UAE to become a leader in developing a knowledge-based economy and soci
ety. Under his wise leadership, we know that the basis of the society that we seek to build and maintain for our people is grounded in a strong system of education.’

Monique Flickinger, ACS Superintendent, expressed her appreciation to the Abu Dhabi Government and Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan for their unwavering support, which has been instrumental in the success of ACS. “Today, we celebrate ACS’s profound historical ties with Abu Dhabi, a relationship rooted in mutual respect and shared values over 50 years.”

The dedication of the new campus stands as a testament to the strong ties and collaboration between the UAE and the United States. ACS, a beacon of excellence in education, embodies cultural diplomacy, and its new campus symbolises a continued commitment to excellence, innovation, and global citizenship.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Minister of State for International Cooperation Meets Secretary-General of SCA

HE Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater met here on Thursday with HE Secretary-General of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) Andreas Stefansson.

Cooperation relations and the latest developments in Afghanistan were discussed at the meeting in addition to a number of issues of mutual interest.

The meeting was attended by HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Kingdom of Sweden Nadya bint Ahmad Al Sheebi.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Assistant Director of Police Academy’s Research Center to QNA: Winning Sharjah Award Reflects Advancement of Research in the State

Doha: Assistant Director of the Security Research and Studies Center at the Police Academy Major Dr. Khalifa Ahmed Buhashim Al Sayed confirmed that the Center’s first-place win in the Institutional Level category of the Sharjah Police Sciences Academy Award for Scientific Research in 2023 reflects the advancement of scientific research in the country, driven by the leadership’s emphasis on research and innovation.

In a statement to the Qatar News Agency , he said that this victory was the result of several factors, most importantly the support for research efforts at the national level, which is reflected in the research work at this center under the Ministry of Interiors Police Academy.

Dr. Al Sayed added that encouraging researchers, providing them with all the necessary means to excel, well-prepared competitions both technically and organizationally, overcoming research challenges, teamwork, continuous and fruitful cooperation among the research team members, and the competence and exceptional abilities
of the researchers, all contributed to this victory.

At a ceremony held in Sharjah yesterday, the Ministry of Interior, represented by the Center for Security Research and Studies at the Police Academy, received the first-place award in the institutional level category of the Sharjah Police Sciences Academy Award for Scientific Research in 2023. The Security Research and Studies Center won the award for a research that tackled security data and knowledge management in the digital environment and its role in developing the efficiency of security performance.

Dr. Al Sayed highlighted the nature of the winning research, stating that it is a descriptive, analytical, and survey study aiming to uncover modern trends in data and security knowledge management in the digital environment and their role in improving security performance efficiency, as well as identifying the challenges facing this process. He noted that the research used questionnaires as a tool to collect data to understand the ability of the Police
Academy staff at the Ministry of Interior to manage data in the digital environment, and to reveal how it helps them perform their tasks and enhance the efficiency of security performance at the Academy. He emphasized the importance of the winning research, particularly in understanding the impact of data and security knowledge management in the digital environment on the efficiency of security performance, especially given the lack of similar studies addressing the dimensions of implicit and explicit security knowledge management on security performance efficiency. He also pointed out that the importance of data and security knowledge management is growing in light of the rapid changes in the digital environment and the various challenges faced by security agencies. He also highlighted the significance of data and security knowledge management as a practical foundation for achieving leadership in the security field and its scientific importance in enriching the Arabic library in general and the Gulf library
in particular with studies related to data and security knowledge management and security performance efficiency.

Al Sayed mentioned that this is not the first time the Center has won a research competition. The Center previously won first place in the Arab world for the Prince Nayef Award for Arab Security. He also said that the Sharjah police academy’s award is the second time for the center.

Regarding the general importance of scientific research in supporting security work, he explained that scientific research helps study emerging criminal phenomena, identify their causes, and facilitate the formulation of plans to reduce them, providing decision-makers with a real vision of the studied topics.

He also pointed out the importance of scientific research in the security field for anticipating security phenomena, which helps in finding proactive solutions, studying the security work environment, identifying ways to improve it, and enhancing the efficiency of security work.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Saudi Arabia Supports Jordanian Relief Efforts in Gaza Strip


Amman, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), has provided crucial support to Jordan’s relief efforts in the Gaza Strip. KSrelief delivered equipment and tools to the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organization for onward distribution to the Jordanian Armed Forces and relevant authorities.

This shipment consists of parachutes and nets specifically designed for airborne aid delivery missions, enabling 30 tons of humanitarian supplies to be delivered.

The aid is part of a broader Saudi campaign to alleviate the dire humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

This initiative reflects Saudi Arabia’s unwavering commitment to delivering urgent humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza through various channels. It builds upon the Kingdom’s ongoing efforts to ease Palestinians’ suffering during the current crisis.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

ICJ Set to Rule on Measures over Israel’s Offensive on Rafah

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will rule on Friday on South Africa’s request to order a halt to Israel’s Rafah offensive in southern Gaza, the court said on Thursday.

According to ICJ, a public sitting will take place at 3 pm (local time) at the Peace Palace in The Hague, during which Judge Nawaf Salam, President of the Court, will read out the Court’s Order.

Last week, South Africa had asked the ICJ to order a halt to Israel’s offensive in Gaza, and in Rafah in particular, saying this was necessary to ensure the survival of the Palestinian people.

The demand for such an emergency measure is part of a larger case brought before the ICJ by South Africa accusing Israel of genocide.

The order is a response to the request for the modification and the indication of provisional measures submitted by South Africa on 10 May 2024 in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip.

Although the rulings of the UN’s International
Court of Justice are binding, the court does not have the means to enforce compliance with its decisions. However, it can call upon the UN Security Council to take action.

Source: Qatar News Agency