Yemen PM Bin Dagher: Ending the Houthi militia is the only solution available to peace

Yemeni military policemen patrol the streets of the city of Taiz, on March 13, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 18 March 2018

Yemen PM Bin Dagher: Ending the Houthi militia is the only solution available to peace

DUBAI: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid bin Dagher repeated his view that the only solution available to peace in the country lay with the military and political defeat of the Iran-backed Houthi militia, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
During a meeting in Riyadh with acting Chinese ambassador to Yemen, Jin Hui, bin Dagher said the legitimate government was keen for peaceful end the bloodshed, in accordance with internationally agreed terms – not the militia’s terms of imposing a status quo, retaining state weapons, and continued control of Sanaa and other areas.
The Yemeni PM vowed to stand by his country’s republican system, expressing his appreciation to China for its stance alongside Yemen’s legitimate government in the face of the coup, and its support for the country’s aim to achieve security and stability and restore state institutions.
He said the government relies heavily on China’s pivotal role in actively contributing to post-war reconstruction, investment, and strengthening existing economic and trade ties.


Abu Dhabi launches first graduate level research-based AI university internationally

Updated 22 min 11 sec ago

Abu Dhabi launches first graduate level research-based AI university internationally

  • Registration will open in August 2020
  • PwC expects AI to contribute $16 trillion to the global economy by 2030

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi announced on Wednesday the founding of the first graduate level research-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) university in the world.

The establishment, named after the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed, will provide access to international AI systems for students and faculty.

“AI is already changing the world, but we can achieve so much more if we allow the limitless imagination of the human mind to fully explore it,” UAE Minister of State and chairman of the MBZUAI Board of Trustees Sultan Al-Jaber said.

PricewaterhouseCoopers reported that by 2030 AI is expected to contribute $16 trillion to the global economy and 14 percent to the UAE’s GDP.

MBZUAI will offer Master of Science (MSc) and PhD level programs in a number of areas, such as Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing.

The university will provide all students with full scholarships and benefits, including a monthly allowance, health insurance and accommodation. It will also help students secure internships with local and global leading companies.

Registration opens in August 2020.