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Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), a UAE-based cancer non-profit and organisers of one the nation’s most popular annual breast cancer awareness campaigns, the Pink Caravan Ride, has entered into an agreement with the University Hospital Sharjah (UHS) to boost the cancer detection, prevention and treatment services they have been offering to the UAE community across its seven emirates.

Speaking exclusively to CNN’s John Defterios, Secretary General of OPEC Mohammed Barkindo discussed the influence of recent Iran sanctions on OPEC and whether the country now has undue influence over the organisation

The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) announced the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Arab Women's Council – Arab Organization for Social Responsibility to help reinforce cooperative frameworks across various fields related to Intellectual Property (IP). The new partnership demonstrates EIPA's continuing efforts to provide the necessary support needed in further promoting a culture of IP--increasing individual awareness on the important role that IP plays, fostering its culture and developing the means to protect it, which is a pillar of comprehensive development and a key driver in the efforts to position the UAE as one of the world's leading countries.

The Dubai Business Women Council held discussions with HE Yannick Glemarec, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme in UN Women, who headed a delegation consisting of 20 representatives of various cultural and economic sectors, during a meeting Yesterday at the headquarters of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 

Kittysnip, a Dubai-based animal welfare group, has organised a number of pet adoption days to re-home abandoned and vulnerable cats and kittens in the emirate.