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Mohammed, Imran focus on relations
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday received Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and his accompanying delegation, currently visiting the country. Earlier His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces also received Imran in Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and
 
 
Dhs590m RTA plan for smart traffic systems
DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, has announced plans for a Dhs590 million project to expand its smart traffic systems. The first phase of the project will expand the coverage of smart traffic systems to 60 per cent of Dubai road networks. The project entails upgrading and expanding the smart traffic systems in Dubai by providing an integrated infrastructure of smart traffic systems in the Emirate, and the
   
French protest over fuel price turns violent, 400 injured
PARIS: More than 400 people were hurt, 14 seriously, in a day and night of “yellow vest” protests over rising fuel price hikes around France that claimed one life, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Sunday. The injury toll, more than double the last tally provided on Saturday, followed what Castaner described as a “restive” night in 87 locations around the country where protesters had blocked roads to
 
 
Commemoration Day on Nov.29
ABU DHABI: The UAE Cabinet has issued a decision detailing that Commemoration Day, previously Martyr’s Day, ceremonies are undertaken by ministries and institutions across the country on Thursday, 29th November, as 30th November falls on a Friday. Commemoration Day will see the UAE flag raised at half-mast at 08:00, and a minute of silence at 11:30, followed by the raising of the UAE flag and the national anthem.
   
Multifaith prayer room in AD airport
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi International Airport has unveiled a multi-faith prayer room on its premises. The step is in line with the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who instilled the concept of tolerance as a key approach in the UAE. The Abu Dhabi International Airport’s account on Twitter on Sunday posted a number of pictures of the prayer room, which allows for the practice of religious rites and rituals
 
 
World’s largest sports mall in Dubai
DUBAI: Dubai-based Viva City has announced the development of its Sport Society project, the world’s largest commercial sports mall. It is designed to be a global architectural icon that elevates the UAE’s reputation and achievements at various levels as well as to meet the aspirations of the residents and tourists. It will take the concept of sport centres to unprecedented levels when it opens doors with a global event in 2020.
   
School student drowns in swimming pool
SHARJAH: Sharjah police are investigating the death of a private-school Emirati student drowning in the swimming pool of the Sharjah-based school. The competent teams are verifying the safety measures taken by the school. The authorities stressed that strict measures will be taken after the investigations. A telephone call was received from Al Qasimi Hospital alerting the arrival of a dead student and the investigation teams
 
 
British premier’s ouster will delay Brexit
LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday toppling her would risk delaying Brexit and she would not let talk of a leadership challenge distract her from a critical week of negotiations. Since unveiling a draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday, May’s premiership has been thrust into crisis by the resignation of several ministers, including her Brexit minister, and some lawmakers from
   
India opens first elephant hospital
MATHURA (India): At India’s first hospital for elephants, opened last week in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, 49-year-old Asha placed her left foreleg on a stool for a doctor to attend to an injury while visitors filmed it all on their mobile phones. The facility, armed with facilities such as wireless digital X-Ray, thermal imaging, ultrasonography, tranquilisation devices and quarantine facilities, has not only come as a
 
 

 IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN 
Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam, who passed away in Sharjah on Thursday at 66, was a national symbol who played a key role in the formation of the United Arab Emirates. He was Minister for Education and Justice Minister in the Cabinet of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Dr Abdullah as Chairman of Dar Al Khaleej revolutionised the dynamics of the media in the UAE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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