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VP vows world-class education
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday launched ‘Madrasa’, the largest free e-learning platform in the Arab world, a revolutionary new project under the umbrella of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, MBRGI. The platform offers 5,000 Arabic educational videos on subjects including science and mathematics and targets all
 
 
AD CP and Andrew discuss bilateral ties
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Tuesday received Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at Qasr Al Bahr Palace in Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Mohamed welcomed Prince Andrew’s visit to the UAE and expressed his pride over the UAE’s historic ties with the United Kingdom and their mutual interest in developing and sustaining them for the
   
Sheikh Sultan to inaugurate SCC meeting
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, will inaugurate the Sharjah Consultative Council’s fourth ordinary session of the ninth legislative chapter at the council’s premises on Thursday. The Ruler of Sharjah earlier issued Emiri Decree No.41 of 2018 calling on the Sharjah Consultative Council to convene for the meeting. A number of Sheikhs, ministers, deputy
 
 
UAE is key point in providing food supplies in region
ABU DHABI: Khalifa Ahmed Al Ali, Managing Director of the Food Security Centre, emphasised that the UAE has become a key point in providing food supplies to the region, while revealing that the country is 33rd in world food security rankings. In his statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Ali said that World Food Day - which is marked on Oct.16, each year - is an opportunity to assist national and international policies
   
Parts of country experience rain, thunderstorms
Fujairah: For the second day in a row, it has been pouring in various areas of Fujairah and Sharjah. Some parts of the regions saw thunderstorms. The rain continued for nearly one hour, which caused the temperatures to drop noticeably. The rain also flooded some roads and roundabouts, as well as surface runoffs on Sheikh Khalifa Street (Dubai-Fujairah). The areas of Wadi Mai and Wadi Hilo in the emirate of Sharjah witnessed
 
 
King, Pompeo talks positive
RIYADH: US top diplomat Mike Pompeo met Saudi King Salman and the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman on Tuesday seeking to defuse a crisis over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with American officials saying Riyadh had agreed the need for a “thorough” probe. After first meeting with the king, Pompeo held separate talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al Jubeir and Saudi Crown Prince. “We are strong and old allies. We
   
Yemen appoints new premier
ADEN: President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi of Yemen has relieved Prime Minister Ahmed Bin Dagher of duty and appointed Moen Abdulmalik as the country’s new Prime Minister, according to Yemen News Agency. President Hadi also appointed Dr Salem Ahmed Saeed Al Khanbashi as Deputy Prime Minister. Other cabinet portfolios remained unchanged, the agency added. Hadi attributed his decision to Dagher government’s negligence and failure
 
 
Man forges wife’s name to get loan
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court heard the case of a husband and wife of GCC origin, who were charged with forging a salary certificate to get a loan of Dhs900,000 from a bank. The husband admitted the charges, noting that his wife had nothing to do with the case. He added, “I forged my salary certificate and put my wife’s name on it instead of my name without her knowledge. I then presented the forged certificate to a
   
FTA simplifies VAT refund procedures for UAE nationals
ABU DHABI: Khalid Ali Al Bustani, the Director-General of the Federal Tax Authority (FTA), has announced that procedures to reclaim Value Added Tax (VAT), for UAE nationals who are building new residences have been simplified with electronic procedures. The announcement was made on Tuesday through a press release that detailed the latest updates on the VAT refund process for UAE nationals building new residences.
 
 

 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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