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Gaza hit; Palestinians ink deal
GAZA city: Israel launched an air strike on Wednesday in the Gaza Strip, wounding 12 civilians including children and apparently missing its target, medical officials in the Hamas-ruled territory and Israeli reports said. Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al Qidra said the air strike wounded 12 people, all of them civilians, among them children between the ages of five and 12, as well as adults. The strike was launched just...
 
 
 
Sharjah Ruler issues four Emiri decrees
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued Emiri Decree No.40 for the year on restructuring the Executive Council of the Emirate of Sharjah. The decree stipulated in its first article that the Executive Council of the emirate of Sharjah will be restructured under the Chairmanship of Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy...
   
Lebanese lawmakers fail to elect new president
BEIRUT: Lebanon’s parliament failed to elect a new president on Wednesday, with no candidate securing the two-thirds of the vote needed to win and many lawmakers leaving their ballots blank. With the parliament divided between two powerful blocs, one centred around the Hizbollah movement and the other opposed to it, the outcome had been expected. The parliament will now hold a second vote on April 30, in which the winning...
 
 
British police look for clues after attack on Emiratis
SHARJAH: Westminster police are appealing for information after an armed robbery in the Paddington area, according to a Metropolitan Police Press Release issued by the British Consulate in Dubai. Police were called at around 1:10am on Tuesday (April 22), to reports of an armed robbery at a flat in Westbourne Gardens. A group of men forced its way into the premises. Two of the men were armed with handguns and one had a knife....
   
India relaxes visa norms to boost tourism
ABU DHABI: Tourism is set to get a boost in India as the Government of India has decided to grant long-term, multiple entry visas to people who wish to visit the country for tourism, business or medical treatment. The Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi announced on Wednesday that the applicants intending to travel to India for the purpose of tourism, business and medical treatment can now apply for visa as per the new norms....
 
 

 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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