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UAE Chief of Staff visits troops in Yemen
ADEN: Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, on Tuesday paid an inspection visit to the UAE forces participating in the Saudi-led Arab Coalition to support the legitimacy in Yemen. Accompanied by a group of senior army officers, Al Rumaithi conveyed the regards of the leadership to the troops stationed in Aden and Mukalla and their wishes for success in their mission. He also
 
 
Mosul battle to affect 1.2m
GENEVA: Displacement in Iraq may be about to worsen dramatically with the focus of military action turning towards retaking Mosul, the country’s second largest city, the United Nations Refugee Agency, said on Tuesday. “Mosul is Iraq’s second largest city, and the humanitarian impact of a military offensive there is expected to be enormous. Up to 1.2 million people could be affected,” Adrian Edwards, spokesperson of the United
   
Ministry, pension team hold meeting
ABU DHABI: The Ministry of Finance (MoF), recently received a delegation from the General Pension and Social Security Authority at its premises in Abu Dhabi, as part of Ministry’s efforts to strengthen co-operation between the two parties. The Human Resources Department at MoF received the delegation which was led by Jinan Al Madfai and included the authority’s Human Resources team. Musabah Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Assistant Under-
 
 
Indian flights can skip Pak airspace
NEW DELHI: Indian carriers operating from Ahmedabad to Gulf can now avoid flying over Pakistan airspace and take a new route over Arabian sea, even as regulator DGCA said the ‘straightening’ of the path has been done to save fuel and not because of any “political issue.” The redrawing of the route, which reportedly has been done at the request of some carriers, comes at a time when bilateral ties have been strained between India
   
MQM HQ sealing sparks Pak tension
ISLAMABAD: The Sindh Rangers on Tuesday have sealed the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) headquarters Nine Zero in Karachi. The move came after MQM’s London-based leader Altaf Hussain incited supporters to storm the office of a television channel the day before. Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Sindh AD Khowaja said on Tuesday that a treason case has also been registered against Altaf Hussain for his anti-Pakistan speech.
 
 
Residents praise Sharjah bus shelters’ plan
SHARJAH: One regular passenger said she hoped that when Sharjah builds the solar-powered air-conditioned bus shelters as per the Aug 21 announcement, it will usher in a “better life”. “It will be fun to ride public transport, more so, it will certainly contribute to a better life,” said Florence Nengun, a Cameroonian freelance photographer based in Al Rolla near the Clock Tower. A similar response was given by Jian Dong Wang,

 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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