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KINGDOM REMAINS UNITED
EDINBURGH: Scotland has rejected independence in a referendum that leaves the United Kingdom intact but opens the door to wider autonomy following a huge turnout, preliminary results showed on Friday. The “No” camp was ahead by 55.42 per cent to 44.58 per cent for the “Yes” camp with 31 out of 32 local areas counted. “No” campaigners across Scotland...
 
 
 
Abu Dhabi CP, Al Azhar Imam focus on Islamic values
CAIRO: General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has commended the academic, cultural and civilisational role of Al Azhar Al Sharif in the Islamic World over centuries. The Crown Prince made his remarks during a visit to Al Azhar Sheikhdom in Cairo where he was welcomed by the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Dr Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayeb and a number of senior...
   
ISIS releases video of British hostage
BEIRUT: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal “facts” about the group to counter its portrayal in Western media. Australia’s largest ever counter-terrorism raids on Thursday detained 15 people and foiled an alleged plot by ISIS militants to conduct “demonstration...
 
 
Xi, Modi stress tranquillity on nations’ border
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday raised serious concern over repeated incidents along the Sino-India border during talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The prime minister’s remarks came in the backdrop of reports of incursion by Chinese troops into Chumar region, Jammu and Kashmir. According to the latest reports, the troops have withdrawn following India’s protests. Addressing a joint press conference,...

 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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