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Mohammed, presidents hold meetings
DUBAI: Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, welcomed separately Horacio Cartes, President of Paraguay, Filip Vujanovic, President of Montenegro, and Luis Guillermo Solis, President of Costa Rica, at his palace in Zabeel on Tuesday. Sheikh Mohammed, along with Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai,
AD CP gets Kuwaiti message
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has received a message from the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, regarding the fraternal relations between the two countries and issues of mutual interest. Sheikh Mohamed was conveyed the verbal message when he received Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah,
Sultan issues several decrees
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued an Emiri Decree appointing the Chairman of the Directorate of Sharjah Survey and Town Planning. Emiri Decree No. 01 of 2017 stipulates that Khalid Bin Butti Al Muhairi, Director of the Department of Planning and Survey in Sharjah, shall be promoted to the grade of Department Director and shall be appointed as
Britain will leave Europe’s single market: May
LONDON: Britain will leave the EU’s single market when it exits the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, putting an end to speculation that London might try to seek a “soft Brexit.” In a long-awaited speech in which she sought to define the country’s future as a global player that aims to trade freely far beyond Europe, May said the final exit deal would be put to parliament for a vote.
Exclusive Web portal for media industry launched
DUBAI: In what is foreseen by its initiators as the “future Google of the media industry,”, a specialised platform that provides innovative digital solutions covering all media sectors across the globe, has been launched in the UAE by BASMA Media. The socio-informative Web portal will empower all parties concerned with the media industry, including advertisers, PR professionals and others to connect, measure and
Emirates introduces sustainable blankets made from recycled plastic bottles
DUBAI: Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoThread patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights. Each Emirates ecoThread blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. With the latest innovation, the bottles are recycled into plastic chips before being turned into yarn, creating a
Costa Rica to open embassy in UAE soon
DUBAI: The Costa Rica would open its Embassy in the UAE soon as both countries enjoy strong trade relations. This was stated by Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President, Costa Rica, during a media briefing at the Dubai Chamber’s premises on Tuesday. “Our country would fully support Dubai Expo 2020 and we are also planning to establish a trade office in the City of Wonders,” he added. Solis emphasised Costa Rica’s commitment
President Sisi will revamp Egyptian cabinet
CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi will reshuffle his cabinet soon, he told state newspapers in an interview published on Tuesday. “Yes, there will be a reshuffle and very soon...We will fix what needs fixing and improve performance,” Sisi said, without giving more details. The last cabinet reshuffle took place in March, when Sisi named 10 new ministers including for the finance and investment portfolios.
Errant car owner pays Dhs100,000 in fine
DUBAI: Colonel Jamal Al Banai, Deputy Director of Dubai Traffic Police, said a vehicle’s owner paid Dhs100,000 in fine to release his impounded vehicle, while a biker paid Dhs50,000 to release his bike, which was impounded after he drove it recklessly. Al Banai pointed out that more than 200 persons had paid the traffic fines after the end of the impounding period, but most of their traffic fines did not exceed Dhs10,000, except
3.6 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Karachi
ISLAMABAD: Earthquake tremors were felt by residents of Gulshan-i-Iqbal and Gulistan-i-Jauhar areas of Karachi on Tuesday. Pakistan Meteorological Department official Najeeb Amir said that a 3.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Gulshan-i-Iqbal area at a depth of 12 kilometres and its epicentre was Karachi. The tremors were felt with most intensity in areas surrounding the University of Karachi campus, said the official.
Work on world’s biggest cricket stadium begins
Ahmedabad: India has started building the world’s biggest cricket stadium that will accommodate 110,000 spectators and cost around $100 million. Since the capacity of Kolkata’s Eden Gardens was reduced as part of a major rebuilding project, Melbourne Cricket Ground has held the title of the sport’s largest stadium with seating for around 100,000. But speaking at a ground-breaking ceremony on Monday in India’s western Gujarat
Dubai among world’s most dynamic cities
DUBAI: Dubai is among the most dynamic cities in the world, according to JLL’s City Momentum Index (CMI) 2017 report. The annual CMI report looks at the fastest-changing cities around the globe, tracking the speed of their changing economy and commercial real estate market, whilst identifying hubs that have the most dynamic attributes over the short and long-term. Placed at 11 in the global top 30, Dubai finished just behind

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.
Afghanistan's first female orchestra set to take Davos
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Iran opposes US involvement in Syria talks
TEHRAN: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said late Tuesday..
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US-led coalition strikes Daesh in Syria
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Russia says Snowden can stay two more years
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Zahara's biological mother wants to see her
LOS ANGELES: Actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie's adopted daughter Zahar..
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Bollywood actor Salman Khan acquitted in Arms Act case
JODHPUR: Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a c..
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Tennis: Wawrinka recovers poise with classy win
MELBOURNE: Stan Wawrinka got his Australian Open campaign back on trac..
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China tells local meteorological bureaus to stop smog alerts
BEIJING: China is suspending local meteorological bureaus from issuing..
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Czech fugitive wanted for spreading HIV held in Thailand
BANGKOK: A Czech fugitive wanted in his homeland for knowingly spreadi..
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'Japan will work to minimise Brexit impact on Japan firms'
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