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Human rights priority: Saudi
GENEVA: Saudi Arabia has confirmed that it will continue its efforts to enhance and protect human rights and cooperate continuously with international human rights mechanisms, particularly the Universal Periodic Review mechanism, special procedures and international treaty committees, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), reported. Dr Abdulaziz Al Wasel, Saudi Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, said in a speech
 
 
1-year visa for widows, divorcees
ABU DHABI: The UAE Cabinet has adopted a decision to extend the visa of the widowed or divorced women residing in the UAE and their children for one year from the date of the divorce or the death of the spouse, as part of the latest legislative facilitations approved by the Cabinet. The decision grants widows and divorced women and their children a one-year residence without the need for a sponsor. It aims to give women the
   
Kashmir faces President’s rule
by RESMI SIVARAM New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday withdrew support to the People’s Democratic Party government led by Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu-Kashmir and Mufti handed in her resignation to Governor NN Vohra. The sudden move by BJP robbed Mufti of the chance to recommend dissolution of the state assembly and continuance as caretaker chief minister. Indications available in Delhi point to the possibility of
 
 
Heavy fines, 4 black points for errant drivers
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Police said that there would be a Dhs400 fine and 4 black points for not maintaining sufficient distance between vehicles. Meanwhile, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) sent a text message to the UAE residents about the dangers of sudden lane change. Errant drivers will be punished with Dhs1,000 and 4 black points, it said. The Traffic and Patrol Directorate in the Central Operations Sector of Abu
   
World Cup fan chasing girls
MOSCOW: During an afternoon at a Moscow park, Argentina fan Augustin Otelo is counting not the number of goals his team has scored in the World Cup, but the number of phone numbers he has collected from Russian girls. “Four!” boasts the 26-year-old engineer dressed in his country’s blue and white stripes as he competes with his friends to see who can get the most phone numbers. Otelo said he hopes his “exotic factor” will help
 
 
UAE bans Russian domestic, wild birds
DUBAI: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, has banned the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs, meats and meat products and non-heat-treated wastes from the affected region and from previously infected provinces Respublika Kalmykia, Astrakhanskaya Oblast, Kostromskaya Oblast in the Russian Federation. The decision came based on a notification from the
   
South African wins $1m lottery
DUBAI: G Lubbe, a 51-year-old South African from Johannesburg, won $1 million in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion in Series 274 with ticket no 2166 at the draw held on Tuesday in Concourse B — Terminal 3. A regular participant to $1 million promotion for the last two years, Lubbe purchased his winning ticket online on May 10. He was understandably speechless and couldn’t believe his luck upon hearing the
 
 

 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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