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At least 80 die in Kabul blasts
KABUL: Daesh militants claimed responsibility for twin explosions on Saturday that ripped through crowds of Hazara community in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001. The bombings during a huge protest over a power line mark the first major Daesh assault on the Afghan capital, apparently aimed at sowing sectarian discord in a country well known for Shiite...
 
 
 
UAE leaders greet Sisi on July 23 revolution
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory cable to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, on the anniversary of July 23 revolution. Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also dis...
   
UAE strongly condemns shootings in Germany
ABU DHABI: The UAE has strongly condemned the “heinous terrorist crime” which left a number of innocent civilians dead in Munich on Friday. UAE Ambassador to Berlin Ali Abdullah Al Ahmed affirmed on Saturday that all Emirati citizens in Germany are fine and that the citizens who were stranded following the halt of mass transit system in Munich on Friday, have all been reached and taken to their places of residence. Emiratis safe...
 
 
Hamad to lead summit team
ABU DHABI: On behalf of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah will lead the UAE delegation to the 27th Arab Summit, which will be held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on July 25 and 26. The delegation accompanying Sheikh Hamad will include Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, Dr Anwar Bin Mohammed Gargash, M...
   
Munich gunman had no terror link
Munich: The teenager who shot dead nine people in a gun rampage in Munich was “obsessed” with mass killers like Norwegian right-wing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to Daesh group, police said on Saturday. Most of the victims in Friday’s attack were foreigners, including three Turkish nationals, three people from Kosovo and a Greek. Europe reacted in shock to the third attack on the continent in just over a week,...
 
 
Erdogan shuts schools, charities
ANKARA: President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency. Turkish authorities also detained a nephew of Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the July 15 coup attempt, the Anadolu state news agency reported. The schools and other i...
   
Expats swoon over Rajini film
SHARJAH: To his fans, South Indian actor ‘Thalaivar’ Rajinikanth is not just larger than the screen on which his movies show, he is larger than life itself. His shot across the bows sends a chill down the spine of his opponents. He can not only box clever but also, chop-chop, box the living daylights out of the baddies with a panache that is as rare as the rara avis himself....
 
 

 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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