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UAE team begins work among Rohingya
ABU DHABI: An Emirati team of medical volunteers have arrived in Bangladesh to begin the provision of medical treatment to Rohingya refugees in the country. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has said that its Member States are deeply alarmed at the continuing escalation of violence, and violations against minorities in Myanmar, particularly the Rohingya. The UAE voluntary medical team will operate a mobile clinic which
Leaders greet Sultan Qaboos, wish him progress
DUBAI: UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, congratulated the Sultanate of Oman on the occasion of its 47th National Day on Friday. Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter “We congratulate the Sultanate of Oman on its 47th National Day, which marks 47 years of achievements and reflects the highest sense of success for the Omani Renaissance under the leadership of my
200 nations ignore US absence, keep climate deal on track
BONN: Nearly 200 nations made progress towards keeping a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change on track at United Nations talks ending on Friday despite a US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw. Governments made advances on drafting a detailed rule book for implementing the Paris accord at the two-week meeting in Bonn, Germany, delegates said.
Mugabe at varsity event
HARARE: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the army took charge, as the ruling party made plans to force him to step down after more than three decades in power. The president, who is 93, opened a graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University in Harare. He wore blue and yellow academic robes and a mortar board hat and appeared to fall asleep in his chair as his eyes closed
NCMS cautions motorists as rain continues
ABU DHABI: Rain fell in different parts of the country for the second day running. The Eastern Coast received medium to heavy rains on Friday, causing surface runoff and accumulation of water along numerous roads and streets. Temperatures consequently fell below the usual levels, but no serious traffic accidents were recorded. The National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has urged motorists to exercise caution,
Zayed University students create child-friendly app
DUBAI: Two students from the College of Natural and Health Sciences, Zayed University, have developed a child-friendly app for diabetes, named the Blue Bear. Hanan Alenezi and Fatma Alfalasi said the app was developed to benefit parents in monitoring and better controlling their toddlers via inserting the child’s blood sugar level to the app, which then calculates the nutritional intakes required per day, and much more, “Parents
Ajman child walks out of home unnoticed, recovered by police
AJMAN: Ajman police have safely returned a one-and- a-half year old Asian boy to his parents. Major Dr Mohamed Bin Huzaim Al Suwaidi , Director of the society of the police department of Ajman, said that the police received a notification from a caller who found the baby roaming alone on one of the streets of the Al Bustan area in Ajman. His life was at risk because no one was with him. A police patrol rushed to the place where
Filipina walks away with huge prize at Dubai Airshow draw
DUBAI: On the last two days of the Dubai Airshow, Dubai Duty Free announced the winners of its Airshow Finest Surprise draw to win a BMW and an Aston Martin respectively. The fourth day, Nov.15, saw a Filipino national Meriam Singson walk away as the proud owner of a BMW 750Li xDrive M Sport (Sapphire Black Metallic) when her ticket number 0513 in Series 1671 was drawn. Singson bought the ticket on the third day of the Dubai
Broken heart causes same damage as heart attack
LONDON: Severe emotional stress can prompt a sudden heart condition that poses the same sort of long-term damage as a heart attack, new research has found. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy – or “broken heart syndrome” - affects at least 3,000 people in the UK and is typically triggered by traumatic life events such as bereavement. During an attack, the heart muscle weakens to the point where it can no longer function as effectively.
Reality speaks
“The Law School Scam,” a 2014 investigative article in The Atlantic, was the inspiration for John Grisham’s latest novel, “The Rooster Bar.” Grisham’s tale is a thoroughly engaging, seriocomic caper that satirises and exposes unsavory for-profit law schools, along with banks that exploit students with loans they’ll never be able to pay off, unfair United States immigration policies and, for that matter, the entire legal profession
Having pet dog can lower heart disease risk, says study
London: Are you a dog lover? Your care and compassion for pets, especially dogs, can help you stay away from heart diseases. Dog owners have a low risk of developing cardiovascular diseases that further enables them to reduce the risk of mortality, a new research confirmed. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, states that dog owners in general had a higher level of physical activity, which could be counted as

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.
Broken heart can cause same damage as a heart attack
LONDON: Severe emotional stress can prompt a sudden heart condition th..
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UAE-sponsored festival boosts new wave of British sporting heroines
LONDON: The 12th annual Women of the Future Awards took place at Londo..
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Fiji to move more than 40 villages inland as seas rise
BONN: Fiji plans to move more than 40 villages to higher ground to esc..
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Mugabe makes first public appearance
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Iraqi forces recapture last Daesh-held town
BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remai..
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India assures medical visa to another Pakistani national
NEW DELHI: India on Friday assured a medical visa to another Pakistani..
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20 injured in fire at Pennsylvania senior living community
WEST CHESTER: A massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylva..
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Mafia boss Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina passes away aged 87
ROME: Former “boss of bosses” Toto Riina, one of the most feared Godfa..
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Philippine troops abused rights in Marawi battle: Amnesty
MANILA: Philippine troops detained and tortured civilians trying to fl..
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China, Russia to hold simulated anti-missile drill
BEIJING: The Chinese and Russian militaries will next month hold anti-..
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