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Several die in Munich violence
MUNICH: Germany’s Muencher Abendzeitung reported that up to 9 people were killed in a shooting in a shopping mall in the southern city of Munich. Interior ministry suspected the shooting involved more than one person. A second shooting was reported from Marienplatz metro station, according to some sources. TV images showed dozens of emergency vehicles outside the mall. The shopping centre is next to the Munich Olympic...
 
 
 
Turkey orders army revamp
ANKARA: Turkish authorities on Friday announced a shake-up of the security forces one week after the failed coup, as Ankara vowed not to seek revenge despite a growing crackdown. Erdogan said the government’s Supreme Military Council, which is chaired by the prime minister and includes the defence minister and the chief of staff, would oversee the restructuring of the armed forces. The failed coup has stoked tensions in Germany’...
   
IAF jet goes missing
New Delhi: An Indian Air Force (IAF) plane with 29 people on board has gone missing over the Bay of Bengal. The IAF’s AN-32 plane took off from Tambaram in Chennai for Port Blair in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, officials said. It lost radar contact around 8:45am. Its estimated time of arrival in Port Blair was 11.30am. Media reports claim that bad weather could have played a role in forcing the aircraft off its flight path....
 
 
US travellers to Saudi warned
WASHINGTON: The US government issued an urgent warning on Thursday that it has information about a possible attack against its citizens in the Saudi port city of Jeddah. The State Department said the US embassy had “received reports of a potential, imminent threat against US citizens in areas of Jeddah frequented by Westerners, such as markets, restaurants and shopping malls, among others.” The security message, published online...
   
Friend turns girl into addict
DUBAI: The Social Networking Division of the Department for Combating Drugs at Dubai Police rescued a girl in her twenties from continuing abusing drugs out of love for an addict that she met on social networking site Instagram. Amal Abdul Rahman Al Fiqa’i, head of the division, pointed out that the girl was referred to the division after she had been arrested in the company of the young man inside a vehicle. After tests proved...
 
 

 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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