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Egypt awaits new poll dates
CAIRO: Egypt’s electoral commission said on Sunday it was preparing a new timetable for parliamentary polls, delaying the March 21 vote after a court ruled parts of the election law unconstitutional. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi ordered that the law be redrafted within a month and asked that “legal measures be undertaken to avoid delaying” the election, his office said. Egypt’s constitutional court ruled that sections of the...
VP establishes UAE Water Aid Foundation
DUBAI: In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minster of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued Law No.(3) of 2015 establishing the ‘UAE Water Aid Foundation,’ a non-profit organisation. The foundation will be annexed to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa). Sheikh Mohammed also issued Decree No. (8) of 2015, forming the Board of Trustees of the UAE Water Aid...
Thousands mourn Putin’s critic Nemtsov
MOSCOW: Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said “I am not afraid,” more than 20,000 people somberly marched on Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. Russian President Vladimir Putin has marginalised and intimidated his political opponents, jailing some and driving others into exile, since mass anti-Putin protest...
Accused in Al Reem Island crime referred to Federal SC
ABU DHABI: The UAE Attorney General, Counsellor Salem Saeed Kubaish, has said that Alaa Bader Abdullah, the accused in the case of the crime known as Al Reem Island killing, has been referred to the Federal Supreme Court for the hearing of charges brought against her, i.e., the deliberate killing of the victim Ibolya Ryan, stabbing her with a knife, and then proceeding to attempt to kill the residents of an apartment in the...
After-office-hour emails could ruin personal lives
NEW YORK: People who receive emails from their superiors or clients at home after a tiring day at work run the risk of their personal lives being affected critically, a new study shows. The researchers surveyed 341 working adults over a seven-day period to track their feelings when they accessed a work email away from office. "Most of them reported they became angry when they received a work email or text after they had gone h...

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.
World's first all-electric communications satellites launched
WASHINGTON: US-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has succe..
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Kerry, Lavrov open tough talks on Ukraine, Nemtsov
GENEVA: US Secretary of State John Kerry began tough talks in Geneva o..
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Drone attack in Yemen kills suspected Al Qaeda militants
ADEN: A drone attack killed two suspected Al Qaeda militants in the so..
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India to launch fourth navigation satellite on March 9
CHENNAI: India will move closer to its own satellite navigation system..
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Dakota Johnson’s Daesh sketch sparks anger
LONDON: It was supposed to have been a joke. But not everyone saw it t..
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Prince William meets Chinese president
BEIJING: Prince William presented China's president with an invitation..
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Estonia’s ruling Reform Party claims election win
TALLINN: Estonia’s centre-right prime minister claimed victory in an e..
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Los Angeles police shoot homeless man dead
LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a homeless man o..
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Search warrant against Khaleda Zia’s office
DHAKA: A Bangladesh court has issued a search warrant against former p..
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North Korea fires missiles as US-South Korea drills begin
SEOUL: North Korea fired two missiles into the sea and vowed “merciles..
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