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Yemenis leave UAE after treatment
ABU DHABI: Thirty-six injured Yemeni citizens, who have successfully recovered following treatment in UAE hospitals on the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, have now left the country after being discharged from various health facilities. So far, the UAE has welcomed around...
 
 
 
Egypt erects Sheikh Zayed statue
CAIRO: The Authority of New Urban Communities and the Sheikh Zayed City Municipality in Egypt completed putting up the first statue of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Egypt and the UAE. The statue was placed at the second entrance of the Sheikh Zayed city in Egypt, in preparation for its official opening which will take place shortly. The move is part of a business initiative undertaken in collaboration with the...
   
Egyptian elections to start on Oct.17
CAIRO: Egypt’s legislative elections, the first since President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi took office, are to be contested in phases between Oct.17 and Dec.2, the electoral commission announced on Sunday. The polls had initially been scheduled for early 2014 but were repeatedly delayed on legal grounds. In a complex electoral system for the 568-member parliament, a sector of the electorate living abroad will vote on Oct.17, followed...
 
 
11 killed as massive blaze wrecks Saudi housing complex
RIYADH: A large fire broke out on Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich east, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 200, officials in the kingdom said. The blaze began early in the morning in a multi-storey residential compound known as Radium in the eastern city of Khobar. The complex accommodates workers for state oil giant Saudi Aramco, which oversees petroleum...
   
GCC, Arab League condemn terrorist blast in Bahrain
RIYADH: The Secretary-General of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) for the Arab States of the Gulf, Dr Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani, has condemned the terrorist blast in the village of Karana in Bahrain, describing it as “a despicable crime that is incompatible with values and morals of humanity.” In a statement released earlier today, the Secretary-General said that such terrorist crimes that aim to increase insecurity,...
 
 
New school session begins
Sharjah: Students across the UAE returned to their institutions on Sunday. Both the government and private schools started their classes on a positive note. The new academic year saw a healthy start on the first day. However, the rate of absence was 15 to 30 per cent in some schools. In some cases the reason was unavailability of books. Maintenance work was still being carried out in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain...
   
Fake CID officers kidnap, rape girls
DUBAI: The Public Prosecution in Dubai referred three Asian nationals involved in kidnapping four compatriot girls while impersonating as CID men. The suspects reportedly raided the victims’ house and asked to see their identity papers. They beat them up before taking them out to get into their vehicle which they claimed would head to the police station. But on the way they dropped two of them who were led to a villa where they...
 
 

 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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