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Yemeni forces retake Daleh
SANAA: Fighters backing Yemen’s exiled government captured a city on the road to the port city of Aden, officials said on Tuesday, their first significant victory since a Saudi-led coalition began targeting Shiite rebels in air strikes. The fighters took Daleh, a significant gain as the city is home to the command centre of the 33rd Armoured Brigade, the country’s largest army unit that had been loyal to former Yemeni...
One-window service our aim: Mohammed
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has attended a brainstorming session attended by 100 deputies, Directors-General and officials of smart government services, to discuss the most important ideas for the development of smart government services and its infrastructure as well as to promote its usage and enhance the quality of its applications....
UAE hands over 200 buses to Egypt
CAIRO: The UAE has delivered 200 buses to Egypt, the second instalment in its promise to donate 600 buses to the public transport authority in Cairo, said the Co-ordination Office of the UAE-funded Development Projects in Egypt. The donated buses were manufactured by Abu Dhabi-based Hafilat Industries and JB Polo Buses Manufacturing in Egypt. The Office says that up to 600,000 residents of the Egyptian capital are expected to...
Asphalt-melting heat kills 800 in India
NEW DELHI: At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50°C. Hospitals were on alert to treat victims of heatstroke and authorities advised people to stay indoors, with no end in sight to the searing conditions. India’s Meteorological Department said it had issued heat warnings to several states where temperatures were forecast to top 45°C over...
Qatar’s Premier receives UAE economy minister
DOHA: Qatar’s Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani has received Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, and a number of UAE’s trade and investment mission following their participation in the Qatar-UAE Business Forum, at the headquarters of the cabinet. Among those who attended the meeting were Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Al Thani, Qatari Minister of Economy and Commerce,...

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.
25-year-old Muslim woman denied flat in Mumbai
MUMBAI: A 25-year-old woman professional was allegedly refused a flat ..
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India's ex-premier says new regime undermining democracy
NEW DELHI: India's former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday a..
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Russian divers report ancient ship find near Crimea
MOSCOW: A group of Russian divers said on Wednesday they had found Byz..
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Temperatures soar across Mideast amid sandstorms
CAIRO: Temperatures are soaring across the Middle East, with winds and..
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EU asks member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers
BRUSSELS: The European Union (EU) on Wednesday asked its member states..
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Singapore Airlines Airbus loses power in-flight to both engines
SINGAPORE: A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus plane carrying 194 people..
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Pakistan arrests owner of 'fake degree factory'
KARACHI: Pakistani investigators on Wednesday arrested the head of a f..
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British ex-PM Blair quits as Middle East envoy
LONDON: Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Wednesday resigned..
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9 Fifa officials indicted on graft charges
NEW YORK: The US Justice Department announced conspiracy and corruptio..
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Deaths from major heat wave sweeping India top 1,100
HYDERABAD: More than 1,100 people have died in a major heat wave sweep..
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