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Tunisia declares state of emergency
TUNIS: Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is “not safe” and risks collapse from further extremist attacks. With a nationwide televised address, Essebsi officially reintroduced urgent security measures for Tunisia that had been lifted in March 2014. Essebsi said an “exceptional situation required...
 
 
 
President, VP and Mohamed greet Obama
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory cable to US President Barack Obama on the occasion of his country’s Independence Day. UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and...
   
Egypt’s stability in place: Sisi
CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, declared on Saturday that the country’s security situation was “completely stable” following a co-ordinated assault on the military in the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. Meanwhile, Egyptian warplanes killed 25 militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said. Wearing his old uniform, the president in...
 
 
Arab Parliament urges solid action against terrorism
CAIRO: The Arab Parliament is holding an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the situation in some Arab countries following the recent series of bloody terrorist attacks. In a press statement, the pan-Arab body said the meeting, to be chaired by its speaker Ahmed Al Jarwan at the Arab League, is part of the Parliament’s approach to address the “systematic terrorist campaign against the Arab Nation.” “The Arab Parliament seeks...

 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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