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Mohammed, Michel witness arms deals
BRAZILIA: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum met on Tuesday Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. He also held talks with Vice-President of Brazil Michel Temer at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meeting was attended by UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Mohammed and Temer exchanged talks over ways of...
 
 
 
New armed robbery of UAE family in London: Ministry
LONDON: In a second armed robbery of its kind, a seven-member gang attacked a UAE citizen and his wife on Monday night in their apartment in London, UAE Ambassador to the UK, Abdul Rehman Ghanem Al Mutaiwei, has announced. Al Mutaiwei stated that the masked robbers, who carried hammers, knives and guns, forced into the door of the apartment, threatened the family and stole their money, jewellery and credit cards....
   
Biden warns Russia against fuelling tension in Ukraine
KIEV: US Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that it faces “more costs” if it refuses to pull back troops massed along Ukraine’s border and stop fuelling separatist unrest in the east. “More provocative behaviour will lead to more costs and greater isolation,” Biden told a news conference in Kiev. Standing alongside acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Biden called on Moscow to encourage...
 
 
Syria urged to review June 3 election plan
NEW YORK/CAIRO: Urging Syrian authorities to reconsider plans to conduct the presidential election, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi on Tuesday pledged to continue to seek and build on any opportunity to resolve the country’s three-year civil war. Arab League chief Nabil Al Arabi said in a statement: “This step could suspend the desired efforts...
   
Monkeys learn mathematics from scientists
NEW YORK: Go tell this to your kid who is throwing tantrums at learning maths. According to a new research, even monkeys have the ability to use numbers and symbols to add up. The scientists from Harvard University taught three rhesus monkeys the values of 26 distinct symbols — the 10 Arabic numerals and 16 letters. Each symbol was associated with zero to 25 drops of a reward of water, juice or orange soda. Given the choice of...
 
 

 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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