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Mohammed hails Emirates deal
DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum said “Emirates truly represents Dubai’s spirit of growth, innovation and resilience.” “It also epitomises the city’s increasing role in connecting the world. This deal reflects Emirates’ confidence in shaping the future,” Sheikh Mohammed added. Sheikh Mohammed made the statement after the Dubai-based
Sheikh Sultan issues decree on women’s sports club
SHARJAH: Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi has issued an Emiri Decree to establish Sharjah Sports Club for Women. Under the Emiri Decree No (03) of 2018, a sports club for women will be established in the emirate called “Sharjah Sports Club for Women,” enjoying the legal personality and full capacity to carry out the legal acts necessary to achieve its objectives,
UAE submits note to United Nations on Qatar's threat
ABU DHABI: The UAE has submitted a note to the President of the UN Security Council and the President of the United Nations General Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of the UN Charter, following Qatar’s threat to the lives of civilians through its interception of two UAE aircraft on a routine flight to Bahrain via internationally accredited airlines, and with all necessary approvals and permits. The note states the UAE
Death toll increases as storm batters Europe and US
THE HAGUE: Violent gales battered northern Europe and beyond on Thursday, snapping air and train links and leaving four people dead, all killed by falling trees. Meanwhile, commuters in the US South faced frigid temperatures and dangerously slick roads on Thursday after a winter storm, responsible for at least eight deaths, thrashed the region with heavy snow and winds that snapped power lines. The Netherlands bore the brunt of
OIC to hold discussions on Houthi missile attacks
JEDDAH: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is holding an emergency meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers on Sunday in Jeddah at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss the repercussions of the launching of ballistic missiles by the Houthi militias towards Riyadh. A preparatory meeting at the delegate level will precede the ministerial meeting to discuss its draft final communique. Dr Yousef Bin Ahmed
RTA opens new bridge today
DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will open on Friday the new bridge at the intersection of Airport-Casablanca streets, nearby the Cargo Village building. A one-lane bridge has been added to serve the traffic from Airport Street in the direction of Casablanca Street, thus eliminating the waiting time at the traffic signal. Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA,
Bus fire kills 52 Uzbeks
ASTANA: Fifty-two Uzbeks were killed on Thursday when a Russia-bound bus they were travelling on caught fire in the central Asian country of Kazakhstan. The bus burst into flames at 10:30am local time (0430 GMT) with 55 passengers and two drivers on board, Kazakhstan’s emergency services ministry said. “Five people who managed to escape are receiving medical assistance. The rest died on the spot,” the ministry said, without
Angelique Kidjo set to make UAE debut in February
ABU DHABI: The Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is thrilled to welcome one of Africa’s greatest living female vocalists and performers this February, as Angelique Kidjo gets set to perform her interpreted version of Talking Heads’ groundbreaking album, Remain in Light. Taking place on Saturday, Feb.3, Kidjo will make her UAE debut with a show ideal for all audiences, including Talking Heads fans, world music lovers,
Airline cleaner sent to jail over woman’s photos
DUBAI: An airline cleaner, who embezzled an American belle’s memory card and posted her photos on Facebook to attract followers, was locked up on Thursday. The Asian cleaner, 28, was on duty inside an airplane when he landed on the victim’s smartphone in a seat’s pocket on Sept.15, 2017. He removed the card and handed the phone to his supervisor. The cleaner committed an assault on the victim’s privacy by publicising

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.
Syrians freeze to death crossing mountains into Lebanon
BEIRUT: Nine Syrians froze to death crossing into Lebanon when an icy ..
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Ex-PM’s daughter Maryam to contest 2018 elections
ISLAMABAD: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz ..
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Thousands commemorate 21st Terry Fox Run in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI: Thousands of residents came together for the 21st Terry Fox..
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Philippines' main airport fires contractor over baggage thefts
MANILA: Manila airport fired a major contractor and announced a raft o..
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Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website
MANILA: Philippine journalists took to the streets on Friday in suppor..
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Kerala mother admits to killing teenage son
TRIVANDRUM: Kerala Police investigating the murder of a teenage son by..
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Online shopping purchases subject to VAT, says FTA
ABU DHABI: The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has confirmed that all purc..
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California couple denies torturing children
RIVERSIDE: A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple..
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Iraqi teen denies attempted bombing of London train
LONDON: An Iraqi teenager on Friday pleaded not guilty to allegations ..
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ERC intensifies relief efforts in Yemen
SHABWA: The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has intensified its relief and..
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