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VP and Abu Dhabi CP at F1
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended the closing ceremony of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi 2014 at Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday. The ceremony was also attended by kings and presidents of a number of countries,...
 
 
 
Sultan order on animals
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued an administrative order prohibiting possession of dangerous predators in the Emirate of Sharjah. According to the Article 1 of the resolution No.15 of 2014, the natural and legal persons are prohibited to possess dangerous predator animals at homes or farms in the Emirate of Sharjah, whatever the purpose of the a...
   
GCC meeting in Doha tomorrow
RIYADH: The 133rd meeting of Foreign Ministers from the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) will be held in Qatar on Tuesday, GCC Secretary-General Dr Abdullatif Al Zayani announced on Sunday. The ministerial meeting will prepare for the 35th session of the Supreme Council of GCC leaders, which will also be held in Doha in December. The GCC Foreign Ministers will discuss reports on GCC joint action, strategic dialogues...
 
 
Dubai, Abu Dhabi top Mideast centres
DUBAI: Dubai advanced 12 grades to rank 17 worldwide and first in the Middle East on the Z/Yen index for the best global financial centres for 2014. The emirate previously ranked 29th worldwide on the said index. Abu Dhabi also jumped 13 points on the same index to rank 19th worldwide and second in the Middle East. The capital was 32nd worldwide on the above index in the beginning of this year. The index includes 83 financial...
   
UAE denies Amnesty report claims
ABU DHABI: The Attorney-General of Abu Dhabi, Ali Mohammed Abdullah Al Balushi, has dismissed Amnesty International’s recent report entitled “UAE: Ruthless crackdown on dissent exposes ugly reality beneath facade of glitz and glamour”, published on Nov 18, as untrue, saying it fell short of the minimum levels of credibility as it has failed to verify the information and facts it received from its sources publishing them as is...
 
 
Tunisian vote is big step: PM
TUNIS: Tunisia took another step forward in its transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy. The favourite among 27 candidates was former premier Beji Caid Essebsi, an 87-year-old veteran whose anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party won a parliamentary election last month. A run-off vote will be held at the end of December if no candidate...
   
Afghan human bomb claims 50 spectators
KABUL: Around 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds gathered to watch a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday evening, officials said. “The suicide attacker was on a motorcycle, he detonated himself in the middle of a volleyball match,” Attaullah Fazli, deputy governor of Paktika province, said. “A lot of people including some provincial officials...
 
 

 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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