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Boy, 7, wins reading contest
DUBAI: Seven-year-old Mohammad Djeloud from Algeria emerged as the champion of the Arab Reading Challenge, the Middle East’s largest initiative that encourages reading, and walked away with a prize of $150,000. Eighteen champions who represented their countries in the competition and the 10 winners from each Arab country that took part in the challenge were also honoured. His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice
Emirati leaders extend condolences to Qatar Emir
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable to Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, extending condolences on the death of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani who passed away on Sunday. Sheikh Khalifa expressed sincere condolences and deep sympathy and prayed to Almighty to bless the soul of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad with mercy in Paradise. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid
UAE to host Global Women MPs summit
GENEVA: Top women MPs will gather in Abu Dhabi on Dec.12 and 13 this year for the Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliaments, announced Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council. “The two-day parliamentary gathering will be hosted by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of
Arab terrorist sentenced to 10 years in jail
ABU DHABI: An Arab man was sentenced by the Federal Supreme Court to ten years in jail after being found guilty of planning a terrorist act and establishing an account on the internet to promote ideology of Daesh terrorist group. The State Security Division of the apex court has also ordered the confiscation of the items of the crime and blocking the account. The accused (A.A.M) will be deported after serving his jail term.
Palestinian school awarded $1m for committing to reading
DUBAI: Talaie Al Amal High School, based in Nablus city, Palestine, has been honoured by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as the best initiative school in the Arab Reading Challenge. The honouring took place at the Dubai Opera House on Oct.24, with the attendance of a number of officials, and members of the challenge supreme committee including

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.
Saudi Arabia: Two security men shot dead in Dammam
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Turkish-backed rebels advance in northern Syria
ISTANBUL: Turkish-backed rebel forces in northern Syria have gained co..
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Eurozone approves 2.8b euros in bailout funds for Greece
LUXEMBOURG: Eurozone officials announced on Tuesday they have approved..
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Mel Gibson 'too old to get nervous' about ninth child
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Indonesia jails Australian man for 15 years for molesting girls
INDONESIA: An Indonesian court on Tuesday jailed an Australian man for..
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Highly caffeinated drinks may affect brain like cocaine
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Obama reads mean tweets as part of Jimmy Kimmel show
LOS ANGELES: President Barack Obama entertained Jimmy Kimmel’s audienc..
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Quetta terror attack kills 59, injures 116
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Blast kills 14, injures 147 in northwestern China
BEIJING: A powerful blast at a prefabricated house in northwestern Chi..
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Mexico held 20,000 child migrants in 2015
MEXICO CITY: Mexico detained more than 20,000 unaccompanied child migr..
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