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MEXICO CITY: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum arrived on Sunday at Mexico City Airport, on a two-day state visit to the North American country. Sheikh Mohammed and his accompanying delegation were received by Mexican Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Alberto de Icaza Gonzalez, a number of senior officials, in addition to Francisco Alonso...
 
 
 
Two policemen die in Egypt
CAIRO: Gunmen killed an Egyptian intelligence officer and a policeman on a road outside Cairo in a late-night fire-fight, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. The armed men fled the scene after shooting dead Captain Ashraf Badeer El Qazaz of the intelligence service and a police conscript, the ministry said in a statement. The two men were on security patrol late on Saturday on a desert road linking Cairo to the canal city...
   
Sultan revamps Awqaf board
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah has issued an administrative decision on the restructuring of the Board of Trustees of the Sharjah Department of Islamic Affairs and Awqaf under his chairmanship. The decision No.6 of 2014 stipulated that the board of trustees will include Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Qasimi, Humaid Al Shamsi Ali Al Abbar, Sultan...
 
 
Zayed Award declares Saudi king Cultural Personality
ABU DHABI: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Ruler of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is named the Cultural Personality of the year 2014 in the Award’s eighth session. The announcement was made in a press conference held at the Emirates Palace, in the presence of Mohammad Khalaf Al Mazroui, Adviser for Cultural and Heritage Affairs at the Court of...
   
14 children, 13 women among Pak crash victims
KARACHI: A speeding passenger bus smashed into a tractor-trailer in southern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 42 people including 14 children and injuring more than a dozen others with many in critical condition, police said. The coach was going to Karachi from Dera Ghazi Khan. At least 14 children and 13 women were among those killed in the accident. The coach driver was also killed on the spot while the driver of the tractor was...
 
 
Emirati student raises UAE flag in South Pole
ABU DHABI: Emirati adventurer Maryam Salem Al Hamadi has wrapped up a 21-day challenging expedition to the South Pole by raising aloft the UAE flag in the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth. Al Hamadi, a student of the Higher Colleges of Technology in the Western Region, said her risk-fraught adventure “From Liwa Desert to the Icy South Pole’’ aimed to hoist the UAE flag there as ambassador to her country in that...
   
Men charged with stealing ATM machine
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi court of cassation upheld the verdict charging three siblings with attempting to steal an ATM machine of a bank after they uprooted it and tied it up to their vehicle. Their attempt reportedly failed because a passer-by chased them. The court also charged the suspects with damaging the machine and the front side of the bank, and sentenced them to 5 years in jail each. The court also upheld the ruling 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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