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Clashes erupt over Al Aqsa
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Clashes erupted in the West Bank on Friday after weekly prayers while security forces deployed heavily around occupied Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque which reopened following the killing of a Palestinian by police. Dr Anwar Bin Mohammed Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has welcomed Sweden’s recognition of the state of Palestine and described it as “a positive and well-timed step...
 
 
 
Mohammed tours hospitality championship
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Friday visited the Dubai World Hospitality Championship at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Accompanied by Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director General of Protocol Department, and Ahmed Hareb, President of Dubai World Hospitality Championship and General Manager of Zabeel Palace Hospitality, Sheikh Mohammed...
   
ISESCO Guest of Honour at Sharjah book fair
SHARJAH: In celebration of Sharjah as the Islamic Cultural Capital of 2014, Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) has chosen the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) as its Guest of Honour and its Secretary General, Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, as the Cultural Personality of 2014. “By choosing this body, it means His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and...
 
 
Leviathan bags Black Pearl Award at ADFF
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF 2014) reached it’s peak on Friday night as the best of world and regional cinema as well as the emerging talents of this year were honoured with the Black Pearl Award at a glittering awards ceremony shining a light on outstanding filmmakers. The festival will conclude on Saturday. Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan bagged the Black Pearl Award for the best film, while Alexey Serebryakov...
   
Navy Seal who shot dead Osama to appear on TV
LONDON: The US Navy Seal who claims to have shot dead Osama Bin Laden is expected to reveal himself on television next month. The identity of the Team 6 member called “The Shooter” has been a top secret to protect his safety after the raid on Al Qaeda founder Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011. According to a Fox News press release, the two-part interview, The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden, will see the...
 
 
Blind woman wins back sight after accident
LONDON: A woman who hasn’t been able to see since she was 11 years old had her sight restored after an accident in which she hit her head on a coffee table. Lisa Reid, from Auckland in New Zealand, hadn’t been able to see since she was a child because of a tumour pressing down on her optic nerve. But at 24 years old, Ms Reid knelt down to kiss her guide dog Ami goodnight – and hit her head. She went to bed as normal, but the...
   
Pakistan makes fuel cheaper to help common man
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan has introduced a massive cut in prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene oil and high-octane, which will bring a considerable relief to the hard-pressed common man. The petrol price was slashed by Rs9.43 per litre, diesel price brought down by Rs6.18, kerosene oil price reduced by Rs8.16 and high-octane price decreased by Rs14.68. There is no precedent of such a huge reduction of oil prices in recent history...
 
 

 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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