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Spain to suspend Catalonia’s government
MADRID: Spain said on Saturday that it will move to dismiss Catalonia’s separatist government and call fresh elections in the region in a bid to stop its leaders from declaring independence. Speaking after an emergency cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said his government had no choice after the administration of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont acted in a way that was “unilateral, contrary to the law and seeking
Catalans weigh options after Spain ‘coup’
BARCELONE: Catalonia’s separatists were weighing their options on Sunday after Spain took drastic steps to stop the region from breaking away by dissolving its separatist government and forcing new elections. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and his regional executive − who sparked Spain’s worst political crisis in decades by holding a banned independence referendum on Oct.1 − will be stripped of their jobs and their ministries
Russia opposition leader released, hits campaign trail
MOSCOW: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walked free on Sunday after a 20-day jail term for organising protests against President Vladimir Putin. Navalny, who has declared his intention to stand for president in 2018, was released in a secret location in Moscow early Sunday to evade media attention. “Hi. I’m out,” Navalny wrote on Instagram, posting a picture of himself on a street. A photographer working for his team
Maltese rally to demand justice for murdered reporter
VALETTA: Thousands of people flocked to a rally Sunday to demand justice for murdered Maltese journalist and anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia. Crowds packed the roads of Malta’s capital Valletta as the “national demonstration for justice” began in honour of Caruana Galizia, killed in a car bombing last Monday. Initial shock at the slaughter of a woman whose work probed the murky corners of Maltese politics,
Czech election websites hacked, vote unaffected
PRAGUE: The websites used for presentation of the Czech Republic’s election results were hacked on Saturday afternoon, the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) said on Sunday, adding that the vote count was not affected. Czechs voted on Friday and Saturday in the parliamentary election, with the results then shown on two websites that CSU maintains with an outside provider. “During the processing (of the vote), there was a targeted
WHO chief rescinds Mugabe ambassador role
GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following widespread uproar against the appointment. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian health minister who took charge of the UN agency in July, had earlier this week given Mugabe the honorary role to help combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa.
Sharjah Ruler Sheikh Sultan receives Pakistani ambassador
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme..
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7,000 prisoners granted freedom with support of Faraj Fund
ABU DHABI: Dr Nasser L’khrebani Al Nuiami, Chairman of the Board of th..
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Abu Dhabi Police participate in K9 forum in Prague
PRAGUE: The Security Inspection Administration, K9, at the Abu Dhabi P..
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Shinwari leads Pakistan's whitewash of Sri Lanka
SHARJAH: Left-arm paceman Usman Shinwari destroyed Sri Lanka with a fi..
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UAE is the first Arab country on global postal services index
DUBAI: The UAE has been ranked first among Arab countries in terms of ..
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VP attends signing of MoUs for Area 2071
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Al Maktoum Bridge will be closed on Fridays for 5 weeks
DUBAI: The Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is poised to ca..
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Typhoon leaves five dead after lashing Japan
TOKYO: A powerful Typhoon left five dead, one missing and scores injur..
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Patraleekha 'blushed like a child' in SRK's presence
MUMBAI: Actress Patraleekha got a chance to meet Bollywood superstar S..
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Haya calls on global powers to do more for Rohingya
DUBAI: Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of Vice ..
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