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Let ambitions grow: Mohammed
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, chaired on Wednesday at his office in Emirates Towers the annual brainstorming session with his team. The meeting agenda detailed new ideas and future plans. During the meeting, His Highness said the UAE has become a model for the entire region and sustaining the country’s position as an icon for development and
 
 
AD CP, Imran hold talks
ABU DHABI: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday on a state visit to the UAE. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, led an entourage of ministers, Sheikhs and top officials to welcome the Pakistani prime minister upon arrival aboard a Presidential Flight. Eritrea deal Separately, Sheikh Mohamed said the
   
Triple talaq now an offence
New Delhi: The Indian government on Wednesday issued an executive order making the Islamic practice of “instant divorce” a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison. The controversial move brings an outright ban on “triple talaq” -- when a Muslim man ends his marriage by saying “talaq” (“you are divorced” in Arabic) three times in succession — a step closer. Muslim women say they have been divorced over messaging
 
 
N.Korea agrees to abolish nuke site
SEOUL: North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, in a new gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country’s nuclear programme. After a summit in Pyongyang, Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the North was also willing to close its main nuclear complex but only if the United States took unspecified
   
Court orders release of Sharif, Maryam
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities released former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz from jail on Wednesday after a court suspended prison sentences they got in July over the purchase of upscale apartments in London. Supporters showered Sharif’s car with rose petals after he was freed from the jail in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, television footage showed. “The prisoners have been set free,” Ishaq Cheema,
 
 
Administrator incarcerated for filming flatmate
DUBAI: An administrator who filmed a female flatmate inside a partitioned apartment as she changed clothes has failed to convince the jury to acquit him. The Asian defendant, 38, was hauled into the Dubai Criminal Court charged with breaching the modesty of the Filipina clerk, 24, by peeking at her and filming her, according to her complaint at the Jebel Ali Police Station. He also misused an information technology service
   
Chinese Maradona a Soccer Nut going strong at 63
HANGZHOU (China): Friends call him “Maradona” and Chinese media have dubbed him “Soccer Nut” — Zhao Chongshan is 63 but he still plays football three times a week and has no plan to hang up his boots. Zhao looks like any other doting grandfather with his gentle manner and warm smile, but he is something of a celebrity in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang because of his enduring fitness and undying love for football.
 
 
Abu Dhabi named safest city in the world for second year running
Abu Dhabi: The emirate of Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world for the second year running by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide. Surpassing more than 300 cities across the world, including Tokyo, Japan, Basel, Munich, and Vienna, the UAE’s capital has once again topped the list as the most secure city in
   
India maul Pakistan in Asia Cup
Dubai: Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled an enchanting spell to help India set up a facile win against arch-rivals Pakistan in their Asia Cup ODI match in Dubai on Wednesday. Kumar picked up three wickets, conceding just 15 runs in his seven overs as India restricted Pakistan to a modest total of 162. Their batsmen then went on to knock off the winning runs for the loss of only two wickets with 21 overs to spare. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit
 
 

 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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