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Mohammed attends Knowledge Summit
DUBAI: The Knowledge Summit 2017 opened in Dubai on Tuesday with the launch of “Literacy in the Arab World” aimed at combating and eradicating illiteracy from the region. Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the opening session of the fourth edition of the Knowledge Summit at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Launched by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al
 
 
AD CP receives delegation
ABU: DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Tuesday separate delegations from the Emirates Defence Industries Company, EDIC, the Rabdan Academy, and the UAE Shooting Association. Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the delegations and exchanged cordial talks with them on the activities, programmes and plans of their respective
   
Hariri holds talks with Sisi
CAIRO: Lebanon’s Saad Al Hariri, who announced his resignation as prime minister on Nov.4, has arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, Egyptian state news agency Mena and Hariri’s press office said on Tuesday. Hariri arrived at Cairo International Airport, where he was received by Egypt’s health minister, Lebanese ambassador to Cairo and Egypt’s ambassador to Beirut, his press office said.
 
 
Euphoria as Mugabe goes
HARARE: Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe on Tuesday, swept from power as his 37-year reign of brutality and autocratic control crumbled within days of a military takeover. The bombshell news was delivered by the parliament speaker to a special joint session of the assembly which had convened to impeach Mugabe, 93, who has dominated every aspect of Zimbabwean public life since independence in 1980.
   
50 die in Nigeria blast
YOLA: A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by militant group Boko Haram. Tuesday’s bombing brings the number killed in 2017 to at least 278, according to calculations by Reuters. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack. Abubakar Othman, a police spokesman in Adamawa state, said the death toll
 
 
Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival starts
SHARJAH: The inaugural edition of the two-day Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF) got off to a successful start on Tuesday in the presence of Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), and Chairperson of Sheraa. The festival, organised by the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa) in order to continue fuelling their efforts to empower young entrepreneurs
   
Suicide attacker kills 32 in Iraqi marketplace
BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber detonated a pickup truck loaded with explosives, killing 32 people at a marketplace in a contested town claimed by Baghdad and the Kurdish region. Iraqi police and hospital officials say the powerful explosion Tuesday evening in Tuz Khormato wounded at least 75 people. At least six members of Iraq’s security forces were among those killed. No one immediately claimed responsibility
 
 
Fake news and digital revolution under discussion
DUBAI: Fake news and how to combat it; the impact of technological development on the media; robots and Artificial Intelligence; as well as the UAE’s readiness to wade through the Digital Revolution also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) - were discussed in a session comprising of the local minister, Google representative and other academic on Day One of the Knowledge Summit held in Dubai. The Minister of Culture
   
Imprisonment for eight in Dhs3.6m robbery case
DUBAI: A gang of knife-wielding men, who lured currency exchange dealers into a trap, restrained them and decamped with Dhs3.6m, must see out their punishments. An unemployed Cameroonian, three compatriot visitors and two Malian visitors, used knifes and cleavers during the 40-minute robbery inside a Dubai hotel on Feb.15, prosecutors revealed. They decamped with the money in addition to two mobile phones belonging to the money
 
 

 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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