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UN chief announces ceasefire for Hodeidah

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Mohammed honours graduates of new batch of MBRC
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, witnessed, with the attendance of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the graduation ceremony of the new batch of graduates of the "Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Leadership Development Programme." Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Mohammed said, "I am happy to oversee the graduation of
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Sheikh Sultan issues decree promoting Police officers
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued Emiri Decree No.48 of 2018 to promote officers of Sharjah Police, while others were referred to retirement. The Decree shall be effective from the date of its issuance, and other competent authorities should implement its provisions and shall be published in the Official Gazette.
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Sharjah Ruler visits Versatile Letters Exhibition
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Thursday visited the "Versatile Letters" Exhibition of Tagalsir Hassan calligrapher, which is organised by the Sharjah Museums Authority, at the Sharjah Calligraphy Museum. The Ruler of Sharjah toured the Exhibition in which he inspected the works of the artist Tagalsir Hassan, which displays 67 of the artist's most
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UAE welcomes political breakthroughs on Yemen
ABU DHABI: The UAE has welcomed the political progress on Yemen, including the status of Hodeidah, reached during the Sweden Consultations. Dr Anwar Bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said on Thursday that there was "encouraging news" from Sweden, adding that important political progress had been made, including on the status of Hodeidah. The Saudi-led Arab Coalition and Yemeni Forces applying military
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Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time
MOJAVE: A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years of testing to become the first US commercial human flight to breach Earth's atmosphere since America's shuttle program ended in 2011. The successful test flight presages a new era of civilian space travel that could kick off as soon as 2019, with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic battling other
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Yemen deal 'will help bring back security,' says Saudi envoy
WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition partners "strongly support" an agreement reached on Yemen in UN-brokered peace talks on Thursday, which includes a ceasefire in the vital port of Hodeidah, Riyadh's US ambassador Khalid Bin Salman said. "The agreement announced today will help bring back security to the region including the security of the Red Sea, a vital water way for international trade," the envoy, who is the bro
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RTA holds innovation lab for ‘Internet of Trains’
DUBAI: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has adopted an array of innovative ideas focused on rejuvenating the ‘Internet of Trains’ initiative, which aims at enhancing the services provided to Metro and Tram riders comprising residents, tourists and visitors of Dubai. RTA’s Rail Agency, in collaboration with Alcatel Global Communications Company, organized a workshop at RTA’s Government Innovation Lab, Al Sufouh to
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ERC pays debts of 1,700 women in Jordan
ABU DHABI: On the directives of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, the ERC launched an initiative to pay the debts of 1,700 women, including those who are currently imprisoned in Jordan. According to this social initiative, which aims to help needy people in Arab and Islamic countries, prisoners covered by the initiative will be immediately
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Abu Dhabi Airports kicks off safety week
ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Airports has kicked off this week its annual Safety Week with a series of activities designed to increase awareness of aviation safety standards and best practices among its employees and airport stakeholders. The program of activities included a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) pick up walk. During the walk, Abu Dhabi Airports’ executives, employees and stakeholders walked across the airside of Abu Dhabi
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UAE pledges $200,000 annual contribution to UNHCR
GENEVA: The United Arab Emirates has announced that it will contribute $200,000 annually to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN refugee agency, starting from the next budget year, towards the agency’s refugee assistance programmes. The announcement was made by Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva during a statement he made today before the UNHCR annual donor meeting i
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British PM May survives party confidence vote
LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote by the Conservative Party on Wednesday, but a mutiny by more than a third of her lawmakers indicated parliament was heading towards deadlock over Brexit. While 200 Conservative lawmakers voted in support of May as leader, 117 dissented, indicating opposition not only from several dozen supporters of a hard Brexit but also from many more pragmatic lawmakers
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Emirati boy trapped in washing machine, dies

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India blow as Ashwin, Sharma ruled out of second Test
PERTH: India suffered a big setback on the eve of the second Test against Australia when ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and experienced batsman Rohit Sharma were ruled out on Thursday. Also missing, as expected, will be young opener Prithvi Shaw, who was not considered for the opening Test in Adelaide after suffering ligament damage in a warm-up match. “Ravi Ashwin has a left-sided abdominal strain. He is receiving treatment at
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My wife always gives 100% to whatever she does: Ranveer
MUMBAI: Actor Ranveer Singh says he is extremely proud of his wife and actress Deepika Padukone who always gives her 100 per cent to whatever she does. This weekend, Ranveer will be seen as a guest on Zee TV's "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" show. While shooting for the episode, Ranveer was left impressed with contestant Aishwarya Pandit's performance. She sang "Nagada sang dhol" from the 2013 film "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela", starring
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Students visit Al Mouj Muscat for hands-on experience
MUSCAT: Al Mouj Muscat, Oman’s leading Integrated Tourism Complex, welcomed recently groups of students from different higher educational institutions including Military Technological College and the Tourism College for a full tour of Al Mouj Muscat and its facilities. As one of the largest event hubs in the region, Al Mouj Muscat hosted the Event Management students from the Tourism College who were given a
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Climate talks must be rescued, warns UN chief
POLAND: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sought to rescue deeply troubled climate talks in Poland on Wednesday, warning the battle against global warming is a "matter of life and death today." The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into the 2015 Paris Agreement, which vows to cap global warming at "well under" two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and 1.5C if possible. But efforts to elaborate a "rule book
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Scooterist dies after ramming into Zareen Khan's car in Goa
PANAJI: A scooterist died in the North Goa's beach village of Anjuna, after ramming into a car owned by Bollywood actress Zareen Khan, police said on Wednesday. The accident occurred late on Wednesday, when the deceased Nitesh Goral, 31, resident of Mapusa, a nearby town, rammed his scooter into the car, before falling off. He later died of head injuries at the Asilo Hospital in Mapusa. The actor as well as her driver Ali Abbas
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ENOC launches first compact fuel station in Dubai
DUBAI: ENOC Group has piloted its first compact fuel station concept in Dubai – a new fuelling format offering customers accessible and convenient refuelling services. The pilot station is designed to cater to residents living in residential communities, and is equipped with one above tank fuel dispenser and a vending machine. The fuelling unit is distinguished for its mobility as it can be dismantled, relocated and re-installed
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Pedro Pascal to lead cast of 'Star Wars' series
LOS ANGELES: "Narcos" and "Game of Thrones" star Pedro Pascal is to play the lead in upcoming "Star Wars" TV series "The Mandalorian," Disney said Wednesday, as it builds on the beloved and profitable science fiction franchise. Penned and produced by Marvel mainstay Jon Favreau, the live-action show will follow Pascal's lone gunfighter, making his way in the outer reaches of the galaxy after the fall of the Empire. "We're having
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At least 13 people killed in Vietnam flood
HANOI: At least 13 people were killed due to a flood in Vietnam, authorities said on Thursday. The victims were reported in five provinces of Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh, reports Xinhua news agency. The flood also damaged roughly 12,000 hectares of rice and other crops, killed nearly 163,500 cattle and poultry. In Vietnam, natural disasters, mostly typhoons, floods and landslides, killed 189
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9 killed in Turkey train accident
ANKARA: At least nine people were killed and 47 injured on Thursday when a high-speed train collided with a locomotive in Turkey's capital city of Ankara, according to authorities. The accident occurred at around 6.30 a.m. at the Marsandiz railway station, around 8 km from Ankara's main station, the BBC reported. The train was going from Ankara to the city of Konya. The local governor's office said the train's driver was among
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UAE welcomes political breakthroughs on Yemen
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UN chief announces ceasefire for Hodeidah
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Sharjah Ruler visits Versatile Letters Exhibition
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