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Coalition will achieve its goal: UAE
ABU DHABI: The UAE, whose troops have played a major role in a Yemeni government offensive against the port city of Hodeidah, said on Saturday that it was ready to support diplomatic efforts to secure a rebel withdrawal. But it said the pullout must be unconditional and from the whole city not just its vital docks, the entry point for three-quarters of Yemen’s imports. “The coalition will achieve its goal, which is to free the
 
 
100-truck aid arrives in Mocha
HODEIDAH: Emirati humanitarian aid convoys, containing 100 trucks loaded with tens of thousands of food and medical items, arrived on Saturday in Mocha, south of Taiz Governorate. The assistance is presented by the UAE through the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, the top humanitarian arm of the country, to provide relief for 1.7 million Yemenis in Hodeidah and surrounding areas. It also goes in harmony with the comprehensive relief
   
Man behind 259 deaths extradited
DUBAI: Dubai Police recently handed over a wanted man, an Asian, identified as HS, reportedly involved in the burning of 259 people in a chemical plant owned by him in his country of origin in 2012. According to Colonel Saeed Abdullah Al Qamzi, Deputy Director of the Wanted Department of Dubai Police’s Criminal Investigation Department, the suspect was a businessman in his country of origin and had a number of chemical production
 
 
UAE flays terror attack in Ethiopia
ABU DHABI: The UAE has condemned in the strongest possible terms the terrorist blast that targeted a rally of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in capital Addis Ababa, in which scores of people were wounded. “The UAE condemns this criminal and coward act of terrorism, which seeks to undermine security and stability of Ethiopia and contravenes religious and human values and principles,’’ said a statement issued by the Ministry
   
Saudi women’s road to freedom opens today
RIYADH: Women will hit the roads in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with the lifting of the world’s last ban on female drivers. The move, ordered last September by King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, is part of sweeping reforms pushed by his powerful young son Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who aims to transform the economy of the world’s top oil exporter and open up its cloistered society. “We are ready, and it will totally change our life,”
 
 
Lost answer scripts land in scrap shop
PATNA: A Special Investigation Team of the Bihar Police on Saturday recovered 42,000 missing copies of answer sheets of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Class 10th exam from a scrap dealer’s shop and arrested two persons in the connection. Acting on specific information, the SIT raided the shop at Hajiyapur in Gopalganj district and recovered all copies of answer sheets that went missing last week. The team arrested the
   
Pakistani Taliban appoint new chief
PESHAWAR: The Pakistani Taliban announced it had appointed a new leader on Saturday after the militant group confirmed for the first time its former chief Maulana Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike last week. In a statement sent to AFP on Saturday TTP spokesman Mohammad Khurasani confirmed Fazlullah was killed in the US drone strike. “It is a matter of pride that all leaders of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan have been martyred
 
 
Football is Lyari’s heartbeat
Lyari Town is one of the eighteen constituent towns of the city of Karachi in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. It is not only the smallest town by area in the city but also the most densely populated. It is bordered by the towns of SITE Town to the north across the Lyari River, Jamshed and Saddar to the east, and Kemari to the west across the main harbour of Karachi. The name ‘Lyari’ comes from the name of a tree called ‘Lyaar.’
   
Spaniards prefer siesta to watching matches
KRASNODAR: One of the famous Spanish cultural stereotypes appears to be in rude health after Spain midfielder Koke revealed he and his team mates have been unable to watch some World Cup games because it interferes with their ‘siesta’, the traditional afternoon nap. “We have been watching the games we can at our base. The first coincides with siesta time and the second with training,” Koke said in an interview with newspaper El
 
 

 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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