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Al Quds eternal Palestine capital: Cairo meet
CAIRO: Al Quds will continue to be the eternal capital of the State of Palestine, affirmed the final communique released by Al Azhar International Conference in Support of Al Quds which ran for two days in the Egyptian capital. The UAE Federal National Council (FNC) participated in the two-day event, which was held in co-operation with the Muslim Council of Elders. Held under the patronage of Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah
Online shopping subjected to VAT, confirms FTA
ABU DHABI: The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has confirmed that all purchases made through online shopping portals are subject to the same 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) as any other purchase made through traditional outlets if the products purchased online are received within the United Arab Emirates. The Authority explained in an awareness flyer issued on Friday that according to Federal Decree-Law No. (8) of 2017 on Value Added Tax
RTA to offer 250 licensing plates in online auction
DUBAI: The Licensing Agency at the Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, will offer 250 licensing plates comprising 3, 4 and 5 digits in its forthcoming 51st online auction. Plates on offer bear the codes (H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, and T). Registration of bidders starts on Jan 21. The bidding will start at 08:00 am on Jan 28, and continue for five days. “The wide participation of the public in online or open auctions
Three Emiratis killed, one injured in road tragedy
ABU DHABI: Three Emiratis were killed while a fourth was seriously injured in an accident on Thursday evening in Delma Island, Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Police said on Twitter that a vehicle had flipped over after crashing into a lamppost, claiming the lives of the three Emiratis and injuring a fourth. Meanwhile, Adnan Okasha adds: Two Asians were killed while two Emiratis and two other Asian nationals were wounded in a vehicle
Al Ain Police reunite brothers after 20 years
Abu Dhabi: Al Ain Police reunited an Arab with German nationality with his Arab brother, after more than 20 years, according to Brigadier Musallam Mohammed Salim Al Amiri, chief of Al Ain Police. Al Amiri added, “The Falaj Hazza police station received an appeal from an Arab visitor named Kamal Issa Khalil, who had German nationality, asking for help in finding his brother Kamel Issa Khalil, with whom he had lost contact for
Etihad executive aims at world flying record
Abu Dhabi: Senior Etihad Airways executive Andrew Fisher embarks on a journey of a lifetime on Jan.21 when he attempts to break the world record by flying around the globe in the shortest time frame on scheduled flights, and with the fewest number of sectors. Fisher, who works as the airline’s Vice President, Fleet Planning, hopes to shave three hours off the current record of over 55 hours by completing the journey in only four
Maryam Nawaz to fight this year’s election
ISLAMABAD: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz has decided to take part in the next general election. She is set to contest the election from the NA-120 constituency in Lahore, where her father was elected in the 2013 polls, said a report. Maryam may also campaign for the provincial assembly from the PP-140 seat. She, however, has yet to confirm or deny the reports of her running in the elections.
Kuwait regrets Duterte remarks
KUWAIT CITY: Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al Jarallah on Friday expressed regret over the remarks made by the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte regarding the treatment of the Filipino community in Kuwait, reported the Kuwait News Agency, KUNA. Affirming that the two countries have maintained excellent relations, Al Jarallah specified that his department had immediately contacted the Philippines authorities to
Chinese county bans schoolchildren from mosques
Beijing: Authorities in a Muslim-majority county in northwest China have banned schoolchildren from going to mosques during their winter holidays, a state-run daily reported on Friday, the latest tightening of regulations on religious freedoms. The decision was outlined in a notice sent to all high schools, primary schools and kindergartens in Gansu province’s Guanghe county, according to the Global Times. “Schools should
Humour meets grief
For years, Akron author David Giffels joked with his wife, Gina, about his wishes for a cheap and no-fuss funeral. A simple cardboard box would do. It was during a trip to a funeral home to help pick out a casket for Gina’s dad that he discovered his wish for a cardboard coffin could be a possibility. And for just $75. His father, Thomas, overheard one of these subsequent playful banters between the husband and wife and offered

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.
Four US, Canadian captives freed in Nigeria
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Sri Lanka president takes charge of economy
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China accuses US warship of violating its sovereignty
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Tripoli airport reopens after fighting suspended flights
TRIPOLI: The airport serving the Libyan capital resumed flights on Sat..
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UAE-US joint military exercise 'Native Fury' 2018 to launch tomorrow
ABU DHABI: The UAE-US joint military exercise, "Native Fury" 2018 will..
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'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse passes away
PARIS: Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died..
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Germany weighs new sanctions against Iran: Report
BERLIN: Germany is lobbying among European allies to agree new sanctio..
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Ministry of Education announces first of its kind Industrial Revolution X programme
DUBAI: The UAE Ministry of Education revealed on Saturday its plans to..
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Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed receives Italian FM
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prin..
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Class 12 student guns down school principal in India
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