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Abbas backs talks on draft
UNITED NATIONS: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he supports further negotiations over a draft resolution on ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands that was submitted to the UN Security Council on Wednesday for a possible vote. The draft, submitted by Jordan wants Israeli security forces withdrawn no later than the end of 2017. The resolution “comes in the context of our political battle to liberate...
VP unveils rating plaque at DIFC Courts
DUBAI: UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has emphasised that the focus on customers and clients is a fundamental pillar in the success of any organisation. Sheikh Mohammed said this during the unveiling of a Customer Services Centres’ Rating plaque at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts, which received a 5-star rating. DIFC Courts...
Sheikh Sultan hospital opens in Comoros
MORONEY: Dr Ikililou Dhoinine, President of the Union of the Comoros; Fawad Mahagi, Vice President of Comoros; Jamal Al Terifi, Adviser at the office of the Ruler; and a number of members of the diplomatic corps of Ambassadors, Consuls, representatives of Charity Association attended the opening of the Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi Hospital in Moroney City, Capital of the Union of the Comoros. The building of the hospital was funded by...
Oil price fall won’t affect UAE: Minister
ABU DHABI: Suhail Bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, has stressed that the UAE will continue making investments in the oil and gas industries, and that with its balanced and long-term policy, the country will not be affected by the decline in oil prices, especially if they do not decline for a long time. The minister made these comments on Wednesday on the sidelines of a reception that the Department of...
Death warrants signed for six Pak militants
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s military chief on Thursday signed death warrants for six militants on death row after the government ended a moratorium on capital punishment in terror-related cases, the military said. “COAS (Chief of Army Staff) today signed death warrants of 6 hardcore terrorists (pending execution) convicted by FGCM in accordance with law,” military spokesman Major General Asim Bajwa...
UN in $8.4b appeal for Syrians
BERLIN: The United Nations launched its biggest ever humanitarian appeal for Syria on Thursday, seeking $8.4 billion after only securing about half the funding it asked for in 2014. The aid is desperately needed to provide help to 18 million people in both Syria and scattered through the region, as well as the countries and communities struggling to host them, UN officials told a donors’ meeting in Germany. Some 200,000 people...
Facebook users save jilted nanny’s Christmas
LONDON: Facebook users have saved Christmas for a heartbroken nanny by paying for her flight home after she split with her boyfriend. People swamped Zascha Friis, 23, with offers of help after she posted a message saying her festive season plans had been shattered by the break up. Friis is from Denmark but has lived in High Wycombe, England, for the last four years, working as a nanny. She posted on the High Wycombe Facebook...

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.
Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi Hospital opens in Comoros
MORONEY: Dr Ikililou Dhoinine, President of the Union of the Comoros; ..
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Pakistan warns prisons of 'massive' jailbreak
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday issued threat alert for a potential "m..
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Pakistan massacre survivors vow to defy Taliban
PESHAWAR: Students grieving for their classmates massacred by the Paki..
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European court rules obesity can be disability at work
BRUSSELS: Europe's top court ruled on Thursday that obese people can b..
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Court grants bail to alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani court on Thursday granted bail to the alleged m..
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Waqar wants Pakistan to win New Zealand series
ABU DHABI: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis feels a win in the fifth and fi..
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VP unveils customer services rating plaque at DIFC Courts
DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highn..
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Canada man finds woman for free trip around world
TORONTO: A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a fre..
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Four killed in Egypt military plane crash
ABU DHABI: The General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces anno..
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Republicans slam Obama for Cuba decision
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