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UAE stresses migrants’ safety
GENEVA: The Emirati Parliamentary Division delegation stressed the importance of developing joint standards for the protection of migrants, governing migration and considering gender, children and people with disabilities through all phases of migration, during its participation in the meeting of the Third Permanent Committee of Democracy and Human Rights as part of the meetings at the 139th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
 
 
Khalifa issues decrees
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued a Decree appointing Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak as the President’s Special Envoy to China, with the decision being published in the latest issue of the Official Gazette. Sheikh Khalifa also issued a Federal Decree appointing Ahmed Mohamed Sharif Ali Mohammed Al Khouri as Director General of the Federal Transport Authority Land & Maritime.
   
Sharjah to have elected municipal councils: Sultan
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has emphasised the importance that Consultative Council, the Municipal Councils and the District Councils of the Emirate continue to support the efforts of the Sharjah Government in solving people’s problems and improving the society. This came during his speech on Thursday at the opening of the fourth ordinary session of
 
 
Putin says Trump wants to repair US-Russia ties
SOCHI: Russia’s Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that US President Donald Trump listened to him and was keen to improve battered US-Russia ties despite the complicated domestic political situation in the United States. Putin, who was speaking at a discussion forum in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, made the comments when asked if he agreed that Trump only listened to himself. Putin said he thought the US president wanted to
   
Top Afghan cop killed in shooting, US general unhurt
Kandahar: A powerful Afghan police chief was among at least three people killed in a shooting on Thursday the Taliban said had targeted top US commander General Scott Miller. Miller was not hurt in the assault claimed by the militant group that also wounded at least 12 people, including three Americans and a provincial governor, Nato and Afghan officials said. In a Twitter post, the Taliban said Miller and Kandahar provincial
 
 
Three die in Ajman apartment fire
AJMAN: A fire that erupted in an apartment of a residential building in Al Rashidiya, Ajman resulted in the death of a 69-year-old Arab and two of his grandchildren from suffocation and some burns. According to the official records, the operations room received a report from a passerby, who saw the smoke rising from an apartment on the 4th floor of a 6-storey residential building. Police and Civil Defence crews rushed to the
   
128 fake bank accounts traced in Pakistan: PM
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has revealed that authorities have found 128 more bank accounts through which billion of rupees were laundered outside of Pakistan. He also said he is hopeful that Pakistan will not have to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout package. “The next two foreign visits are of high importance. Our talks with friendly countries are under way. If we had to go to the IMF, we
 
 
British PM slammed over EU extension plan
LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May came under fire from all sides in Britain’s fractious political landscape on Thursday as she warmed to an European Union (EU) plan in Brussels to extend the post-Brexit transition period. Hardcore Brexit backers and pro-EU loyalists alike rounded on the premier after she said she was considering keeping Britain in line with the European Union for months longer, by extending a transition
   
India to tighten sexual harassment laws
NEW DELHI: India is considering tightening sexual harassment laws, government officials said on Thursday, after an avalanche of complaints of abuse lodged by women in recent weeks thrust the issue to the forefront of politics. Changes to the laws are being considered as the government weighs different proposals to tackle harassment, one of the officials said. “The official announcement could come next week,” said the official,
 
 

 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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