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Redouble efforts for growth, Mohammed tells ministers
DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has said that ministerial work is a responsibility and serving as a minister is a national mission that requires dedication and hard work, in which the minister leads his or her team offering an exemplary model and a source of aspiration. Sheikh Mohammed advised the new ministers in the UAE Government to
 
 
Sheikh Sultan clears Dhs22.1b budget for 2018
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued Law No.10 2017 approving a general budget of Dhs22.1 billion for the fiscal year 2018. The total amount is a 6 per cent increase from the emirate’s 2017 budget and focuses on several strategic objectives and indicators within the economic, social, scientific and cultural fields of the emirate, primarily an
   
UN could reject US Jerusalem call
UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after US President Donald Trump recognised the city as Israel’s capital. The one-page Egyptian-drafted text, which was circulated to the 15-member council on Saturday and seen by Reuters, does not specifically mention the United States
 
 
Foundations laid for UAE Pavilion at Expo
DUBAI: Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chief Executive of Emirates Group, laid the foundations for the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai on Sunday. The ceremony, also included the signing of the official agreement for the UAE’s participation in the Expo, which was signed by Dr Sultan Bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and
   
Heavy rain ushers in UAE winter
Sharjah: Rain continued to lash different parts of Sharjah and other emirates for the second day on Sunday. In Sharjah, it was concentrated heavily on the central and eastern region, resulting in surface runoffs in those areas. The Sharjah Police, municipality and the Civil Defence intensified their efforts to deal with any emergencies and warned residents to stay away from the valleys. An integrated plan was developed to deal
 
 
9 dead in Quetta church attack
ISLAMABAD: At least nine people were killed and over 50 injured in a suicide attack on the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church on Zarghoon Road in Quetta on Sunday. Daesh claimed the attack, the group’s Amaq news agency said in an online statement, without providing any evidence for its claim. The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Balochistan Moazzam Ansari and Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti confirmed the death toll in the suicide
   
Fires in Dubai and Ajman claim 4 lives
DUBAI / AJMAN: Three workers were killed in a fire that gutted a warehouse of a company dealing in advertising materials in Al Quoz, Dubai on Sunday, said Brigadier Rashid Khalifa Al Buffalasa, Assistant General Director of Fire and Rescue at the Civil Defence Department of Dubai. Brigadier Al Buffalasa said firefighters from five centres rushed to the spot and extinguished the fire. An Asian national was found dead inside the
 
 

 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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