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Democracy is realised: Sisi
CAIRO: Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah Al Sisi said on Saturday that his country has established democratic and constitutional rule after years of turmoil. Sisi declared the completion of Egypt’s transition to democratic rule in a 32-minute address to parliament, a 596-member chamber packed with his supporters. State television labelled the president’s speech “historic” before it started and some lawmakers, in a show of patriotis...
Khalifa Foundation floats $1.5m relief
BEIRUT: The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KF) on Saturday set off a US $1.5 millon aid distribution campaign in response to UAE’s announcement to help the Syrian refugees in Lebanon during the winter session. The campaign, which was launched under the supervision of the Office of the Attache for Humanitarian and Development Affairs at the UAE Embassy in Beirut, will benefit 24,280 displaced Syrian families and the...
UAE to stay leader of innovation: Hunt
Greg Hunt, Minister for Environment and Acting Minister of cities and the built environment in Australia, won the “Best minister in the world” award at the World Government Summit held earlier this month in Dubai. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, honoured Hunt with the award. He said in an exclusive interview with The Gulf Today that the UAE was...
Taiwan quake toll touches 114
TAIPEI: The death toll at a building that collapsed from a strong earthquake in southern Taiwan reached 114 as rescue efforts came to an end on Saturday, a week after the temblor hit. “The search and rescue has come to an end,” said Tainan Mayor William Lai, in remarks carried live on local television, identifying the last individual to be pulled out from the rubble as Hsieh Chen-yu, who was part of the fallen building’s...
Pope and Orthodox Patriarch join hands to seek protection
HAVANA: Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the world. Nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart, the meeting at an airport terminal in Cuba was the first ever between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch....
Pollution kills 5.5m each year
WASHINGTON: More than 5.5 million people die prematurely each year due to air pollution with over half of those deaths occurring in China and India, two of the world’s fastest-growing economies, according to a new research. According to scientists from the US, Canada, China and India, who presented their findings at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) here, conditions caused by air...

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.
Dangerous cold grips northeast US
BOSTON: A dangerous cold snap seized the northeastern United States on..
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Russia decries 'new Cold War'
MUNICH: The world has plunged into a "new Cold War," the Russian premi..
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Zika outbreak won't compromise Olympics: Brazil president
RIO DE JANEIRO: The presence of the Zika virus in Brazil won't comprom..
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Egypt has established a democratic system, declares Sisi
CAIRO: Egypt's president said on Saturday that his country has establi..
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Sheikh Sultan opens Flying Saucer Memorabilia exhibition hall
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme..
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Abdullah Bin Zayed meets Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs
SAN JOSE: Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Aff..
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Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldier
WEST BANK: Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian woman in the flashpo..
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Kerry criticises Russia for actions in Ukraine, Syria
MUNICH: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sharply criticise..
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F-16 sale to Pakistan, India summons US envoy
WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI: The US has decided to sell eight F-16 combat jet..
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Arab Women Sports Tournament 2016 concludes with SLC winning 25 medals
SHARJAH: The 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST 2016) concluded on..
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