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UAE backs fight against ISIS
NEW YORK: The UAE has announced its full support for the international efforts to combat the terrorism of the “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” (ISIS), believing that such a war on terrorism will not lead to a marginalisation of Sunni Muslims, will not lead to a dismemberment of the components of the people of Iraq and will not lead to intervention by foreign powers with subversive agendas. In a speech to the United Nations...
 
 
 
UAE organisation distributes relief
ISLAMABAD: The Administration of UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE PAP), has distributed 40,000 food baskets and 7, 100 tents at a cost of over $3.1 million, to the families affected by the floods in a number of areas, cities and villages in the Punjab Province. The moves comes in implementation of the generous directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi and...
   
Mohammed offers condolences
DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Saturday offered his condolences on the death of Hadi Bin Masoud Al Ahbabi. During his visit to the Al Ahbabi family house in Zabeel 2 Area, Sheikh Mohammed expressed his heartfelt sympathy to the sons, brothers and relatives of the deceased. Al Ahbabi family members prayed to God to keep Sheikh Mohammed...
 
 
Afghanistan to announce poll results today
KABUL: The result of Afghanistan’s disputed election will be declared on Sunday, officials said on Saturday, as last-minute talks between the two rival candidates struggled to nail down a proposed power-sharing deal. The stalemate between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah since the June 14 vote has plunged Afghanistan into a political crisis as US-led Nato troops end their 13-year war against the Taliban. Both men claim to have...
   
Saudi citizen lost in Pakistan found after 22 years
RIYADH: A Saudi Arabian citizen who had mysteriously disappeared in Pakistan 22 years ago has finally been found by officials of the Saudi Consulate in Karachi. The consulate had conducted intensive search operations across the Sindh province to locate the lost man after receiving information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the time. He was finally traced living in an old people’s home run by a woman of Maltese origin in...
 
 
49 Turkish hostages held by ISIS released
ANKARA: Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Iraq were freed on Saturday, resolving a serious crisis which Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to avoid moving aggressively against the violent militant group. The 49 hostages were captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, when the ISIS group overran the city in its surge to seize large swaths of Iraq...

 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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