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VP attends Dubai bank anniversary
DUBAI: UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, attended the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Dubai Islamic Bank as the first Islamic Bank across the world. At the end of the ceremony, Sheikh Mohammed signed a model of a golden coin designed to celebrate the event. Sheikh Mohammed praised the role of the bank in the development of Islamic banking...
 
 
 
Progress steady: Mohamed
Abu Dhabi: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has affirmed that the UAE is moving ahead steadily to deliver more developmental achievements and gains at the hands of its citizens and powered by its ability, strong determination and confident vision thanks to Allah and to the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin...
   
Sultan orders concession to women
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has instructed that national women married to non-nationals should be treated equally with other national women in Sharjah when applying for residential land grants and benefits. He also instructed Sharjah Housing Department to start receiving the applications of Sharjah women married to...
 
 
Killers of UAE officer get death sentence
MANAMA: Three men were sentenced to death by a Bahrain court on Thursday and seven others were given a life term for killing three policemen including one from the UAE.The kingdom’s Public Prosecution said on its Twitter account that the men were found guilty of killing three policemen last March, including Lieutenant Tareq Mohammed Al Shehhi from the UAE. The defendants who escaped the death penalty were sentenced to life...
   
Afghan avalanche toll shoots past 200
KABUL: More than 200 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday, warning the death toll could rise still further. The bulk of the deaths came in Panjshir province, north of Kabul, where at least 168 people were killed, acting provincial governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri told AFP. “Our death toll has risen to 168 people killed in avalanches in Panjshir...
 
 
Blockade delays Gaza rebuilding
LONDON: The rebuilding of homes, schools and hospitals in Gaza could take more than a century to complete unless an Israeli blockade restricting imports of construction material into the Gaza Strip is lifted, aid agency Oxfam said on Thursday. Gaza needs more than 800,000 truckloads of building materials to repair infrastructure damaged in the 2014 war with Israel, yet less than a quarter of one per cent of the materials needed...
   
India to invest $137 billion in railways
NEW DELHI: Indian Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu presented the Railway Budget 2015-16 on Thursday with no big ticket announcements regarding new trains, left passenger fares untouched and laid more stress on modernisation and improving various facilities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the Budget as “forward looking, futuristic and passenger centric”, combining a clear vision and a definite plan to achieve it....
 
 

 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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