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Missing Indians found in Iraq mass grave
New Delhi: Four years after 39 Indians went missing in Iraq, Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj confirmed on Tuesday that all of them, kidnapped by the Daesh terror outfit, were dead. “With full proof I can say these 39 are dead. We wanted to give the families closure only after concrete proof,” she told parliament. The 39 construction workers, drawn from Punjab, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Bengal, were t
Dhs30b Aldar-Emaar joint venture to further rev up UAE’s skyline
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Tuesday attended the announcement of a joint venture between Aldar Properties and Emaar Properties to develop the world’s next era of iconic destinations that will shape the
No parking fee in Ajman for 50 days
AJMAN: Ajman Municipality and Town Planning Department has announced that 10 parking lots across the emirate will be free of charge for 50 days starting from Wednesday (today) to mark the International Day of Happiness and the department’s golden jubilee. The parking lots will be in red and will be called the parking lots of happiness. Marwan Obaid Al Muhairi, Director of the Project Management Office for Ajman
Sharjah, Dubai airports mark Happiness Day
DUBAI: Passengers arriving at Dubai Airports were taken by surprise by customs officials on Tuesday. Travellers got their passports stamped with Happiness logo special entry stamps as part of the Happy UAE celebration week. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) Dubai celebrated the International Happiness Day by stamping special entry permits on the passengers’ passports at the airp
Firing in another US school, student killed
GREAT MILLS: A student armed with a handgun wounded two classmates at a Maryland high school on Tuesday, officials said, in an outburst of campus violence just days before a student-organised nationwide march for gun control. The shooter, who was not identified, has died following the incident at Great Mills High School, St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron told reporters. Cameron said the “school resource officer” responsible
Article on free movement not in Brexit draft
LONDON: The draft Brexit agreement struck between Britain and the EU on Monday leaves Brits who have made their lives on the continent with “no more certainty” about what will happen to them after the UK leaves, MEPs and citizens’ groups have warned. Chief amongst the mysteries of the deal is the disappearance of the so-called “Article 32”, which in previous drafts regulated the free movement of British citizens living in Europe
Policeman in jail for molesting bank employee
DUBAI: A policeman who set sleeping with a bank’s female sales executive as a prerequisite for accepting a Visa card offer was on Tuesday jailed for molesting her. The Arab man, 28, will serve one year in jail plus deportation for having molested the Filipina, 26, inside a parking lot in Al Gharhoud and attempting to rape her at around 3:30pm on May 8.2017. He denied the charge during a Criminal Court a hearing
Sarkozy held in Libya poll financing case
PARIS: Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation into allegations he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi. A judicial source with direct knowledge of the case told The Associated Press that Sarkozy was being held at the Nanterre police station, north-west of Paris. Sarkozy has vehemently and
115,000-year-old bone tools unearthed in China
TORONTO: The tool making techniques mastered by prehistoric humans in China were more sophisticated than previously thought, suggests an analysis of 115,000-year-old bone tools discovered in the country. Marks found on the excavated bone fragments show that our ancestors living in China in the early Late Pleistocene were already familiar with the mechanical properties of bone and knew how to use them to make tools out of carved s

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.
Shahid Kapoor's special message for PM Modi
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UN Secretary-General calls for elimination of racial discrimination
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Mohammed praises mothers on Mother’s Day
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San Francisco bans fur sales
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Melania Trump launches campaign against cyberbullying
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110 abducted schoolgirls returned to Nigeria's Dapchi
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3 astronauts set out for space station on Wednesday
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S.Korea says three-way summit with North Korea, US possible
SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday a three-wa..
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Google commits $300m to empower media houses
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Russia threatens to ‘hit back’ at Britain over spy poisoning
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