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Cabinet resolutions to ensure quality of dairy items and beverages
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Cabinet Resolutions Nos.29 and 30 on the UAE regulatory system for the monitoring of milk and dairy products and another on the monitoring of juice and beverages. The two resolutions have been published in the latest issue of the Official Gazette. The Cabinet also adopted a resolution to
   
Intense fighting as coalition moves closer to port city of Hodeidah
ADEN: Saudi-led military coalition moved closer to the main port city of Hodeidah in Yemen on Sunday in the largest offensive against the Houthi militias. In response Houthis deployed additional forces in the main port city. Fierce clashes broke out after midnight near Hodeidah University, around 3 km west of the city centre, on the coastal road linking the airport to the port, said a resident. Coalition forces seized the
 
 
Erdogan leads in partial count
ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on Sunday leading a tightly-contested presidential election in a partial count as he seeks a new mandate in the face of a revitalised opposition and weakening economy. A count of almost 50 per cent for the parliamentary election also showed that Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) − along with its Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) allies − were well ahead and
   
Egypt extends emergency
CAIRO: Egypt’s parliament approved on Sunday the extension of a nationwide state of emergency for three months from July 14. Egypt imposed the emergency in 2017 after two church bombings killed at least 45 people. It was last extended in April. Egypt faces a Daesh insurgency in the remote North Sinai region that has killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen in recent years and has expanded to include attacks on civilians.
 
 
Messi’s Indian fan found dead in Kerala river
TRIVANDRUM: Rescuers in Kerala have recovered the body of a young fan of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi two days after he left home leaving a suicide note. Dinu Alex, 30, who was working at the local branch of a leading non-banking finance company, had said he was ending his life in a river as he could not withstand the pain of Argentina’s crash to Croatia. Soccer fans in the southern state, dominated by leftist politics,
   
Candidate’s billions’ asset shocks Pakistani voters
ISLAMABAD: An independent candidate from NA-182 Muzaffargarh, Punjab province, shocked everyone after he declared his assets worth Rs403 billion. Muhammad Hussain alias Munna Sheikh’s nomination papers showed that despite possessing such huge amount of assets he has not paid tax of a single rupee. He mentioned 350 acres of gardens, three houses and household appliances in his papers. Munna said that political representatives
 
 
Tutor cooks marijuana tea and his goose
DUBAI: A farming tutor caught cooking marijuana tea was hauled into the Dubai Criminal Court on Sunday. The Asian tutor, 52, planted and harvested marijuana at his workplace in Al Hebab. He was caught with 0.26g of cannabis and a vessel filled with a liquid containing 4.26g of Indian cannabis. During court questioning he argued that another workmate (GZ) was the one who planted the marijuana. Judge Mohamed Jamaal Kaamil adjourned
   
Now, Saudi women can drive freely for coffee, ice cream
Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades on Sunday as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The much-trumpeted move is part of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s plan to modernise the conservative petrostate. Women in Riyadh and other cities began zipping around streets bathed in amber light soon after
 
 

 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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