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UAE role model of progress, says Xi
ABU DHABI: Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed his delight at his three-day state visit to the UAE, along with his wife, Peng Liyuan. “I am extremely happy to pay this state visit to the UAE, and on behalf of the government and people of China I convey the regards and best wishes to the government and people of the UAE,’’ he said in a statement upon his arrival at the Presidential Flight, Abu Dhabi. His Highness Sheikh Moh
 
 
UAE Space Agency signs letter of intent with Nasa
ABU DHABI: The UAE Space Agency has signed a letter of intent with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) that covers cooperation in the peaceful exploration of outer space and the UAE’s recently launched astronaut programme. The agreement was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow, being held in the UK between July 16-22. The document was signed by Dr Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UAE Spa
   
New Dubai 420m tunnel set to open
DUBAI: The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will open, a 420-m tunnel, on Friday, providing a left-turn from the Happiness Street to Al Meydan Street. The tunnel is part of the recently opened Phase II of the Parallel Roads Improvement Project at the Business Bay District. The tunnel is part of the Western Parallel Roads Improvement Project spanning the area between Al Meydan and the Financial Centre streets and across t
 
 
ADP issues first driving licence in Chinese language
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Police have issued the first UAE driving licence in the Chinese language on the occasion of the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three-day official visit to the UAE leading a high profile delegation that started on Thursday. Brig. Ibrahim Naser Al Shamsi, Director of the Drivers and Vehicles Licensing Department at the Central Operation Division, said that the step emphasises the strength of the historical
   
Man walks 32km on first day of work
Miami: Young Walter Carr did not want to miss his first day of work as a mover. So when his car broke down and he was unable to find a ride, he set off walking — a distance of 32 kilometres. A long night and two very sore feet later, things turned out OK for the 20-year-old Carr: his new boss found out what Carr had done and gave him the keys to his own car, a Ford Escape. The story went viral on social media after the Alabama
 
 
India clears bill to prosecute fugitive tycoons
NEW DELHI: Indian authorities will be able to seize assets of fugitives accused of crimes involving sums over Rs1 billion ($14 million), under a bill approved by the lower house of parliament on Thursday. The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill law, which will go to the upper house and the president in the coming days, is part of a push to prosecute dozens of people have fled in the last four years, including tycoon Vijay Mallya, who
   
‘Treasure warship’ with gold worth $130b found in S.Korea
SEOUL: A company claiming to have found the wreck of a Russian warship with $130 billion in gold “treasure” off the coast of South Korea has drawn scepticism from researchers and regulators in Seoul. Shinil Group, which lists a Singapore address on its website, said it had discovered the wreck of the Dmitrii Donskoi, a Russian armoured cruiser built in the 1880s and sunk in 1905 after battling Japanese warships. The company said
 
 

 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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