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UN monitors attacked in Yemen
HODEIDAH: A United Nations mission tasked with overseeing a truce in war-torn Yemen came under fire but was unharmed in the flashpoint city of Hodeidah Thursday, the UN said. The head of the mission, Patrick Cammaert, and his team were “safe in Hodeidah following reported shooting incident,” tweeted the spokesperson of the UN secretary general. Speaking to media on condition of anonymity, a UN official confirmed that “shots
 
 
Al Ain to build Khalifa Bin Zayed mosque
AL AIN: Al Ain City is geared up to launch an architectural icon that will add a great value to its cultural, heritage and tourist landmarks through building the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Mosque, the largest of its kind in the region. The project, which is being carried out by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, is distinguished for its dome, the largest of its kind that covers the total area of the mosque.
   
UK in deadlock over Brexit ‘Plan B’
LONDON: Britain’s last-minute scramble to shape its exit from the European Union (EU), its biggest policy upheaval in half a century, hit the rocks on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dug in their heels for competing visions. After May’s two-year attempt to forge an amicable divorce with an independent trade policy was crushed by parliament in the biggest defeat for a British
 
 
One dead, 2 injured in stabbing incident
SHARJAH: Sharjah Police rescued an Asian woman, 35, and her daughter, 7, after they were stabbed by an Arab in his 30s in the Bu Tina area of Sharjah on Wednesday. A 43-year-old Arab died of stab wounds as he tried to rescue the woman and her daughter. Sharjah Police moved into action after receiving a tip off in the morning. ContinuedPolice patrols were instantly dispatched to the scene which found that woman, her daughter
   
‘Mars soil, rocks similar to UAE’
DUBAI: Dr Christopher Edwards, Member of the Emirates Mars Mission, revealed that robotic probes sent to Mars took clear images of various components of its soil. “We have studied rocks that are similar to some rocks in the UAE and Oman, which has helped us to learn about their formation and history,” Edwards said. Edwards explored with students how spacecraft can cross 54.6 million kilometres to orbit Mars.
 
 
UAE bans live birds from Russia over bird flu outbreak
DUBAI: The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE), on Thursday announced the ban of all live birds from Russia, following the outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu, H5N2. Based on a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health, OIE, of the outbreak in the region of Rostovskaya Oblast in Russia, MoCCAE has implemented the protective measures banning the import of all species of
   
AD’s Hyperloop to cost ‘$20m-$40m per kilometre’
ABU DHABI: The world’s first commercial hyperloop system, which is set to open in Abu Dhabi in 2020, will cost “between US$20 million to US$40 million per kilometre,” Bibop Gresta, Chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, has revealed. In an exclusive interview with the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Gresta announced that Abu Dhabi’s Hyperloop capsule has left the assembly facility in Spain to Toulouse, France, where 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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