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Mohamed, Cameron discuss regional, international issues
LONDON: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, discussed on Thursday with British Prime Minister David Cameron bilateral relations and regional and international issues of common concern during a meeting at the headquarters of the prime minister at 10 Downing Street in London. Sheikh Mohammed presented his sincere condolences to the British...
 
 
 
Cameron asks MPs to ponder raids in Syria
LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron asked lawmakers to consider whether Britain should join US-led air strikes against Daesh militants in Syria, but his spokeswoman said he hadn’t yet decided whether to push for a parliamentary vote on the issue. The death of 30 Britons in a militant attack in Tunisia last week has changed the calculus, prompting Cameron, via his spokeswoman, to ask lawmakers to start thinking about whether they...
   
Two dead, four injured in Dubai road accident
DUBAI: Two people died and four others sustained severe injuries when a pick-up truck rammed into a stationed heavy-duty vehicle on Emirates Road in Dubai on Thursday morning. The incident occurred near Dubai Club. The vehicle had stopped in the third lane where it is not supposed to be, according to the Director of Traffic Police, Col Saif Mohair Al Mazrouei. Mazrouei said the truck driver realised that the heavy-duty vehicle...
 
 
Egypt retaliates, kills 23 militants
ISMAILIA: Egypt launched air strikes on hard-liner militant targets in the Sinai peninsula on Thursday, killing 23 fighters a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years, security sources said. The sources said those killed had taken part in Wednesday’s fighting in which 100 militants and 17 soldiers, including four officers, were killed, according to the army spokesman. Egypt vowed on Thursday to crush an escalating...
   
38 killed in Philippines ferry mishap
MANILA: At least 38 people were confirmed dead and 70 others still missing when a passenger ferry capsized and sank while leaving port in Leyte province in the Visayas, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported on Thursday. Commander Armand Balilo, the PCG spokesman, said dozens of others were rescued when the ferry Kim Nirvana sank due to rough seas while about to leave the port of Ormoc City in Leyte shortly after noon on...
 
 

 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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