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Sultan issues decree on social security fund
SHARJAH: Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi has issued Emiri Decree No 71 for 2017 on the formation of the Board of Directors of the Sharjah Social Security Fund (SSSF). The Decree stipulates that the Board of Directors shall be chaired by Abdullah Salim Al Turaifi, and the membership of Dr Tareq Sultan Bin Khadem, Dr Saeed Abdullah Jumaa Al Mutawaa, Dr Mansour
   
Recognise Jerusalem as capital of Palestine
ISTANBUL: Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged the world to recognise occupied Arab East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned the United States no longer had any role to play in the peace process. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened in Istanbul an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), seeking a tough response
 
 
UAE committed to clean energy, Paris talks told
PARIS: Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, has stated that the UAE’s participation in the Paris Climate Summit has enabled its delegation to inform the world about the nation’s efforts to reduce climate change on national, regional and international levels. In an interview with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), on the sidelines of the summit, Al Zeyoudi said that the UAE’s participation in
   
New Sharjah road to ease traffic flow
SHARJAH: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Sharjah has completed the development of the Mahafez-Faya road in the central region, transforming it from a single to double road, at a cost of Dhs57 million. The step is in line with the directives of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi to expand the infrastructure projects in the Central Region to ensure the well-
 
 
DIFF concludes on grand note
DUBAI: Eight days of Dubai International Film Festival’s (DIFF) trademark silver-screen magic closed on Wednesday with an epic Closing Night Gala, marking the close of the 14th edition of the Festival. DIFF took over the city between Dec.6-13 with screenings of 140 films from globally acclaimed filmmakers and regional talent, and unparalleled industry networking opportunities and insights from the best in the business today.
   
Major change in weather ruled out
ABU DHABI: The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, represented by its local emergency, crisis and disaster management centres and teams, has completed its preparations for the forecast weather volatility and instability between Friday and Monday. The UAE will be affected by a low-pressure surface area caused by a cold air front from the north, which will gradually increase the level of cloudiness from
 
 
Dhs1,000 fine for barbecuing in Ajman parks
AJMAN: Ajman Municipality and Planning Directorate will slap a Dhs1,000 fine on anyone found grilling and barbecuing at any Ajman public park and beach as it will be considered a violation. Engineer Khalid Moeen Al Hosani, Executive Director of the Public Health and Environment, said that the new rule was directed by Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi , Director of Ajman Municipality and Planning Directorate, in implementation
   
Probe into Asian national’s fall to death commences
SHARJAH: Sharjah Police are investigating the death of an Asian national who fell to his death after from an elevated floor of one of the buildings located in Al Khan. According to a police official, the police operation room received a call on Wednesday afternoon at around 12pm reporting the incident. An ambulance and CID team rushed to the scene and a probe was launched establish the circumstances surrounding the accident.
 
 
Driver injured in mishap
SHARJAH: A motorist sustained injuries after his car was hit by another speeding car at Al Qasba area in Sharjah around 10pm on Wednesday. The collision of the two cars resulted in the motorist’s injury. The car struck the pavement and was badly damaged. The other car was damaged too, but the motorist and passengers were unharmed. Sharjah Police and ambulance immediately rushed to the accident site. The wounded motorist was
   
Expat remittances surge to Dhs121.1b in 9 months
ABU DHABI: Foreign remittances in the UAE totalled Dhs121.1 billion during the first nine months of 2017, up by 2.1 per cent over the corresponding period of 2016, in which the remittances totalled Dhs118.6 billion. According to a report issued by the UAE Central Bank, some Dhs90.3 billion was remitted through money exchanges while the rest of remittances were made through banks between January and September 2017.
 
 

 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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