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Houthis hit in Sanaa
RIYADH: Warplanes targeted Houthi forces controlling Yemen’s capital and their northern heartland on Friday, the second day of a Saudi-led campaign to stop the militia establishing its rule across the country. Saudi and Egyptian warships deployed Friday to the Bab al-Mandab strait off Yemen to secure the strategic sea passage, Egyptian military officials said. In a boost for Riyadh, fellow monarchy Morocco said it would join...
 
 
 
VP condoles Mansouri family
ABU DHABI: Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has offered condolences on the death of Ali Bin Salem Bin Tarraf Al Mansouri. Sheikh Mohammed, accompanied by Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai, paid a visit to the family residence in Abu Dhabi. He prayed Almighty Allah to rest his soul in Paradise....
   
Mohamed and Salman discuss developments
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has received a phone call from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. During the call, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two fraternal countries as well as the latest developments in the regional and international arenas....
 
 
VP attends pre-Dubai World Cup dinner
DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, attended a dinner banquet on Friday evening hosted by Falcon at Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa, along with the owners, trainers and guests attending the 20th Dubai World Cup horse race, taking place on Saturday at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse....
   
Sharqi leads UAE delegation
SHARM AL SHEIKH: His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, who is leading the UAE delegation to the 26th Arab Summit, arrived in Sharm Al Sheikh, where Egypt is hosting the summit on Saturday and Sunday. Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi received Sheikh Hamad at the VIP Lounge of Sharm Al Sheikh Airport....
 
 
Hazy, warm days seen
ABU DHABI: Weather on Saturday is expected to be cloudy and hazy over some northern and eastern areas, with the possibility of some light rain, according to the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS). It will become partly cloudy to fair in general by afternoon, NCMS said. The winds will be moderate in general, may freshen at times with cloud...
   
Ice around Antarctica thins by 20%
WASHINGTON: The ice floating around Antarctica has thinned by nearly 20 per cent, according to newly-published research, depleting the bulwark that prevents the permanent collapse of glaciers covering the southern continent. The study, based on satellite measurements between 1994 and 2012 by the European Space Agency, sheds new light on how Antarctic ice responds to climate change. The report was published in the online version...
 
 

 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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