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Cabinet clears plan for citizens
ABU DHABI: Based on the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Cabinet chaired by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has approved Eid Al Fitr holiday for Ministries and Federal entities. The holidays will start from 28th of Ramadan, 1437 Hijri year, corresponding to Sunday, July 3, with work resuming on...
 
 
 
VP, AD CP discuss national issues
ABU DHABI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan met in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to discuss issues of interest to the nation's unity and ways to provides means of decent living standards to the citizens across the country....
   
DP World pays for 300,000 books
DUBAI: With the Reading Nation campaign closer to its deadline on the 19th day of the Holy Month of Ramadan, some of the largest companies in the UAE continue to offer their support to the campaign that aims to print and distribute books to children in refugee camps and in underprivileged schools all over the world. DP World recently contributed Dhs3 million to the campaign to provide 300,000 books to be distributed to schools...
 
 
Yemen truce violated; over 40 killed
ADEN: Fighting between Yemeni government forces and Houthi rebels killed 41 people on several fronts on Sunday, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged the rival factions in Kuwait to accept a peace plan. Clashes raged on Sunday, with the rebels pressing ahead with attempts to advance towards the strategic Al Anad airbase, in the southern province of Lahj, a military official said. Also along the frontier between Lahj and Taez, five...
   
Fallujah fully liberated, says Iraqi official
Fallujah: Iraqi forces took the Daesh group’s last positions in the city of Fallujah Sunday, establishing full control over one of the extremists’ most emblematic bastions after a month-long operation. Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi had already declared victory on June 17 after Daesh defences collapsed, with Iraqi forces facing only limited resistance in subsequent clearing operations. The offensive saw tens of thousands of...
 
 
UN remark sparks worry
NEW YORK: Permanent Representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to the United Nations (UN) have expressed their rejection of the statements made by a UN Adviser, describing them as “an interference in Bahrain’s internal affairs and a breach of his mandate as advisor.” Bahrain News Agency, BNA, reported that in a letter addressed to UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, the GCC delegates expressed their protest over the...
   
UAE drive to diversify energy sources
DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Sunday witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, and Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, on the implementation...
 
 

 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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