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Saudi welcomes Yemen agreement
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition backing Yemen’s government, on Friday hailed the accord reached at UN-brokered peace talks in Sweden between Yemen’s warring parties. In a statement by King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the kingdom backed “the agreements reached in Sweden in UN-sponsored talks between a delegation of Yemen’s legitimate government and the Houthi rebels,”
 
 
AD CP, Sisi discuss bilateral relations
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, have exchanged views on the latest regional developments and issues of mutual interest. In a telephone call, Sheikh Mohamed and President Sisi reviewed a number of matters related to cooperation between the two countries and ways to enhance
   
Rajapaksa quits to end Lanka crisis
Colombo: Sri Lanka’s strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse will step down on Saturday from his disputed position of premier, his son said on Friday, signalling an end to the seven-week long power-struggle that threatened to shut the government. “To ensure stability of the nation, former president ...(Rajapakse) has decided to resign from the premiership tomorrow after an address to the nation,” his legislator son Namal said.
 
 
Trump knew women were being silenced with money: Cohen
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump knew it was wrong to order election-eve hush money paid to two women who claimed to have had affairs with him, his former lawyer Michael Cohen said in an interview to be broadcast on Friday. Trump acted because he “was very concerned about how this would affect the election,” Cohen told ABC News of the women’s allegations, in his first comments since being sentenced to three years in prison
   
Under-pressure British PM trying hard to rescue Brexit deal
Brussels: British Prime Minister Theresa May left the EU summit on Friday exactly as she had arrived — promising talks to extract reassuring words from EU leaders to help her sell the Brexit deal back home. In the intervening hours those leaders had expressed frustration with May’s “nebulous” strategy to get the withdrawal treaty past the House of Commons and insisted yet again that they will not renegotiate the text.
 
 
Driving school staff took bribe
DUBAI: A driving school’s staff who asked a student for bribes to help him pass tests and obtain a driving licence must see out their punishment, a jury ruled. The Arab trainer, 42, and Asian examiner, 54, asked the Egyptian student for a Dhs900 bribe of which the trainer was to receive a Dhs500 share. The student failed tests and sought police help. Police arranged the money and nabbed them on Feb.28, Bur Dubai Police Station
   
Filipina wins UAE’s Best Nanny award
DUBAI: A Filipina nanny has won the UAE Best Nanny Award 2018 on Friday. She received huge applause and about Dhs70,000 (1 million Philippine pesos) for her exceptional services. The middle-aged Rosie Vargas Villa was down to tears when she was told that she had won the title. The Rise team that organises the Nanny Award barged into the house where Rosie works. An excited Rosie could not express her joy as she broke down in
 
 

 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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