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UAE, ICRC sign Dhs40.4m agreement
NEW YORK: The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to support the humanitarian response plan in Yemen, Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of Congo, in addition to support ICRC’s budget, totaling Dhs40.4 million ($11 million). The agreement was signed by Reem Al Hashemy and Peter
 
 
VP receives letter from Kuwait
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has received a letter from Kuwaiti Prime Minister, Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah, on the brotherly relations between the two countries. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, received the letter during a meeting with Dr Nayef Al Hajraf, Kuwait Minister of Finance, who
   
AD CP, Bahrain CP hold talks
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday underlined the determination of the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to maintain robust relations with the Kingdom of Bahrain. Sheikh Mohamed made the remarks when he welcomed at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi, Prince Salman
 
 
Sultan attends Sharjah forum
SHARJAH: The 18th edition of the Sharjah International Narrators Forum (SINF), an event for storytellers, performers, narrators and experts from different countries commenced on Monday on a grand note in the presence of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, at Sharjah Expo Centre. The three-day event celebrates storytelling at its most magical, running under the
   
3-year-old boy falls to death in Ajman
AJMAN: A 3-year-old Arab child, Baraa Usamah Al Dashash, died on the spot after falling from the 4th floor of a building in Al-Nuaimiya, Ajman. 

The police confirmed that the child fell after climbing over the wall of the balcony and there were no criminal suspicions in the child’s death. A burial permit was issued for the child’s father.

According to Lieutenant Colonel Ghaith Khalifa Al Kaabi, Head of Al Nuaimiya Comprehensive
 
 
Pakistani effort for lasting peace will continue, Qureshi tells India
Washington: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that despite India’s reluctance, Islamabad would not close doors on its efforts to promote peace in the region. “India is reluctant, we will not close our doors,” the minister said while addressing a news conference at the Pakistan embassy in Washington on Sunday.
   
Sharjah Police confiscate fake products worth over Dhs91.6m
SHARJAH: Sharjah Police seized counterfeit products worth over Dhs91.6 million, which were being passed off as originals of international brands. Several Asians were arrested for their involvement in selling fake goods and products. Colonel Ibrahim Musabah Al Ajil, Director of Criminal Investigation Department at Sharjah Police, underscored the continued efforts of Sharjah Police as well as their arm for fighting economic crimes
 
 
Opposition leader wins presidential election in Maldives
MALE: Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives’ presidential election, results showed on Monday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen following a campaign observers said was rigged in the strongman’s favour. Results released by the Elections Commission early on Monday morning showed Solih had secured 58.3 per cent of the popular vote. Celebrations broke out across the tropical archipelago with
   
Coalition to open humanitarian corridors from Hodeidah
RIYADH: A Saudi-led military alliance fighting in Yemen said on Monday it would open humanitarian corridors between two key rebel held areas — the Red Sea city of Hodeidah and the capital Sanaa — in coordination with the UN. “The coalition is working with (UN humanitarian agency) OCHA in Yemen to establish safe humanitarian corridors to help in the delivery of aid... between Hodeidah and Sanaa,” coalition spokesman Turki
 
 
Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting for 49 days at sea
JAKARTA: An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing. Aldi Novel Adilang said on Monday that he turned on a lamp every time he sighted another ship and can’t remember how many passed by “unaware of my ordeal.” The Indonesian Consulate in Osaka,

 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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