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Geneva talks seek headway
GENEVA: US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a desperate push on Monday to salvage a ceasefire in Syria, as the country’s second city of Aleppo reeled from a week of fighting that killed hundreds of civilians. With the two-month old truce brokered by the United States and Russia under severe threat, Kerry said Washington and Moscow had made progress in trying to contain the bloodshed, but warned it was premature to promise...
UAE, Qatar must work together, says Abdullah
DOHA: UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, said meetings of the sixth session of the UAE-Qatar joint higher ministerial committee were fruitful and successful, affirming the commitment of the two countries to continue their efforts to further solidify their historic, fraternal bilateral ties and...
Masdar’s solar plane takes off for Arizona
San Francisco: The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attention to clean energy technologies, took off on Monday from near San Francisco en route to the southwest city of Phoenix. Pilot Andre Borschberg took to the air just after 5am (12 hours GMT). The plane had been in California for a week since crossing the Pacific to land in Mountain View. Borschberg, who has been alternating the...
Dubai Holding unveils centre for 3D printing
DUBAI: Dubai Holding has launched the International Centre for 3D Printing in line with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to make Dubai an International destination for 3D printing by 2030. The project, at Dubai Industrial City, will create a suitable atmosphere and provide the appropriate infrastructure to bring under one roof a network of...
US ship docks in Havana after decades
HAVANA: The first US cruise ship to travel to Cuba in half a century docked in Havana on Monday, marking a new milestone in the rapprochement between the old Cold War foes. A crowd of onlookers waved Cuban flags and filmed with their cell phones as the Adonia, a Carnival cruise liner, sailed into port in Havana after setting off on Sunday from Miami, the heart of the Cuban diaspora in the United States. Carnival Cruise Line’s...
Free parking on Isra holiday
DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the business hours of all transport-related services in Dubai during the Isra & Mi’raj holiday, including customers’ service centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai metro and tram services, marine transit modes, driving schools; and vehicle testing and registration centres. “All customer service centres will be closed during Isra & Mi’raj holiday corresponding to...

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.
Brazil judge overturns 72-hour suspension of WhatsApp
SAO PAULO: A Brazilian judge on Tuesday overturned a suspension of Fac..
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French worker sues boss for $415,000 over boredom in job
Paris: A Frenchman is suing his former boss over the crushing boredom ..
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UAE sets to introduce new innovative educational system: Minister
ABU DHABI: Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister o..
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Rebel rocket attack kills dozens in Syria's Aleppo
BEIRUT: Rockets fired by insurgents hit a hospital in a government-hel..
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Indian teenager dies after accidentally shooting himself while taking selfie
NEW DELHI: Police in northern India say a teenager has died after acci..
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Will get F-16s from elsewhere, Pak warns US
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will acquire F-16 fighter jets from elsewhere if t..
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This newly discovered jellyfish looks like a ‘beautiful’ Pixar character
MANILA: There's a lot we don't know about the deep ocean, and just as ..
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Diesel taxi drivers bring traffic to standstill in Delhi
NEW DELHI: For the second successive day, the diesel taxi-drivers held..
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Spain arrests four accused of promoting militancy
MADRID: Spanish police arrested four people on the outskirts of Madrid..
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Girl pulled out alive 3 days after Kenya building collapse
NAIROBI: Rescue workers pulled out a one-year-old girl from the rubble..
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