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341 candidates for FNC poll
ABU DHABI: The National Election Committee has announced the final list of candidates for the Federal National Council Elections 2015 following the end of the appeals period, which witnessed three appeals requests against two candidates from Sharjah and one from Abu Dhabi. In addition, three candidates withdrew their nomination while a candidate from Ras Al Khaimah faced election violation charges. The National Election...
 
 
 
UAE leaders condole Saudi King on death of princess
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday sent a cable of condolence to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, on the death of Princess Nauf Bint Abdulaziz Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud. Similar cables were sent to King Salman by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness...
   
Yemeni Cabinet praises ERC ‘Yemen: We care’ campaign
RIYADH: The Yemeni Cabinet on Sunday night hailed the “Yemen: We care” campaign launched earlier this week by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to mobilise support and provide assistance to more than 10 million people affected by the ongoing crisis in the country. The ERC, meanwhile, announced on Monday that 13.7 million has already...
 
 
EU promises it will not turn away refugees
CALAIS: Europe “will never turn away those who need protection,” said Frans Timmermans, vice-president of the EU Commission, during a visit to the northern French port of Calais on Monday. He spoke alongside French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who said too few EU countries were helping to deal with huge migration flows and raised the issue of deploying border guards at the EU’s external frontiers. “Too many countries are...
   
Eni’s credentials boosted by giant gas find in Egypt
MILAN: Eni’s “supergiant” gas find off the coast of Egypt bolsters its top-flight exploration credentials and gives the Italian energy group access to easy reserves that fit its strategy of seeking growth without sacrificing dividends. Eni said on Sunday that its discovery ranked as the largest known gas field in the Mediterranean, covering an area of about 100 square kilometres (39 square miles) and containing a potential 30...
 
 
Thai police award selves $84,000 for bomb arrest
BANGKOK: With much fanfare, Thai police had offered a $84,000 reward for tips leading to arrests in the Bangkok bombing. On Monday, they handed out the cash — to themselves. They arrested a suspect on Saturday, though the man has not been charged, let alone convicted. He may not even be the prime suspect in the Aug.17 bombing at Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine, which killed 20 people and injured more than 120. That was enough for...

 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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