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AD CP, Saudi CP attend Camel Race Fest
TAIF: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Crown Prince, on Saturday, watched the concluding event of the Mohammed Bin Salman Camel Race Festival, the largest race in the world, at Taif Camel Racecourse. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed congratulated Prince Mohmmed Bin
 
 
UAE leaders greet Salman on Saudi National Day
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, on the occasion of the Kingdom’s 88th National Day. Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince
   
India sought favour in Rafale deal, says Hollande
NEW DELHI: The Government of India on Saturday remained cool on the latest developments in the Rafale deal, even as the Congress party targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over former French president Francois Hollande’s claim that India had pressed his government for favours to Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence. Paris asserted it had no role in choosing an Indian partner for the Rafale deal, explaining that the choice was left to
 
 
Top-level meet discusses Yemen
NEW YORK: Yemeni Minister for Foreign Affairs Khalid Al Yamani and Secretary General of Gulf Cooperation Council Dr Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al Zayani opened a high-level Conference on Yemen entitled, “Challenges of Political Solution, Humanitarian Action, Restoring Stability and Reconstruction.” According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the conference was organised by GCC Secretariat in cooperation with the government of Yemen in
   
India is being arrogant: Imran
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is deeply disappointed after India announced to cancel the meeting of foreign ministers of India and Pakistan — which was to be held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York — and blamed India for once again wasting an opportunity to change the dynamics of the bilateral relationship. A statement issued by the Foreign Office said that the reasons cited by the Indian side for
 
 
China summons US envoy over curbs
BEIJING: China’s foreign ministry on Saturday summoned the US ambassador to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment. The ministry’s statement issued via state media gave no details, although the ministry earlier demanded the sanctions be revoked. China’s purchase of the weapons from Rosoboronexport, Russia’s main arms exporter,
   
Denture removed from woman’s stomach
RAS AL KHAIMAH: Doctors at the endoscopy section of Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah have performed a unique and urgent operation on a 38-year-old Filipina, who accidentally swallowed her own denture. According to specialised medical sources, the medical team performed the operation. The doctors used an endoscope to remove the denture from the patient’s stomach, which settled in the middle part of her
 
 
Indo-Pak couples enjoy cricket
DUBAI: While India and Pakistan’s fierce cricket rivalry has been on display at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, some families in the country have divided loyalties. The UAE is home to many cricket-loving cross-border couples from India and Pakistan who find it an easier option than living on the subcontinent, where Pakistanis have trouble getting visas for India, and vice versa. Cross-border ties have been strained
   
Attack on Iran parade kills 29
TEHRAN: Gunmen shot dead at least 29 people including women and children on Saturday in an attack on an Iranian military parade. The Daesh militant group claimed to have carried out the rare assault in the southwestern city of Ahvaz. State television gave a casualty toll of 29 dead and 57 wounded, while the official news agency IRNA said those killed included women and children who were spectators at the rally.
 
 
First of the new Dubai Metro trains to arrive in November
DUBAI: The Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Mattar Al Tayer, announced that the first of the new Dubai Metro trains would arrive in Dubai in November, and the last one would arrive by the end of October 2019. Al Tayer made this announcement after attending the technical test run of the first train on a 500m test track at Alstom Company’s factory in
   
Emirates board works on product quality
DUBAI: The Board of Directors of the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) adopted 22 new standards in the food, oil and gas, chemistry, cosmetics. At a meeting attended by members of the Board of Directors, and held last Thursday at ESMA headquarter in Dubai. The Board of Directors also approved the draft of the mandatory standard update: Energy Efficiency Statement for Electrical Appliances UAE.S 5010-2
 
 

 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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