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Water security crucial, says UAE
ABU DHABI: On the occasion of World Water Day, which was marked on Thursday, Alya Al Mazroui, Director of the UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science, said that the day “is an opportunity for us to reflect on the crucial importance of water security and work together towards protecting this vital resource.” In a statement released on the occasion, Al Mazroui said that water shortage today affects every continent, and
VP issues decree on Board of Trustees of ‘Suqia’
DUBAI: In his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, the Vice President and Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued Decree No.8 of 2018 on the Board of Trustees of UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia). Pursuant to the Decree, the Managing Director & CEO of Dewa chairs the new Board. Members of the Board include representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emirates
Stance on Qatar justified: Gargash
DUBAI: Qatar said on Thursday it had placed 28 people and entities on a terrorism list, including several Qatari nationals already blacklisted by Arab states who accuse Doha of supporting militants. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash posted on Twitter: “Apart from its obstinacy, Qatar is confirming the evidence against it and that its support for extremism and terrorism is at the heart of its crisis.”
Saudi, US must pursue Yemen peace: Mattis
Washington: Saudi Arabia and America must pursue “urgent efforts” to bring a peaceful end to Yemen’s war, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman on Thursday. The two men met at the Pentagon as part of Prince Mohammed’s tour of the United States, which began this week with a White House visit. “As you discussed with President (Donald) Trump on Tuesday, we must also reinvigorate urgent efforts
Zuckerberg apology fails to quieten storm
San Francisco: A public apology by Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg failed on Thursday to quell outrage over the hijacking of personal data from millions of people, as critics demanded the social media giant go much further to protect privacy. “This was a major breach of trust and I’m really sorry that this happened,” Zuckerberg said in an interview with CNN, after ending his silence on the scandal in a blog post. “Our
Bank manager swindles Dhs10m personal loan
HAMZA M. SENGENDO DUBAI: A commercial bank’s manager swindled a Dhs10 million personal loan under the name of a client and fled. An alleged complicit saleswoman was hauled into the court on Thursday. The fugitive Saudi manager was in charge of contacting the bank’s notable clients among traders and businessmen, managing their accounts and convincing and helping them obtain facilities. He was supposed to receive necessary
‘Modicare’ health insurance to cover half of population
NEW DELHI: India has allocated $1.54 billion for its ambitious health programme aimed at providing insurance cover for about half the population, the health minister said on Thursday, labelling it the largest such scheme in the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, which has dubbed the scheme “Modicare,” announced in February the programme would provide 100 million families, or about 500 million poor people, with
Emotional scenes as son meets parents after six years
DUBAI: On the occasion of Happiness and Mother’s Day, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) arranged a gathering for a Pakistani driver who had not seen his parents for the past 6 years. The Pakistani driver has been working in the UAE for several years. The man’s employer contacted the GDRFA-Dubai and requested for meeting his parents. The airport authority agreed and made al

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.
Indian cricket board renews bowler Shami's contract
NEW DELHI: India's cricket board said on Thursday that it will renew t..
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'Ashtray of Europe' Austria stubs out smoking ban
VIENNA: Austrian MPs on Thursday scrapped a smoking ban in bars and re..
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India allocates $1.5 billion for ‘Modicare’ health insurance
NEW DELHI: India has allocated $1.54 billion for its ambitious health ..
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Dubai reunites son with parents after 6 years
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India court jails 11 men for life over 'beef' murder
NEW DELHI: An Indian court has sentenced 11 men to life in prison for ..
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Panic as crocodile blocks hospital entrance in Zimbabwe
HARARE: Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe shot dead a large crocodile t..
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At least six dead in Czech chemical plant blast
PRAGUE: At least six people died and several others were seriously inj..
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UAE champions 'determination' tag for Special Olympians
ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates, slated to become the first Arab c..
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VP issues Decree on Board of Trustees of Suqia
DUBAI: In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Min..
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World Water Day highlights need to ensure water security for all
ABU DHABI: On the occasion of World Water Day, which is marked today, ..
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