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Fire wipes out seven kids of family
 
 
VP orders fire alarms for all; AD CP assures help to mother
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai directed the UAE Civil Defence to immediately install fire alarm systems in homes. He said the systems directly connected to the Civil Defence authorities, should be installed in every citizen’s home, and at the expense of the government for
   
Heartbreaking tragedy in Fujairah
The death of seven children of an Emirati family due to suffocation after inhaling dense smoke and fumes from a fire in their house in Rul Dadna district of Fujairah is a huge tragedy that has immersed the entire nation in grief. The tragedy is compounded by the fact that the children — four girls and three boys, aged 5 to 13 — had lost their father earlier.
 
 
UAE to establish human rights committee
GENEVA: The United Arab Emirates today, Monday, announced that it is to set up an independent national human rights committee, on the basis of the internationally-accepted Paris Principles, and that a comprehensive national human rights plan is to be developed. The announcements were made in a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva as part of the Universal Periodic Review process. The report also presented,
   
Human rights: A critical factor in UAE stability, says Gargash
GENEVA: The United Arab Emirates is committed to advancing human rights not just because it is a moral imperative, but also because it is a critical factor for the country’s own stability, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Anwar Gargash, said today. He was addressing the UN Human Rights Council, to introduce the UAE’s report for the third Universal Periodic Review, UPR, process. The reforms made since the last UPR,
 
 
Saudi-led coalition to give $1.5 billion in aid
RIYADH: A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia said on Monday it would commit $1.5 billion in new humanitarian aid for Yemen, where it is supporting the internationally recognised government against Iran-aligned Houthis in a three-year-old civil war. The US-backed alliance, which includes the United Arab Emirates, said it had already completed the first aid flight of a new air bridge to the central city of Marib and had set up
   
Abbas wins renewed backing on Jerusalem
BRUSSELS: The European Union (EU) assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state, in the bloc’s latest rejection of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. At a meeting in Brussels with EU foreign ministers, Abbas repeated his call for East Jerusalem as capital as he urged EU governments to recognise a state of
 
 
Emirati armyman martyred in Yemen
ABU DHABI: The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces has announced the martyrdom of first corporal Abdullah Mohammed Ahmed Dahmani, while carrying out his duties as part of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition’s Operation Restoring Hope in support of legitimacy in Yemen. The General Command has offered its condolences to the family of the martyr, praying to Almighty Allah to rest his soul in eternal peace and bestow solace to his
   
Nine fined for playing cricket in prohibited area
SHARJAH: Sharjah Municipality has slapped a Dhs4,500 fine on nine people (Dhs500 for each person) who were found playing cricket in an area near the main road adjacent to the offices of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the city. The nine were booked for playing cricket in prohibited areas that could pose a danger to their lives. According to a Sharjah Municipality official, the players had been warned earlier
 
 

 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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