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Step towards smarter Dubai
DUBAI: Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Monday inaugurated the Enterprise Command and Control Centre, EC3, which will act as a unified platform linking various control centres of the Roads and Transport Authority’s, operational agencies with an integrated central control unit. According to the authority, EC3 will prop up the RTA’s efforts towards
 
 
Khalifa orders early salaries
ABU DHABI: Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has ordered the early salary payment for the Federal Government employees, social benefits for Emiratis and retirees as of May 25 on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan. The move follows the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It also aims to enable families
   
Another Palestinian killed
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israeli police on Monday shot dead a Palestinian near occupied Jerusalem as US President Donald Trump visited the city. The incident occurred in the Abu Dis area, near Jerusalem but located in the West Bank. Trump visited occupied Jerusalem and the Western Wall on Monday as he sought ways to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, but also used the opportunity to again lash out at Iran. Trump said Iran must
 
 
Duo jailed for Dhs563,000 theft
DUBAI: Two countrymen who stabbed a tailor with scissors and decamped with Dhs563,000 were on Monday sentenced to three years behind bars to be followed by deportation. The jobless African, 31, and his compatriot peer, 28, operating on directives of a fugitive Asian man, attacked the Bangladeshi tailor inside his shop in Eyal Nasser around 4.25pm on Nov.24, 2016. The fugitive had learnt that the tailor’s cousin at an
   
PAL suspends Abu Dhabi flights
ABU DHABI: The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced that it will be suspending flights to and from Abu Dhabi from July 8 this year until further notice. “The cancellation of the service is due to route assessment initiatives. Passengers who have bought tickets for flight from July 8 are advised either to seek a refund or rebook their flights and depart from or arrive at the Dubai International airport instead,” the company
 
 
Supreme Court issues verdicts in several cases
ABU DHABI: The State Security Court at the UAE Federal Supreme Court rejected, during its session on Monday, the appeal of “M.F.S” of Arab nationality, and confirmed a previous verdict issued against him from the Abu Dhabi Federal Appeal Court of a six-month prison sentence and expulsion from the country after the conclusion of the sentence period, as well as forcing him to pay the legal costs of the case. The accused was
   
Billionaire to pay Dhs40,000 monthly for prisoners’ tickets
DUBAI: The Chairman and Founder of Pure Gold Jewellers, Firoz Merchant, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al Faraj Fund on Monday. Pursuant to the agreement, Pure Gold will donate Dhs40,000 monthly to fund travel tickets for the prisoners who have served their punitive terms in the country’s prisons to help them return home. Al Faraj Fund was established in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of
 
 

 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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