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Forces ‘ready’ to free Hodeidah
ABU DHABI: The full, peaceful and unconditional withdrawal of the Houthi militia from the city and port of Hodeidah is the only route to avert worsening the situation in and around the city, Dr Anwar Bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs has said. In a statement, Gargash reaffirmed that the Arab Coalition is prepared to increase pressure on the Houthis to achieve this goal. “With the Hodeidah airport now
 
 
Sisi, Kushner discuss ME peace
CAIRO: US President Donald Trump’s adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on Thursday to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Sisi told the US diplomats, who are touring the region in a bid to revive long-stalled talks, that Egypt supports a “just and comprehensive settlement” to the conflict. He argued in favour of a “two-state solution on the 1967 borders
   
Iraq to recount 11 million votes
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s supreme court on Thursday ordered a manual recount of May 12 legislative elections, a process expected to take weeks although parliament’s mandate runs out at the end of this month. The recount due to suspicions of electoral fraud, however, would not significantly affect the overall outcome, according to experts. The court ruled that parliament’s decision on June 6 to order a manual recount in response to
 
 
Jammu and Kashmir tense as govt plans crackdown
NEW DELHI: Signalling the style of government operations planned for Jammu and Kashmir (J-K), security forces on Thursday detained Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik and placed under house arrest Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Sources at the Ministry of Home Affairs said the detentions were aimed at preventing a shutdown called by separatist groups under the umbrella of Joint Resistance
   
UK unveils rules for EU citizens
LONDON: Britain unveiled its planned residency rules for European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom after Brexit on Thursday, promising an “easy” system that would work in the favour of those wanting to stay. The issue of what would happen to the more than 3 million EU citizens currently living in Britain was one of the most contentious aspects of divorce talks before a withdrawal treaty was agreed in principle between
 
 
21st Dubai Summer Surprises begin today
Dubai: One of the most exciting sale promotions of the year is going to enthral residents and visitors alike in Dubai as the 21st edition of Dubai Summer Surprises starts today (Friday, June 22) across the Emirates. The 6-week DSS will continue with a wide range of surprises from sale promotions like 12-hour discounts of up to 90 per cent on many brands, chance to win fabulous prizes and many more. To provide ease of shopping
   
Migrants misusing World Cup fan IDs
SAINT PETERSBURG: A small number of migrants have used Russia’s World Cup ticketing system that allows visa-free travel for foreign fans to try to enter the European Union illegally, with neighbouring Belarus and Finland reporting cases. Moscow has implemented a Fan ID system that exempts visiting fans from Russia’s strict visa system and allows them to move freely between host cities for the tournament between June 15 and July
 
 

 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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