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Truce reached on Hodeidah at UN talks
Rimbo: UN Chief Antonio Guterres announced on Thursday a series of breakthroughs in peace talks with the warring parties in Yemen, including a ceasefire for a vital port city, Hodeidah. In a highly symbolic gesture on the seventh and final day of the UN-brokered peace talks in Sweden, Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled Al Yamani and rebel negotiator Mohammed Abdelsalam shook hands to loud applause. The UAE has welcomed the political
 
 
Creating leaders goal of successful nation: VP
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, witnessed, with the attendance of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the graduation ceremony of the new batch of graduates of the “Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Leadership Development Programme.” Speaking on the occasion, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid said, “I am happy to
   
Sharjah Ruler promotes police officers
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued Emiri Decree No.48 of 2018 to promote officers of Sharjah Police, while others were referred to retirement. The Decree shall be effective from the date of its issuance, and other competent authorities should implement its provisions and shall be published in the Official Gazette. Also during the day, Sheikh
 
 
Boy, 4, dies after being trapped in washing machine
AJMAN: A 4-year-old Emirati boy died after drowning in an electric washing machine in Al Rawda, Ajman. According to Lieutenant Colonel Yahya Khalaf Al Matroushi, Director of Al Hamidiya Police Comprehensive Station, Ajman Police, the operations room received a report that a child was killed inside a washing machine in Al Rawda in Ajman. A patrol from the station as well as all concerned units from the police, public prosecution
   
May seeks EU compromise to save Brexit deal
Brussels: Wounded by a battle with her own MPs, British Prime Minister Theresa May pleaded on Thursday with EU leaders for concessions that might save her Brexit deal, while playing down hopes of a swift breakthrough. May survived a confidence vote of her own party’s lawmakers late on Wednesday, but she admitted as she arrived at the EU summit that she will not fight the next general election planned for 2022. Instead, her
 
 
UAE plans law on climate change
DUBAI: Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister for Climate Change and Environment, has called for an acceleration in global efforts to ensure that the terms of the Paris Agreement on climate change are implemented without further delay. The UAE has adopted a series of ambitious visions and strategies, including the UAE Vision 2021, to promote sustainability. The minister said, “The UAE has supported these strategies and plans
   
Pay more for Sharjah bus ride
sharjah: As per a new tariff that took effect from December 1, bus fares have been increased by up to Dhs3 in Sharjah. The new fares are applicable on both city and intercity routes from Sharjah and passengers need to pay Dh1 to Dhs3 more, depending on the trip. The new fare from Sharjah to Ajman is Dhs6 instead of Dhs5. The fare from Sharjah to Al Ain and Abu Dhabi is Dhs33 instead of Dhs30, while passengers heading to other
 
 
Cut fees by 20%, Pak schools told
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday ordered a 20 per cent decrease in fees charged by upscale private schools, and ordered them to return fees they had charged for summer vacations. The court, while hearing a case regarding exorbitant fees charged by private schools, had in October ordered the institutes to finish their respective audit reports, and formed a committee to find an amicable solution to the issue of
   
China detains two Canadians
BEIJING: China confirmed on Thursday it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way dispute over a Chinese technology executive facing possible extradition from Canada to the United States. Entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday on suspicion of “engaging in activities that endanger the national security” of China, said foreign ministry spokesman
 
 
Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight
MOJAVE: A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first US commercial human flight to reach space since America’s shuttle programme ended in 2011. The test flight foreshadows a new era of civilian space travel that could kick off as soon as 2019, with British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin

 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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