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Mohamed, Cameron discuss regional, international issues
LONDON: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, discussed on Thursday with British Prime Minister David Cameron bilateral relations and regional and international issues of common concern during a meeting at the headquarters of the prime minister at 10 Downing Street in London. Sheikh Mohammed presented his sincere condolences to the British...
Cameron asks MPs to ponder raids in Syria
LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron asked lawmakers to consider whether Britain should join US-led air strikes against Daesh militants in Syria, but his spokeswoman said he hadn’t yet decided whether to push for a parliamentary vote on the issue. The death of 30 Britons in a militant attack in Tunisia last week has changed the calculus, prompting Cameron, via his spokeswoman, to ask lawmakers to start thinking about whether they...
Two dead, four injured in Dubai road accident
DUBAI: Two people died and four others sustained severe injuries when a pick-up truck rammed into a stationed heavy-duty vehicle on Emirates Road in Dubai on Thursday morning. The incident occurred near Dubai Club. The vehicle had stopped in the third lane where it is not supposed to be, according to the Director of Traffic Police, Col Saif Mohair Al Mazrouei. Mazrouei said the truck driver realised that the heavy-duty vehicle...
Egypt retaliates, kills 23 militants
ISMAILIA: Egypt launched air strikes on hard-liner militant targets in the Sinai peninsula on Thursday, killing 23 fighters a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years, security sources said. The sources said those killed had taken part in Wednesday’s fighting in which 100 militants and 17 soldiers, including four officers, were killed, according to the army spokesman. Egypt vowed on Thursday to crush an escalating...
38 killed in Philippines ferry mishap
MANILA: At least 38 people were confirmed dead and 70 others still missing when a passenger ferry capsized and sank while leaving port in Leyte province in the Visayas, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported on Thursday. Commander Armand Balilo, the PCG spokesman, said dozens of others were rescued when the ferry Kim Nirvana sank due to rough seas while about to leave the port of Ormoc City in Leyte shortly after noon on...

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.
Nearly 150 people killed in Boko Haram attacks
ABUJA: Suspected Boko Haram militants killed nearly 150 people in nort..
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UAE renews condemnation of terrorist attacks against Egyptian forces
CAIRO: The UAE Deputy Permanent Representative to the Arab League, Kha..
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Women face sexual abuse even during childbirth: WHO
NEW YORK: Women face both physical and sexual abuse in health faciliti..
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Solar Impulse beats new record, but pilot 'tired'
HAWAII: A solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the mo..
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Air India passengers offloaded to make way for minister
NEW DELHI: An Indian government minister issued an apology on Thursday..
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Sheikha Jawaher wins Golden Humanitarian Personality of the Year
SHARJAH: Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness..
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Google apologises after app tagged black people ‘gorillas’
NEW YORK: Google is apologising after reports surfaced that an automat..
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French mother gets 9 years in prison for killing 8 newborns
PARIS: A Frenchwoman accused of killing eight of her newborns over mor..
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RAK Ruler orders payment of salaries before Eid Al Fitr
RAS AL KHAIMAH: Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin S..
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Smartphones can tell if you are pregnant: Researchers
LONDON: Researchers have developed a self-contained fibre optic sensor..
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