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UAE stresses peaceful N-use
VIENNA: The UAE has reaffirmed its commitment to develop its national nuclear programme to the highest standards of safety, security, non-proliferation and transparency. Addressing the 62nd session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference here, Ambassador Hamad Alkaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the IAEA, commended the international agency’s central role in supporting its Member States
 
 
Khalifa issues decree on new ambassadors
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued Federal Decrees on the appointments of UAE ambassadors to a number of brotherly and friendly countries. The Decrees published in the Official Gazette, stipulate the appointment of Eissa Abdullah Albasha Al Nuaimi as UAE Ambassador to Georgia; Salem Rashed Salem Al Owais to Colombia; Rashed Jumaa Mohammed Al Mansouri to Tunisia; and Khalifa
   
VP, AD CP greet Saudis on National Day
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have congratulated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of 88th National Day, which falls on September 23. Sheikh Mohammed took to the microblogging site Twitter and said, “
 
 
UK under pressure over Brexit plans
SALZBURG: European Union (EU) leaders refused to give ground to Britain’s Theresa May on Thursday, warning that her Brexit plan is unacceptable, even as she offered to come up with new proposals for the Irish border. After this week offering to extend the deadline for a deal to a special summit in mid-November, European Union leaders warned after talks in Salzburg that it would not happen without more progress.
   
Imran writes to Modi, seeks revival of talks
ISLAMABAD/ New Delhi: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, calling for the resumption of the peace dialogue between the two countries, it was reported quoting Times of India. “PM has responded to PM Modi, in a positive spirit, reciprocating his sentiments,” said Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Twitter, without specifying whether the communication was
 
 
Dubai move on child protection
DUBAI: Places catering to children in Dubai such as social clubs as well as educational/training and health/medical institutions are expected to have their respective “Child Protection Policy” in place and enforced in 2019. “We are starting this year with the clubs. Mediclinic Hospital and Latifa Hospital have theirs already,” Community Development Authority (CDA)-Child Protection/Family Development Section head Bushra Hussain
   
Clerk films bathing flatmates 101 times
DUBAI: A clerk sharing an apartment with a couple and five women installed a camera in the washroom and managed to make 101 videos, a jury heard on Thursday. The Asian man, 41, landed at the Dubai Criminal Court for having breached the modesty of inhabitants of the apartment at a Dubai building and their female visitors from December 2017 to August 28 this year. He fixed a tiny camera in the shared washroom’s ceiling.
 
 
Passengers ‘bleed’ as jet crew forgets to activate switch
MUMBAI: At least 30 passengers of a Jet Airways flight suffered ear and nose bleeding due to low cabin pressure early on Thursday during the aircraft’s ascent here, following which the government ordered a safety audit plan for airlines, officials said. Jet Airways later said it has derostered the cockpit crew concerned, who will remain off duties pending investigation. Airport sources said the incident could be a result of the
   
Azhar, Akram relive India-Pakistan on-field rivalry
Dubai: Former India and Pakistan greats Mohammed Azharuddin and Wasim Akram poured their hearts out in a candid conversation with The Gulf Today on Thursday. Both the icons went down memory lane to relive the glorious moments of their illustrious careers, particularly the games they played against each other in the UAE. Both were speaking on the sidelines of the launch of the T10 Cricket League’s (TCL) talent hunt programme.
 
 

 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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