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Anti-polio drive helps 400m kids
ABU DHABI: 400 million children have benefitted from the UAE anti-polio campaigns, while the total value of its donations accounts for around $167 million, as the world celebrates World Polio Day on Wednesday. The World Health Organisation (WHO), has praised the UAE’s role in eliminating this epidemic and its effective contribution in funding and supporting the vaccination campaign. The polio eradication campaign of
 
 
AD CP, Pak PM reaffirm robust bilateral relations
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, explored paths to further promote bilateral relations and cement friendship ties between the two countries and people. In a telephone call, the two sides also discussed a number of issues of common concern. Last month during his visit to the UAE
   
Saudi King, CP offer condolences to Khashoggi kin
RIYADH: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, the Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defence of Saudi Arabia, have telephoned Saleh Khashoggi, the son of the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi to express their condolences on the death of his father, Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi royals conveyed their condolences to
 
 
Jawaher initiative to raise awareness on child safety
SHARJAH: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, has issued an administrative decision to establish the ‘Child Safety Department.’ The decision will transform the existing ‘Child Safety Campaign’ - an initiative of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), in Sharjah - into a ‘Department’ under the SCFA, with the aim of
   
VAT refund claim from Nov.18 for all tourists
ABU DHABI: The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has announced that Tax Refund for Tourists Scheme goes into effect on Nov.18, allowing eligible tourists to request refunds of the Value Added Tax (VAT) incurred on their purchases. The first phase will see the digital system of the Tax Refund for Tourists Scheme implemented at Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah International Airports. As of mid-December, the system will be fully
 
 
World’s longest bridge to open in China today
Hong Kong: A $20-billion bridge connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai is set to finally open this week, marking the completion of the longest sea-crossing bridge ever built, nine years after construction began. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to attend a ceremony in Zhuhai on Tuesday, along with top officials from Hong Kong and Macau, with the bridge opening to public traffic on
   
May tries to calm Brexit opponents
LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday urged restive lawmakers to back her in the final stages of Britain’s exit from the European Union, saying talks were in their most difficult stage even if a deal was close. Facing some of the fiercest attacks to date over her Brexit plans after again failing to clinch a deal at an EU summit last week, May tried to calm passions in parliament where her strategy has angered eurosceptics
 
 
Visa extension eased for widows, divorcees
DUBAI: Widows and divorced women and their children can now extend their residence visas for one year without a sponsor in the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs centre in Dubai Festival City, said Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai (GDRFA). The one-year extension will start from the date of death for widows and the
   
Lioness kills father of her cubs in US
INDIANAPOLIS: A lioness has killed the father of her three offspring, suffocating her mate by locking her jaws onto his neck at the Indianapolis Zoo in an attack not fully understood by zoo staff. The lions had been held together at the zoo for eight years, producing three cubs in 2015, and zookeepers had never before noticed any aggression between the two, the zoo said in a statement issued on Friday. The death devastated
 
 

 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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