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Arab coalition takes on militia
HODEIDAH: The Saudi-led Arab Coalition air defence system has monitored the fall into the sea of a ballistic missile launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi militia towards the Hodeidah port. The Coalition said the Houthi criminal and destructive acts in the city are in defiance of the international laws that criminalise targeting of civilian facilities during wars. The Coalition indicated that the rebels launched the missile from
 
 
Tourists’ tax refund from Sunday
DUBAI: The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) announced that the digital system for the Tax Refunds for Tourists Scheme will be ready to issue and process VAT refund claims for eligible tourists to recover tax incurred on their purchases as of Sunday (Nov.18, 2018), at Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah International Airports. The Authority revealed that preparations are underway for phase two of the Scheme, which goes into effect on December
   
Israel kills one more Palestinian
GAZA CITY: A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in the border area of the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the enclave’s health ministry and a security source said. The man killed was identified as Nawaf Al Aatar, 20, and a Gazan security source said he was fishing at the time near the border fence. Meanwhile, a ceasefire held on Wednesday after the worst escalation between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza since a 2014 war,
 
 
New Lanka PM loses trust vote
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday, presenting a standoff with the opposition and throwing the country deeper into turmoil. Deputies from Rajapaksa’s party rejected the voice vote as illegal, saying it wasn’t scheduled and that the pro-China former
   
India SC reserves order on Rafale
NEW DELHI: The government of India on Wednesday cast doubts on the competence of the Supreme Court to review the Rafale jet deal, arguing that it’s for experts to do that. The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising also of Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph reserved its order on a clutch of petitions.
 
 
Brexit will be delivered: May
LONDON: Brexit supporters in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s party will “likely” call for a vote of no confidence in her as their leader on Thursday, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said, citing a member of the Conservative Party. However, May said Brexit will be delivered and there will be no second vote. Kuenssberg said Brexiteers were so angry about May’s draft deal that they were submitting letters to a top party
   
Deepika and Ranveer tie knot in Italy
ROME: Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone on Wednesday tied the knot as per Konkani traditions in a dreamy Lake Como setting in Italy amidst a tight circle of family and friends, culminating a six year-long love story in a ‘happily ever after.’ The ceremony began at 8:00am on Wednesday, and ended around 1:30pm as per local time in Italy, those in the know of developments told IANS.
 
 

 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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