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Yemeni army takes over key areas
LAHEJ: Backed by the Arab Coalition Forces supporting the legitimacy in Yemen, the Yemeni National Army and Resistance Forces, in a powerful military operation, advanced into the Al Shuraijah and Al Rahida area and controlled the strategic Al Merkham mountains, the Ar Ruzma As Sawdaa small hill, west of Al Shuraijah, the Al Ghareeb mountain, north of Al Hamala, and the two small hills of Al Hamra and Karba in Tur Al Bahah.
 
 
Smoke forces evacuation of RAK students
RAS AL KHAIMAH: Well-informed sources confirmed that the evacuation of female students from Al Reyadah Primary School in Ras Al Khaimah twice on Thursday came as a precautionary measure after smoke emanating from a neighbouring house had reached the schoolyard. Seven female students suffered from exhaustion, fainting and scare as a result of being asked twice to evacuate the school speedily. The sources stated that both
   
Khalifa confers honour on Greek ambassador
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has conferred the Independence Order (First Class) on Dionyssios Zois, Greek Ambassador to the UAE, in appreciation of his efforts to strengthen ties between the UAE and Greece. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, presented the Order to the outgoing Greek envoy on Wednesday. He congratulated the ambassad
 
 
Thousands rally calling for return of Palestinian refugees
ATLIT: Waving Palestinian flags and wearing T-shirts proclaiming (occupied) Jerusalem to be “the eternal capital of Palestine,” thousands of Israel’s Arab minority turned out on Thursday for a rally to commemorate a war lost 70 years ago. One of the main issues promoted by the organisers is the longstanding demand for the right of return of Palestinian refugees, a demand that has been revised in recent weeks in an ongoing
   
Iran quake had no effect on UAE: NCM
ABU DHABI: A magnitude 5.7 earthquake was recorded in southwest Shiraz, Iran - 550km from Abu Dhabi city – on Thursday at 10:34am (UAE time), reported the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM). UAE residents reported feeling tremors but the quake have had no effect on UAE, the NCM added. “The earthquake had no effect on the activity of the plant,” Mahmoud Jafari, project manager at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear plant, said
 
 
Dubai Police nab killer in 24 hours
DUBAI: A man suspected to have murdered an African woman inside her apartment in Al Baraha over financial disputes was arrested within 24 hours, Dubai Police announced on Thursday. Police managed to solve the mystery behind the murder. The Asian man, 32, who resides in the UAE, was found to have murdered the female visitor to rob her, in revenge for the financial grudges. “The command and control room received an alert about
   
E-system to avoid hospital errors
DUBAI: In a bid to offer quality services to patients and curb medical error or taking wrong dose of medicine by patients, Al Zahra Dubai Hospital has launched the latest intelligent system for managing and dealing electronically drugs prescribed to patients admitted at hospitals which effectively helps to prevent drug errors and enhance patient safety. Dr Mahaiman Abdul Ghani, Executive Director of Al Zahra Hospital, noted that
 
 
YouTube reunites Indian with family after 40 years
MUMBAI: An Indian man missing for 40 years was to be reunited with his family on Thursday after a YouTube video of him singing a popular Hindi film song went viral. Khomdram Gambhir Singh was 26 when in 1978 he left his home in Imphal, in the remote northeastern state of Manipur, and never returned, according to reports. For four decades his family heard nothing. Then a clip showing a grey-bearded man singing a Bollywood song

 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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