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SC could clear Trump travel ban
WASHINGTON: Conservative US Supreme Court (SC) justices on Wednesday signalled they are likely to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries, one of the most contentious policies of his presidency. Both Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, a frequent swing vote on the conservative-majority, nine-member court, indicated unwillingness to second-guess the president on
 
 
RAK hospital instals ‘ViewRay’ device to treat cancer
RAS AL KHAIMAH: As part of the initiatives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Sheikh Khalifa Speciality Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) has introduced the “ViewRay” device for treating cancer, which is the latest magnetic resonance imaging and radiation therapy technology that achieves the best results for cancer patients. The installation of the device is also part of the directives of His
   
Dhs2.5m Sultan allocation for Sharjah libraries
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has ordered the allocation of Dhs2.5 million to purchase books from participating publishers at the ongoing edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) 2018. The books to be purchased will be selected from the latest publications at the SCRF, and will be selected from the collections of 134 publishers hailing
 
 
Kuwait expels Philippine envoy
Kuwait City: Kuwait said on Wednesday it is expelling the Philippine ambassador and recalling its own envoy from Manila as tensions rise over the treatment of domestic workers. Official news agency KUNA said the Philippine ambassador had been given a week to leave, amid a diplomatic row between the two nations sparked by the murder of a Filipina maid in the country. An official at Kuwait’s foreign ministry told AFP that
   
Pope invites ME religious leaders
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has invited leaders of all Christian denominations in the Middle East to join him in Italy in July to discuss how they can help bring peace to the region, the Vatican said on Wednesday. The meeting will take place on July 7 in the southern Adriatic port city of Bari, chosen because it is home to the relics of St. Nicholas, a figure venerated in both the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.
 
 
S.Arabia claims killing of Sammad
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has confirmed it was behind the air strike that killed the number two leader of Yemen’s Houthi rebels last week, with insurgents warning they would avenge his death. “The heroes of the Royal Air Force were able to successfully target the leader of the Houthi militia Saleh Al Sammad,” Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, Prince Khaled Bin Salman, tweeted late on Tuesday. Sammad, head of the
   
Expats can join national sports events
ABU DHABI: The UAE Cabinet has approved a federal Law allowing all UAE residents to participate in all official sports competitions held in the country regardless of their nationalities. The new Law, which comes as per the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, translates UAE government’s keenness to engage all residents in community activities in yet a new testament to the genuine principles
 
 
Indian guru to die in jail for raping teen devotee
Jodhpur: An Indian guru with millions of followers was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for raping a teenage devotee on the pretext of ridding her of evil spirits, his lawyer said. Asaram Bapu, one of India’s most charismatic and controversial “godmen,” was given the maximum sentence at a closed jailhouse hearing in Rajasthan state, where hundreds of police were on high alert for any backlash from his disciples. “Asaram
   
Emirates fliers can check-in from home in Dubai
DUBAI: Emirates has introduced a home check-in, a new service which allows customers to check in for their flights from anywhere in Dubai. The service is available for customers across all classes travelling on Emirates flights. The new service enables Emirates passengers to complete the security check and check-in from the comfort of their home, hotel or office and have their luggage transported to the airport prior to their
 
 
Cubs begin to roar
In politics, like in love, experience is crucial, so we thought. But an assortment of young leaders — some of them proven game changers — have completely destroyed that myth. The Gulf Today Political Team brings you the youthful band: Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron (born 21 December 1977) is a French politician serving as President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017. Before entering politics,

 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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