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New Yemen peace plan set
Jeddah: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday announced a fresh international peace initiative for Yemen aimed at forming a unity government to resolve its 17-month-old conflict. Kerry met Saudi King Salman ahead of wider talks focusing on the conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Libya with other Gulf Arab officials. Kerry wrote on Twitter that he and the King discussed the “need to reach a political solution (and) address
 
 
Leaders offer condolences as Italy quake toll mounts
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to President Sergio Mattarella of the Italian Republic, expressing his sincere condolences and sympathies to victims of Wednesday’s earthquake, which hit the Lazio region and resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries. He also expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and the friendly people of Italy and wished the
   
UAE to treat 1,500 war-injured
ABU DHABI: Some 1,500 people who sustained injuries in the war in Yemen will receive medical care in hospitals in the UAE, Sudan and India, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) announced on Thursday. The ERC said that the humanitarian medical gesture is in implementation of directives given by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and is followed by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of
 
 
Arab League hails UAE women’s achievements
CAIRO: The Emirati women have made their presence felt in different walks of life thanks to the relentless efforts made by Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, in areas of development and empowerment, an Arab League official said. “The UAE has and still been
   
Abu Sayyaf beheads 18-year-old hostage
MANILA: Members of the Al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf terror group carried out yet another beheading, this time an 18-year-old hostage they kidnapped more than a week ago on the island province of Sulu in restive Mindanao, the military confirmed on Thursday. Major Filemon Tan, the spokesman of the military’s Western Mindanao Command, reported that the severed head of James Patrick Almadavar contained in a plastic bag was recovered
 
 

 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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