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Russia eyes curbs on Turkey
MOSCOW: Russia is preparing a raft of retaliatory economic measures against Turkey after Ankara downed one of its war planes, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday, as Turkey rejected a demand for an apology. “The government has been ordered to work out a system of response measures to this act of aggression in the economic and humanitarian spheres,” Medvedev told a cabinet meeting in televised comments. He said the
VP appoints directors to DEWA board
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, has issued a decree on the formation of the board of directors of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. According to the decree no.32 of 2015, Matar Humaid Al Tayer will chair the new board, and other members include Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer who also serves as managing director,
Sultan signs MoU for Sharjah Research Academy
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), between the Sharjah Research Academy and University of Queensland, to enhance educational and academic co-operation. Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director of the Global Change Institute at University of Queensland signed the MoU on behalf of the university.
Fuel prices lowered for December
ABU DHABI: The Fuel Price Follow-up Committee, chaired by Dr Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, on Thursday concluded its meeting at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi and announced fuel prices for the month of December. Diesel fuel prices for December will be Dhs1.83 per litre down from Dhs1.87 in November. For gasoline products: Super (98 octane) Dhs1.79 down from 1.81, Special (95 octane) Dhs1.68
2 Palestinians killed, Israel plans new wall near Hebron
TEL AVIV: Two Palestinians were shot and killed in separate incidents on Thursday in the West Bank as Israel announced plans to build a new fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to contain a two-month spate of violence. The first death occured when troops raided the village of Qattana overnight to search for ammunition and arrest suspected assailants. Troops shot 21-year-old Yehya Taha in the head, according to
Pope calls for Christian-Muslim dialogue
NAIROBI: Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the “barbarous” extremist attacks that have struck Kenya, saying they need to be “prophets of peace.” Francis met a small group of Kenya’s faith leaders before celebrating his first public Mass on the continent, a joyful, rain-soaked celebration attended by tens of thousands of
India jails hospital staff for ‘embezzling’ Rs11
NEW DELHI: An Indian court has sentenced two medical workers to a year in prison for embezzling Rs11 (around 70 fils) in public funds more than 25 years ago, lawyers said on Thursday. The two -- a nurse and a medical assistant -- were found guilty of inflating the number of sterilisation procedures they helped to perform in 1989 to boost their earnings. At the time, the government was providing financial incentives for medical
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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Sultan praises Dr Abdullah’s role in the UAE
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AD CP offers condolences to Taryam family
Farewell my father
Dr Abdullah leaves behind indelible mark
Beacon of principle
This is one piece I never wanted to write
Glowing tributes paid to Dr Abdullah
Editors pay tribute to Dr Abdullah
We are shattered by his death: Al Azhar scholars
The Gulf Today staff fondly remember Dr Abdullah
VP renames street after Dr Abdullah
In memory of Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam
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‘Loss of Dr Abdullah irreparable’
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Schools in honour of Taryam brothers opened
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Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam: The legend of a great scholar continues
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