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Leaders salute martyrs
ABU DHABI: Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Thursday visited the mourning majlis of martyrs in Abu Dhabi. At the end of his mourning tour which covered Fujairah also, Sheikh Mohammed expressed the wise leadership’s pride by...
Israeli troops kill more Palestinians
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian during clashes in east Jerusalem on Thursday on their way to the home of a man accused of an earlier stabbing attack, medics said. The Palestinian was shot in the chest and fatally wounded at the Shuafat refugee camp in annexed east Jerusalem, according to the Red Crescent and hospital sources. Over the last week, seven Palestinians have been killed by Israelis....
Dubai We Learn Initiative launched
DUBAI: The Dubai Government Excellence Programme, part of the General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai, has launched the Dubai We Learn initiative, which aims to empower a culture of institutional learning and the transfer and exchange of knowledge within the government sector, in co-operation with international experts in this field. Dr Ahmad Al Nusairat, the Co-ordinator-General for Dubai Government Excellence...
MSF insists on probe despite Obama apology
KABUL: A day after President Barack Obama apologised for a tragic US air strike that killed at least 22 people at a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in northern Afghanistan, the medical charity said on Thursday it is continuing to press its demand for an independent investigation of the incident. The Oct.3 air strike took place as Afghan forces were fighting to retake the strategic northern city of Kunduz, which was...
Facebook ‘Like’ button set to get more emotive
NEW YORK: Like it or not, Facebook Inc’s trademark “Like” button is set to get more expressive. The social network said on Thursday it is launching a pilot test of “Reactions”, which will allow users to express a range of emotions including love, happiness, anger and sadness. “Dislike” is not one of them though. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said last month the social network was working on adding a button other than “Like” to...
Belarusian writer wins Nobel literature prize
STOCKHOLM: Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that the prize judges called “a monument to suffering and courage.” Alexievich, 67, used the skills of a journalist to create literature chronicling the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and its 1991 collapse: World War II, the Soviet war in Afghanistan, the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the suicides that later ensued...

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.
French train attack hero stabbed in California
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VP, AD CP offer condolences on nation's martyr Mohammed Al Siyabi
ABU DHABI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of D..
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Modi breaks silence on beef lynching issue
NAWADA: Breaking his silence amidst the raging row over the Dadri lync..
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US probes how Daesh got so many Toyota SUVs
WASHINGTON: With the US seeking information from Toyota as to how the ..
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Pak police arrest 'militant' carrying celebrity hitlist
KARACHI: Police in the Pakistani city of Karachi have arrested a suspe..
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Tunisian legislator escapes assassination attempt
TUNIS: Unidentified gunmen fired multiple shots at a Tunisian sports m..
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ERC opens 10 schools in Aden
ADEN: As part of its second phase to rebuild the schools and provide n..
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EU gets tough on migrant deportations
LUXEMBOURG: European Union governments agreed on Thursday to step up d..
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Hadi dismisses Houthi concessions as 'manoeuvre'
SANAA: Yemen's government dismissed as a "manoeuvre" on Thursday the H..
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Fujairah CP performs funeral prayer for martyr
FUJAIRAH: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prin..
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