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Nairobi complex blown up, several die
NAIROBI: A huge blast followed by a gun battle rocked an upmarket hotel and office complex in Nairobi on Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Al Qaeda-linked Shabaab militant group. The explosion at the DusitD2 compound, which includes a 101-room hotel, restaurant and office buildings housing local and international companies, was heard from AFP’s bureau some 5km away. Al Shabaab, which carried out a notorious assault on a
   
Mohammed honours winners
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, honoured winners of the ‘Mohammed Bin Rashid Government Excellence Award’ during a special ceremony that took place yesterday in Abu Dhabi. “We have 10 years of achievements. We want the UAE government to be the best government in the world. We want every government ministry and government body to be the best in the
 
 
First food shipment reaches war-hit Yemen areas
Geneva: A slowdown in fighting in Yemen’s Hodeidah province has allowed the UN to deliver more than 3,000 tonnes of food to two areas for the first time in six months, the World Food Programme said on Tuesday. Tuhayta and Darahimi districts in southern Hodeidah last received humanitarian aid in July, when a WFP truck delivering relief goods was “hit,” agency spokesman Herve Verhoosel said, without elaborating on the nature of
   
Luggage thieves held at airport
Dubai: Dubai Customs have arrested a couple for stealing passengers’ suitcases at Dubai International Airport. The passenger, of an Arab nationality, with his girlfriend, were caught red-handed by the officers at the airport. The custom launched an operation after reports of luggage being disappeared from the arrival hall. The airport terminal was bustling with activities during the Christmas period with thousands of
 
 
Saudi guards rescue two Emiratis from desert after days
RIYADH: The Saudi Arabia Border Guards rescued two UAE nationals after their vehicle got stuck in the sand in the desert of Al-Rub Al Khali on Monday. The duo had lost contact with officials since last Wednesday. The Dammam Medical Rescue and Coordination Centre (DMRCC) received information about the Emiratis on Sunday. The centre was told that the UAE citizens were passing through an area located south of Shabita centre in
   
Adequate sleep is must for good heart
London: Men who sleep less than six hours a night may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who sleep between seven and eight hours, a new study suggests. The study showed that poor quality sleep of less than six hours increases the risk of atherosclerosis by 27 per cent compared to seven to eight hours of sleep. Atherosclerosis refers to the build-up of fats, cholesterol and other substances in
 
 
British MP delays delivery for vote
London: A British lawmaker has postponed giving birth in order to vote on Britain’s divorce deal with the EU on Tuesday. Tulip Siddiq, 36, was due to have a Caesarian section on Tuesday but medics have agreed to delay the operation until Thursday so that she can vote on the withdrawal agreement struck between London and Brussels. She plans to be pushed through the division lobby in parliament in a wheelchair. Colleagues in the

 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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