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Pak army enters to end PTV attack
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army on Monday evicted protesters who stormed the government-owned Pakistan Television (PTV) headquarters in Islamabad and suspended its transmission, attacking staff and destroying valuable equipment, even as the defence minister said government is preparing to launch a selective crackdown against protesters demanding the resignation of the prime minister. Protesters armed with rocks and wooden clubs from...
 
 
 
Mohammed gets Hadi’s note for Khalifa
DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has received a letter for President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan from the Yemeni President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, dealing with fraternal bilateral ties and the latest developments in Yemen. Also during the day Sheikh Mohammed met the first batch of 17 Chinese graduates who have joined...
   
Israeli land grab widely condemned
CAIRO: Egypt and Britain on Monday joined the United States in condemning an Israeli decision to appropriate a large swathe of land inside the occupied West Bank, which an anti-settlement group said was the biggest such claim in 30 years. “This is not a positive step — it contradicts international law and will have negative consequences on the peace process,” a foreign ministry statement in Cairo said. Egypt, which last week...
 
 
Government says has lost grip on Libyan capital
TRIPOLI: Libya’s toothless outgoing government admitted on Monday from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias. The interim government led by prime minister Abdullah Al Thani, which resigned last week, said armed groups, mostly Islamist militias, were in control of ministries and blocking access to government workers. “Ministry and state offices in Tripoli have...
   
Hollywood stars ‘hacked and stripped’
LOS ANGELES: An online hack that led to the posting of hundreds of explicit photos of some of Hollywood’s most famous female stars could have been down to an attack on their passwords. On Sunday night, images of 101 high-profile stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kate Upton, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Kirsten Dunst and Selena Gomez, were posted on 4chan, an online image sharing forum....
 
 

 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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