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Xi visit to consolidate strategic trust
ABU DHABI: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the UAE, the first by a Chinese head of state in 29 years, is of political, historic and strategic significance for bilateral relations, said Chinese Ambassador Ni Jian in an interview with Xinhua, the state-run news agency of China. President Xi will arrive in the UAE on Thursday. Xi will pay a state visit to the UAE at the invitation of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al
 
 
Gold sinks to year low
NEW YORK: The US dollar hit a three-week high on Wednesday against a basket of major currencies in the wake of an upbeat view of the economy by the US Federal Reserve, while oil prices resumed a recent pullback and gold slumped to a year low. A gauge of global stock markets hovered at a month high while Wall Street traded near a five-month high as investors digested another significant day of corporate earnings.
   
Exercise must in schools
DUBAI: In a move to help implement the comprehensive Dubai School Health Policy, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU. Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA, said... “School health is undoubtedly an important focus.”WAM
 
 
Emaar to build ME’s largest Chinatown in Dubai
DUBAI: Dubai developer Emaar has announced plans to build the Middle East’s largest Chinatown within the retail district of its mega development Dubai Creek Harbour. Emaar’s announcement comes ahead of the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE on Thursday and will further strengthen UAE-China relations. The retail precinct will occupy a central location within the 6sq km mega project and will feature local brands and g
   
Fight on, Thai boys were told
CHIANG RAI: The 12 boys and their football coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand recounted details of their ordeal on Wednesday, at their first public appearance, during which they waved, smiled and offered traditional “wai” greetings on a national broadcast. “I told everyone fight on, don’t despair,” said one boy, describing how the group had battled to stay alive during the excruciating days spent in the cave in Thailand
 
 
Emergency in Turkey ends today
ANKARA: A two-year state of emergency imposed after Turkey’s failed 2016 coup will end on Thursday but Tayyip Erdogan’s opponents say his new executive presidency and a draft anti-terrorism law leave him with sweeping powers to stifle dissent and a questioning opposition. Since emergency rule was declared, more than 150,000 civil servants have been purged and 77,000 people suspected of links to the attempted coup have been charged
   
Addict hides girl’s body in farm
DUBAI: A drug addict, who injected his girlfriend with a fatal heroin dose, hid her body to evade legal action, prosecutors told the Criminal Court on Wednesday. The unemployed Arab man, 35, facilitated heroin abuse to the Emirati woman and injected her with an overdose that claimed her life on March 22, according to Rashidiyah Police Station records. To hide the body, he transported it to a farmland in Ajman where he stashed it
 
 

 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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