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VP condoles families of Abdel Hameed, Salama
DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Thursday offered his condolences on the death of Mohammed Abdel Hameed Juma. Sheikh Mohammed along with Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai paid a visit to the residence of the deceased in Al Safa Area, Dubai. He expressed his heartfelt condolence...
 
 
 
Sultan attends AUS Alumni Reunion Dinner
SHARJAH: “The American University of Sharjah (AUS) has taken great steps since its inception and is committed to becoming a leading university of the world,” said His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the American University of Sharjah (AUS), at the Eighth Annual Alumni Reunion Dinner held on Thursday at the AUS campus. The Sharjah Ruler expressed his...
   
Dr Abdullah: Beacon of bold thinking
Dr Abdullah Omram Taryam changed the course of the lives of many people, who developed a lot of respect for him. For many of his staff he was a source of inspiration, working for whom had been a privilege. He was steely-edged, but at the core of his heart he was sweet and understanding and forgiving. His faith in us is like a debt that we owe him — for the success in our careers. He was our guardian angel, keeping tabs on our...
 
 
Jordan demands proof pilot alive as ISIS deadline ends
AMMAN: Jordan demanded proof on Thursday that a pilot threatened with execution by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group was alive, as a deadline set by the militants to free a female militant expired. ISIS had vowed to kill airman Maaz Al Kassasbeh unless Iraqi Sajida Al Rishawi was handed over at the Turkish border in return for captured Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The extremist group had set a deadline of sunset...
   
Troops watched as militias executed 72, say survivors
BAGHDAD: Survivors tell the same story: they were taken from their homes by men in uniform; heads down and linked together, then led in small groups to a field, made to kneel, and selected to be shot one by one. Accounts by five witnesses interviewed separately by Reuters provide a picture of alleged executions in the eastern village of Barwanah on Monday, which residents and provincial officials say left at least 72 unarmed Iraqis...
 
 
Abu Dhabi among world’s safest cities, says survey
ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi is the safest city in the Middle East and one of the 25 most safest cities in the world, according to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index, 2015. The index, which takes into account digital security, health security, infrastructure safety and personal safety, ranked the UAE capital ahead of Milan, Rome, Shanghai and Moscow, among other 50 cities. Abu Dhabi, the only Middle Eastern city...
   
Malaysia declares MH370 an ‘accident’
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Thursday formally declared the passengers and crew of missing flight MH370 to be presumed dead, a step that it said opens the door for compensation payments but which was angrily rejected by distraught relatives. Malaysian authorities and the airline had until now refrained from drawing firm conclusions about the fate of the plane and its 239 passengers and crew, as many desperate next-of-kin continue to...
 
 

 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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