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VP surprises Chinese employees during desert trip
DUBAI: During a private weekend safari with his young daughter, Al Jalila Bint Mohammed, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, joined a brainstorming session held by a team of Chinese employees under a Ghaf tree in the desert. Much to their surprise, the team of employees found the Ruler of Dubai interacting with them and admiring their choice to seek
UAE commends Saudi decision on Brotherhood
ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates has commended Saudi Arabia’s decision to list a number of organisations, including the Muslim Brotherhood Group, in its terrorism list. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) expressed in a statement the UAE’s full support to Saudi’s stance, deeming “these groups as terrorist.” It praised the issuance of this decision in an important time in history of the nation amid turmoil that threatens its
Malaysian plane with 239 aboard goes missing
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went missing off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday and was presumed to have crashed. The airline said people from 14 nationalities were among the 227 passengers, including at least 152 Chinese, 38 Malaysians, seven Indonesians, six Australians, five Indians, four French and three Americans. According to the passenger list, the Indians on board are Vinod
LitFest award winner honoured
Dubai: Ousha Bint Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Suwaidi, pioneering Emirati women’s poet, was honoured with the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2014 Personality of the Year award. Dr Rafia Ghubash, founder of the Women’s Museum, UAE, and Al Suwaidi’s biographer, accepted the award on her behalf from Festival Director Isobel Abulhoul at a ceremony held on Saturday.
Mansour decrees presidential poll law
CAIRO: Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour has issued a much anticipated decree that governs upcoming presidential election, clearing the way for the vote that many expect the country’s military chief to take part in and win. Legal adviser Ali Awad said on Saturday on state television that Mansour issued the decree. The elections commission will set a date for the vote, expected to be in April.
‘Friendless’ boy wins millions of admirers
KALAMAZOO: When a boy told his mother he didn’t want an 11th birthday party because he had no friends to invite, she created a Facebook page to ask for well-wishes - and the response was overwhelming. Colin was the guest of honour on Friday at a surprise bash on the set of ABC’s “Good Morning America” TV show in New York, where he learned that the Facebook page had drawn more than 2 million “likes.” He also received tens of
More Russian soldiers arrive in base near Crimea
SIMFEROPOL: A convoy of hundreds of Russian soldiers in about 50 troop trucks drove into a base near Crimea’s capital Simferopol, on Saturday and took control of it, a Reuters reporting team said. The convoy was accompanied by 8 armoured vehicles, two ambulances, petrol tankers and other hardware. On Saturday, warning shots were fired to prevent an unarmed international military observer mission from entering 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.
Sheikh Mohammed offers condolences
Sultan praises Dr Abdullah’s role in the UAE
Sultan hails Dr Abdullah
AD CP offers condolences to Taryam family
Farewell my father
Dr Abdullah leaves behind indelible mark
Beacon of principle
This is one piece I never wanted to write
Glowing tributes paid to Dr Abdullah
Editors pay tribute to Dr Abdullah
We are shattered by his death: Al Azhar scholars
The Gulf Today staff fondly remember Dr Abdullah
VP renames street after Dr Abdullah
In memory of Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam
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