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US vetoes UN step on Jerusalem
UNITED NATIONS: The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn. The remaining 14 council members voted in favour of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention the United States or Trump but which expressed “deep regret at recent
 
 
UAE, Saudi flay church bombing
ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a church in Pakistan which has killed and injured a number of innocent people on Sunday. In a statement issued on Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed the UAE’s solidarity with Pakistan, its support of the country in the face of this criminal and malicious crime, and for all measures its taking to
   
BJP survives Congress scare
GANDHINAGAR/SHIMLA: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday just managed to hold on to power in Gujarat, edging past the half-way mark to clinch a sixth term in government, but wrested Himachal Pradesh from Congress with a comfortable majority. Overcoming initial setbacks in a see-saw battle, the (BJP) bagged 99 seats, seven more than the magic figure of 92 in a House of 182. Putting up an improved performance, the Congress
 
 
Water, electricity bills subject to 5% VAT starting January
ABU DHABI: Water and electricity bills in the UAE will be subject to the 5 per cent value added tax from January 1.

The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) has instructed its Abu Dhabi and Al Ain distribution affiliates to address consumers on the starting date of the VAT application.

ADWEA said that it has taken all necessary
   
Swing of statesmanship
ISLAMABAD: Dubai has been a success story. The secret behind the development of the emirate is its wise leadership. The emirate is marching ahead in terms of prosperity, growth rate and good governance. It has maximised its growth potential in a very short span of time. We should learn from its visionary leadership for transforming it into the City of Wonders. This was stated by Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan
 
 

 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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