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Employees’ happiness holds key: UAE
ABU DHABI: The UAE is keen to promote happiness and positivity among employees of both the public and private sectors, to achieve its development goals and future visions. The country is a model to follow for promoting the values of happiness and positivity as a national culture in all workplaces and areas of life. It also occupies leading positions in happiness indexes. According to the 2018 Global Great Jobs Briefing issued
 
 
Mohammed among top on Instagram
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has been ranked the ninth among the most followed world leaders on Instagram with 3.365 million followers. The number of Sheikh Mohammed’s followers increased by 23 per cent comparing to the previous year, according the annual report issued by the “Twiplomacy” based on the data collected on October. Twiplomacy is
   
Emirates’ call for tolerance is well-timed
Hundreds of years ago when game-changing and cutting-edge messages of Messengers of God filled the air we breathe and the blood that flows in our veins and the thoughts that form the basis of our very beings, the Holy Speakers didn’t want their invaluable words to become weapons of rift. When they walked the earth and when they made water flow and when they made mountains move, they didn’t want us to fight over the fruits that
 
 
Tolerance ingrained in UAE society
At a time when many countries are taking two steps backwards on liberalism and feelings of brotherhood, the UAE has moved forward in leaps and bounds showing the world what true tolerance is all about. What’s ingrained in the mind at the stage of inception stays forever. Founding Father, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, planted the seeds of broadmindedness while establishing the UAE as a global model for tolerance, co-
   
Here unity rules in a big way
SHARJAH: The year 2019 has been rightly declared as the ‘Year of Tolerance’ by the President of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Although Islam is the official religion of the UAE, this country has always been welcoming and absolutely warm in terms of peacefully co-existing with other religions and beliefs. Being a country of very strong ethnic and cultural background, this country respects and encourages
 
 
Lanka’s president reinstates PM
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister on Sunday, nearly two months after firing him and setting off a long political stalemate in the South Asian island nation. The move promises to ease the crisis, but could also be the beginning of a difficult cohabitation between Wickremesinghe and Sirisena, who are now in rival camps. A new cabinet is expected to be sworn in
   
UN urges Yemen parties to honour deal
SANAA: UN special envoy Martin Griffiths on Sunday urged Yemen’s warring parties to respect a ceasefire accord struck at peace talks in Sweden after deadly clashes in the port city of Hodeidah. “The special envoy expects the two parties to respect their obligations as per the text and spirit of the Stockholm Agreement and to engage in the immediate implementation of its provisions,” Griffiths tweeted. He said the UN was working
 
 
Gang steals cars worth Dhs1.3m
DUBAI: The Criminal Court in Dubai on Sunday looked into the case of a gang of five accused of stealing three luxurious cars worth over Dhs1.3 million. The cars were stolen from a company. They reportedly sold the stolen cars to the fifth accused (investor) who was charged with complicity. He bought the cars for half of each of its market value, and was aware that cars were stolen, according to the police records.
   
Indian bowler takes perfect 10
NEW DELHI: Indian teenage fast bowler Rex Singh wrote his name in the record books by becoming one of a select band of bowlers to take all 10 wickets in an innings. The 18-year-old Singh, playing for the north eastern state of Manipur, unleashed a devastating spell of left-arm pace and swing bowling to return the remarkable figures of 10-11 in 9.5 overs. Singh, who made his domestic debut in the Ranji Trophy this season, took a
 
 

 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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