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After an outcry over appointing Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, the new head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said he is rethinking his decision. “I hear your concerns. Rethinking the approach in light of WHO values. I will issue a statement as soon as possible,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Twitter. His […]

Catalonia’s leaders on Saturday said they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government. The political mood in the region has deteriorated after Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced he would invoke special constitutional powers to fire the regional government and force a new election. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who had […]

The urgent assistance provided by the UAE helped to limit causalities in the recent terror attack in Mogadishu. Abdulkadir Sheikhey Mohammad Al Hatimi, Ambassador of Somalia to the UAE, told national news agency WAM that the airlifting of 100 injured people to hospitals in Kenya saved lives. More than 300 people died in the bomb […]

Dubai Police and the Roads and Transport Authority have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at enhancing safety on public transport. As part of the deal, they’ll coordinate their work to best protect passengers and facilities across Dubai. Officials say the agreement demonstrates the eagerness of authorities to ensure safety on the public transport network. […]

Twenty-nine Yemeni’s injured in the country’s on-going conflict have returned home after being treated in India, thanks to the UAE. Their successful treatment came as part of an initiative by the Emirates to pay for humanitarian medical aid for 1,500 people in Yemen, where the internationally-recognised, legitimate government is battling Houthi rebels. The UAE has […]

Millions of Japanese braved typhoon conditions to cast their vote on Sunday, a month after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election saying he needed a fresh mandate in order to deal with the “national crises” facing Japan. These include North Korea, which has threatened to “sink” Japan into the sea, the post-Fukushima nuclear […]


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