Four 4 UAE soldiers killed in Battle of Hodeidah in Yemen – UAE Armed Forces

File photo showing UAE soldiers in Aden southern Yemen. (AFP)
Updated 15 June 2018
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Four 4 UAE soldiers killed in Battle of Hodeidah in Yemen – UAE Armed Forces

ABU DHABI: The UAE General Command of the Armed Forces announced four of its brave soldiers have been killed while carrying out their national duty in the process of “restoring hope” within the Arab coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia to support the legitimacy in Yemen.
The soldiers include Lt. Khalifa Khalifa Saif Saeed Al-Khatiri, Ali Mohammed Rashid Al-Hassani, Sergeant Khamis Abdullah Khamis Al-Zuwaidi and Corporal Obaid Hamdan Saeed Al-Abdouli.
The General Command of the Armed Forces offered its condolences to the families of those killed. 


Iraq’s top court ratifies manual recount of May ballots

Updated 19 August 2018
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Iraq’s top court ratifies manual recount of May ballots

  • The court decision paves the way for president to summon lawmakers to an inaugural session
  • Political wrangling over who gets to be prime minister will likely delay the process

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s top court has ratified the results of the country’s May parliamentary elections following a manual ballot recount ordered by the outgoing chamber following charges of irregularities.
The Federal Court’s decision on Sunday paves the way for the president to summon lawmakers to an inaugural session of the new, 329-seat house. In theory, parliament should then proceed to elect a speaker, a president and a prime minister, who will in turn form a new government.
However, political wrangling over who gets to be prime minister will likely delay the process for weeks, maybe months.
A coalition led by maverick Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr won the largest number of seats, 54, followed by an alliance of government-sanctioned militias known as Hashed, with 47.