US security chief Bolton in UAE for ‘regional’ talks

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US National Security Adviser John Bolton holds talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. (WAM)
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US National Security Adviser John Bolton holds talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. (WAM)
Updated 12 November 2018
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US security chief Bolton in UAE for ‘regional’ talks

ABU DHABI: US National Security Adviser John Bolton held talks on Monday with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed on regional issues and the fight against “terrorism,” state media said.
Bolton’s visit comes as international pressure mounts to end the war in Yemen, where government loyalists backed by an Arab-led coalition, including Emirati forces, are battling Iran-aligned Houthi rebels.


Government forces, led on the ground by Emirati-backed troops, have made their way into Hodeidah after 11 days of clashes.
Ahead of the trip to the UAE, Bolton said in a tweet he was “looking forward to meeting with our friends in the UAE to discuss important regional issues.”
WAM state news agency said the talks focused on “cooperation between the two countries in several fields, as well as issues of concern to both countries.”
Bolton and Sheikh Mohammed, who is also deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, “exchanged views on several regional and international issues” and also discussed “international efforts and cooperation to confront terrorism and terrorist groups,” the agency reported.


Three rail workers detained after Turkish rail crash

Updated 2 min 28 sec ago
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Three rail workers detained after Turkish rail crash

ANKARA: A Turkish court on Monday placed three railway workers in pre-trial detention after they were accused of negligence leading to last week’s fatal rail crash in Ankara.
Nine people were killed and almost 90 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive.
Those detained — a signalman, a switchman and a controller working for the state railway authority — face charges of reckless manslaughter and causing injury, the Anadolu state news agency reported.
Following the accident Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed those responsible would be held to account.
Ankara Governor Vasip Sahin said the accident happened after the early morning high-speed train with some 200 people aboard and traveling to the central province of Konya hit a locomotive checking rails on the same route.
Turkey has in recent years sought to modernize its railways network following a string of fatal accidents.
July saw 24 people killed when passenger train left the track in northwestern Turkey.