UAE President Sheikh Khalifa receives Mohammed bin Zayed at Al Bateen Palace

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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed received Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed on Sunday at the capital’s Al-Bateen palace to commemorate UAE’s 47th national day. (WAM)
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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed received Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed on Sunday at the capital’s Al-Bateen palace to commemorate UAE’s 47th national day. (WAM)
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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed received Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed on Sunday at the capital’s Al-Bateen palace to commemorate UAE’s 47th national day. (WAM)
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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed received Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed on Sunday at the capital’s Al-Bateen palace to commemorate UAE’s 47th national day. (WAM)
Updated 02 December 2018
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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa receives Mohammed bin Zayed at Al Bateen Palace

DUBAI: UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed received Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed on Sunday at the capital’s Al-Bateen palace to commemorate UAE’s 47th national day, state-news agency WAM reported.

The meeting was attended by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Ain, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Executive Council Member and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Executive Director of the Martyrs' Affairs Office at the Office of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi Minister of Supreme Council Affairs in the Ministry of Presidential Affairs.


12 suspected extremists killed in Egypt raids: ministry

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12 suspected extremists killed in Egypt raids: ministry

  • The ministry said five other suspects were killed in a different raid
  • No group claimed responsibility for the Sunday attack

CAIRO: Twelve suspected militants were killed Monday in police raids near Cairo, Egypt’s interior ministry said, a day after a bomb blast injured 17 people including tourists near the Giza pyramids.
Security forces “carried out a raid against an apartment in the 6th of October district used for making explosive devices... These forces were shot at and responded, which left seven dead among the group,” which has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the ministry said in a statement.
In another such raid in Cairo’s Al-Shorouk neighborhood against the militant Hasm group, an armed affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood, the ministry said five suspected extremists were killed in an exchange of fire.
Weapons and ammunition were seized in the two apartments, the interior ministry said.
“As part of the ministry’s efforts to tackle the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization, information reached national security services” of attacks being prepared by Hasm, the ministry said.
The statement did not directly link the raids to Sunday’s attack in which a roadside bomb hit a tourist bus near the famed Giza pyramids.
There was no claim of responsibility.
It came months after three Vietnamese holidaymakers and their Egyptian guide were killed when a roadside bomb hit their bus near the pyramids in December.
Egyptian authorities led a crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members after the military overthrew president Muhammad Mursi in 2013.
The Hasm group emerged in 2016 and has in the past claimed responsibility for several attacks.