x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Red Crescent Authority plans Pakistan aid

Chairman says group will spend Dh440 million in the country over the next four years.

The UAE Red Crescent Authority will spend Dh440 million in Pakistan over the next four years, its chairman says. Plans include building houses for those displaced by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that killed 79,000 people in 2005. The charity also has plans for a welfare project that will include vocational training schools, health units, schools, mosques and drinking water facilities in areas affected by floods in recent years, according to the authority's chairman, Ahmed Humaid Al Mazroui. Some 20 million people were displaced by flooding in July 2010.


Suspected robbers held in Kuwait

Two men wanted for robbery were apprehended less than an hour after fleeing the UAE for Kuwait. After Dubai Police issued a warrant for their arrest, Kuwaiti officials worked with an Interpol team from the Emirates to pick up the Asian fugitives at the Kuwait airport.


RTA approves roadworks in Al Warqa

A Dh156.6 million road project has been approved for Al Warqa, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority said yesterday. The project is to add 89km of road and upgrade 36km, and also includes parking spaces and car parks for mosques and government schools.