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Arab Coaltion forces and their allies in Yemen have advanced towards the Al Jah area in the Bayt al-Faqih district.

The forces are led by Saudi Arabia and backed by UAE Armed forces and include the Yemeni National and Tihama resistance forces and Giant Brigades.

According to national news agency WAM, the Houthis militias are losing ground as resistance forces make sweeping advances towards the city of Hodeidah and its port.

So far, the forces have liberated many strategic areas, including Zubaid and Jubaliya Junctions, Matina, Al Mugris, Al Mujalis and Al Suwaiq.

Large quantities of weapons and ammunition have been seized from rebel hideouts in Tahita district and many rebels have been arrested.

The operations are part of a unified push to secure the Red Sea Coast.

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The UAE Embassy in Madrid has begun distributing Ramadan rations and Iftar meals to the underprivileged in Spain and Andorra.

The project also aims to give out copies of the Holy Quran in Arabic and Spanish.

A large number of underprivileged people have already received aid from the initiative since the first day of the holy month.

The charity predicts that nearly 7000 families from Muslim and Arabic communities across the country will benefit from the programme.

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The UAE Armed Forces have assisted the Yemeni National Resistance in taking over full control of the country’s Al Faza district and Zubaid junction.

Dozens of Houthi militias were killed during confrontations with the Resistance forces, including a top commander and a supervisor.

More than half of the Al Tahita district has also been liberated as part of a major advance from several axes on the Red Sea Coast.

The UAE’s forces are also providing military support to the land, air and sea operations launched by the Saudi-led coalition which is aimed at backing the legitimate government in the country.

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Cyclone Mekunu is expected to cause scattered showers in some parts of the UAE today after making landfall in Oman.

According to the National Centre of Meteorology, the storm will gradually weaken into a tropical depression as it moves north towards the Arabian Sea.

A 12-year-old girl died in Oman last night after being slammed against a wall by high winds.  

With winds of close to 170 km/h at its centre, Mekunu was rated as a Category 2 storm on Friday.

At least seven people were killed when the storm lashed the Yemeni island of Socotra on Thursday

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An Emirati cyclist has died after she was run-over by a car while training.

Dubai Police say Mizna Abbullah Ali was preparing to take part in a tournament when a speeding car crashed into her from behind on Wednesday night.

Ali, who is a member of the Al Wathba cycling team, was training with a group of cyclists in the Meydan area when the incident happened. 

The driver has been detained and is being questioned by police.

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The UAE’s Ambassador to the US hosted an interfaith iftar at the UAE Embassy in Washington. 

More than a hundred religious, community and government leaders from across the United States attended the event, which was held in a traditional tent. 

Yousef Al Otaiba spoke about the importance of bringing people together during the month Ramadan.

He also stressed how the UAE is committed to promoting the values of inclusion and tolerance.

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Salalah Airport remains closed this morning to air traffic as Cyclone Mekunu picks up strength.

According to the Sultanate’s Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA), the decision was taken to close the airport at midnight on Thursday.

It will remain shut for at least 24 hours as the Cyclone approaches Oman, but that could be extended, depending on the development of the adverse weather.

Thunderstorms and showers are expected in parts of the UAE on Saturday and Sunday.

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) says it will be an indirect effect of the tropical storm.

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Close to 300 tons of food that was unfit for consumption has been confiscated from unlicensed vendors in Dubai.  

Dubai Municipality say the vendors were apprehended while trying to sell the food to workers living in labour camps in Muhaisnah, Warisan and Jebel Ali areas.

More than to 2,200 unlicensed food vendors have been arrested over the last year.

19 car washers, 35 butchers and 449 beggars have also been detained in the same time period.

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For most teenagers, meeting their pop idol or favourite sports star would be the best way to mark their 14th birthday.

But Ishan Radha Krishnan wanted to meet the Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, and got to do so as His Excellency Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri invited the Indian student to the Dubai Police headquarters.

The pair chatted about police work, with Al Marri answering many question from the teenager, who as you might guess has a real passion for the field.

Ishan was also taken on a tour of the luxury police patrol cars and left with a special commemorative gift from the Commander, as well as tips for his future goals.

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The UAE’s calling for more to be done to protect civilians from war.

In a meeting of the UN Security Council, the Emirates said there should be a focus on preventing conflict in the first place, and taking action when needed.

The Council also needs to follow through on its resolutions, as failing to do so is having a huge human toll, according to the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the UN.

Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh added that the UAE’s efforts in Yemen are an example of how to uphold international humanitarian law.

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