EU Joins Outcry Over Houthis’ Execution of Nine Men
ADEN: The European Union joined a chorus of international criticism on Monday over the execution of nine men by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen following their conviction for involvement in the killing of the group’s top civilian leader. Saleh Al-Samad, who held the post of president in the... Read more
Expo 2020 Dubai Launches Platform for International Artists to Represent Emirati Culture
DUBAI: Expo 2020 Dubai’s Design and Crafts Program has launched a platform, called MENASA, that is set to showcase the works of more than 40 local and international designers, telling stories of the UAE through curated collections. The event’s visitors will get the opportunity to explore and experience Emirati... Read more
Kuwait to Implement Largest Government Restructuring in its History as of 2022
Kuwait plans to merge ministries, abolish others and create new strategies as part of the largest restructuring roadmap in its history over the next four years, Al Qabs reported. Beginning in 2022, the ministries of electricity, water and oil will come together under one umbrella called the ‘Ministry of... Read more
Saudi Arabia Calls for Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy
The minister said the region needs to be free of weapons of mass destruction DUBAI: Saudi Arabia adheres to its policy for the peaceful use of nuclear energy, Al-Ekhbariya TV cited Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman as saying during a press conference on Monday. He added that... Read more
French Forces Kill Daesh Sahel Militant Leader Wanted by US
Sahrawi died following a strike by France’s Barkhane force, which battles militants in the Sahel PARIS: The head of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, who was wanted for deadly attacks on US soldiers and foreign aid workers, has been killed in an operation by French troops. Adnan Abu... Read more
Bahrain Condemns Houthi Drone Attack Against Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia
Abha airport south of the Kingdom has been regularly targeted by Houthis DUBAI: Bahrain has strongly condemned the failed Houthi drone attack which targeted Abha International airport south of Saudi Arabia. The bomb-laden drone launched by the Iran-backed group was intercepted and destroyed by Arab Coalition forces. “The launch... Read more
Hezbollah brings Iranian fuel into Lebanon, Al-Manar TV says
The decision to import fuel marks an expansion of the role played by the Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon BEIRUT: Hezbollah began bringing Iranian fuel into Lebanon via Syria on Thursday, a move the Shiite group says aims to ease a crippling energy crisis but which its opponents have said... Read more
Deputy PM of Qatar to visit Pakistan today
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani is visiting Pakistan today. (September 9, 2021 – Qatar) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will hold talks with him, focusing on developments in Afghanistan and Pakistan-Qatar relations. In a statement,... Read more
First RAME meeting with Marc Guigon as new coordinator of the UIC Middle East RAME Region
The first UIC Middle East meeting was held on 6 September with UIC Passenger Director Marc Guigon as coordinator of the Regional Assembly of Middle East (RAME) region.  (September 9, 2021 – Middle East) – The meeting began with a message of welcome from François Davenne, Director General of... Read more
SQU team develops smart way to manage medical waste
An innovative way to manage medical waste in the wake of Covid-19 has been developed by a team of experts at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). A smart trolley developed will help real-time monitoring of temporary medical waste storage units in all the hospitals and a system for tracking... Read more