• Faisalabad airport authorities foil bid to smuggle heroin worth millions of rupees 21 Feb 2020 16:52 Faisalabad airport authorities foil bid to smuggle heroin worth millions of rupees FAISALABAD: Airport authorities said Friday they had foiled a bid to smuggle contraband to the United Arab Emirates via a private airline and arrested a suspect before he …
  • What a breakdown in the Saudi Arabia-Russia oil alliance would mean to the market 21 Feb 2020 16:43 Saudi Arabia and Russia have so far failed to reach an agreement to cut oil production even with the COVID-19 epidemic in China expected to significantly hurt energy demand this year, putting the more than three-year-old alliance between the two major oil …
  • Iran says two more deaths among 13 new coronavirus cases - Guardian 21 Feb 2020 16:34 Iran on Friday reported two more deaths among 13 new cases of coronavirus in the Islamic republic, bringing the total number of deaths to four and infections to 18. The COVID-19 outbreak first appeared in Iran on Wednesday, when officials said it killed …
  • Iran reports two more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirus 21 Feb 2020 16:12 Voters with face masks fill out their ballots in the parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tehran Friday (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) Iranian health authorities today (Friday) reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China and …
  • UAE records two new coronavirus cases, total number reaches 11 21 Feb 2020 16:08 DUBAI, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it had registered two new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in the Gulf Arab state to 11. The new cases in the UAE were detected in a 34-year- …
  • Bollywood's first gay romantic comedy banned in UAE 21 Feb 2020 15:59 NEW DELHI, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A major Bollywood gay film has been banned in the conservative United Arab Emirates (UAE), home to a sizeable South Asian community, the director said on Friday as his new movie hit theatres in India. Touted …
  • A $500 million consortium and global stage for Africa at Expo 2020 Dubai 21 Feb 2020 15:59 Written by: Renuka Methil For the first time in the near 170-year history of World Expos, all countries in Africa will participate at Expo 202o Dubai, set to unfold as the planet’s biggest show, for six months from October 20 this year. For the first time, …
  • Kandie basks in glory at RAK Half Marathon 21 Feb 2020 15:46 By BERNARD ROTICH More by this Author National cross country champion Kibiwott Kandie day won the men’s title in the 14th edition of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Half Marathon in the United Arab Emirates. The Kenya Defence Forces officer, who trains in Ngong, …
  • Italian man contracts coronavirus after having dinner with friend who had been in China 21 Feb 2020 15:32 Posted February 22, 2020 01:13:22 Three Italian nationals have tested positive for coronavirus in the country's north in what is Italy's first known cases of local transmission of the potentially deadly illness. Key points: Around 100 people are …
  • Azerbaijan discloses volume of exported grapes 21 Feb 2020 15:31 21 February 2020 19:00 (UTC+04:00) 179 By Trend Azerbaijan exported 4,170 tons of grapes in 2019, Azerbaijani Ministry of Agriculture told Trend. Azerbaijan earned about $3.3 million from the export of these products, the ministry said. The main importers …
  • Fri. 9:51 a.m.: New virus has infected more than 76,000 people globally 21 Feb 2020 15:26 Ukrainian passengers evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, look though a bus window Thursday outside Novi Sarzhany, Ukraine. Several hundred residents in Ukraine's Poltava region protested to stop officials from quarantining the evacuees in their …
  • Yeshaneh sets world record in half marathon in controversial Nike shoes 21 Feb 2020 14:50 Ababel Yeshaneh set a world record in the women's half marathon on Friday in the latest breakthrough by athletes wearing high-tech Nike shoes. The Ethiopian runner won the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in the United Arab Emirates in one hour, four  …
  • Pompeo meets with Oman’s new ruler amid US pressure on Iran 21 Feb 2020 14:39 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Friday with the new ruler of Oman, a Gulf Arab country that has close ties with both Washington and Tehran and that has previously provided a back channel for talks between the …
  • Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE weigh oil output cut of up to 300,000 barrels a day: WSJ 21 Feb 2020 14:35 Saudi Arabia is weighing a break from a production alliance with Russia amid a disagreement between the oil heavyweights over the effect of China's COVID-19 outbreak on global crude demand, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report said Saudi …
  • Erdogan urges ‘concrete action’ over Idlib crisis 21 Feb 2020 14:19 ANKARA, Turkey (AFP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for “concrete action” to prevent a crisis in Syria’s last rebel stronghold in a phone call with his French and German counterparts, his office said Friday. A humanitarian crisis has …
  • Iraq, Kuwait on alert as coronavirus deaths rise in Iran 21 Feb 2020 13:59 Iraqi and Kuwaiti authorities were on high alert Friday after banning travel the previous day to and from Iran, where authorities say the death toll from the new coronavirus has hit four. Iran's health ministry Friday reported two more deaths among 13 …
  • Petrofac Bags Sharjah Project 21 Feb 2020 13:54 Petrofac revealed Thursday that its Engineering & Production Services (EPS) division has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract by Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) worth around $40 million. The …
  • British firm The First Group eyes both investors and investment opportunities in the Cameroonian real estate sector 21 Feb 2020 13:54 Business in Cameroon |  On February 19, 2020, in Yaoundé, British firm The First Group’s executives presented investment opportunities in the real estate sector in Dubai to Cameroonian economic operators. According to official sources, this presentation …
  • Google removes, reinstates, and removes ToTok app said to spy for UAE government 21 Feb 2020 13:09 0 with 0 posters participating In late December, Google and Apple removed the ToTok social messaging app from their marketplaces after US intelligence officials told The New York Times it was a tool for surreptitious spying by the United Arab Emirates …
  • Indian couple in UAE donates late daughter's kidney to boy 21 Feb 2020 12:40 DUBAI: An Indian couple based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated their late daughter's kidney to a seven-old-year boy who had been on dialysis for the last five years, a media report said on Friday. The couple, Keerti and Arun had lost their …
  • Global API Management Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts 2020-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com 21 Feb 2020 12:34 DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2020-- The "API Management - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. API Management market worldwide is projected to grow by US$6.8 Billion, driven …
  • DECLASSIFIED UK: REVEALED: Chief magistrate in Assange case received financial benefits from secretive partner organisations of the UK Foreign Office  21 Feb 2020 12:01 It can further be revealed that Lady Emma Arbuthnot was appointed Chief Magistrate in Westminster on the advice of a Conservative government minister with whom she had attended a secretive meeting organised by one of these Foreign Office partner …
  • Iran reports two more coronavirus deaths 21 Feb 2020 11:58 Iran has reported two more deaths from the new coronavirus that emerged in China and said the fatalities were from among 13 new confirmed cases of the virus. The report by the semi-official Mehr news agency came as Iranians voted in nationwide …
  • Coronavirus infects more than 75,000 people globally. List of countries and deaths reported 21 Feb 2020 11:52 Image Source : AP FILE Coronavirus outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. Mainland …
  • UAE falcon hospital a window into Emirati tradition 21 Feb 2020 11:23 The owner of a falcon holds the bird of prey in front of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital in the Emirati capital January 27, 2020. — AFP pic ABU DHABI, Feb 21 — Eid al-Qobeissy’s two birds perch majestically in the waiting room of Abu Dhabi’s falcon hospital, …
  • Why Aren't Countries Buying This Powerful Chinese Drone? Interest 21 Feb 2020 11:02 Key point: The CH-4 is roughly similar to the U.S.-made MQ-1 Predator. China’s CH-4 killer drone appears to be falling out of favor with some of its major operators. The Iraqi air force is down to just one operational CH-4 out of a fleet of around 10, …
  • Coronavirus to hit India's cut polished diamond industry: ICRA 21 Feb 2020 11:02 New Delhi [India], Feb 21 (ANI): The coronavirus impact in China coupled with weak demand conditions in key markets is expected to impact the domestic cut and polished diamond (CPD) industry in a major way, according to investment information and rating …
  • Yeshaneh breaks half-marathon record by 20 seconds 21 Feb 2020 10:57 Yeshaneh's previous best of one hour, five minutes and 46 seconds had stood as the Ethiopian record for five months between 2018 and 2019.Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh smashed the women's half-marathon world record by 20 seconds to win the Ras Al …
  • Different strikes for different folks 21 Feb 2020 10:56 The slow drip of school strikes across Ontario, now in its third month, is affecting different families in different ways, but one group is really feeling the pressure. New Canadians struggling to gain a foothold here often have fewer resources to spend on …
  • Yeshaneh smashes half marathon world record 21 Feb 2020 10:38 Last Updated: 21/02/20 10:30am Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh smashed the women's half marathon world record by 20 seconds at Friday's Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) event in the United Arab Emirates. Yeshaneh, who only started marathon running two …
  • Exports anchor Arenel operations 21 Feb 2020 10:27 The Chronicle Oliver Kazunga, Senior Business Reporter BULAWAYO-headquartered diversified food manufacturer, Arenel, says the export market has managed to anchor its business operations at a time when local aggregate demand is depressed. The firm produces …
  • Ethiopia's Yeshaneh smashes half marathon world record by 20 seconds 21 Feb 2020 10:13 Sport Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh smashed the half marathon world record by 20 seconds on Friday to win the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) event in the United Arab Emirates on Friday. 21 Feb 2020 05:15PM Bookmark REUTERS: Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh smashed …
  • Honeymoon nightmare leaves couple 'dubious to go on a dinghy' 21 Feb 2020 10:12 Liverpool actress Crissy Rock appeared on Good Morning Britain to detail her ordeal on board a cruise ship in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The Benidorm actress and her husband Julian Buck had been waiting to go on their honeymoon for two years …
  • Covid-19 weekly round-up: Recovery rate gaining momentum 21 Feb 2020 09:53 Passengers wear masks at a Light Rail Transit station in Kuala Lumpur January 31, 2020. — Reuters pic KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — A total of 17 patients in Malaysia have recovered fully from Covid-19 while five are still being treated at the time of writing. …
  • Yeshaneh sets world record in half marathon in Nike shoes 21 Feb 2020 09:26 RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ababel Yeshaneh set a world record in the women’s half marathon on Friday in the latest breakthrough by athletes wearing high-tech Nike shoes. The Ethiopian runner won the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in 1 hour, …
  • UFC Fight Night 168 DraftKings Picks: Best Selections For Auckland Card 21 Feb 2020 09:22 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Paul Felder and Dan Hooker of New Zealand pose for media ... [+] during the UFC Fight Night Ultimate Media Day at Crowne Plaza Auckland on February 20, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/ …
  • Athletics-Ethiopia's Yeshaneh smashes half marathon world record by 20 seconds 21 Feb 2020 09:22 FILE PHOTO: Athletics - Chicago Marathon - Chicago, Illinois, United States - October 13, 2019 Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh in action before finishing second in the women's marathon REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s Ababel …
  • Moshions, bespoke Kigali label on global stage 21 Feb 2020 09:13 By MOSES K. GAHIGI More by this Author When we visited Moshions Fashion House in Kiyovu in Rwanda's capital Kigali, we found the visibly tensed Moses Turahirwa and his team busy making the final touches on Jidenna’s order. Jidenna, the American rapper …
  • #TECH: Move to boost Malaysian-headquartered tech firms 21 Feb 2020 08:56 KUALA LUMPUR: MDEC has set up a new division called Global Growth Acceleration (GGA) to help boost high-potential Malaysian-headquartered tech companies to skyrocket on the global stage. The new division will spearhead the Global Acceleration and …
  • Fed Once a Day And Left With No Wages, 40 Indian Workers Trapped in Oman Seek Government Help 21 Feb 2020 08:37 India 07:29 GMT 21.02.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): In 2017, India set up a resource centre for migrant workers heading to the Gulf region, to minimise the risk of its citizens getting lured by fake job offers and prevent their exploitation. …
  • L’annonce des lauréats du Middle East Stevie Awards 2020 21 Feb 2020 07:58 DUBAÏ, Emirats arabes unis--(BUSINESS WIRE)--févr. 21, 2020-- Les Middle East Stevie Awards récompensent plusieurs organisations dans 12 marchés notamment au Bahreïn, en Egypte, en Inde, en Irak, en Jordanie, au Koweït, à Oman, au Pakistan, en Arabie …
  • Spotlight Says: Mnangagwa, Chiwenga In A Deadly Gold War 21 Feb 2020 07:50 By Spotlight | COLOGNE/CAPE TOWN– President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is reportedly embroiled in a deadly war, to control the country’s gold mines, with his deputy, Vice President Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga, pushing their personal and political …
  • Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of hampering its access to Gulf meet on coronavirus 21 Feb 2020 07:19 DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of allowing a protracted dispute to hinder Gulf Arab coordination over the coronavirus outbreak by denying the Qatari health minister timely access to a meeting of regional health ministers in Riyadh. Qatar’ …
  • This BMW Articulated Truck Finally Fits The Huge Kidney Grilles 21 Feb 2020 07:12 As you've already noticed, this articulated truck makes for a machine that's finally large enough to suit the said grille. This is obviously Photosop work and, in the interest of a complete analysis, I'll mention that we're actually looking …
  • Google removes over 600 apps from Play Store to crack down on mobile ad fraud 21 Feb 2020 07:05 Google on Thursday announced that it has removed over 600 apps from its Google Play Store in an attempt to counter mobile ad fraud. The search giant had removed the apps for violating two of its app policies. “As part of our ongoing efforts — along with …
  • Trump ally Erik Prince reportedly under investigation by FBI for 'converting crop dusting plane into military aircraft' 21 Feb 2020 05:42 The FBI is reportedly investigating Donald Trump ally and Blackwater founder Erik Prince for his efforts to convert an American-made crop dusting plane into an attack aircraft, in violation of arms trafficking regulations. The investigation, reported by …
  • List of sports events affected by new virus from China 21 Feb 2020 05:28 ATHLETICS World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021. Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 cancelled. Asian indoor championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 cancelled. Tokyo Marathon on March 1: Restricted to elite runners. AUTO …
  • Thais advised not to visit Kazakhstan 21 Feb 2020 04:44 The Thai embassy in Astana has advised against making a visit to Kazakhstan, which has decreed a period of 14-days house quarantine for people arriving from Thailand. The Kazakhstan government announced compulsory home quarantine for people arriving from …
  • Stocks slouch on erratic financial results; all eyes on FATF 21 Feb 2020 04:35 Stocks slouch on erratic financial results; all eyes on FATF Stocks edged down on Thursday as they continue to yo-yo since the start of the week, owing to erratic financial results and lack of triggers, amid the anti-terror financing watchdog’s cliffhanger …
  • PM has taken steps to end price-hike, unemployment, says Khattak 21 Feb 2020 04:04 PM has taken steps to end price-hike, unemployment, says Khattak NOWSHERA: Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak said on Thursday people would soon feel a big change as Prime Minister Imran Khan had taken tangible steps for ending price-hike and …
  • Lessons for Lebanon from its struggling neighbours 21 Feb 2020 03:41 Why Arab states that have gone to the IMF for help remain in crisis IT IS PROBABLY the first time in years that Lebanon has wanted to turn down a loan. With the economy in free fall the country’s new government, seated in January after months of horse- …
  • Netanyahu: Israel has broad ties with Arab and Islamic states 21 Feb 2020 02:40 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel has broad ties with Arab and Islamic states, Israeli radio in Arabic said. The station reported him saying that there are “covert and overt” ties with the Arab and Islamic states. He …
  • Yet another Security Council resolution, but there’s no change in Libya 21 Feb 2020 02:40 On 12 February, the UN Security Council adopted its long-awaited resolution 2510 on Libya endorsing the recommendations made by the Berlin Conference last month. International and regional powers met in the German capital and committed themselves to …
  • US lawsuit accuses Libya's Khalifa Haftar of murder, torture 21 Feb 2020 02:04 Two Libyan families have filed a lawsuit against Khalifa Haftar in a US court, alleging that forces loyal to the eastern military commander tortured their family members to death. In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs state that in 2014, forces under Haftar and …
  • Court extends detention of Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, three others 21 Feb 2020 02:04 Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and his lawyer Mohammed Baqer will be held in remand detention after a criminal court accepted an appeal by the prosecution against their release on Thursday. The court also extended the detention of two other …
  • Onsted family from cruise rerouted by virus returns home 21 Feb 2020 01:16 ONSTED — An Onsted family that was stuck at sea for several days when the cruise ship they were on was denied entry at ports throughout the western Pacific Ocean due to coronavirus concerns returned home Wednesday night. The Muth family — husband and wife …
  • Feb. 19 tennis roundup 21 Feb 2020 00:42 Top-seeded Simona Halep advances at Dubai Championships DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Top-seeded Simona Halep's first match since losing to Garbine Muguruza in the Australian Open semifinals was a tough 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7) win over Ons Jabeur at the …
  • African countries at highest risk when the coronavirus spreads 20 Feb 2020 23:58 The novel coronavirus, now officially called coronavirus disease (COVID-19), has spread to 30 countries. With the patterns of air travel from airports and the capacity of the country to detect and respond to cases, a new study found that Egypt, Algeria, …
  • The Year of the Locust 20 Feb 2020 23:10 In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, their hair like women’s hair, and their teeth like lions’ teeth; they had breastplates like breastplates …
  • Organisers aim high for defence and aerospace expo 20 Feb 2020 22:36 Despite various challenges in South Africa, as well as in other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) Expo organisers hope to host a successful event this year, says AAD exhibition director Leona …
  • CEO Sabeutisalon Announced Their Home Services to Special Customers 20 Feb 2020 22:11 Feb 20, 2020 (AB Digital via COMTEX) -- Dubai, UAE - Perfect beauty is the desire of every woman irrespective of age. Older women, ladies, and young girls are always doing their best to look pretty and amazingly beautiful daily. But not everyone …
  • Halep rallies to set up Dubai semifinal against Brady 20 Feb 2020 20:59 Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka during a match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Belarusian Aryna …
  • Libya’s warring parties resume talks in Geneva 20 Feb 2020 20:24 GENEVA — Libya’s warring parties have returned to negotiations aimed at salvaging a fragile cease-fire in the North African country after they had suspended talks earlier this week, a U.N. spokesman said Thursday. United Nations spokesman Rheal Leblanc …
  • Coronavirus infected over 75,000 globally 20 Feb 2020 20:05 A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each …
  • Foreign exchange: SBP reserves jump $74m to $12.5b 20 Feb 2020 20:03 Central bank cites no reason for increase in reserves. PHOTO: FILE KARACHI: The foreign exchange reserves held by the central bank increased 0.6% on a weekly basis, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday. On February 14, …
  • Federer to miss French Open, other events after knee surgery 20 Feb 2020 20:02 Roger Federer will miss the French Open and no fewer than three other tournaments while he is sidelined for at least four months after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. It's only the second operation for the 38-year-old Federer — the other …
  • Contribution of publishing community to the evolving COVID-19 epidemic - The BMJ 20 Feb 2020 19:45 Dear Editor As a Public Health physician I read with interest your case series on SARS-CoV-2 (1). As many of your readers may be aware a detailed descriptive exploratory analysis of 72, 314 patients has been published by the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia …
  • 3 More Coronavirus Cases in Iran, Where 2 Died Earlier This Week 20 Feb 2020 19:45 Three new cases of coronavirus infection were reported in Iran on Thursday – two of them in Qom, where the virus killed two elderly Iranian citizens earlier this week. The new cases were reported by the Iranian Students News Agency while the deaths were …
  • How Muddy Waters unraveled a jet-setting Indian billionaire 20 Feb 2020 18:54 In its December 17 report on NMC, Muddy Waters hinted at potential overpayment for assets, inflated cash balances and understated debt. Shares of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) biggest private healthcare provider have since plunged 67%, and the firm is …
  • Burners Beware: Fake Burning Man Tickets Now on Sale for a Few Hundred Dollars 20 Feb 2020 18:33 The elusive and wildly popular Burning Man Festival — a weeklong community and art celebration held annually in the Nevada desert—launches its official ticket sales on 26 February. However, Kaspersky experts have uncovered a phishing website dedicated to …
  • Is a strong economy enough to re-elect Donald Trump? 20 Feb 2020 18:23 Voters wait in line for early balloting in the Democratic presidential caucus in Las Vegas, Nev., on Tuesday. STANFORD, Calif. (Project Syndicate) — With the presidential primaries underway, everyone is wondering whether President Donald Trump will be re- …
  • Coronavirus: Icra downgrades outlook on cut and polished diamond industry 20 Feb 2020 18:09 Rating agency Icra has downgraded its outlook on cut and polished diamond industry to negative from stable due to the ongoing lockdown in parts of China and Hong Kong (C&HK) region following COVID-19 outbreak. The coronavirus impact in China coupled …
  • Coronavirus claims first lives in Middle East as two die in Iran The Independent 20 Feb 2020 17:57 EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREHThe coronavirus has killed two Iranian citizens, state media reports, marking the first such deaths in the Middle East since the outbreak began. The elderly victims were first announced to be suffering with the virus, named Covid …
  • Online passport application improves efficiency 20 Feb 2020 17:08 By TOM MALABAMs Jennifer Namusisi, a resident of Kyengera in Wakiso District, applied for a passport to travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a domestic worker on January 2. On January 30, she was at the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration …
  • Coronavirus: cruise ship accounts for more than half of cases outside China – latest news 20 Feb 2020 16:41 10.52am EST 10:52 The World Health Organization is co-ordinating with the African Union to prepare the continent’s countries for potential arrivals of people infected with coronavirus. Last week, the first case of coronavirus in Africa was confirmed when a …
  • The Alphabet That Can Do Anything 20 Feb 2020 16:38 There’s something thrilling about the extreme flexibility of the Arabic alphabet. The graphic simplicity of its swoops, loops and dots means that it can be made to look like almost anything, from a rearing horse to a pixelated television screen. Arab …
  • Pompeo in Saudi Arabia for visit focused on Iranian threats 20 Feb 2020 16:18 Abdullah Al-shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press Updated 10:14 am CST, Thursday, February 20, 2020 Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, AP US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with Saudi King Salman, right, at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi …
  • How the Power of Social Media Led to Mariam Hussein’s Arrest 20 Feb 2020 16:08 Rabat – Moroccan actress Mariam Hussein made headlines after being granted a pardon following her controversial arrest in the UAE in 2018. The actress was filmed at a new year’s eve party in late 2017 dancing ‘provocatively’ in public with American rapper, …
  • Thu. 9:08 a.m.: Iran announces 3 new cases of new virus after 2 deaths 20 Feb 2020 15:44 In this Feb. 18 photo, a medical staff member attends to a COVID-19 patient in a temporary hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The hospital, one of the dozen of its kind built in Wuhan, hosts COVID- …
  • Taiwan, Singapore and JERSEY top broadband speed list - UK is in 33rd place 20 Feb 2020 15:16 Taiwan, Singapore and Jersey top the list of the places with the fastest internet speeds in the world - the UK is at 33rd place and the US at 15th in the 'Global League' rankings. The average download speed in top spot Taiwan is 85 megabits per …
  • Tajik Civil War Commander Extradited From U.A.E. May Face More Charges 20 Feb 2020 15:09 DUSHANBE -- A former Tajik commander extradited to Dushanbe from the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) in recent days may face more charges, the Central Asian country's Interior Ministry said on February 20. Khuja Karimov -- who was a commander of …
  • Cobalt Iron Signs VAD Technologies to Distribute Compass Enterprise SaaS Backup Platform in Middle East and North Africa 20 Feb 2020 14:50 LAWRENCE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2020-- Cobalt Iron Inc. has signed a new agreement with VAD Technologies to distribute Cobalt Iron’s enterprise SaaS data protection solution, Compass™, in the Middle East and North Africa. An established value- …
  • A Week in Pictures, Middle East 20 Feb 2020 14:22 CAIRO (AP) — Feb. 13-19, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan region. This week’s selection includes protests in Baghdad; …
  • Thu. 8:56 a.m.: New virus has infected more than 75,000 people globally 20 Feb 2020 14:00 Workers line up for lunch outside a construction site of a hospital as part of plans to fight against a viral outbreak today in Beijing, China. A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 people globally. The World Health …
  • UNDP launches a new cycle of cooperation with Cuba 20 Feb 2020 13:58 UNDP's resident representative in Cuba, Maribel Gutierrez. ACN Photo   Havana, February 20 (RHC)-- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has begun a new cycle of cooperation with the Cuban government in 2020. The current cycle, approved on …
  • Mother 'who filmed herself torturing her young daughter' is arrested in UAE 20 Feb 2020 13:33 Mother 'who filmed herself torturing her young daughter and sent it to her ex-husband to punish him' is arrested in UAE WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT Woman, from Philippines, filmed herself hitting their daughter and dragging her She is said to have …
  • Apeda blacklists basmati rice brands Mohsen and Avazah over defaults 20 Feb 2020 12:53 The Agricultural and Processed Food Product Export Development Authority (Apeda) has blacklisted two private basmati rice brands, Mohsen and Avazah, owned by importers in Saudi Arabia, Iran and the United Arab Emirates, with immediate effect. The move …
  • Coronavirus: Iran reports two suspected fatal cases at Qom hospital - BBC News 20 Feb 2020 12:27 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Qom is the location of the shrine of Hazrate Masoumeh, a revered female saint in Shia Islam Iran's health ministry says two people have died after preliminary tests came back as positive for the new coronavirus …
  • Jordan aviation meet delayed due to coronavirus 20 Feb 2020 11:49 DUBAI, Feb 20 (Reuters) - An aviation conference to be held in Jordan next month has been delayed due to the new coronavirus outbreak, the organiser said on the event’s website. The Middle East and Africa Aviation Summit, organised by industry intelligence …
  • Iran announces 3 new cases of coronavirus after 2 deaths 20 Feb 2020 11:38 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Thursday that three more people have been infected with the new coronavirus that originated in central China, following an announcement the day before that two people had died of the illness caused by the virusin the Iranian city …
  • LONG READ: How the flip of a coin helped Richard Hastings have the greatest month of his career 20 Feb 2020 11:35 Oilfield services firm Petrofac has today announced the award of a £30 million deal by Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) for a project in the United Arab Emirates. Shell has stuck to its growth expectations for LNG continuing to predict an emerging …
  • Pompeo meets Saudi king in talks focused on Iranian threats 20 Feb 2020 11:11 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Thursday in… RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Thursday in a visit focused primarily …
  • Cognizant Named a Top Employer 2020 in 15 Countries Worldwide 20 Feb 2020 10:51 20-Feb-2020 Cognizant has been named a Top Employer 2020 in 15 countries worldwide by Top Employers Institute. The Institute recognises leading organisations that continuously optimise workplace practices to develop and nurture talent while providing an …
  • Coronavirus: Breakdown released of cases by country and latest on how scientists think it started 20 Feb 2020 04:34 Public Health England has updated its breakdown of coronavirus cases by country, and revealed how scientists believed the virus may have started. Although the source of the outbreak is yet to be determined, early investigations have identified a market in …
  • ASIA/IRAQ - The United Arab Emirates (with UNESCO patronage) finance the reconstruction of the church of St Thomas in Mosul 19 Feb 2020 21:58 ezidi24.com Mosul (Agenzia Fides) - The works of reconstruction and restoration of the church of St Thomas in Mosul will begin by April, devastated - but not completely destroyed - in the time when the Iraqi metropolis was under the control of the …
  • 75,000 People Infected Globally by Coronavirus 19 Feb 2020 19:30 The viral outbreak that began in China has infected 75,203 people and killed 2,009,  according to the most recent figures released Wednesday by the World Health Organization. The WHO has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year …
  • Israeli is Keen to Reveal Secret Relations With Arab Countries 19 Feb 2020 18:45 Since the beginning of 2020, the pace of normalization between Israel and Arab countries has accelerated considerably on the political, military, economic, and even sports fronts. Tel Aviv has been keen to publicly announce secret relations with Arab …
  • UAE Loads Fuel Rods At Barakah Nuclear Plant, Arab World's First 19 Feb 2020 15:06 Authorities had said in January that the plant will start operating within a few months Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates has started loading fuel rods into the first reactor at its Barakah nuclear plant, operators said Wednesday, two days after …
  • UAE loads fuel rods at Arab world’s first nuclear plant 19 Feb 2020 13:03 The United Arab Emirates has started loading fuel rods into the first reactor at its Barakah nuclear plant, operators said Wednesday, two days after regulators gave the green light. On Monday, the national nuclear regulator announced it has issued the …
  • Revealed: What Man United star Pogba was doing in Dubai as his team prepared to face Chelsea 19 Feb 2020 00:39 Home | News | General | Revealed: What Man United star Pogba was doing in Dubai as his team prepared to face Chelsea - Paul Pogba takes time out to holiday in Dubai - The Frenchman is not expected back in action until next month - Pogba autographed his …