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Spread the loveRabat – Oman and Morocco seek to strengthen bilateral cooperation within the framework of consultation connecting the two countries. Morocco’s Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita held talks with his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood al-Busaidi today through a videoconference, discussing bilateral cooperation between the two countries. A statement from the […]
DUBAI: Iran will begin enriching uranium to 60 percent purity, higher than the program ever has before though still short of weapons grade, after an attack on its Natanz nuclear facility, an Iranian negotiator said Tuesday. The announcement marks a significant escalation after the sabotage, suspected to have been carried out by Israel. It could result in further action by
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Iran’s foreign minister warned Tuesday that an attack on its main nuclear enrichment site at Natanz affects ongoing negotiations in Vienna over its tattered atomic deal with world powers. Mohammad Javad Zarif’s remarks, alongside visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, come as the US has insisted it had nothing to do with the sabotage
CAIRO: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has warned that curtailing his country’s water rights would constitute a hostile act. Shoukry referenced international law in his statements and said that the issue must be addressed through diplomatic measures and the intervention of international parties. He highlighted the intransigence of Ethiopia, saying that the country
CAIRO: Zahi Hawass, the former Egyptian minister of antiquities, said that the discovery of a lost city in Luxor is the most important and greatest archaeological discovery for him. Hawass believes that the extension of the city belongs to Tutankhamun, and said that the recent discovery shook the world. The Egyptian archaeological mission, headed by Hawass, discovered the lost
Iraq’s Health Ministry has warned of “dire consequences” ahead because citizens are not heeding coronavirus prevention measures, after the country reached a new high in daily infection rates. Iraq recorded 8,331 new virus cases within a 24-hour period on Wednesday, the highest figure since the ministry began keeping records at the onset of the pandemic last year. That was
TEHRAN: Iran has hit a new coronavirus infection record for the third straight day, reporting 22,586 new cases. The country is grappling with a spike following the Persian New Year holiday. Iran, is in the midst of a major surge after millions defied government guidance to gather and travel during Nowruz, the nation’s biggest holiday. The new case count Thursday pushes Iran’s
An Israeli-owned ship was attacked off the coast of the UAE, Israel's Channel 12 TV reported. Unnamed Israeli officials told the channel that they blamed Iran for the attack. There were no casualties in the attack, the report said. Ship tracking websites showed the Hyperion Ray was on its ways to Fujairah, on the UAE's Arabian Sea coast. More to follow ...
DUBAI: Iran on Tuesday reported a record 24,760 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, as the worst-hit country in the Middle East faced a fourth coronavirus wave. Authorities have blamed the latest surge on millions traveling across the country for Iranian New Year last month and taking part in family gatherings in defiance of health precautions promoted by the government.
CAIRO: The shipping course of the Suez Canal could be expanded under plans being considered by the waterway’s authority. A shipping course of a vessel is the direction in which it is to be steered. Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, said that the canal’s continuous development operations had helped it to maintain its position as the first choice for major shipping
More than 600 million vaccinations have taken place worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But while close to 100 per cent of Gibraltar's population, for instance, have already been vaccinated, countries like Nicaragua are still waiting to receive their first doses of vaccine.
BRUSSELS: The European Union has imposed sanctions on eight Iranian militia commanders and police chiefs, including the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards, over a deadly crackdown in November 2019, the bloc said in its Official Journal on Monday. The travel bans and asset freezes are the first EU sanctions on Iran for human rights abuses since 2013, as the bloc had shied
Germany's top public health official said on Friday that it would not be possible to halt a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic that is causing a worrying increase in patients landing in hospital intensive care units. "We cannot prevent this third wave but my hope is that we can flatten it - we can only do this together," Lothar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases, told a news conference.
DUBAI: A Yemeni official has called on the international community to pressure the Houthi to stop planting landmines, which have so far killed 8,000, state news agency SABA reported. Director of the National Mine Action Program Ameen Al-Aqeeli said on Wednesday that 61 members of his crew “have lost their lives and a large number of others have sustained wounds” due to the
India has become the 60th country to authorize the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus, and the vaccine is now approved in countries with a total population of 3 billion, or 40 percent of the world's population, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Monday
DUBAI: A spike in coronavirus infections in Oman has led to a serious shortage in available hospital intensive care unit (ICU) beds with 96 percent occupied – leaving just 14 ICU spaces free, national daily Times of Oman reported. With so many COVID-19 cases occupying bed spaces, staff are finding it difficult to expand intensive care units further to meet the current pandemic
ANKARA: A declaration about an artificial waterway project from retired navy chiefs is not a coup threat, according to 74 percent of people who were polled on the issue. More than 100 admirals wrote an open letter to the government earlier this month about Kanal Istanbul, which will connect the Black Sea north of Istanbul to the Marmara Sea to the south and is estimated to
Germany should expand its infection protection law to allow a unified national approach to combatting COVID-19 across the country, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Friday. Scholz, who is also vice chancellor, noted that curfew rules varied between regional states in Germany, adding: "It makes good sense to regulate this uniformly for the whole of Germany, because then there will be clarity and transparency". "In this regard, it is a necessary, real step forward if we expand the infection (protection) law to include a regulation for exactly these cases."
CAIRO: Libya has received more than 57,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from the COVAX initiative. The UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said the doses that arrived late Thursday have been earmarked to health workers, people older than 75 and people with chronic disease. Libya’s National Center for Disease Control said 57,600 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine were in the