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via wam.ae10/17/2020

Sharjah FDI Office leads crucial WAIPA regional meeting, exploring creation of a conducive post-COVID investment environment - WAM EN

SHARJAH, 17th October 2020 (WAM) - In its capacity as the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) regional director for MENA, the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), an affiliate of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), recently led a regional members’ meeting virtually in association with WAIPA, to analyse how investment promotion agencies (IPAs) in the MENA region have been responding to the changes brought about by the global health crisis, and discuss strategies to be able to successfully create sustainable investment...

via arabnews10/13/2020

Israel-UAE flights 'delayed to January' - Arab News

DUBAI: Direct flights between Israel and the UAE, slated to begin in October after a landmark normalization deal, are to be postponed until January because of coronavirus, an Israeli official said Tuesday. The air link announced after the two states signed the deal at the White House last month aims to open up tourism and new business ventures despite the Covid-19 slowdown.

via arabnews10/11/2020

Iran hits record daily COVID-19 cases with nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi infected - Arab News

TEHRAN: Iran announced on Sunday its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 251 confirmed dead, the same day local media reported two senior officials had been infected and the nation's currency plunged to its lowest level ever. Health Ministry spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari said the total confirmed death toll now stands at 28,544, making Iran the hardest-hit

via estonianworld10/10/2020

Estonia eases COVID entry restrictions - Estonian World

The Estonian government has revised its coronavirus self-isolation requirement rules – when previously, people coming from a European country with 16 new infections per 100,000 people in the last two weeks had to self-isolate, then now the new infection rate was raised to 50 per 100,000.

via news.harvard.edu10/08/2020

A global look at how COVID-19 has affected LGBTQ activism - Harvard Gazette

As part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, the Weatherhead Institute for International Affairs hosted “Rethinking Resistance Politics in Troubling Times: Transnational Queer Solidarity During COVID-19,” an online panel discussing recent work examining the international situation.

via schengenvisainfo10/05/2020

Lithuania Removes Test Requirement for Persons Arriving From COVID-19 High-Risk Countries - SchengenVisaInfo.com

Internationals from COVID-19 high-risk countries seeking to enter Lithuania will no longer be required to present a negative Coronavirus test result upon their arrival, Lithuania’s Ministry of Health has announced. According to the ministry’s statement, the decision has been established by the Minister of Health Aurelijus Veryga and comes after estimating that not all international […]

via wyomingnewsnow.tv09/30/2020

Wyoming National Guard hosts Tunisian Air Force in Aviation Event - wyomingnewsnow.tv

The Wyoming National Guard hosted an Aviation Familiarization (FAM) Event in Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. 13-25, 2020, in which members of the Tunisian Air Force participated. Tunisia is Wyoming’s state partner for the National Guard’s State Partnership Program (SPP). The two have been partners since 2004. This event is the first time in 9 months that the partners have been able to get together for a subject matter expert exchange.

via infomigrants.net10/14/2020

Death toll rises in aftermath of Tunisian shipwreck - InfoMigrants

Authorities in Tunisia have now confirmed that at least 17 people died in the shipwreck that took place on Sunday, October 11 off the coast of Tunisia. One judge said the death toll would likely be 21 as it is improbable that any more survivors are found.

via ctpost10/12/2020

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic - CT Post

SOFTBALL Men's World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22, no spectators. Summer Basho in Tokyo from May 10-24 postponed to May 24-June 7, canceled. Nagoya Basho from July 5-19 moved to Tokyo from July 19-Aug. 2. Kyushu Basho in Fukuoka from Nov. 8-22 moved to Tokyo. SURFING World Surfing Games in El Salvador from May 9-17 postponed to June 6-14 postponed to May 8-16, 2021. TABLE TENNIS World team championships in Busan, South Korea from March 22-29 postponed to June 21-28 postponed to Sept. 27-Oct. 4 postponed to Feb. 28-March 7, 2021. World championships in Houston from June 17-26, 2021 postponed. Asian Cup in Hainan, China from Feb. 28-March 1 postponed. Polish Open in Gliwice from March 11-15, from March 13, Day 3 of 5 canceled. Italian Open in Riccione from April 1-5 canceled. Caribbean championships in Havana from April 3-8 postponed to 2021. Asian Olympic qualifying tournament in Bangkok from April 6-12 postponed to 2021. European Olympic qualifying tournament in Moscow from April 8-12 postponed to 2021. Latin American Olympic qualifying tournament in Rosario, Argentina from April 15-19 postponed to 2021. Oceania Olympic qualifying tournament in Brisbane, Australia from April 19-20 postponed to 2021. Japan Open in Kitakyushu on April 21-26 canceled. Slovenia Open in Otocec from April 22-26 postponed. Hong Kong Open from May 5-10 canceled. South American championships in Cucuta, Colombia from May 6-10 postponed to 2021. Central American championships in San Jose, Costa Rica from May 12-16 postponed to 2021. China Open in Shenzhen from May 12-17 postponed. South Korea Open...

via schengenvisainfo10/09/2020

Cyprus Removes Lithuania From Its COVID-19 Safe Countries List - SchengenVisaInfo.com

Citizens of Lithuania seeking to enter Cyprus must present a negative result of the Coronavirus test, as Cyprus’ Ministry of Health has removed Lithuania from its safe-countries list, due to the COVID-19 situation on the latter. In addition, the country’s Ministry of Health has announced that Belgium, Slovakia and Georgia will be removed from category […]

via reuters10/09/2020

Swiss add Berlin, Hamburg, others to COVID-19 quarantine list - Reuters UK

Swiss health authorities on Friday added Berlin and Hamburg in Germany, the Austrian provinces of Burgenland and Salzburg, and the Italian regions of Campania, Sardinia and Veneto to their list https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien...

via tunisiesoir10/08/2020

Biology: UCLA Health scientists pioneer faster, cheaper Coronavirus testing technology - Tdnews

Photo: A nasal swab used to collect a specimen is stored for laboratory testing for the presence of coronavirus. view more  Credit Image: Mufid Majnun/Unsplash The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for scientists at UCLA Health to begin using a new method of COVID-19 detection using sequencing technology called SwabSeq. The […]

via arabnews10/02/2020

Russia to send 25m doses of coronavirus vaccine to Egypt, sources say - Arab News

CAIRO: Russian sources claim that their country will deliver 25 million doses of the Sputnik coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to Egypt. The Egyptian government has not confirmed the claims. Russia’s sovereign National Wealth Fund (NWF) said it had approved the delivery of 25 million doses of its potential vaccine to Egypt via FARCO-PHARMA, which it described as a “pioneering

via arabnews09/27/2020

Tunisia's tourism industry hit hard by coronavirus pandemic - Arab News

DUBAI: Tunisia’s tourism industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and is expected to decline further before 2020 ends. Tourist activity has shrunk by 60 percent, the country’s tourism minister Habib Ammar said, and that figure could reach 70 percent to reflect the World Tourism Organization’s estimate for global tourism. Tourism accounts for about eight percent

via arabnews10/12/2020

Oman imposes nighttime lockdown in fight against COVID-19 - Arab News

DUBAI: Oman has imposed a complete nighttime lockdown as part of precaution against the coronavirus pandemic, state news agency ONA reported. The latest measure, which took effect over the weekend and limits movement from 8p.m. until 5a.m., is in effect until Oct. 24. The Sultanate will allow movement of emergency, consumer item supply and fish transport vehicles. It will also

via arabnews10/10/2020

Egypt begins trial of ex-student in case fueling #MeToo wave - Arab News

CAIRO: Egypt on Saturday began the trial of a former student of an elite university on charges of sexual assault of three minors, in a case that has launched a new wave of the #MeToo movement in the Arab world’s most populous country. The former student at the American University in Cairo was arrested in July after the allegations against him went viral, resulting in a

via reuters10/09/2020

Swiss add Berlin, Hamburg, others to COVID-19 quarantine list - Reuters

Swiss health authorities on Friday added Berlin and Hamburg in Germany, the Austrian provinces of Burgenland and Salzburg, and the Italian regions of Campania, Sardinia and Veneto to their list https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien...

via schengenvisainfo10/09/2020

Germany Brings Back Entry Ban for Travelers from Georgia and Tunisia - SchengenVisaInfo.com

German authorities have decided to reinstate the entry ban for travellers arriving from Georgia and Tunisia as the two countries have been listed again as coronavirus high-risk areas, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. The decision has entered into force on October 9, 2020, at 12:00 am. According to a press release issued by Germany’s Ministry of Interior, people […]

via arabnews10/07/2020

Tunisia considers curfew to slow second wave of pandemic - Arab News

TUNIS: Tunisia was expected on Wednesday to announce a curfew in the capital after the governors of four provinces that make up greater Tunis called for action to halt a surge in coronavirus infections. “The decision has come too late but it will help us break the rise in cases,” said Imed Souissi, a fruit seller. The governors proposed measures that would include a curfew

via sports.yahoo10/01/2020

Tunisia's Jabeur plays mind games to climb rankings - Yahoo Sports

Ons Jabeur was fed up with her ranking at the start of 2020, having dropped to 85th in the world, but after making mental adjustments the Tunisian is firmly on course to achieve her target of breaking into the women's top 20. Jabeur became the first Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final at this year's Australian Open to start climbing the rankings and she has not looked back since.