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Coronavirus: healthcare workers determined to win Covid-19 fight after signing up for UAE vaccine trial

Coronavirus: healthcare workers determined to win Covid-19 fight after signing up for UAE vaccine trial

Listen In EnglishListen in ArabicBeta V.1.0 - Powered by automated translationDozens of healthcare workers taking part in the UAE's Covid-19 vaccine trial have received their first jabs.The 109 volunteers, drawn from seven hospitals run by VPS Healthcare, are among more than 10,000 people who have already offered to participate in the initiative.The Phase 3 clinical trial, which began last month, is being led by Abu Dhabi's health department in partnership with Group 42 and Chinese drug maker Sinopharm.Dr Mohanad Motasim Mohammed, a general practioner at Medeor Hospital Abu...

August 4, 2020
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Iran executes protester for Revolutionary Guards killing

Iran executes protester for Revolutionary Guards killing

Listen In EnglishListen in ArabicBeta V.1.0 - Powered by automated translationIran on Wednesday executed a man convicted of killing a member of the Revolutionary Guards during deadly protests in 2017-18, the judiciary's news website reported."Mostafa Salehi, who had murdered martyr Guard Sajad Shahsanayi with a bullet during the riots of (December 2017-January 2018), was executed this morning upon the request of the victim's family," Mizan Online said.The report said Salehi had shot at security forces using a "hunting rifle", killing Shahsanayi and wounding six others.The protests erupted...

August 5, 2020
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Germany stops Iran buying mini-engines after they were found in Houthi drones

Germany stops Iran buying mini-engines after they were found in Houthi drones

Listen In EnglishListen in ArabicBeta V.1.0 - Powered by automated translationGerman officials imposed a ban on the sale of model aircraft engines to Iran after a shipment ended up in drones used by the Houthis in Yemen to attack Saudi Arabia.The move prompted a shift in Iranian procurement to advanced engine technology that is smuggled in drones bought from Chinese makers and shipped from Xiamen to Mombasa,From there the units are smuggled to Salalah in Oman and on to Houthi strongholds, intelligence reports say.It emerged that a small maker of engines for miniature versions of well-known...

September 24, 2020
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Five key milestones in Dubai Airport’s rich 60-year history

Five key milestones in Dubai Airport’s rich 60-year history

Listen In EnglishListen in ArabicBeta V.1.0 - Powered by automated translationDubai International Airport has soared to great heights since welcoming its first travellers in 1960.From the sand runway of its humble beginnings to its transformation into a state-of-the-art travel hub, the airport has been on a remarkable journey.Thursday marked the 60th anniversary of the Dubai International Airport.DXB has served more than 1.115 billion passengers, travelling on more than 7.47 million flights.Read MoreThese included connections in more than 240 destinations in 95...

October 3, 2020
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UAE and Uzbekistan to expand partnership to modernise more government services

UAE and Uzbekistan to expand partnership to modernise more government services

Listen In EnglishListen in ArabicBeta V.1.0 - Powered by automated translationThe UAE and Uzbekistan are broadening the scope of a strategic partnership aimed at modernising government practices by adding new sectors such as the economy, manufacturing and tourism, according to officials from the two countries.The pact, which was first signed in April last year, looks to promote best practice in government work, and now covers a total of 147 initiatives across 25 sectors, according to a statement from the UAE's Ministry of Cabinet Affairs. It aims to encourage capacity building...

September 23, 2020
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Record number of city leaders back U20 push for sustainable cities

Record number of city leaders back U20 push for sustainable cities

Listen In EnglishListen in ArabicBeta V.1.0 - Powered by automated translationA record number of mayors and city leaders on Friday gave their backing to the U20 Communique calling on the world’s greatest economic powers to invest in sustainable urbanisation and fight the “climate emergency”.The leaders of 39 cities including Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Buenos Aires, London, Seoul and Tokyo endorsed the 27-point document.The three-day Urban 20 Summit, due to take place between September 30 and October 2, is being organised as part of the G20 summit which Saudi Arabia is set to hold in...

October 2, 2020
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Annexation of Palestine

Annexation of Palestine

Faisal bin Farhan said any effort to promote peace in the region that halts annexation 'could be viewed as positive'

October 11, 2020
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UK: 100-year-old Muslim man among Covid heroes honoured by the Queen

UK: 100-year-old Muslim man among Covid heroes honoured by the Queen

Listen In EnglishListen in ArabicBeta V.1.0 - Powered by automated translationA 100-year-old British Muslim man has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for raising £420,000 ($548,000) for coronavirus charities during Ramadan.Dabirul Islam Choudhury raised the staggering sum walking 970 laps of his 80-metre garden in east London in the holy month."I feel proud they have honoured me for the efforts I have done," Mr Choudhury told the Independent after receiving the honour.“I thank everybody from the bottom of my heart,” he added.Mr Choudhury...

October 10, 2020
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Global giants Microsoft, Nike and Unilever announce carbon-neutral group

Global giants Microsoft, Nike and Unilever announce carbon-neutral group

Listen In EnglishListen in ArabicBeta V.1.0 - Powered by automated translationMicrosoft, Nike, Starbucks, Unilever and Danone are teaming up in a new consortium devoted to sharing resources and tactics for slashing carbon emissions, bringing together the efforts of some of the biggest global companies that have pledged to take action against climate change.The group, called Transform to Net Zero, also includes car maker Mercedes-Benz; Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk; Indian information technology firm Wipro; and Natura, the Brazilian cosmetics...

July 21, 2020
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Egypt-Ethiopia dispute over giant Nile dam reaches critical point

Egypt-Ethiopia dispute over giant Nile dam reaches critical point

Listen In EnglishListen in ArabicBeta V.1.0 - Powered by automated translationWith the world’s attention focused on the coronavirus pandemic, a long-simmering water dispute in Africa may be nearing boiling point.Ethiopia says it will not wait for an agreement with downstream nations Egypt and Sudan before it goes ahead in July with filling the reservoir behind the giant Nile dam it has been building since 2011. Egypt, which fears disastrous consequences if its vital share of the river’s water is reduced, has protested against Ethiopia’s decision and accused the landlocked Horn of Africa...

May 17, 2020
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