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Arab Nations Condemn Bomb Attack On Oil Tanker In Jeddah Port

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Kuwait expresses its strong condemnation of the attack DUBAI: Arab nations condemned what has been label as a “terrorists attack” on an oil tanker as it unloaded fuel at Jeddah port. A small boat laden with explosives targeting on the Singapore-flagged BW Rhine, which was carrying 60,000 tons of gasoline, causing an explosion and a fire on board. The ship’s crew put out the fire and there were no casualties, but parts of the vessel’s hull were damaged. Kuwait expressed its strong condemnation of the attack, stating that the continuation of “these terrorist acts” on Saudi Arabia threaten the stability of the region, state news agency SPA reported. These attacks also threaten the freedom of navigation and global energy supplies, and represent a flagrant viola
Israel To Set Up Embassy In Abu Dhabi By Early-Jan

Israel To Set Up Embassy In Abu Dhabi By Early-Jan

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An Israeli delegation visited the UAE last week to scout for location for the upcoming embassy Israel will establish its embassy and consulate in the UAE by the first week of January, 2021, the country's foreign ministry has confirmed. “We are hoping to have the inauguration (of the embassy) by the end December or the first week of January 2021. We will have the embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General will be in Dubai,” a ministry spokesperson told Khaleej Times. He said the embassy and the consulate would be ‘big’ in reflecting on the significance of the historic UAE-Israeli ties. “I cannot say whether the missions will be one of the biggest in the world. But I can tell you that our embassy and consulate in the UAE will be really big.” Media reports from Israel
Covid-19 Impact: 50% UAE Residents Say Savings Have Been Hit

Covid-19 Impact: 50% UAE Residents Say Savings Have Been Hit

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1,000 UAE respondents take part in YouGov survey that was conducted in Nov A new findings by market research firm YouGov, on behalf of wealth management solutions provider Quilter Cheviot, revealed that the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic has impacted over 50 per cent of UAE residents’ savings, which either dipped appreciably or stopped completely. The sample size of the survey, which was conducted in November, was 1,000 UAE residents. “When respondents were asked whether they had been able to save more during the Covid-19 pandemic, only 13 per cent said they were saving more,” said the report. Around 27 per cent of the respondents said that they had lost their income because of the contagion and another 23 per cent said that their savings were severely im
Covid Vaccine UAE: How Hospitals Store Sinopharm Jabs

Covid Vaccine UAE: How Hospitals Store Sinopharm Jabs

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Sinopharm's vaccines can be stored at normal refrigeration temperatures of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. The Chinese Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine is an important tool in the hands of the UAE healthcare groups to beat the threat of the pandemic. And the jabs are now offered to masses across many hospitals and medical centres in the country. But how are these vaccine vials stored in a medical facility? What kind of modifications have the hospitals made to administer it on a mass scale? Have the hospitals flown in ultra-freezers? The answers to these questions are quite startling. Unlike Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that need sub-zero freezers, Sinopharm’s vaccines can be easily stored at normal refrigeration temperatures of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. So, none of the medical facilities ha
Sheikh Mohammed Issues New Dubai Law On Timeshare Industry

Sheikh Mohammed Issues New Dubai Law On Timeshare Industry

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Dubai Tourism will inspect timeshare facilities to ensure compliance with this law and any relevant bylaws. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday issued Law No. (14) of 2020 regulating the timeshare industry in Dubai. The new legislation is part of the government’s efforts to enhance the legal framework required for the continued growth of Dubai’s various economic sectors, including tourism. The law, which provides a clear legal context for timeshare business activity, aims to further stimulate tourism and real-estate sector growth in Dubai, encourage investments in the vacation ownership sector, provide adequate residential alternatives for tourists and visitors, and protec
Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah Takes Oath As Prime Minister Of Kuwait

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah Takes Oath As Prime Minister Of Kuwait

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The people of Kuwait “have great ambitions for fulling the aspired objectives” by the new government DUBAI: Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah has taken his oath as prime minister of Kuwait on Monday after being reappointed by Kuwaiti ruler Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, state news agency KUNA has reported. The prime minister earlier submitted his government’s resignation in a procedural step following parliamentary polls. The Kuwaiti leader, during the oath-taking ceremony, said that the people of Kuwait “have great ambitions for fulling the aspired objectives” by the new government. Sheikh Nawaf noted that the new government would deal with a new phase marked with challenges and tasks of equal weight that warrant extraordinary efforts, diligent and faithful work
Saudi Arabia Declares Victory Over Coronavirus

Saudi Arabia Declares Victory Over Coronavirus

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"The pandemic is under control," Ministry of Health spokesman tells press conference Health officials urge everyone to come forward for vaccine even if they have recovered from COVID-19 JEDDAH: Saudi health officials declared victory over the coronavirus on Sunday and said COVID-19 was under control. The Kingdom recorded only 139 new cases of infection, the first time the figure has been under 150 since the pandemic began to take hold in March. The Ministry of Health’s weekly confirmed COVID-19 case map shows that almost all of the Kingdom’s regions are in the “safe zone,” recording numbers below 50 throughout the past week and more. “We’re among the countries with noticeable control and decrease in cases,” ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly said dur
Covid: CBSE Schools In Dubai Urge Students To Keep Up With Board Exam Schedule

Covid: CBSE Schools In Dubai Urge Students To Keep Up With Board Exam Schedule

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CBSE school heads in the UAE say the postponement of the board exam may come in handy. India’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)-affiliated school heads in Dubai have urged board students to maintain their momentum in preparing for the examinations, slated to be held in March 2021, amid speculations that they may get postponed because of the raging novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in South Asia’s most populous country. The exhortation to students comes after India’s Minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ recently hinted at CBSE board students might get more time if the Covid-19 pandemic did not improve in his country. Many students and parents in India had been demanding that the CBSE examination dates be postponed to either May or June c
Winter Break In UAE: How To Keep Kids Engaged

Winter Break In UAE: How To Keep Kids Engaged

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Guardians are wary of children spending their winter break by remaining glued to TV sets at home. Parents in the UAE are brainstorming family-orientated activities and getting innovative to keep their children busy. They are doing so as the three-week winter vacations started from Sunday amid the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak. Guardians are wary of children spending their winter break by remaining glued to TV sets at home. They are pulling out all stops to sign up children for various online and onsite classes that range from honing their academic skills to music to sports. Khaleej Times spoke to a cross-section of parents, who are filled with admiration, as they discover the internet of things (IoT), which has gained more prominence because of the Covid-...
Winter In UAE To Begin On December 21: Astronomer

Winter In UAE To Begin On December 21: Astronomer

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Temperatures could dip below 5 degrees Celsius in some areas. The UAE’s winter season will start on Monday, December 21, at exactly 2.03pm (UAE time), an astronomer has said. Ibrahim Al Jarwan, a member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences, said the sun reaches its most southerly declination on December 21-22 every year. Technically, this marks the beginning of the winter, state news agency Wam quoted Jarwan as saying. The season is ushered in by the winter solstice, which sees the shortest day and the longest night of the year. This year, the solstice is on December 21. In the Arabian Peninsula, the temperature in winter from mid-December to mid-February will be under 15°C. It could even dip below 5°C in some areas. As Khaleej Times