Iran restricting UN access to nuclear plant after attacks: Diplomats

Iran has been restricting UN nuclear inspectors’ access to its main uranium enrichment plant at Natanz, citing security concerns after what it says was an attack on the site by Israel in April, diplomats say. The standoff, which one official said has been going on for weeks, is in the course of being resolved, diplomatsContinue reading “Iran restricting UN access to nuclear plant after attacks: Diplomats”

Israel, UAE national airlines announce cooperation deal 

The UAE and Israeli flag-carriers announced a codeshare cooperation deal on Thursday, the latest sign of deepening ties between the two nations following September’s normalization of diplomatic relations. The move follows Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s visit to the UAE this week to inaugurate the country’s first Gulf embassy in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi.Continue reading “Israel, UAE national airlines announce cooperation deal “

Russia posts record COVID-19 deaths for third day running

Russia on Thursday reported 672 coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours, according to a government tally, setting a pandemic high of fatalities for the third day in a row. The country is battling a surging outbreak driven by the highly infectious Delta variant and worsened by a lagging jab drive, with President Vladimir PutinContinue reading “Russia posts record COVID-19 deaths for third day running”

Israel scrambles to contain surge in COVID-19 infections

Israel, a world leader in coronavirus vaccinations, reported its highest daily infection rate in three months as it scrambles to contain the spread of the new delta variant. Authorities are racing to vaccinate children and are considering tighter travel restrictions at the country’s main airport. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel onlineContinue reading “Israel scrambles to contain surge in COVID-19 infections”

Criticism of Palestinian security forces raises pressure on President Abbas

Pressure is mounting on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas over his security forces’ handling of protesters demanding his resignation since one of his biggest critics died in custody. The US Embassy in Jerusalem said on Tuesday it was “deeply disturbed” by reports that protesters had been intimidated and beaten by plain-clothes officers, and the United NationsContinue reading “Criticism of Palestinian security forces raises pressure on President Abbas”

UAE’s Nawah and Framatome sign maintenance agreement: WAM

The United Arab Emirates’ based Nawah Energy Company responsible for operating and maintaining UAE’s Barakah nuclear power plants and French company Framatome have signed a maintenance and engineering services agreement, state news agency (WAM) said on Wednesday. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. Framatome will provide neededContinue reading “UAE’s Nawah and Framatome sign maintenance agreement: WAM”

EU to add Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan to safe COVID-19 travel list

European Union governments agreed on Wednesday to add Canada and 10 other countries, including Saudi Arabia, to their list of states from which they will allow non-essential travel, EU diplomats said. Ambassadors from the EU’s 27 states approved the additions at a meeting on Wednesday, with the change to take effect in the coming days.Continue reading “EU to add Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan to safe COVID-19 travel list”

Israel reaches compromise with settlers on West Bank outpost

Israel has reached a compromise with Jewish settlers who rapidly established an unauthorized outpost in the occupied West Bank last month, officials and the settlers said Wednesday. For the latest headines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. Under the agreement, the settlers will leave by the end of the week. TheContinue reading “Israel reaches compromise with settlers on West Bank outpost”

Digital Water Hackathon DemoDay@SIWW Announces Winners – Arabian Post

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 30 June 2021 – Two teams have emerged as winners of the inaugural Digital Water Hackathon, organised by ripple2wave incubator (r2wi) and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). This event is supported by A*STAR Central, Enterprise Singapore (ESG), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency. 47Continue reading “Digital Water Hackathon DemoDay@SIWW Announces Winners – Arabian Post”

Heart inflammation after COVID-19 shots higher-than-expected in study of US military

Members of the US military who were vaccinated against COVID-19 showed higher-than-expected rates of heart inflammation, although the condition was still extremely rare, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study found that 23 previously healthy males with an average age of 25 complained of chest pain within four days of receiving a COVID-19Continue reading “Heart inflammation after COVID-19 shots higher-than-expected in study of US military”

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