UAE leaders congratulate Singaporean President on ‘National Day’

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent a cable of congratulations to Halimah Yacob, President of Singapore, on the occasion of her country’s National Day, which is observed on August 9th. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar…

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UAE: International Community Needs to Enhance Efforts to Address Links Between Terrorism, Organized Crime

The UAE called on the international community to bolster its efforts to tackle the linkages between terrorism and organized crime, including through strengthening legal frameworks and the implementation of relevant UN resolutions. “The UAE co-sponsored [Security Council Resolution 2482 in 2019] because we strongly believe that our efforts to counter international terrorism cannot succeed without cutting of all sources of funding, including organized crime,” the UAE underlined in its written statement to the UN Security…

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A third consecutive win for Al Shaqab Racing’s AL RUFAA

RUFAA, who is owned by Al Shaqab Racing, has barley put a foot wrong in 2020. He won his third consecutive race of the season in the Betway Handicap at Newmarket’s July course on Saturday, 8 August.  Partnered by his regular rider Robert Havlin over the 1,400-metre race, he was a little keen in the early stages as his jockey tried to settle him with cover. There was a reasonably steady pace in this 8-runner…

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QATARI AMBASSADOR INSPECTS THE EQUIPPING OF A FIELD HOSPITAL IN ASHRAFIEH

Qatari Ambassador to Lebanon, Muhammad Hassan Jaber Al-Jaber, accompanied by embassy diplomats, toured the yard of the Al-Roum Hospital, where the field hospital that the State of Qatar provided to Lebanon is being built and equipped. The equipment is being inspected by a specialized team from the Qatari army, in cooperation with the Lebanese Army Command.   Source: National News Agency

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Saudi Arabia: 1,469 cases; 1,492 recoveries

Riyadh, The  Saudi Ministry of Health confirmed 1,469 new confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number to 287,262 cases.   The Ministry of Health added that 39 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of fatalities at 3,130. On the other hand, as many as 1,492 cases have recovered, raising the tally of recoveries to 250,440.   Source: Bahrain News Agency

"Saudi Arabia: 1,469 cases; 1,492 recoveries"

Lebanese prime minister proposes early election amid unrest

Beirut, Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab says he will propose holding early parliamentary elections as protesters clash with police outside parliament.   “I am with [the] Lebanese aspiring for change,” he says on Saturday evening in a televised address.   His proposal for early election comes as protesters, angry with their leaders after Tuesday’s massive blast in the capital Beirut, took to the streets in the city, said dpa..   “The scale of the catastrophe is…

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