Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020

Category: General

World’s Three Hottest Julys Happened in the Last Five Years

Brussels, Last month was the world’s third-hottest July on record, new data show — the latest milestone in a global warming trend that has seen the three hottest Julys within the last five years, Reuters reported. With the heat has come a high level of ice melt in the Arctic, where the extent of sea […]

Pompeo’s Warning Against Closer China-Iran Ties Highlights Dilemma for Beijing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s latest warning that China would destabilize the Middle East by deepening ties with U.S. foe Iran is raising questions about how far Beijing will go to boost its partner Tehran in an emerging deal that would heighten U.S.-China tensions. “China’s entry into Iran will destabilize the Middle East. […]

US Lawmakers Ask 6 Top Universities to Hand Over Records of Foreign Donations

NEW YORK – Three members of the U.S. Congress are asking six of the nation’s top universities to hand over records of donations they have accepted from certain foreign nations, including China and Russia, citing concerns that these multimillion-dollar donations present a growing national security threat. Letters aimed at helping the members to “further understand […]

US services sector index increases to 58.1 reading in July

WASHINGTON, Activity in the services sector, where most Americans work, increased in July but concerns remain about whether the recovery will persist with the recent rise in coronavirus cases, AP reported. The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday that its service sector index rose to a reading of 58.1, up from a June level of […]

New York City erects quarantine checkpoints to curb coronavirus

NEW YORK, New York City will put up COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints at key entry points to ensure that travelers from 35 states on New York state’s travel advisory comply with the state’s 14-day quarantine mandate, Reuters quoted Mayor Bill de Blasio as saying on Wednesday. The Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with other law enforcement agencies, […]

Beirut collective losses after Aug 4 blast may reach $15 bln

Beirut, Beirut’s governor told Al Hadath TV on Wednesday that collective losses after Beirut’s blast on Aug. 4 may reach $10 billion to $15 billion, with the governor explaining the number includes both direct and indirect losses related to business. Amounts of available wheat are currently limited and, he thinks a crisis might take place […]

Large blast in Beirut port area rocks Lebanon’s capital, many people hurt

Beirut, A large explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, injuring many people as glass shattered and balconies collapsed from the impact, Reuters witnesses said. Lebanon’s state news agency NNA and two security sources said the blast had occurred in the port area where there are warehouses housing explosives. It was not immediately clear what caused the […]

KSrelief’s Masam Project Removes 1,327 Mines in Yemen During July Last Week

Riyadh, During the last week of July 2020, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Masam Project managed to reomve 1,327 mines, including one anti-personnel mine, 96 anti-tank mines, 1,229 unexploded ordnance, and one explosive device. The total of what has been removed since the beginning of the project until now is 177,637 […]

Prince Mohammed bin Salman Cup’s Professional League to Resume, with Precautionary Measures

Riyadh, Prince Mohammed bin Salman Cup’s Professional League will resume its matches on Tuesday, with the start of the 23rd round, which comes after more than four months suspension, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Saudi Professional League has issued a comprehensive guidebook containing all procedures and precautions that will be applied, during the remaining […]

Interior Minister Conveys Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, HRH Crown Prince Greetings to Security Men, on Eid, Success of Hajj

Riyadh, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior and President of Hajj Higher Committee conveyed here today greetings and congratulations of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister […]