EMIRATES ALLOWS BOOKING FLIGHTS FROM DUBAI TO 12 ARAB STATES FROM JULY 1

Emirates airlines website enabled the option to book flights out of Dubai to 16 destinations in 12 Arab countries, starting from July 1. The airline’s website allowed booking flights to destinations in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Jordan and Sudan. However, the airline was keen to emphasize that while it is allowing […]

HUNDREDS OF COVID-19 SUSPECTS FLEE ISOLATION CENTER IN MALAWI

Fri 29 May 2020: Some 400 people have escaped from a coronavirus isolation center in Malawi, increasing the risk of the spread of the virus in the poverty-stricken nation, the government announced. People escaped due to lack of sanitation and clean toilets at the Kamuzu stadium in the commercial capital Blantyre, a man who had […]

RARE COGNAC FETCHES RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION RARE COGNAC FETCHES RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION

Fri 29 May 2020: Auctioneers Sotheby’s said on Thursday that an “exceedingly rare” bottle of Cognac preserved since the end of the 19th century had set a new auction sales price record. The bottle of Gautier Cognac 1762 fetched £118,580 ($144,525, 132,000 euros) in an online sale, according to Sotheby’s. “Only three bottles of this […]

OVER 200 CORONAVIRUS-RELATED ATTACKS ON HEALTH WORKERS: RED CROSS

Thu 28 May 2020: The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said it has recorded 208 COVID-19-related attacks against health workers and installations in 13 countries since March, a striking contrast to the cheers and clapping in gratitude for their work in many nations. Peter Maurer said Wednesday that health workers are […]

US TV STATIONS AIR SAME SEGMENT ON AMAZON’S PLANS WORD-FOR-WORD

Fri 29 May 2020: At least 11 local TV stations in the US aired the same segment word-for-word on US ecommerce giant Amazon, according to a striking YouTube video posted by US news agency Courier. The segments went on to praise Amazon’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, noting the firm has “transformed its operations.” Here […]

PODCAST: CONFRONTING THE HIDDEN US WAR IN SOMALIA

Thu 21 May 2020: For 12 years, the United States denied any civilian casualties from its air attacks in Somalia. Last month, it admitted two civilians were killed in a 2019 US air attack. It was the second known incident in which the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) has acknowledged killing civilians in Somalia. The first was an air raid in […]