‘NUSUK’ PLATFORM LAUNCHED BY SAUDI ARABIA TO ASSIST PILGRIMS

Tue 27 September 2022:  Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah launched a new online platform yesterday to help facilitate the arrival of pilgrims and to assist them with religious rituals when visiting the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. According to Arab News, Nusuk enables visitors from all over the world to organise their pilgrimage, […]

CHINA LAUNCHES AN ENVIRONMENT-MONITORING SATELLITE

Tue 27 September 2022: China on Tuesday launched three environment-monitoring satellites into space. Identified as Shiyan, meaning “experiment”, the satellites were blasted into their orbit at around 7.50 a.m. (2350GMT Monday) from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi. Home-built Long March-6 rocket carried the three satellites named Shiyan-16A, Shiyan-16B and Shiyan-17 into the preset orbit. “The Shiyan satellite trio […]

ESKOM BOARD TO BE RESTRUCTURED

Tue 27 September 2022: The board of power utility Eskom is expected to be “reconstituted and restructured” following a meeting with Department of Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan. The State-owned electricity company has been facing serious and recurring challenges since June this year – reaching a nadir of Stage 6 load shedding twice over the […]

NORD STREAM 1 AND 2 PIPELINES LEAK GAS INTO BALTIC, RAISING FEARS OF SABOTAGE

Tue 27 September 2022: Member states of the European Union are racing to investigate sudden and unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines beneath the Baltic Sea, infrastructure at the heart of a dispute between Moscow and the EU. Sweden’s Maritime Authority issued a warning on Tuesday about two leaks in the Nord Stream 1 […]

EVERY FOUR SECONDS, A PERSON DIES OF HUNGER

Wed 21 September 2022: More than 200 NGOs issued a dire warning on Tuesday, estimating that one person dies of hunger every four seconds, and urging swift international action to “end the spiraling global hunger crisis.” 238 organizations from 75 countries, including Oxfam, Save the Children, and Plan International, expressed outrage over the rising rates […]

‘NUSUK’ PLATFORM LAUNCHED BY SAUDI ARABIA TO ASSIST PILGRIMS

Tue 27 September 2022:  Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah launched a new online platform yesterday to help facilitate the arrival of pilgrims and to assist them with religious rituals when visiting the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. According to Arab News, Nusuk enables visitors from all over the world to organise their pilgrimage, […]

WHY DID ISRAEL ATTACK GAZA YET AGAIN?

Fri 12 August 2022: At least 45 people, including 16 children, were killed after Israel launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip in the occupied territories. The health ministry in Gaza said 360 people were injured in the attacks.   Now a truce is in effect after regional mediation efforts led by Egypt paid off. […]

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