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Istanbul airport gets first ever global airport health accreditation

Turkey’s Istanbul airport has received world first health accreditation underlining the global airports’ observance of the health protocols. The award, given by the Airports Council International (ACI), works with airports by assessing new measures and procedures introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It considers cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing, staff protection, physical layout, […]

August 13th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran shuts down newspaper for challenging government figures on covid-19 pandemic

Iran Monday shut down a private newspaper after the media publish remarks by an expert who challenged government figures on covid-19 pandemic has caused deaths of the 18,616 people in the Islamic republic. Jahane Sanat according to IRNA news agency has been closed citing the media editor-in-chief Mohammad Reza Sadi. The daily attracted wrath of […]

August 11th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey, third country in the world developing local covid-19 vaccines

Turkey is ranking third in the world behind the US and China to develop locally vaccines and drugs against covid-19, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Erdogan was speaking at the opening of TUBITAK (Turkey’s Scientific and Technological Research Council) Excellence Centers in the Gebze district of the northwestern Kocaeli province. Turkey has made great […]

August 10th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Beirut blasts: Lebanon’s Central Bank freezes assets of heads of Beirut port, customs officials

Lebanon’s Central Bank has ordered the freeze of accounts of heads of Beirut port and several individuals including those of Lebanese customs along with five others, in the wake of the Beirut port warehouse blast, Reuters reports. The bank through its special investigation commission for money laundering and terrorism fighting Thursday issued the directive to […]

August 7th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Plane crash in Gouna Airport leaves 2 pilots dead

Two pilots on board a plane died Thursday after their aircraft, flying over Egypt’s popular Red Sea resort, crashed at Gouna Airport. Mohamed Al-Seroojy, 61, and Akram Al-Hossary, 36 died after their plane crashed, rolling over more than once at landing. Both passengers were on an experimental trial, Middle East Monitor reports. The aircraft belonged […]

August 7th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: 4th democratic country where Americans can settle after COVID-19 – Business Insider

The American website Business Insider ranked Tunisia in the 4th place among the 20 democratic countries where Americans could settle after the coronavirus pandemic. The website described Tunisia as “a welcoming country, where the climate is pleasant and where life is affordable.” Business Insider also selected the 20 countries according to health security, saying that […]

August 6th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon shelves court verdict on assassination of former PM after explosion in Beirut

A UN-backed tribunal in charge of the investigation of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has postponed final ruling on the case owing to the Tuesday deadly blast that rocked capital Beirut and killed more than 113 people. The Netherlands-based court, the world’s first international tribunal set up to probe terrorist crimes, said […]

August 6th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Two-week state of emergency after port blast

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has called for a two-week state of emergency in the wake of a massive explosion, which swept through the capital Beirut leaving at least 100 people dead and 4,000 others injured. The Middle East country Tuesday lived its darkest day in history after explosion at the Beirut port. The blast ripped […]

August 5th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

COVID-19: Jordan postpones resumption of international flights

Jordan has shelved its decision to re-open the country’s sky for regular international flights over a surge in covid-19 contaminations abroad, reports say. Authorities last month announced they would re-open Queen Alia International Airport, located outside capital Amman, on August 5 for about 22 destinations on a so-called low risk “green” list of countries, Middle […]

August 5th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israeli air power strikes Hamas facilities in Gaza

The Israeli air force Monday launched a series of air strike on Hamas “facilities” in Gaza strip in reprisal of a rocket launched from the enclave controlled by the Islamist and resistance movement. The rocket according to Israel was fired on Sunday and was intercepted Iron Dome anti-rocket system. It was the first to be […]

August 4th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »