Dubai government approves $11.98 million of social benefits for Emirati people

The Dubai government has approved $11.98 million worth of new social benefits for Emiratis with disabilities in the emirate, state-run agency WAM reports. The benefits will be available for those under 60, who have physical or mental impairments and require Read more

Eighteen people were killed in shootings at two bars in South Africa

In Soweto, southwest of the South African economic capital, police were called shortly after midnight. “When we arrived, we found 12 people dead with gunshot wounds,” said Nonhlanhla Kubheka, a local police officer. A dozen wounded were taken to hospital Read more

Jordan club withdraws from international handball tournament in UAE over Israel participation

Wihdat sports club, a handball team from Jordan announced Wednesday its withdrawal from an international handball competition in the United Arab Emirates because of the participation of an Israeli team, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports. “Officially, the Wihdat club announces Read more

Japan grants Tunisia $1m to support vulnerable populations in three governorates

Japan has granted Tunisia $1 million to help the North African country assist vulnerable populations in three governorates gravely affected by the shortage of wheat and inflation, the Japanese mission has announced. The assistance, according to the Japanese embassy in Read more

Iran arrests several foreign diplomats on spying charges

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards arrested Wednesday several foreign diplomats including a Briton accused of spying in the Islamic republic, reports say. “The Revolutionary Guards’ intelligence service identified and arrested diplomats from foreign embassies who were spying in Iran,” Fars said, adding Read more

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh meet publicly for first time in five years in Algeria

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh made Tuesday their first public meeting in five years in Algeria on the sidelines of the 60th anniversary of the independence of the North African country. The Algerian top leadership called Read more