World’s Largest Evacuation Begins as Modi Brings Indians Home

India will deploy commercial jets, military transport planes and naval warships to bring back hundreds of thousands of citizens stranded across the world, in what’s set to be the biggest-ever peacetime repatriation exercise in history. The first phase of the drive is estimated to help about 1.8 million Indian citizens return home, according to the … Read more World’s Largest Evacuation Begins as Modi Brings Indians Home

Islamic call to prayer changes in Kuwait amidst coronavirus fears

‘al-salatu fi buyutikum’ means ‘pray in your homes’ – a message which, according to the UK’s Guardian, has been heard in Kuwait. Saudi Arabia has banned pilgimages, as Muslims the world over react to the spread of Covid-19: The coronavirus pandemic has pushed countries around the world to take stringent measures to prevent the spread … Read more Islamic call to prayer changes in Kuwait amidst coronavirus fears

Coronavirus Update: The Latest on the Virus Outbreak

The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea crossed 2,000. Japan is closing schools to limit the spread of the outbreak. New cases continue to appear outside of China with Italy, Iran and Kuwait reporting more infections. Nigeria confirmed its first case, the first reported in sub-Saharan Africa. Stocks tumbled with equity markets in … Read more Coronavirus Update: The Latest on the Virus Outbreak

The World Isn’t Ready for Global Coronavirus Outbreak: WHO

The World Health Organization’s emergency director for the Eastern Mediterranean on Thursday said the world was not ready for a global outbreak. “There’s a general recognition that globally that we’re not ready for the big outbreaks. And we’re really playing catch up right now, we’re really trying to accelerate our preparedness,” said Rick Brennan. “The … Read more The World Isn’t Ready for Global Coronavirus Outbreak: WHO

Is the spread of coronavirus out of control? I Inside Story

From a wildlife market in China’s Wuhan city, where the coronavirus is believed to have emerged, to the city of Qom in Iran. The disease is sweeping around the globe and health experts are warning we could be on the brink of a pandemic. More than 80,000 people in over 40 countries have been infected. … Read more Is the spread of coronavirus out of control? I Inside Story

Coronavirus: Iran news agency reports 50 deaths

Iran state media says 50 people have now died from the coronavirus as the infection spreads across the Middle East. Kuwait, Bahrain and Afghanistan have all reported their first cases. Meanwhile, Kuwait and Bahrain reported their first cases of the virus, while Turkey, Pakistan and Armenia closed their borders with Iran, as Tehran reported more … Read more Coronavirus: Iran news agency reports 50 deaths

Iran’s Supreme Leader calls Donald Trump ‘a clown’ as 11 US troop injuries revealed | ABC News

Iran’s supreme leader has called US President Donald Trump “a clown” who only pretends to support the Iranian people and will “push a poisonous dagger” into their backs. The Pentagon has confirmed 11 troops were flown to US hospitals in Germany and Kuwait with concussion-like symptoms in the days after Iran launched a barrage of … Read more Iran’s Supreme Leader calls Donald Trump ‘a clown’ as 11 US troop injuries revealed | ABC News

Qatar: NATO Secretary General Meets Crown Prince Tamim al-Thani

The NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen is visiting the capital of Qatar, Doha, between 14th and 16th February 2011 for a bilateral visit with leaders of the state. The Secretary General met with the Crown Prince H.E. Sheikh Tamim Bin-Hamad Bin-Khalifah Al-Thani, the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, H.E. Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani … Read more Qatar: NATO Secretary General Meets Crown Prince Tamim al-Thani

Cheesecake Factory Expands into Middle East

United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will get American-style cheesecake courtesy of a licensing agreement between the Kuwait-based Alshaya group of companies and The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. 22 restaurants will be opened over the next five years. Mohammed Alshaya, Chairman of the retail division of Alshaya said: “We continuously … Read more Cheesecake Factory Expands into Middle East

Kuwait: Prime Minister Survives No Confidence Vote

The Kuwaiti Prime Minister, Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah, narrowly survived a no confidence vote – or motion of “non-cooperation” – this morning, as 25 of the 50 strong assembly voted for the Premier. Of the 50 potential voters, 25 sided with Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah, 22 voted against the PM, one minister abstained. … Read more Kuwait: Prime Minister Survives No Confidence Vote

Football: International Results for Wednesday 17th November 2010

Nearly 100 teams took part in football internationals around the world yesterday evening, Wednesday 17th November 2010. Argentina met their old rivals Brazil with both sides having changed their management following below par World Cup efforts. Argentina, via Lionel Messi, got the best of their friendly encounter with the only goal of Argentina’s 1-0 victory … Read more Football: International Results for Wednesday 17th November 2010

Football: International Fixtures for Wednesday 17th November 2010

48 International football matches are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 17th November 2010, including several teams who reached the latter stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In a return to an old rivalry, neighbours England and France will meet at Wembley, where their friendly match is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm GMT. Romania … Read more Football: International Fixtures for Wednesday 17th November 2010

Nations Jostle for Place on UN Security Council

All week long, countries of the world have been auditioning for the roles of permanent Security Council members, justifying respective claims to a place in the world’s most powerful political body. Among the strongest claims, are those for a permanent seat for Africa, Japan and the Gulf Co-operation Council. Among ths issues to be resolved … Read more Nations Jostle for Place on UN Security Council