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Under the patronage of Sultan bin Zayed, Emirates Heritage will launch the 10th Al Samha Festival tomorrow

The Emirates Heritage Club will launch the 10th Al Samha Heritage Festival under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the representative of His Highness the President and President of the Club. In the presence of dignitaries and notables of the Samha area and the representative of Emirates International Aluminum as the […]

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Taylor Swift-label feud underscores tensions over music ownership

Unleash the Swifties: Taylor Swift has tapped her millions-strong social media fan base to pressure the heads of her former label, who she says are wielding “tyrannical control” over her music. The global superstar’s latest chess move has reignited her months-long public feud with Big Machine Label Group, spotlighting the music industry’s age-old issue of […]

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UN expert welcomes European Court of Justice decision to label Israeli settlement goods

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Link, welcomed the decision of the European Court of Justice to post posters indicating the origin of goods coming from Israeli settlements and that goods coming from settlements in the occupied territories should have a marking “It is […]

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Drogba kicks off ‘million trees’ project in Ivory Coast

Football legend Didier Drogba helped launch a drive Friday to plant a million trees to halt deforestation in Ivory Coast. The “One Day, One Million Trees” campaign “is a first step, the start of the recovery,” Forestry and Water Resources Minister Alain Richard Donwahi said in Abidjan, the country’s main city. “Our goal is to […]

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SAUDI ARABIA / Launching of the first phase of a 300 MW renewable energy project at a cost of 1.2 billion riyals

The first phase of the Sakaka Solar Project, the first renewable energy project in Saudi Arabia, with a production capacity of 300 megawatts and an investment cost of 1.2 billion riyals, was launched in Al-Jouf region. This was announced by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company “Aqua Power” executing the project […]

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Fears grow on digital surveillance: US survey

Americans are increasingly fearful of monitoring of their online and offline activities, both by governments and private companies, a survey showed Friday. The Pew Research Center report said more than 60 percent of US adults believe it is impossible to go about daily life without having personal information collected by companies or the government. Most […]

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Al-Jaafari: Terrorist groups in Idleb continue to take civilians as human shields

Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar Al-Jaafari, stressed that terrorist organizations continue to control Idleb province and take civilians as human shields, affirming that the Syrian state’s duty is to rid them of these organizations. During a session of the UN Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, al-Jaafari, explained […]

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Southgate to bring Sterling back from England exile

Gareth Southgate is set to bring Raheem Sterling back from his brief England exile in Sunday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo as he seeks to end the controversy over the Manchester City star’s row with Joe Gomez. Sterling was dropped for Thursday’s 7-0 rout of Montenegro after clashing with England team-mate Gomez in the Three […]

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Global community will secure lifting of U.S. anti-Cuban sanctions – Matviyenko

The United States’ sanctions against Cuba are illegal and inhumane, the world will get them to be lifted, Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko said. “I am an optimist. I think that the global community will still ensure – I would like this to happen sooner – the lifting of the illegal blockade, of the restrictive […]

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Messi scores on Argentina return to sink Brazil

Lionel Messi struck on his return to international duty Friday following a three-month ban as Argentina defeated fierce rivals Brazil 1-0 in a friendly in Riyadh. The Barcelona forward was suspended by CONMEBOL for accusing South American football’s ruling body of “corruption” after he was sent off in July’s third-place play-off with Chile at the […]