Kuwait Launches Beach Cleaning Campaign

KUWAIT, Dec 15 (NNN-XINHUA) – Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), launched on Saturday, a campaign to clean the country’s beach. Themed “We Lead the Change,” the campaign called on people, to clean the shore of Al-Sabah Medical Area, in Kuwait City, where dozens of volunteers, including those with disabilities,…

Third World Youth Forum opens in Egypt

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Dec 15 (NNN-MENA) – Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, inaugurated on Saturday, the third edition of Egypt’s annual World Youth Forum (WYF), at the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh, with several topics to be thoroughly discussed, during the four-day international event. “From the blessed lands…

Turkey Urges More EU Funding For Syrian Refugees

ISTANBUL, Dec 15 (NNN-ANADOLU) – Turkey called on the European Union, to increase funding for Syrian refugees being sheltered on Turkish land. “As long as the migration crisis is there, we have to continue to cooperate, and we have to work together,” said Faruk Kaymakci, deputy minister of foreign affairs…

Random Shelling Hits Local Farms In Yemen’s Hodeidah

ADEN, Dec 15 (NNN-SABA) – Random shelling, launched by fighters of the Houthi rebel group, targeted farms in Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, on Saturday. “The rebels used various types of heavy weapons and shells, causing large damage to local farmers’ properties in Tuhyata district of Hodeidah,” local…

UN Security Council Calls For Restraint In Violence-Hit Iraq

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15 (NNN-NINA) – The UN Security Council called for maximum restraint and urged all to refrain from violence or the destruction of critical infrastructure in demonstrations in Iraq. The Security Council members expressed “grave concern” at the loss of life of those demonstrating and at the killing,…

UN agencies return home 5,087 Somali refugees from Yemen in 2 years

IOM and UNHCR have helped over 5,000 Somali refugees return home from Yemen via Aden port since 2017 MOGADISHU, Dec 14 (NNN-Xinhua) — Two UN agencies said Friday some 5,087 Somali refugees have so far returned home from Yemen since it started an Assisted Spontaneous Return (ASR) program in 2017.…

UAE, Indonesia Discuss Defence Cooperation

JAKARTA, Dec 14 (NNN-WAM) – Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, met with General Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia, to discuss bilateral cooperation and friendship relations between the two countries. During the meeting – which was held in Jakarta –…

UN General Assembly Reiterates Demand For Israel To Comply With Resolutions On Occupied Syrian Golan

NEW YORK, Dec 14 (NNN-SANA) – The United Nations General Assembly reiterated its demand for Israel to comply with resolutions on the occupied Syrian Golan, particularly resolution No. 497 for 1981, which considers Israel’s decision to impose its law and legal jurisdiction and administration on the occupied Syrian Golan to…

UN expert report unmasks Libya arms embargo violations

A picture taken in Tripoli shows fighters loyal to Libya’s UN-recognised government displaying Chinese-made shells bearing the markings of the United Arab Emirates which were reportedly seized from the forces of strongman Khalifa Haftar TRIPOLI, Dec 14 (NNN-AGENCIES) — From buying an Irish navy boat re-registered as a “pleasure yacht”…

UNESCO pulls Belgian carnival from heritage list over anti-Semitism charges

A parade float at the Aalst Carnaval in Belgium featuring caricatures of Orthodox Jews atop money bags BOGOTA (Colombia), Dec 14 (NNN-AGENCIES) — UNESCO on Friday withdrew an annual carnival in the Belgian city of Aalst from its heritage list over persistent charges of anti-Semitism. In an unprecedented move, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental…
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