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Month: October 2020

SHALALA OUTLINES PRESIDENT AOUN’S MANDATE ACHIEVEMENTS: FIRST YEARS WERE FULL OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT VARIOUS LEVELS, AND THOSE WHO DO NOT SEE ANY POSITIVES WISH TO IGNORE THE FACTS

Politics
Presidential Media Advisor, Rafik Shalala, hoped Saturday that "the next two years of President Michel Aoun's mandate will be productive, just as the first three years of his rule," noting that "despite the difficulties of the past fourth year, there are priorities, including reforms, that President Aoun believes in carrying out, and has committed himself before the Lebanese to achieving them within the upcoming two years, hoping that he will be aided to that effect." "There is also the fight against corruption with which he will proceed regardless of the circumstances and challenges, as well as the file of demarcating the southern maritime borders, in addition to taking care of social welfare projects," Shalala added. "The President of the Republic will also follow up on the issue o...

Tabuk Region Governor Arrives in Sharm El-Sheikh to Participate in Opening Ceremony of King Salman International University

General
Sharm El-Sheikh, On behalf of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Tabuk Region, arrived at Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport today, heading the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia delegation at the official opening ceremony of King Salman International University. Upon his arrival, he was received by the Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, Saudi Ambassador to Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia permanent representative to the Arab League, Osama bin Ahmed Nuqali, and a number of Egyptian officials. Prince Fahd bin Sultan was accompanied by Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet, Dr. Issam bin Saad bin Saeed, Minister of State for Afri...

OIC Calls on Umrah Performers Coming From Outside to Follow Health Protocols in KSA

General
Jeddah, On the occasion of announcing the arrival of the first trips of Umrah performers coming from outside to Jeddah tomorrow, General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on Umrah performers to protect themselves and their families by adhering to the precautionary and preventive measures approved by the competent authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen said that the OIC congratulates Muslims around the world for the return of Umrah, after the temporary suspension, as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), calling on them to follow Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health protocols. Dr. Al-Othaimeen praised the work ...

Health Ministry: 402 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Tally at 347,282, in Saudi Arabia

Medical
Riyadh, The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 402 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 347,282, including 8,038 active cases undergoing treatment. Of these, there are 776 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. It added that 19 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of fatalities, at 5,402. Meanwhile, as many as 433 cases have recovered, raising recoveries' toll to 333,842. On the other hand, 51,418 new laboratory tests were conducted, in the last 24-hour, across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

T20 Summit Discusses Environment, Climate, Economic, Financial Development Issues in 1st Day

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Riyadh, Riyadh today witnessed the activities of the first day of Think20 (T20) Summit Saudi Arabia 2020 which will last over two days organized by King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) and King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, in the presence of Prince Turki Al-Faisal, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of KFCRIS and Dr. Fahd Al-Turki, the Chair of T20 and KAPSARC Vice President for Research with the participation of Columbia University; the Islamic Fund for Development; Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); the United Nations and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western (ESCWA), in addition to the World Resources Institute (WRI); London School of Economics (LSE) and Access Global Health. On its firs...

Egyptian Arab Socialist Party calls for lifting coercive measures imposed on Syria

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Cairo, The Arab Egypt Socialist Party affirmed that the unjust Western blockade imposed on Syria is one of the forms of global conspiracy targeting it and the region, calling on the international community to work seriously to lift the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed on Syria. The party said in a statement that Syria is facing an unprecedented fierce war led by countries and entities to destabilize its security in order to achieve Zionist ambitions and purposes in the region, stressing that Syria has been able to confront and drop this global conspiracy thanks to the steadfastness of its citizens and the victories achieved by its army against terrorist organizations and mercenaries.   Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Meteorology Department: No Tsunami on Syrian coasts, just high waves

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Damascus, Meteorology General Department reduced the possibility of any tsunami on Syrian coasts, asserting that the Mediterranean Sea is not an ideal place for the formation of tsunami because it lacks breadth and depth, in addition to the large number of islands and their position. Weather forecaster Maher Murhej told SANA in a statement that no tsunami waves were registered on the Levant coasts following the devastating earthquake which struck the Aegean Sea yesterday opposite of the Turkish and Greek coasts which reached 07,00 on Richter scale which was followed by more than 100 aftershocks, some of them 04,00 at Richter scale. He added that the earthquakes which have happened so far in the eastern Mediterranean area are not severe enough to lead for the formation of strong tsuna...

Algerian ambassador: Our relations with Syria have always been distinguished

Politics
Damascus, Algerian Ambassador in Damascus Lahsan Tuhami underlined that the relations between Algeria and Syria have always been distinguished due to the popular cohesion backed by two large communities and the position of the Syrian people and their leadership in support and advocacy of the liberation revolution in Algeria. In an interview with SANA on the occasion of the 66th Anniversary of the Outbreak of the Algerian Revolution November 1st, Tuhami pointed to Algeria and Syria’s keenness to strengthen the bridges of communication between them, activate consultations and to exchange visits between officials from both sides. He emphasized the sincere and common will of both sides to reinforce bilateral relations at various levels and to look for available partnership opportunities ...

Syrian team ranks 1st in 2020 online Hackathon Competition held in Britain

General
Lattakia, The Lattakia branch of the Syrian Computer Society (SCS) has ranked first in the online competition “Ada Lovelace Hackathon 2020” for Artificial Intelligence, surpassing other teams from the United States, Britain, India, Romania and Kazakhstan.   Head of the SCS branch in Lattakia and supervisor of the contest, Maryam Fayyoud, told SANA that judges and supervisors from the Universities of Cambridge, Imperial college and the Massachusetts Institute for Technology took part in the event.       Fayyoud indicated to the distinguished ideas provided by the SCS team that dealt with humanitarian and social issues including women empowerment, methods of using Artificial Intelligence technology in detecting fires and reducing their impacts, ways of e...