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December 4, 2018

Damascus, SANA –Syria is still among countries with low ratio of Human immune-deficiency virus (HIV) infections, Assistant Health Minister Ahmad Khlifawi said, adding that “since 1987, a total of 961 HIV infection cases"...

 


Retail sales across four Gulf states to grow by $24bn...
December 11, 2018

Retail sales across four Gulf countries are projected to increase by more than $24 billion over the next five years, with the UAE expected to lead this trend with an estimated"...

UN Launches Aid Delivery from Jordan to 650,000 Syrians...
December 11, 2018

In total, “369 trucks carrying 11,200 metric tons of ... assistance for over 650,000 people” will be involved in the four-week operation, the UN’s humanitarian"...

 

 
December 11, 2018

Two children have died in the past few days in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo as a result of swine flu.

Several cases of the disease have been reported in the city for the first time since 2016.

Doctor Mustafa Mohammed told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed news site that the disease is not very serious during its early stages but could lead to severe pneumonia and subsequently death.

“There are no specific vaccines against"...

December 11, 2018

Kieran Guilbert and Beh Lih Yi –

ritain is launching an investigation into medical gloves used by its health service after an exposé found stocks from Malaysia could be tainted by the mistreatment of migrant workers at the world’s biggest glove maker.
The health ministry said it would investigate standards at Top Glove Corp Bhd — which makes rubber gloves sold to Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) — after the expose found some migrants working illegal overtime to pay off debts.
Top Glove last week vowed to do more"...

December 11, 2018

SINGAPORE: Brent crude oil rose on Monday after producer club Opec and some non-affiliated suppliers last Friday agreed to a supply cut from January.
Despite this, the outlook for next year remains muted on the back of an economic slowdown.
International Brent crude oil futures were at $62.02 per barrel at 0601 GMT, up 35 cents, or 0.6 per cent, from their last close.
Prices surged on Friday after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and some non-Opec producers including heavyweight Russia announced they would cut oil supply by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd), with an 800,000-bpd reduction planned"...

December 11, 2018

The UAE division of ULO Systems, a leading provider of services within the oil and gas and construction industries, has been awarded a major contract to provide in-country equipment and services to Max Group for its $2.2-billion Roopur Nuclear Project in Bangladesh.

Once completed, Roopur Nuclear Plant will become the country’s first atomic energy facility, making Bangladesh the third South Asian country after India and Pakistan to harness atomic energy for the country’s power requirements.

The agreement marks the largest concrete mattressing scope ULO Systems has won to date, delivering materials for the"...

December 11, 2018

The six-episode debut season of The Open Road – Fox Network’s first original production in the Middle East – premiered on October 13 and is now showing across multiple channels in the Fox network.

It follows two women – Chantal from the UAE and Pamela from Lebanon – as they explore Lebanon, the UAE and Jordan on Harley-Davidsons. The travel series breaks new ground for a regional TV show as the two hosts explore unfamiliar facets of the Middle East, and break social and cultural barriers along the way.

The"...