Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in New Delhi where he was greeted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon arrival. Counter-terrorism, investment and energy security are expected to top the agenda for discussions during the two-day trip which began on Tuesday. The visit is part of his Asian tour which began in Pakistan and will end in China at the end of the week.Emirates24|7
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on the death of Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki, the First (1st) bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have also dispatched similar cables of condolences to King Salman. Sharjah Ruler condoles King Salman on death of Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, SupremeEmirates24|7
Meghan Markle will celebrate her baby shower with 15 of her closest friends in New York on Tuesday. The Duchess of Sussex - who is pregnant with her and Prince Harry's first child - has jetted across the pond to mark the impending arrival of her little girl or boy with her friends and family. Meghan's stylist Jessica Mulroney has been co-ordinating the event, which will take place at an exclusive Upper East Side hotel and they will be joined by 15 of her closest friends. Details of the party are being kept private but it is thought Benita Litt, whose daughters Rylan and Remi took part in Meghan's wedding, and Meghan's former 'Suits' co-stars Abigail Spencer and Sarah Rafferty will also be in attendance.Egypt Independent
AT-TUWANI, West Bank (AP) - Young American students seeking to be future rabbis are doing more than visiting holy sites, learning Hebrew and poring over religious texts during their year abroad in Israel. In a stark departure from past programs focused on strengthening ties with Israel and Judaism, the new crop of rabbinical students is reaching out to the Palestinians. The change reflects a divide between Israeli and American Jews that appears to be widening. On a recent winter morning, Tyler Dratch, a 26-year-old rabbinical student at Hebrew College in Boston, was among some two dozen Jewish students planting olive trees in the Palestinian village of At-Tuwani in the southern West Bank. TheArabian Business
Thales Group and Atlas Elektroniks have announced the launch of plans for a new underwater training centre in Abu Dhabi. The launch followed an agreement with Tawazun Economic Program, one of the key drivers of the Tawazun Economic Council, which was signed at IDEX 2019. In a joint statement, Matar Ali Al Romaithi, chief economic development officer at Tawazun Economic Council, said that the project aims to launch an underwater training centre for anti-submarine counter attack, and the operation and management of mine-sweeping mines. He said the centre will feature state-of-the-art technologies, and will provide professional training on countering hostile submarines, as well as on operating marine
Growing meat in the laboratory may do more damage to the climate in the long run than meat from cattle, say scientists. Researchers are looking for alternatives to traditional meat because farming animals is helping to drive up global temperatures. However, meat grown in the lab may make matters worse in some circumstances. Researchers say it depends on how the energy to make the lab meat is produced. Why are scientists trying to grow meat in the lab? There's increasing concern about the impact of meat consumption on the planet. Around a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving up temperatures are estimated to have come from agriculture. Beef production is considered the worstenglish.alarabiya.net
Responding to a question regarding Iran's human rights abuses, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran, said "I am a human rights professor, I have taught human rights for over 30 years,” at the 2019 Munich Security Conference. “I believe human rights for us [Iran] is a security requirement - not a moral nicety,” Zarif added.