Two UAE-based design teams have been selected to showcase their innovative blends of contemporary art and Emirati heritage through creative interpretations of the traditional drinking fountain - sabeel - that will offer fresh drinking water to millions of visitors across the Expo 2020 Dubai site. The designs, chosen by an international jury as winners of the Sabeel 2020 design contest, were submitted by Architecture + Other Things and design team Faissal El-Malak and Alia Bin Omair. Multidisciplinary firm Tinkah also received an honourable mention in the competition. Each of the winning teams will receive a prize of AED 100,000, and the designers will have the opportunity to work with worldclass
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain announced on Tuesday their participation in this year's Arabian Gulf Cup tournament in Qatar. The Saudi Arabian Football Federation in a tweet said it had accepted the invitation to participate in the soccer competition, held from November 24 to December 6. Meanwhile, the UAE Football Association announced its participation after receiving a renewed invitation from the Arabian Gulf Cup Federation, the state news agency WAM reported.
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Israeli forces have killed a top Islamic Jihad commander in an air raid on his home in Gaza City, unleashing a new spiral of violence. Shortly after the attack on Tuesday morning that killed Bahaa Abu al-Ata and his wife, salvos of rockets were launched from Palestinian groups in the besieged Gaza Strip into Israel. In response to the rocket barrage, dozens of air raids were launched on Gaza. Overall, 26 Palestinians have been killed in the Israeli bombardment in Gaza, according to health officials. Separately, Syrian state media said a separate missile attack on Tuesday hit the home of Islamic Jihad official Akram al-Ajouri in Damascus, killing two people including one of his sons. Syria said
By: Grace Phillips Apple has quietly been putting its massive war chest to work to corner a market that's worth SIX TIMES the iPhone… … and before you ask, no - it has nothing to do with iPhones… or Augmented Reality… or self-driving cars… or any of the other stuff you'll hear about on CNBC. It's even bigger: it's something that has the potential to affect every person on the planet. It's healthcare technology - and it's worth $7 trillion globally. And I know what you're thinking - I was skeptical too. Healthcare tech? Bigger than the iPhone? Worth $7 trillion? But its true - and CEO Tim Cook is so bullish on this $7 trillion opportunity that in 2019 he declared Apple's healthcare tech innovations
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Iran accused European nations trying to salvage the moribund 2015 nuclear deal of hypocrisy for criticising and threatening to reimpose sanctions after Tehran took a major step away from the historic agreement. Iran's president and foreign minister on Tuesday said the UK, France, Germany, and the European Union have failed to uphold their end of the bargain to protect Tehran from "maximum pressure" sanctions imposed by the United States in the wake of Washington's withdrawal from the deal in 2018. On Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani said Iran only began scaling back its nuclear commitments a year after the US withdrawal to give the other parties time to uphold their pledges under the Joint
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The Saudi Food and Drug Authority has approved eight Brazilian beef exporting plants, the Brazilian government said on Monday. The approvals follow a visit to the kingdom by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro in October. “It is a great start to the week,” Brazilian agriculture minister Tereza Cristina Dias said in a statement. In 2018, Brazilian agribusiness exports to Saudi Arabia reached $1.7 billion, according to government statistics. Earlier this week, Brazilian chicken processor BRF SA will help Saudi Arabia achieve its goal of producing 60 percent of its chicken demand locally in the kingdom. During a Friday conference call, BRF managers said that an October visit by Brazilian president
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has attended a reception hosted by Rashid Mohammed Abdullah Al Shamsi on the occasion of the wedding of his son. A number of Sheikhs and officials attended the event.