UN chief Antonio Guterres speaks to students during his visit to the Al Baqaa Palestinian refugee camp near Amman, Jordan, on Saturday. Reuters
Singapore on Thursday defended nominating its street food for UN recognition as a bid to “safeguard” local culture after the move sparked a cross-border culinary clash with Malaysia.
Israeli troops shot and wounded seven Palestinians on the Gaza border on Friday, Gaza medical officials said, the day before a mass rally called to mark the first anniversary of weekly protests in which around 200 Palestinians have been killed.
A UAE delegation participated in the 63rd session of the Commission of Status of Women, CSW, at the UN, which concluded on Friday. The session focused on social protection systems, access to public services, and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Under the theme “Emirati Women…Status and Empowerment”, the Al Khaleej Research Unit at Dar Al Khaleej for Press, Publishing and Advertising in Sharjah will hold at its headquarters the 19th edition of its annual conference on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in the presence of officials, dignitaries, academics and university students.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Head of the inauguration ceremony committee of the Sharjah World Book Capital (SWBC), has noted that the ‘1001 Nights: The Last Chapter’ show will take Sharjah’s cultural and humanitarian message to the world through an untold story of Scheherazade.
Parents who wish their children to fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan should first consult their paediatricians.