Kurdish students attend class at a school in Qamishli, Syria. Reuters
Students at Winchester School in Jebel Ali raised a sum of Dhs10,000 for underprivileged children in Malawi.
Dressed in yellow from head-to-toe, Abu Zakkour is hailed as part of the “heritage” of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, along with its mediaeval citadel and its ancient covered markets.
Syrians preoccupied with daily financial pressures have nevertheless been infuriated by Donald Trump’s recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over Syria’s Golan Heights. A senior government official told Gulf Today that US policy is “to protect Israel” although Israel, which has built the most powerful military in the region, needs no protection.
Homs is gradually recovering from eight years of a devastating warfare. The Old City, under rebel and al-Qaeda rule until May 2014, has come alive. Cars and pick-ups vie for right-of-way through its narrow alleys. Drivers back up to allow others to pass before gaining access.
The vessel was impounded with its 23 crew members aboard at the port of Bandar Abbas after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized it in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday.
Local officials said the attack happened after two police were killed at a roadside checkpoint outside the city.
At least one person was killed and one critically injured while 14 others were rescued from a fire that broke out in a four-storeyed building in Mumbai on Sunday afternoon.