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Gulf Today Report
The websites of the White House, the British government and international media were hit by outages on Tuesday morning, with some reports pointing to a glitch at US-based cloud computing services provider Fastly.
The White House website had an error message but was available again later. The gov.uk websites remained unavailable at around 1030 GMT.
The BBC and the New York Times were temporarily inaccessible, but also later returned, according to agencies.
Fastly said it was investigating "the potential impact to performance with our CDN services," according to its website.
Most of Fastly's coverage areas were facing "Degraded Performance", the website showed.
Separately, Amazon.com Inc's retail website also seemed to be down. Amazon was not immediately available to comment.
Nearly 21,000 Reddit users reported issues with the social media platform, while more than 2,000 users reported problems with Amazon, according to outage monitoring website Downdetector.com.
Amazon's Twitch was also experiencing an outage, according to Downdetector's website.
Websites operated by news outlets including the Financial Times, the Guardian, the New York Times and Bloomberg News also faced outages.Messages such as "Error 503 Service Unavailable" and "connection failure" appeared on the websites of CNN, the Financial Times, The Guardian and France's Le Monde newspaper
Christians in England have been asked to remember Jesus so they can follow his example when they go online.
Two educators in Dubai—one a practising lawyer from the US and the other, a human resources/psychology expert/journalist in the Philippines—have reminded parents of their huge responsibility in getting involved with their children’s lives especially so that several studies from all parts of the world have disclosed the wicked effects of the unmonitored and unhealthy use of the Internet and the social media.
Shortly after the apparent hack, the offensive tweets and retweets were deleted.
Furthering its commitment to promoting books and literacy, Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) is organising the National Libraries Summit on November 8 – 9, 2021 at its headquarters in Sharjah. The two-day summit will be held in conjunction with the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2021) under the theme ‘Visibility, Engagement, Impact, and Collaboration’, and convene 50 national library directors and senior staff from 20 countries in Europe, North America, Africa and the MENA region.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that their government is making special arrangements for Sikhs around the world to attend the upcoming celebrations of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak which will be held in Kartarpur, Punjab, Pakistan.
The envoys issued a highly unusual joint statement on Monday saying the continued detention of Parisian-born philanthropist and activist Osman Kavala "cast a shadow" over Turkey.