A major blaze has broken out in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – the site of the worst nuclear disaster in human history. The fire hit a forest some 20 kilometers away from the ill-famed nuclear power station. Read Full Article at RT.com
Islamabad has received a hefty investment pledge of $20 billion from Saudi Arabia, which seeks to even further expand its contributions to the economically-embattled country. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kenya issued a harshly worded statement and expelled the Somali envoy over a border row. Somalia, however, responded with exemplary diplomacy, leaving Kenya with an egg on its face.
Kenya has declared its northern neighbour Somalia an enemy state for allegedly auctioning oil and gas blocks falling within the Kenyan maritime territory near its border early this month.
The Somali government has moved to calm diplomatic tensions following Kenya's decision to recall its ambassador to Mogadishu and instruct Somalia's ambassador to leave Nairobi.
AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, on Sunday condemned the terrorist attack on a security barricade in northern Sinai.He noted: «The Kingdom, with all its capabilities, fully stands with the brethren in Egypt to counter terrorism and its dark gangs.»Safadi
AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, on Sunday at Al Husseiniya Palace, met with a delegation of senior officers from the US National Defense University (CAPSTONE Fellows), headed by retired Admiral William Gortney, to discuss recent development in the region.The meeting, attended by His Roya
AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Sunday received Saudi Ambassador to Jordan, Prince Khaled Bin Faisal Bin Turki for a discussion on Jordanian-Saudi ties and a number of regional issues. The meeting tackled ways of cementing bilateral relations in the political, economic, and social sphe
AMMONNEWS - Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), Emad Hijazin discussed with US Charge d'Affaires in Jim Barnhart cooperation in the field of investment and the importance of developing the port system in Aqaba.The meeting was held dur
AMMONNEWS - Acting Consul General in Dubai, Shafa Omoush, has opened a Jordanian pavilion in the Gulfood, the world's largest annual food & beverages trade show, in its 24th edition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).On the sidelines of the trade show inauguration ceremony, which saw the parti
West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle will retire from one-day internationals (ODI) after taking part in this year's World Cup, Cricket West Indies said http://bit.ly/2DPnOjX on Sunday.
An Alabama jury awarded US$151.8 million to a young man paralyzed in 2015 rollover accident involving a Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle, Ford and lawyers in the case said on Sunday.
Sometimes looking for the ideal in life is quite a diﬃcult task. We’re constantly searching for the ideal restaurant, the ideal home and, of course, the ideal car. Like all the luxuries in life, the ideal way to com-mute is sometimes out of reach – but probably, not any longer. The ideal car is modern. It’s equipped with all the latest technology where personalisation is real and comfort is the ultimate deciding factor. The ideal car is also quite the looker, streamlined curves, ﬂashy lights and a sweet set of rims to carry you along the way. The ideal car is environmentally friendly, with a silent smart engine that’s totally electric and guilt free. It’s also decked out with state-of-the-art smart media where calls, a navigation system and Blue-tooth pairing are easily set up. Sounds too good to be true, right? And if it is true, it’s possibly out of your price range. Well, why own a car when you can use the GoTo cars, present at various locations? The €8 million initiative, introduced by GoTo Malta last year and run in collaboration with Transport Malta, consists of various electric car charging sta-tions installed across Malta, servicing a ﬂeet of 150 Renault Zoe...
A man and a woman were seriously injured on Sunday afternoon when an argument involving seven people got out of hand. The police said they were informed of the situation in Villabate Street, Zabbar, at 4pm. Officers from the local police station and the Rapid Intervention Unit were deployed to calm the situation. The argument involved a 26-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man from Cospicua, a 43-year-old woman from Vittoriosa, a 23-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman from Zabbar, a 24-year-old woman from Qormi, and a 46 year old man, whose home town was not immediately known. The injured were the 46-year-old man and the 26-year-old woman, who are being treated at Mater Dei Hospital. It is understood that no weapons were used.
The sixth edition of The Hunt, a treasure hunt organised by TimesEvents, was successfully held on Sunday. For the Valentine’s themed edition, over 130 participants gathered at the Times of Malta offices in Mrieħel early afternoon, where they proceeded to register and collect the clue sheets. All participants were given a complimentary goodie bag made up of various gifts for the whole family to enjoy. Participants then embarked on a three-hour hunt through six different locations around Malta – including Balzan, St Julian’s and Naxxar – looking for clues and treasures. These were collected and handed in to the judges at the end of the hunt. Following the treasure hunt, participants were treated to a chill-out party at the Renault and Dacia Showroom, Kind’s – Auto Sales Ltd in Lija which was catered for by James Catering and Farsons. The first 20 winning teams all received prizes ranging from flights and ferry tickets to Sicily to car care products, overnight hotel stays, fragrances, food hampers, wines and meal vouchers. The Hunt was sponsored by Dacia, Sonax car care products, Cisk, Virtu Ferries Ltd, Air Malta, Corinthia Hotel San Gorg, Henry J Beans, Vodafone, Delicata Wines,...
It came as no surprise that, among the impressive collection of exotic cars one finds on our island, we also have a Bentley Bentayga. When I bumped into an old friend who told me he had recently acquired one, I very willingly accepted his kind offer to take it out for a spin. The Bentley Bentayga combines unparalleled luxury with effortless performance and everyday usability. When it was launched in September 2015, with an all-new W12 powertrain, Bentley claimed that it was the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world. The Bentayga offers a true Bentley driving experience and showcases innovative technology features. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Crewe, the UK, the Bentayga’s styling is pure Bentley. Sculptural with an elegant, timeless execution, it balances athleticism with confidence. From the four round LED headlamps and large matrix grille, to the distinctive power line and muscular haunches, the Bentley DNA is apparent throughout. The Bentayga boasts the world’s finest automotive cabin, with unrivalled levels of precision. The detailing in metal, wood and leather – including meticulous tolerances between elements of trim – is the...
The 500-year-old Grade 1 scheduled Villa Barbaro in Tarxien may have withstood the onslaught of the Great Siege but it is under threat from an application to build an apartment block directly in front of it. The development would dwarf the unique two-storey heritage country house and wipe out its all-important context. The owner of the house, Marquis Antony Cremona Barbaro, who has been fighting a frustrating battle to extend the buffer zones around his pre-Great Siege property, has thrown down the gauntlet in the firm belief that the protection of the context of a historical building of the sort is as important as scheduling the country house itself. In reality, he admitted, adequate buffer zones to ensure the proper safeguarding of these buildings and their gardens from disproportionately high surrounding development were seldom granted, with the result that many had already been “visually disfigured”, neutralising the purpose of the protective scheduling. “There is absolutely no point in giving maximum scheduling and supposedly full protection to these heritage buildings, as in the case of Villa Barbaro, if their setting is not safeguarded too,” he argued about the importance...
Corruption and theft of funds have undermined provision of healthcare.
British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya says a proposed tobacco law by Nairobi County pushing for strict requirements could disrupt retail business.
KenolKobil’s Sh35.6 billion share-sale closes Monday setting the stage for a takeover by French company Rubis Energie.
The Department of Fisheries has lifted a ban on fish imports following a biting shortage after President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive against Chinese catch that had flooded the market.
Building is continent’s premier skyscraper to feature among world’s outstanding buildings.
Sun, 2019-02-17 13:32 DUBAI: State-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and France’s Naval Group signed a memorandum of understanding Sunday, said Al-Arabiya. Reuters said Paris and Riyadh agreed to manufacture warships, frigates, and submarines in Saudi, Al-Arabiya added. The parties also agreed to produce and develop naval systems. The Saudi 2030 Vision is highly reliant on the contribution of SAMI to the GDP. According to the vision, the plan is to nationalize 50% of the military spending, and increase the contribution of the private sector to the GDP by 40-65%. Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia expects SAMI to contribute almost $240 million to the national GDP by 2020, and to create 5,000 new jobs. SAMI is set to become one of the top 25 manufacturers in the military industry globally, combining latest technologies and best expertise to produce military equipment according to international standards and aid the development of the Saudi army. The company’s strategy is based on implementing best practices from extensive studies in the industry, and collaborating with national and international partners. SAMI designed their areas of operation to increase profitability and nationalization of the industry. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: SaudiFranceMilitarymemorandum of understanding (MoU) Saudi-Pak Ties: “One of the closest relationships in the world”Pakistan welcomes reduction in Saudi visa fees
Author: Sun, 2019-02-17 15:15 RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Sunday in Riyadh the newly appointed Saudi ambassadors. This included the ambassadors to Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, Ethiopia and the UAE. The crown prince congratulated the ambassadors on their appointment and wished them success, emphasizing the importance of working to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s international role in accordance with the directives of King Salman as well as attending to the affairs of Saudi citizens abroad. The reception was attended by the minister of foreign affairs, Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Assaf. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Arabia
Sun, 2019-02-17 18:31 ISLAMABAD: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was received by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa as he landed in Rawalpindi on Sunday evening to sign a host of important investment deals during a two-day visit. Prime Minister Khan broke protocol by personally driving the Saudi royal from the Nur Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi on the outskirts of the capital city of Islamabad. The trip, the crown prince's first to the country since he became the heir-apparent in April 2017, is being seen by Pakistan as one of the most important state visits in recent memory. It is aimed at boosting bilateral ties, long defined by security and defense deals, by expanding economic cooperation and sealing several investment deals. During the visit, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are expected to sign memoranda of understanding (MoUs) in various sectors including investment, finance, power, renewable energy, internal security, media, culture, and sports. Deals of over $20 billion will be signed, information minister Fawad Chaudhry told Arab News on Sunday. The crown jewel in the investments is a $10 billion refinery and petrocomplex to be set up in the port of city of Gwadar in southwestern Pakistan. Pakistan has put out all stops for the visit of the powerful Saudi heir, with Saudi and Pakistani flags, welcome banners and huge portraits of the crown prince, PM Khan and Pakistani President Arif Alvi put up at several key points in Islamabad. Security was tight in the capital on the weekend, with authorities restricting entry into the Red Zone, a diplomatic enclave which houses important state-owned buildings including the Prime Minister House, President House and the Supreme Court. The crown prince -- who is accompanied by a coterie of officials from the Saudi Royal family, key ministers, and leading businessmen -- is expected to discuss bilateral, regional, and global issues during meetings with the president, the prime minister, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The Saudi royal will also attend a dinner at the PM House on Sunday night and a luncheon at the Presidential Palace on Monday. He will co-chair with PM Khan meetings of joint working groups in many sectors including energy, trade and media on Monday. “A delegation of Pakistan’s Senate will also call on the crown prince to discuss ways to enhance parliamentary cooperation between the two countries,” the Foreign Office said in a statement, adding that Saudi ministers would meet their counterparts to discuss bilateral cooperation in their respective fields. "On the sidelines of the visit, the businessmen of the two countries will meet to discuss opportunities for collaboration in the private sector,” the statement read. “The visit...will significantly enhance bilateral ties between the two countries in all spheres of cooperation,” the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Main category: Saudi ArabiaPakistanTags: PakistanSaudi ArabiaCrown Prince Mohammad bin SalmanImran KhanIslamabad
An Islamic State-supporting group shared a chilling photoshopped image to social media on Friday which appears to threaten a terrorist attack on a skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles. Read Full Article at RT.com
Sources said the suicide bomber Aadil was initially a member of Kashmir-based Zakir Musa-led Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, which claims to be affiliated to Al Qaida. The outfit, which came into being in July 2017, is now almost defunct with most of its members killed by security forces. He was already «fully radicalised» when he joined Jaish.
Intelligence agencies suspect that Jaish handlers of the Pulwama bomber had been using a peer-to-peer software service - YSMS - or a similar mobile application to correspond with him till December 2018. The YSMS uses an ultra high radio frequency model to send encrypted text messages.
Two female passengers were allegedly raped by armed robbers at gunpoint at Kolgine in the Northern region.
Прокуратура Манхэттена более полутора лет вела расследование обстоятельств сделки, заключенной в 1971 году, в ходе которого египетская сторона сумела подтвердить право собственности на памятник древности, а также доказать, что у посредника-антиквариата была фальшивая лицензия на право вывоза экспонатов из страны.
A track worker was a split second from disaster at the IBSF World Cup event at Lake Placid when the four-man Monaco team came inches from taking him out while hurtling at breakneck speed. Read Full Article at RT.com
On-loan star Kevin-Prince Boateng endured a nightmare La Liga debut for Barcelona, then reportedly discovered he had lost $450,000 after being burgled during the game. Read Full Article at RT.com
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has again come under fire for comments about transgender women in sport, reiterating her belief that some of the rules currently in place are “insane and cheating,” and unfair to other women. Read Full Article at RT.com