Daily Archives: March 29, 2020

Iran’s President Says Economy Is a Factor in Virus Response

TEHRAN – Iran’s president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of its lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East as a “political war,” saying he had to weigh protecting the economy while tackling the pandemic. Hassan Rouhani said the government had to consider the effect of mass quarantine efforts on Iran’s

Iran Defends Virus Response as Syria Reports First Death

TEHRAN, IRAN – Iran’s president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of authorities’ lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as it takes measures to contain the pandemic. Syria meanwhile reported the first fatality from the virus in the war-torn country, which has

MoFAIC closes its Customer Happiness Centers temporarily as of today March 29 2020, Smart Services available to the public online.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) announced that its Customer Happiness Centers are temporarily closed starting March 29, 2020 and until further notice, and that it will continue to serve the public through online Smart Services, in line with precautionary measures and pursuant to government directives in the prevailing circumstances.  MoFAIC notified

UAE strongly condemns Houthi ballistic missile attack on Saudi Arabia.

United Arab Emirates has condemned the Houthi militias’ attempt to target civilian areas in the cities of Riyadh and Jazan in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with two ballistic missiles, which Saudi air defenses intercepted. The attack resulted in the injury of numerous individuals. In a statement released on Sunday, UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Egyptian President review global fight against COVID-19.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, reviewed the global fight against COVID-19 in a phone call with Egyptian President Abdulfattah El Sisi today. The conversation covered the prospects of further consolidating the brotherly relations between the two sisterly countries

Qatar Taekwondo, Judo & Karate Federation postpones 2020 IJF Masters

Doha, The Qatar Taekwondo, Judo & Karate Federation (QTJKF) announced on Sunday that it has postponed the 2020 IJF Masters which was scheduled to take place from 28-30 May in Doha in line with the protective measures taken by the state of Qatar to limit the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). The QTJKF’s decision to postpone