Daily Archives: June 7, 2020

Sidra Medicine conducts complex airway surgery for kids with rare throat conditions

Doha, Qatar – Surgeons at Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, have performed a laryngotracheal reconstruction surgery on a baby born with a rare throat condition. Baby Lulwa was born with a laryngeal web and subglottic stenosis. This meant that her upper windpipe (trachea) was very narrow and her larynx (also known as voice box) had

US Envoy Discusses Afghan Peace With Taliban, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – U.S. envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, has met with leaders of the Taliban in Qatar to review the implementation of a peace deal with the Islamist insurgency aimed at ending nearly two decades of Afghan conflict. A Taliban spokesman, while releasing details of Sunday’s meeting in the Qatari capital Doha, said Khalilzad

World reaches 400,000 virus deaths as pope urges caution

Barcelona,  The confirmed global death toll from the COVID-19 virus reached at least 400,000 fatalities on Sunday, a day after the government of Brazil broke with standard public health protocols by ceasing to publish updates of the number of deaths and infections in the hard-hit South American country.   Worldwide, at least 6.9 million people

UK coronavirus death toll rises 77 to 40,542

London, The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 77 to 40,542 as of 1600 GMT on June 6, according to government data published on Sunday.   Scotland and Northern Ireland earlier reported no COVID-19 deaths in the previous 24 hours.   Including suspected cases, the United Kingdom’s death toll this week

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Egyptian FM review regional developments.

The latest regional developments and issues of mutual interest have been deliberated by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry. This came during a phone call on Saturday, where top diplomat valued the efforts made by Egypt that led to

Cuba praises UAE for medical aid, support in fighting COVID-19.

The Cuban Government held an official ceremony in the country’s capital, Havana, to coincide with the arrival of UAE medical aid. The UAE recently dispatched an aid plane carrying eight metric tonnes of medical supplies to support Cuba in curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Commenting on the occasion, UAE Ambassador to Cuba Bader