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UAE, Jordan align COVID-19 countermeasures in air freight sector.

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Jordanian Civil Aviation Regulatory Authority have agreed to align their COVID-19 countermeasures in the field of air freight and aviation services to promote the development and expansion of safe, secure, accessible and high-quality air cargo services. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the GCAA, said […]

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Pandemic accelerates deforestation in tropical countries, WWF warns

Rio de Janeiro,    The destruction of tropical forests has accelerated rapidly during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said on Thursday.   “Everything indicates that the explosive deforestation has to do with a coronavirus effect,” said Christoph Heinrich from the WWF’s Germany office. “In many countries, the state has withdrawn […]

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Academy launches Diplomatic Studies Certificate

Manama, The Mohammed bin Mubarak Al-Khalifa Academy for Diplomatic Studies today announced the launch of the first Certificate in Diplomatic Studies.   The first version of the certificate targets the Foreign Ministry’s diplomats who haven’t participated in the Foundation Programs for Diplomats.   The degree also concerns public sector employees working in foreign affairs and […]

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Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps

Washington, Apple and Google on Wednesday released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus, said an AP report.   The companies said 22 countries and several U.S. states are already planning to build voluntary phone apps using their software. It relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to detect […]