Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Health

4m trees to be planted in Saudi Arabia by 2020

The Ministry of the Environment, Water and Agriculture aims to plant 4 million trees in the Kingdom by 2020, its undersecretary for environmental affairs,...

Camel contact common in recent Saudi MERS cases

Since 2012, Saudi Arabia has confirmed 1,728 MERS cases, including 701 deaths. Two people are being treated for the disease. The five patients with camel...

New medicine in UAE for diabetes

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention will introduce a new medicine for Type 2 diabetes which will be administered through a small titanium...

Egyptian once known as world’s heaviest woman dies in UAE

Doctors say an Egyptian once known as the world's heaviest woman has died in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates. She was 37. Burjeel...

World’s largest water reservoirs nearing completion in Qatar

Construction of five mega-reservoirs that aim to boost Qatar’s emergency water supply is now 70 percent complete, Kahramaa officials have announced. They aim to supply...

New Dubai traffic signs use emojis

In the first week of the current school year, the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) started sending smart messages to interact with motorists and...

Passengers faint aboard Karachi-bound Saudi flight

A Karachi-bound flight from Madina put passengers at risk when it took off with a faulty air-conditioning system over the weekend, delaying their arrival...

PH hails benefits for 50,000 Filipino helpers in Qatar

The Philippines hailed a new law in Qatar that gives benefits such as limited working hours, annual vacations, and paid sick leaves to domestic...

Cooling collars to keep Dubai street cleaners cool

The Waste Management Department of the Dubai Municipality recently distributed "cooling collars" to its cleaners to protect them from summer heat and humidity, when noontime temperatures...

McDonald’s UAE boss says adding healthy food to menu doesn’t work

The biggest challenge for McDonald’s UAE is “making people buy more salads,” according to its managing director and partner Rafic Fakih. Fakih said there...

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