The ministry said on Twitter it was updating an earlier death toll after a missing Asian expatriate was found dead.
Seven Asian expatriates have been found dead in the United Arab Emirates after recent flooding in the country, the UAE’s Interior Ministry said Friday. The ministry said on Twitter it was updating an earlier death toll after a missing Asian expatriate was found dead.
The ministry said field units are still carrying out evacuations in the emirates of Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Fujairah, which have been worst hit by flooding following heavy rainfall.
Covid-hit Macau reopens beaches but bans swimming
Beachgoers in Macau were left high and dry when China’s gambling center reopened two beaches on Saturday, but banned swimming and water sports, citing concerns about the coronavirus. When temperatures reached 34 degrees Celsius (93 degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday, Macau residents were allowed to “enter the beach for walks and relaxation,” but officials drew a line in the sand by banning water activities.
Protest in Iraq mounts as Al-Sadr supporters reach prime minister’s building
Supporters of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr reached the Iraqi prime minister’s building on Saturday, following a protest against the nomination for prime minister by rival Iran-backed parties. Meanwhile, Iraqi security forces closed the roads to the Supreme Judicial Council building, Al-Arabia reported, adding that a leader of the sadistic movement urged peaceful demonstrations in front of the Judiciary Council. Protesters have also dismantled large concrete barriers around the heavily fortified area.
Chinese fish market in Wuhan likely cause of Covid-19 outbreak: report
A new body of compelling evidence has emerged that supports claims that Wuhan’s Huanan seafood and wildlife market was at the center of the Covid-19 outbreak that has claimed more than 6 million lives to date. Two peer-reviewed studies, published in the journal Science, take different approaches, but come to the same conclusion that the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan was most likely the epicenter of the coronavirus.
Sri Lankan President Wickremesinghe invites parties to form national government
Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has written to MPs asking them to form a national government that supports all parties to help the bankrupt country recover from its worst economic crisis. Wickremesinghe said a program can only be implemented with the participation of all political parties represented in parliament, expert groups and civil society. The 19A passed in 2015 pruned presidential powers by empowering Parliament over the executive president.
Dog stuck in sea container for 40 days, gets new life in Panama Ministry
Workers at the Panama port of Atlantico were stunned when they opened a shipping container that had arrived from Spain and had to be empty. Inside was a dog, which survived despite being trapped for 40 days as the container crossed the Atlantic from Andalusia. The caramel-colored dog, about a year old, was thin, dehydrated and bruised. Now fully recovered, Mili weighs 27 pounds and is in top condition.