NEWS ALERT | Turkish Aid Group Helps Beirut Victims, Ankara Offers Field Hospital

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) is among those searching for survivors in Beirut after a massive blast in the city killed 100 people and injured nearly 4,000 and Ankara has offered to build a field hospital and help as needed.

‘We’ve relayed  our offer to help’ including immediate work on the hospital, and ‘we are expecting a response from the Lebanese side’, a senior Turkish official told Reuters.

Tuesday’s blast at port warehouses storing highly explosive material was the most powerful in years in Beirut and prompted aid offers from countries including the United States, Israel and Turkey.

Members of the IHH group were digging though debris to look for people and recover bodies, and the group mobilized a kitchen  at a Palestinian refugee camp to deliver food to those in need said Mustafa Ozbek, an Istambul-based official from the group.

‘We are providing assistance with one ambulance to transfer patients. We many provide help according to the needs of the hospital’, he said.


TRAVEL | Saudi Interior Ministry To Announce Date Of Lifting Of Travel Restrictions

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry said on Tuesday it will later announce a date of lifting restrictions on citizens traveling to and from the Kingdom. The Kingdom partially lifted a suspension of international flight on Sept.15, six months after travel restrictions were imposed because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Saudi authorities had originally … Continue reading TRAVEL | Saudi Interior Ministry To Announce Date Of Lifting Of Travel Restrictions

BUSINESS | Japan Nike Ad On Bullying, Racism Sparks Hot Online Response

MILAN – A video ad from Nike Japan against bullying and racism that features biracial athletes and other minorities, such as those of Korean descent, has prompted a sharp online response including calls to boycott the company. Japan has traditionally prided itself on being racially homogenous, although successful mixed – race athletes such as tennis … Continue reading BUSINESS | Japan Nike Ad On Bullying, Racism Sparks Hot Online Response

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulated President of UAE on National Day

Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has sent a cable of congratulation to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on the anniversary of his  country’s National Day. In his cable, HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Salman wished the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulated President of UAE on National Day

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