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21/03/2019

UK military, businesses preparing for ‘no-deal’ Brexit as PM Theresa May meets with EU leaders

LONDON: Britain's defense ministry has started up a no-deal Brexit operations centre in a nuclear-bomb-proof bunker in central London, a spokesman said on Thursday. "It's a team that's ready to support any action if it becomes necessary," the spokesman said, adding that the new centre has "all the right infrastructure". "As we get closer to a theoretical or possible no-deal, this is the place where the response could be co-ordinated", the spokesman said. Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29 without a deal, unless one can be agreed in time or an Brexit extension is implemented....
21/03/2019

Pakistan in ‘crucial’ talks with UAE over space security program

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has opened “crucial” talks with the UAE aimed at boosting its fledgling space program and strengthening national security. Officials from the Pakistani space agency announced on Thursday that they are to explore options for joint ventures with their Emirati counterparts “in satellite manufacturing and relevant applications.” By collaborating with the UAE, Pakistan aims to increase its presence in space in a bid to drive the country’s socioeconomic development and protect its sovereignty. Hassam Muhammad Khan, spokesman for the Pakistani Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco), told Arab News: “The UAE is one of our best friends in...
21/03/2019

Jury awards $250,000 to US woman jailed without seeing a judge

JACKSON, Mississippi: A Mississippi jury awarded $250,000 in damages Tuesday to a woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge, a case spotlighting how Mississippi still struggles to provide access to lawyers or bail to people jailed before trial.The verdict included $200,000 in damages against Choctaw County Sheriff Cloyd Halford and $50,000 against the county. It was handed down Tuesday after a two-day trial in federal court in Aberdeen. The jury was only determining how much Jauch was owed, after US District Court Judge Sharion Aycock earlier ruled that the county and Halford were liable.Jessica Jauch was originally arrested on...

21/03/2019

Treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb on display in Paris

PARIS: Original artifacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb are on display in Paris in an exhibit celebrating the centenary of the discovery of the most famous pharaoh’s treasures.Some items are returning to Paris more than 50 years after a similar exhibit attracted 1.24 million visitors, a record that still stands for the French capital.Organizers say more than a third of the artifacts are leaving Egypt for the first and last time before going to a new museum being built near the Giza Pyramids in Egypt.Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter, about 3,400 years after his death.The exhibit...
21/03/2019

Citing cash woes, R Kelly asks judge for OK to fly to Dubai

CHICAGO: Cash-strapped R. Kelly asked a judge Wednesday to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, according to a new court filing that said he has struggled to get work in the US since his February arrest on sex abuse charges.The R&B singer hopes to do up to five concerts next month in Dubai, according to a motion filed in Cook County Circuit Court. It doesn’t specify venues or how much Kelly could earn from the concerts, which the filing contends were arranged prior to Kelly’s arrest.The concerts seem to be private events, as no publicity...
21/03/2019

Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

SYDNEY: A boulder-sized fish of a kind known to “sink yachts” has washed up on an Australian beach.The 1.8 meter (six feet) specimen — believed to be a Mola Mola, or ocean sunfish — came ashore near the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia at the weekend.The enormous creature is distinct for both its size and peculiar shape featuring a flattened body and fins.The fish can weigh up to 2.5 tons (2,200 kilogrammes), according to National Geographic.A photo circulating on social media showed two people on a beach standing over the giant specimen, which had died.“The amount of...

21/03/2019

US trade negotiators to visit China for fresh round of talks

BEIJING: US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will visit China on March 28-29 for a fresh round of talks aimed at resolving the bruising trade war, the Chinese commerce ministry said Thursday.After their visit, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will head to the United States in April to continue the negotiations, ministry spokesman Gao Feng said at a press briefing.Washington and Beijing are battling over the final shape of a trade deal, with American officials demanding profound changes to Chinese industrial policy.President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that US tariffs on Chinese imports could remain in place...
21/03/2019

Jazz Pharma’s sleep disorder treatment gets US FDA nod

The US Food and Drug Administration approved Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc’s treatment for patients with a form of sleep disorder, the company said on Wednesday.The drug, solriamfetol, will treat excessive sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).Solriamfetol is expected to be commercially available in the United States following the final scheduling decision by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Jazz said in a statement.The approval comes as Jazz is trying to reduce its reliance on its blockbuster narcolepsy drug, Xyrem, whose patents were declared invalid by a US appeals court in July.Xyrem is an approved treatment for excessive...
21/03/2019

US-backed fighters say operation at last Daesh enclave not over

DEIR AL-ZOR, Syria: US-backed Syrian fighters said they were still searching territory captured from Daesh at its final enclave in eastern Syria on Thursday and denied a report the jihadists had been finally defeated.The final capture of the Baghouz enclave at the Iraqi border will mark the end of Daesh territorial rule that once spanned a third of Syria and Iraq after years of military campaigns by a range of international and local forces.After weeks of fighting, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took a big step toward capturing the besieged area on Tuesday when they seized an encampment where...

21/03/2019

Jordanian king vows to protect Jerusalem holy sites

ZARQA, Jordan: Jordan’s King Abdullah II is vowing to keep protecting Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, calling it a “red line” for his country.Abdullah said Wednesday, during a visit to the Zarqa governorate outside Amman, that he’s under pressure to alter his country’s historic role as custodian of the Jerusalem holy sites but that he wouldn’t. Abdullah says: “I will never change my position toward Jerusalem in my life.” He added that “all my people are with me.” He did not specify what kind of pressure he was encountering.A Jordanian-appointed council oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem. It...
21/03/2019

US wants to see a Yemen that is unified, stable and prosperous: ambassador

DUBAI: US Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller on Tuesday said Washington was concerned about the situation in Yemen even as he reiterated the US’s continued support of the Yemeni government.“We are making every effort to end the conflict in Yemen,” Tueller told a press conference in Aden, emphasizing Washington’s interest on Yemen’s unity and stability.Tueller also expressed frustration by the delays and stalling by the Iran-backed Houthis in implementing the ceasefire agreement signed in Stockholm in December.The ceasefire deal laid out the de-escalation of conflict in Hodeidah as an important first step for sustainable peace in Yemen.“Some Yemeni groups...
21/03/2019

Stuck in an unwanted mobile contract? UAE cuts early termination fees

DUBAI: Customers in the UAE who feel stuck in a phone contract due to massive early termination fees can now breathe, as the Emirate’s telecoms regulator has introduced a new policy. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced that telecom companies Etisalat and Du can now only charge one-month worth of fee for early termination. The policy will apply to new mobile contracts, but the TRA said it is working to implement the same in other service contracts, as reported by UAE-based Arabian Business. “We strive to hear the comments of the stakeholders on the operators’ services,” Hamad Obaid Al-Mansoori, TRA...