United Arab Emirates


Haftar meets with Macron, militants target two schools in Tripoli

Militants affiliated with renegade Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar targeted two schools with rocket fire, local officials said on March 9.

In a statement on social media, the Abu Salim Municipality, in Tripoli, said no one was killed or injured in the attack as the schools were empty at the time.

WHO warns of global shortage of medical equipment to fight coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 3 warned of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus and asked companies and governments to increase production by 40 percent as the death toll from the respiratory illness mounted.

Four suitors interested in MIG loans

At least four groups appear to be interested in the acquisition of Piraeus Bank's loans to Marfin Investment Group (MIG), which add up to almost 550 million euros.

Sources say that the already known suitors Emma Capital and Comer Group have been joined by a foreign private investment fund, as well as another vehicle belonging to the United Arab Emirates' state investment fund.

Egypt's former President Mubarak dies aged 91 after surgery

Former President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for 30 years, died on Feb. 25 at the age of 91 after undergoing treatment in intensive care following surgery.

The former air force officer will be buried in a military funeral but the timing was still unclear, a military source told Reuters.

Oman with the First Two Cases of Coronavirus Infection

Oman's health ministry has announced the first two cases of people infected with the Chinese coronavirus in the country, Omani television quoted Reuters as saying. The infected are two Omani women who have returned from a visit to Iran. Both are in stable condition.

Oman has stopped all flights to Iran because of the coronavirus epidemic, Omani television added.