Day: September 8, 2015

Video: Deadly Sandstorm Hits Parts of the Middle East (Newsweek)

September 8, 2015

Two people have died and dozens have been hospitalized after severe sandstorms in the Middle East swept through the region on Monday and Tuesday.

The sandstorm—which is “unprecedented” for this time of year, according to the meteorological department at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport—first hit the eastern Syrian area of Al-Mayadeen in Deir al-Zour on Monday before spreading to the Syrian capital, Damascus, and the city of Homs, Al Jazeera reported. According to pro-government Syrian media, the storm caused a halt in fighting and led the government to pause airstrikes against rebel militias in the north and center of Syria.

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Both deaths caused by the sandstorm occurred in Lebanon, where more than 80 people were taken to the hospital for breathing difficulties. One of the dead was a 70-year-old man who was found on his roof after suffocating. The other was an asthmatic Syrian woman, according to the Lebanese state news agency.

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The storm also affected parts of Israel, Jordan, Syria, Cyprus and Lebanon. Israel’s weather service said the storm could particularly affect the elderly, young children, pregnant women and those with heart or lung problems, Haaretz reported.

It’s not the first time this year the Middle East has been disrupted by sandstorms. Last month, air and road travel in Jordan, home to Zaatari, the region’s largest refugee camp, experienced a combination of extreme temperatures and a sandstorm. In February, a cyclone-induced sandstorm raised air pollution levels in the region and forced flights to be grounded at airports in Egypt and Israel.

The sandstorm is expected to last until Thursday, according to the Meteorology Department at Beirut International Airport.

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Miami International Holdings Announces the Addition of Jeromee Johnson, Jonathan Dowd and Steve O’Brien to Its Management Team

September 8, 2015

PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 8, 2015 / PRNewswire — Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH), parent company of the MIAX Options Exchange (MIAX Options®), MIAX Global, LLC (MIAX Global) and Miami International Technologies, LLC (MIAX Technologies), today announced a number of recent additions to its management team. Jeromee Johnson has been named its new Executive Vice […]

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شركة Sprint توسع علاقتها مع Gemalto لإدارة عمليات نشر تقنية LTE المتقدمة عبر إنحاء الولايات المتحدة

September 8, 2015

CTIA لاس فيجاس، 8 سبتمبر 2015  / گلوب نیوز وائر– تعكف شركة Gemalto الرائدة على مستوى العالم في مجال الأمن الرقمي (والمسجلة في بورصة يورونيكست تحت الرمزNL0000400653 GTO) على توسيع علاقتها بشركة Sprint من خلال عقد يمتد على سنوات لإدارة نشر تقنية LTE المتنامية عبر أنحاء الولايات المتحدة. فمن خلال 57.7 مليون مشترك، سوف تستخدم […]

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New International Training Center Will Respond to Global Pilot Demand

September 8, 2015

Lockheed Martin Announces Plan to Develop Center for C-130J and LM-100J Training LONDON, Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is meeting the increasing global demand for C-130J military and LM-100J commercial flight training with a new International Training Center (ITC) to be located at the corporation’s Marietta, Georgia, Aeronautics facility. Logo – […]

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URBT Network (OTC: URBT) & Punch TV Studios Close to Completing Deal With Warner Bros.

September 8, 2015

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — URBT has been in negotiations with Warner Bros. to provide urban programming for the network. As a part of the deal URBT Network, along with sister company Punch TV Studios, will have access to the Warner Bros. urban library. The deal comes in time for the Q1 […]

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“سمايل” تنتهي من عملية تمويل بقيمة 365 مليون دولار للتعجيل بتوسعها في تقنية الجيل الرابع بأفريقيا

September 8, 2015

بور لوي، موريشيوس في 8 سبتمبر/ أيلول 2015 — أعلنت شركة “سمايل تيليكومز هولدينجز” Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd (“Smile”) ، التي تمتلك وتشغل شبكات عريضة النطاق من الجيل الرابع بتردد 800 ميجا هرتز في نيجيريا وتنزانيا وأوغندا، أنها جمعت ديون بقيمة 365 مليون دولار وتمويل عن طريق الأسهم (التمويل بالدين). وسيستخدم التمويل لتوسيع شبكات وخدمات […]

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China-Arab States Expo Facilitates Technology Cooperation Between China and the Arab States

September 8, 2015

YINCHUAN, China, Sept. 8, 2015 / PRNewswire — The China-Arab States Expo 2015 will be held in Ningxia, China from September 10-13th. In addition to the opening ceremony, the celebration commending the guest country of honor, economic and trade conferences and forums and many exhibitions. This year’s Expo will also include the Online Silk Road […]

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شركة “باباجان يابي” تقدم “باباجان بريميوم” للمستثمرين الأجانب في معرض “سيتي سكيب جلوبال 2015”

September 8, 2015

دبي، دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة في 8 سبتمبر/ أيلول، 2015 / بي آر نيوز واير — شركة “باباجان يابي” تعرض مشروعها الجديد “باباجان بريميوم” للمرة الأولى في دبي التقت “باباجان يابي” BabacanYapI، وهي إحدى شركات التنمية العقارية البارزة في تركيا، بالمستثمرين في معرض “سيتي سكيب إنترنشيونال” للعقارات Cityscape International Real Estate Exhibition في دبي خلال […]

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