Day: July 22, 2020

Regional Index for Medical Tourism Taps Dubai as Top Destination in the Arab World

July 22, 2020

Summary: – 2020-21 Medical Tourism Index released during COVID-19 global pandemic – Dubai maintains its authority as top Arab destination for the second edition in a row – Dubai and Abu Dhabi significantly rise in rankings in the Global Medical Tourism Index WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The International Healthcare Research […]

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Virgin Hyperloop Appoints Raja Narayanan as Chief Financial Officer

July 22, 2020

Raja joins Virgin Hyperloop from Hyundai Aptiv Joint Venture where he focused on enabling the commercialization of L4 autonomous driving technology LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Virgin Hyperloop announced the appointment of Raja Narayanan as Chief Financial Officer. Raja will oversee all finance and business development functions for Virgin Hyperloop as the […]

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Rwanda turns harmful plastic into construction material

July 22, 2020

A firm in the African country of Rwanda has found ways to turn single-use plastic into construction material under tough new laws on the use of plastic and waste management.   Last year the landlocked small country in the Great Rift Valley hosting lakes and hills banned the use of plastic for manufacturing bags, cups, […]

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India: 11 rare rhinos die in flooded Kaziranga Park

July 22, 2020

With over 80 people dying in floods in northeastern India and 2.4 million people feeling the impact, more than 100 animals, including 11 one-horned rhinos also died at Kaziranga park in Assam state, officials said.   “At present 80% of the park is under water. The water had receded but today morning water level increased […]

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ANALYSIS – Armenian threat to Turkey-Azerbaijan energy corridor

July 22, 2020

Clashes along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border on July 12-14 not only triggered widespread international condemnation but also highlighted Yerevan’s desperation to divert world attention from occupied territories.   According to Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry, army officers and soldiers of their country were killed when the Armenian army suddenly attacked their positions with mortars and howitzers. Reacting strongly, […]

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ANALYSIS – Could economic woes and hijacking derail Sudan’s revolutionary progress?

July 22, 2020

– The writer is a researcher and journalist focusing on conflict and geopolitics in the Middle East and North Africa, primarily related to the Gulf region.   ISTANBUL (AA) – Over a year after Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir was ousted, protests have recently resurfaced [1] in the capital Khartoum, once again chanting the slogan […]

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ANALYSIS – Corona elections in North Macedonia produce ambivalent results

July 22, 2020

– The writer is a scholar of comparative politics of ethnicity and nationalism, with a regional focus on Balkan/Southeast European countries. He received his PhD in Political Science from Koç University. His articles have been published in leading area studies journals, such as Mediterranean Politics.   ISTANBUL (AA) – North Macedonia went to the polls […]

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New Turkish bill to prevent crimes on social media: Expert

July 22, 2020

A new bill to regulate social media submitted to Turkey’s parliament aims to prevent and punish crimes rather than restricting freedoms, said a Turkish social media expert.   “When the legislative proposal is examined, it is seen that there is no regulation resulting in restrictions on human rights and freedoms. On the contrary, it is […]

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