US delivers 8 Black Hawks to Jordan

Updated 03 March 2016

US delivers 8 Black Hawks to Jordan

AMMAN: The United States has delivered eight refurbished Black Hawk helicopters to Jordan for the kingdom’s battle against Daesh extremists.
Jordan is part of a US-led military coalition against Daesh. The extremist group controls large areas of neighboring Syria and Iraq.
US Ambassador Alice Wells says the delivery of the Black Hawks is part of ongoing military support for Jordan that also includes guns and surveillance equipment.
Wells told her hosts at Thursday’s ceremony that “as you employ these aircraft in the fight against Daesh, please know that we are honored to partner with you.”
The ceremony took place two days after Jordanian forces raided a suspected hideout of suspected Daesh-linked militants in the kingdom, killing seven. A Jordanian officer was also killed.


Dubai clarifies rules on wearing face masks in public

Updated 54 min 55 sec ago

Dubai clarifies rules on wearing face masks in public

  • The clarification comes as Dubai eases public mobility restrictions and allowing businesses to resume operation

DUBAI: Children under the age of the six, the disabled, and those who have respiratory problems are exempt from wearing face masks in public areas, Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has clarified.

The new guidelines come as Dubai returns to normal life – easing public mobility restrictions and allowing businesses to resume operation.

People are allowed to temporarily remove their masks if they are driving alone or with family members, according to the new guideline, adding those who are eating or drinking, and engaging in exercise or medical treatments are also permitted to remove their masks.