UN: Rocket strike on Syria refugee camp kills 10 civilians

A girl carries a stack of bread on her head as she walks near rubble of damaged buildings in Aleppo, Syria. (File/Reuters)
Updated 20 May 2019

UN: Rocket strike on Syria refugee camp kills 10 civilians

GENEVA: At least 10 civilians were killed and 30 wounded in Syria by a rocket strike on the Neirab camp for Palestinian refugees close to the city of Aleppo on Tuesday night, the United Nations said in a statement on Thursday.
"As families gathered to break their fasts for the Ramadan Iftar meal, several rockets hit the densely populated Neirab camp for Palestine refugees in Aleppo," the statement from the UN humanitarian aid agency UNRWA said.
"Among those killed were four children, the youngest just six years old. A number of the injured remain in critical condition."


Abu Dhabi bans travel in, out and within emirate to limit coronavirus spread

Updated 31 May 2020

Abu Dhabi bans travel in, out and within emirate to limit coronavirus spread

  • The restrictions come into force on Tuesday and last for a week
  • Traveling will not be allowed between the areas of Abu Dhabi city, Al-Ain and Al-Dhafrah

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi has banned travel into and out of the emirate and between its three regions from Tuesday.
The restrictions, announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency and Crisis Committee, come into force on Tuesday and last for a week.
Both residents and nationals will not be allowed to travel between the areas of Abu Dhabi city, Al-Ain and Al-Dhafrah. 
The decision is meant to enhance the effectiveness of the “National Screening Program and reduce the spread of covid-19,” Abu Dhabi Media Office said.
Exemptions are available by a special private permit for employees of vital sectors, or chronic disease patients heading to hospitals, and the transportation of goods.