Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed heads to Germany

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will meet German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel (pictures) during his visit. (File/WAM/AFP)
Updated 12 June 2019

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed heads to Germany

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed began a two-day official visit to Germany on Tuesday.
During his visit, Sheikh Mohamed will meet with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two sides will discuss ways of boosting cooperation and friendly relations across various fields.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed will also meet with senior German officials along with a number of representatives of German companies.


Chlorine gas leak at plant sickens 70 in southeast Iran

Updated 04 July 2020

Chlorine gas leak at plant sickens 70 in southeast Iran

  • Most of the workers at the Karun petrochemical center in the city of Mahshahr in southeast Khuzestan province were released after undergoing medical treatment
  • Meanwhile, in the city of Ahvaz, also in Khuzestan, a fire at the Zergan power plant was ignited when a transformer exploded

TEHRAN, Iran: A chlorine gas leak at a petrochemical center in southeast Iran sickened 70 workers, state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday.
Most of the workers at the Karun petrochemical center in the city of Mahshahr in southeast Khuzestan province were released after undergoing medical treatment.
Meanwhile, in the city of Ahvaz, also in Khuzestan, a fire at the Zergan power plant was ignited when a transformer exploded, IRNA reported Saturday.
The blaze was contained by firefighters after two hours of battling the blaze.
Mohammad Hafezi, the power plant’s health and safety manager, told IRNA the cause of the fire was under investigation.
The two incidents in Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan come after a fire and explosion at a centrifuge production plant above Iran’s underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility early Thursday.
Officials said the cause of the fire at Natanz is known to officials, but won’t be immediately released for “security reasons.”
On Tuesday, an explosion from a gas leak in a medical clinic in northern Tehran killed 19 people.