Daesh suicide bomber kills southern separatist fighters in Yemen’s Aden

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed six southern separatist fighters on Friday on the outskirts of the Yemeni city of Aden. (File/AFP)
Updated 30 August 2019

Daesh suicide bomber kills southern separatist fighters in Yemen’s Aden

  • City has seen a surge of violence in recent weeks
  • Separatists and government both part of Arab coalition battling Iran-aligned Houthis

ADEN: A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed six southern separatist fighters on Friday on the outskirts of the Yemeni city of Aden, the site of a surge of violence that had complicated the near five-year-old war and undermined peace efforts.
Daesh claimed responsibility for the assault on the patrol from the Security Belt group, part of a separatist front fighting Yemeni government forces for control of the city, the extremist group's Amaq news agency said.
The separatists and the government are both part of an Arab coalition battling the Iran-aligned Houthis, which took over most of Yemen’s cities in 2014.


Abu Dhabi launches first graduate level research-based AI university internationally

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Abu Dhabi launches first graduate level research-based AI university internationally

  • Registration will open in August 2020
  • PwC expects AI to contribute $16 trillion to the global economy by 2030

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi announced on Wednesday the founding of the first graduate level research-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) university in the world.

The establishment, named after the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed, will provide access to international AI systems for students and faculty.

“AI is already changing the world, but we can achieve so much more if we allow the limitless imagination of the human mind to fully explore it,” UAE Minister of State and chairman of the MBZUAI Board of Trustees Sultan Al-Jaber said.

PricewaterhouseCoopers reported that by 2030 AI is expected to contribute $16 trillion to the global economy and 14 percent to the UAE’s GDP.

MBZUAI will offer Master of Science (MSc) and PhD level programs in a number of areas, such as Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing.

The university will provide all students with full scholarships and benefits, including a monthly allowance, health insurance and accommodation. It will also help students secure internships with local and global leading companies.

Registration opens in August 2020.