US Special forces deliver babies for Syrian refugees

Conditions in the Rukban camp deteriorated sharply after Jordan sealed the border. (File/AFP)
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Updated 02 April 2020

US Special forces deliver babies for Syrian refugees

  • The US base commanders were unwilling to help at first, however, pressure by activists in the UK contacting the UK Foreign Office lead to them agreeing
  • The camp’s medical officer was not trained in childbirth but was able to perform the surgery with the help of a colleague who guided the officer via video link from the US

LONDON: US Special Forces helped pregnant Syrian women deliver their children in a refugee camp in eastern Syria, UK daily The Times reported.
The US base commanders were unwilling to help at first, however, pressure by activists in the UK contacting the UK Foreign Office lead to them agreeing.
Volunteers at the Rukban camp in the eastern Al-Tanf area got in touch with the Syria Solidarity Campaign in in the UK asking the Foreign Office for help.
The camp’s medical officer was not trained in childbirth but was able to perform the surgery with the help of a colleague who guided the officer via video link from the US.


Dubai Police to use smart glasses in public transportation areas for coronavirus

Updated 08 May 2020

Dubai Police to use smart glasses in public transportation areas for coronavirus

  • Called Rokid T1, the smart glasses are the first in the region developed specifically for use in the prevention and control of epidemics

DUBAI: Police officers in Dubai will start using smart glasses to measure the temperatures of public transportation users in a secure way, state news agency WAM reported.
Called Rokid T1, the smart glasses are the first in the region developed specifically for use in the prevention and control of epidemics. It integrates both thermal imaging technology and artificial intelligence, and has been used in China and proven its effectiveness in measuring people’s temperature with high accuracy.
Brigadier General Obaid Al-Hathboor, director of Dubai’s Transportation Security Department, said the glasses can detect thermally at a distance of 2 meters and have the capacity to read the temperatures of 100 people per minute.