Israeli jets violate Lebanon’s airspace 

A US F-16 fighter jet takes part in the "Blue Flag" multinational air defence exercise at the Ovda air force base, north of the Israeli city of Eilat, on November 11, 2019. (File/AFP)
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Updated 27 May 2020

Israeli jets violate Lebanon’s airspace 

  • Various Israeli military aircrafts were reported over areas in Lebanon

Israeli fighter planes have violated Lebanese airspace carrying out a number of flights in the past week over different parts of the country, state news agency NNA reported, citing the Lebanese army. 
Various Israeli military aircrafts were reported over the town of Kafr Shuba on Tuesday, and then flying over the western Bekaa regions and the south.
On the same day two Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace over Alma al-Shab, flew over all Lebanese regions, and then left at 11.25 a.m..
Again at 10:35 a.m. two similar warplanes entered Lebanese airspace over the town of Kafr Shuba, and again flew over other parts of Lebanon.
There were similar incidents reported through the week, with intrusions by Israeli warplanes over Lebanon over Kafr Kila on May 25 and their sightings reported over the town of Rmeish.
There were further incursions reported the same evening when an Israeli plane entered the country’s airspace over the sea west of the town of Naqura, and flew over the Chouf area, Mount Lebanon, Beirut and its suburbs, Baabda and Aley. 
And in the early hours of May 26 a similar plane violated Lebanese airspace over the town of Yaroun, before flying over the southern regions.


UAE confirms 852 new COVID-19 cases

Updated 23 September 2020

UAE confirms 852 new COVID-19 cases

  • Dubai Economy issued 4 fines, 18 warning to businesses
  • Kuwait records 719 cases and 3 deaths, Oman reports 660 cases and 12 deaths

DUBAI: The UAE on Tuesday recorded 852 new cases of COVID-19, a jump from the previous day, bringing the total to 86,447.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention said 939 cases had recovered in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 76,025 since the pandemic emerged. The death toll stands at 405.
Meanwhile, Dubai Economy said it issued four fines to shops and gave warnings to 18 commercial establishments for not adhering to anti COVID-19 measures.
Inspection teams have been carrying out daily tours to ensure that shopping centers, open markets and commercial businesses are complying with the government’s preventative measures.
Dubai Economy also issued fresh guidelines for businesses to follow in order to further limit the spread of COVID-19.

Elsewhere, Kuwait recorded 719 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 100,683, while the death toll reached 588 after three new deaths were registered.

Oman recorded 660 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths, bringing the total numbers to 94,711 and 865 respectively.

In Bahrain, reported three deaths, taking the death toll to 227, with 650 new confirmed cases.