Gas explosion in China kills 11, rescue operation ongoing

At least 11 people were killed and 37 others seriously injured when a gas line explosion ripped through a residential compound in central China’s Hubei province on Sunday, local officials said. Rescue efforts were continuing, a statement by the government in Shiyan city said, adding at least 144 people were pulled from a badly damaged market building. Among the largest accidents, a massive explosion occurred in 2015 at …

Emirates Literature Foundation invites for Story Writing Competition 2021

The Emirates Literature Foundation’s search for the nation’s best young story writers has begun, with the launch of its annual creative writing competition for students, the Story Writing Competition.  The Emirates Literature Foundation’s search for the nation’s best young story writers has begun, with the launch of its annual creative writing competition for students, the Story Writing Competition. The competition runs in Arabic and in English and is open to …

China Reports 34 New Coronavirus Cases

Mainland China reported 34 new COVID-19 cases on June 12, down from 35 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Sunday. Of the new cases, six were local transmissions, versus eight the previous day, the National Health Commission said. All of the local cases were in southern Guangdong province. All of the nearly 240,000 people in …

SEHA Enhances Self-services By Automating 70 Percent Of Patient Bookings

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) is introducing WhatsApp for business as an additional method for patients to manage their health journeys. The new channel will complement SEHA’s existing platforms for bookings, such as its patient portal, app, and call centre, to streamline access to its services. The launch of the channel will automate 70 percent of SEHA’s patient interactions related to appointments, allowing patients to make …

Coronavirus vaccine is a right, not privilege | European Parliament

The European Commission and European Parliament have differed on the issue of patenting the COVID-19 vaccine. European lawmakers passed on Thursday a resolution, with a majority, lifting the patent on the coronavirus vaccine. The European Commission’s position is that the global patenting system does not allow this, while members of the European Parliament say that in the exceptional case of …

PM Imran Khan takes a break in Nathia Gali

Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in Nathia Gali for taking some time off from political activities after a busy budget week, sources said Saturday. The premier had arrived in Nathia Gali on Friday where he plans on staying for two days. The prime minister had travelled via helicopter from Islamabad to Abbottabad and from there, he went by road …