Saudi pledges education for one million Yemenis

Riyadh, June 22 : Saudi Arabia has announced a distance education programme for one million Yemenis from the beginning of the new academic year, the media reported on Wednesday. Launched by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, the programme will cover both male and female Yemeni students who live or seek refuge in Djibouti […]

Turkey to open border with Syria

Ankara, June 22 : Turkey said it will open the Hatay border with Syria during the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Fitr for Syrians in Turkey to return home, the media said on Wednesday. The border opening will be restricted to Cilvegozu, located close to the Syrian city of Aleppo, Xinhua news agency reported. The border […]

Bangladesh declares nine-day holiday

Dhaka, June 22 : The Bangladesh government has declared a nine-day public holiday starting from July 1 for Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The announcement was made by the country’s Public Administration Ministry on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. Muslim majority Bangladesh will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on or around […]

Centre approves manufacturing technology accord with Germany

New Delhi, June 22 : The union cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to a Memorandum of Understanding with Steinbeis GmbH, Germany, on technology resourcing in manufacturing, including the sub-sectors of capital goods. The MoU was signed on April 25 this year during the Hannover Messe 2016. “Steinbeis GmbH is leading organisation for applied industrial […]

Cabinet approves Fund of Funds for start-ups

New Delhi, June 22 : In a bid to extend funding support for start-ups, the union cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of Fund of Funds for Startups (FFS) at Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) for contribution to various Alternative Investment Funds (AIF). “The union cabinet has approved the establishment of Fund of […]

Syrian President orders formation of new government

Damascus, June 22 : Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday ordered Minister of Electricity Emad Khamis to form a new government, the media reported. Assad appointed Khamis as prime minister of the new government, replacing former Prime Minister Waerl al-Halqi, Xinhua news agency reported. The formation of the new government came weeks after the Syrian […]