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  1. Yemeni health system crumbles, millions risk malnutrition,…

    En.arabstoday.net - Health 02.24 / 12:49 en.arabstoday.net
    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said health facilities across Yemen has been another victim of ongoing violence in the country, leaving millions of citizens at greater risk of malnutrition and disease. "With more than 14.8 million people lacking access to basic health care, the current lack of funds means the situation will get much worse," said Nevio Zagaria, WHO Acting Representative in Yemen. WHO said only 45 percent of health facilities in Yemen is fully functional and…
  2. Dutch ‘horror dentist’ sent to French psychiatric…

    En.arabstoday.net - Health 02.24 / 00:46 en.arabstoday.net
    A Dutch dentist suspected of mutilating dozens of patients in France has been detained in a special prison psychiatric unit, a judicial source said. Dubbed the “horror dentist” by the media, Mark van Nierop, 50, claims to suffer from “psychological problems” including gender identity issues and suicidal tendencies, which he had cited in a failed attempt to challenge his extradition from the Netherlands. Van Nierop was detained in Canada in October and flown back to the Netherlands where he …
  3. Drugmakers to join forces to make millions…

    En.arabstoday.net - Health 02.24 / 00:46 en.arabstoday.net
    Leading drugmakers plan to work together to speed up the development of an Ebola vaccine and hope to produce millions of doses for use next year. US firm Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday that it aims to produce at least 1 million doses of its two-step vaccine next year and has already discussed collaboration with Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline, which is working on a rival vaccine. The economics of an Ebola vaccine are still unclear but drug companies with an eye on their reputations are u…
  1. Dubai university student wins award for his 'Google' for speech app

    Thenational.ae - Education & Family 02.24 / 16:40 thenational.ae
    Rishav Jalan impresses with his "Google" for speech…
  2. Reading therapy relieves mental disorders

    En.arabstoday.net - Education & Family 02.24 / 15:43 en.arabstoday.net
    The reading hoppy in Arab world still needs more attention despite of our knowledge of its importance to enrich mind and open door for science, culture and creativity, but we still lose sight of its benefits, of which that it became used as an effective treatment for many psychiatric disorders. A lecture titled "Reading and Psychodrama as Therapy" presented by a psychological and educational expert Hala Al Ablum in the culture and science seminar, held in the presence of writer Abdul…
  3. SEC approves organisational structure of Economic Development…

    En.arabstoday.net - Education & Family 02.24 / 15:29 en.arabstoday.net
     The Sharjah Executive Council (SEC) discussed a number of proposals, several key issues and reviewed the agenda topics regarding the development of the work systems that serve to achieve the vision of the Emirate of Sharjah. Following the ratification of the minutes of the previous session, the Council approved the organisational structure of Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD). Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and …
  4. An Essay on Teaching: Designing Assessments, Part 2

    Al-fanarmedia.org - Education 02.24 / 08:09 al-fanarmedia.org
    In the second part of their essay, the authors discuss feedback, growth and attitude towards failure. The post An Essay on Teaching: Designing Assessments, Part 2 appeared first on Al-Fanar…
  5. Apprenticeships help refugees in Germany get back to work

    Al-fanarmedia.org - Education 02.24 / 06:15 al-fanarmedia.org
    Companies are creating unique pathways to employment for new immigrants. The post Apprenticeships help refugees in Germany get back to work appeared first on Al-Fanar…
  6. Spain: 14 students killed, 30 injured in…

    En.arabstoday.net - Education & Family 02.24 / 01:31 en.arabstoday.net
    A bus carrying university students back from a fireworks festival crashed Sunday on a main highway in northeastern Spain, killing 14 passengers and injuring 30 others, a Catalonian official said. The bus, which was carrying more than 50 passengers, appeared to have hit the right-hand side barriers of the AP7 highway before cartwheeling across the road and slamming into the central fence, landing on its side, said Jordi Jane, spokesman for Spain’s northeastern Catalonia province. Jane said e…
  7. Classes suspended in Delhi college after clashes

    En.arabstoday.net - Education & Family 02.23 / 23:24 en.arabstoday.net
    Amid tension after clashes between students over an invitation to Jawahalal Nehru University’s (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid to address a seminar, classes remained suspended at Delhi University’s (DU) Ramjas College on Thursday with police registering a rioting case against those involved in violence. “This is the national capital, we will not tolerate this. An inquiry has been set up under a senior police officer to look into reports of inappropriate and unprofessional action of some po…
  1. Wimpy 'Generation Snowflake': The Insult du Jour for Trump Camp

    Naharnet.com - Culture 02.24 / 18:34 naharnet.com
    Americans like to categorize themselves by generation: there were the post-World War II baby boomers, followed by Generation X and the Millennials. Now, enter Generation…
  2. Bangladesh Islamists Protest Court's Greek Goddess Statue

    Naharnet.com - Culture 02.24 / 16:35 naharnet.com
    Hundreds of supporters of a hardline Bangladesh Islamist group staged protests Friday calling for the statue of a Greek goddess installed at the Supreme Court to be destroyed or…
  3. “Shared Holy Places” Exhibition Brings the Three…

    En.arabstoday.net - Arts&Culture 02.24 / 16:24 en.arabstoday.net
    After traveling through Marseilles and Tunis, the exhibition “Shared Holy Places” will arrive in Morocco this autumn at the Dar El Bacha museum in Marrakech. The National Museum Foundation (FNM) and the Museum of Civilization of Europe and the Mediterranean of Marseille (Mucem) signed a partnership agreement on January 16 to present the exhibition “Shared Holy Places” at Dar El Bacha, which the FNM has set up as a Museum of Confluences. The exhibition shows the commonalities between Christi…
  4. Reveals his passion for Mandole

    En.arabstoday.net - Arts&Culture 02.24 / 13:46 en.arabstoday.net
    Algerian musician Mohamed Rawan spoke about his relation with Mandole instrument, and his dream to perform concerts across the world, making a combination of Mandole music dubbed as "Casbah Jazz" and other world music. Rawan said in an interview with Arabs Today that Mandole is a rare music instrument in the Arab world, only found in Algeria, and it is historically associated with folk music god father Mohamed Elanki. He said that Mandole appeared in 1322, and was played by Arabs and…
  5. Saudi Minister in Talks with Iran Team over Hajj

    Naharnet.com - Culture 02.24 / 10:18 naharnet.com
    A Saudi minister held talks with an Iranian delegation about the possibility of Iranian pilgrims rejoining the annual hajj despite ruptured ties between the two countries, state media reported late Thursday. Shiite-dominated Iran and Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia have had no diplomatic ties since early last…
  6. Saidani to open new art exhibition on…

    En.arabstoday.net - Arts&Culture 02.24 / 10:08 en.arabstoday.net
    Algerian artist Mohiuddin Saidani will open a new exhibition featuring 25 paintings, including cubism, realism and surrealism. Saidani, in an exclusive statement to "Arabs Today" revealed the new exhibition details, saying that he will introduce 25 new paintings, titled "Algeria and Traditions," in his new exhibition onTags: March. Saidani, who dedicated his life entirely in plastic art, said that his works tell old stories about  old Algeria, and always trying to combine tradition and …
  7. UN likely to vote next week on…

    En.arabstoday.net - Arts&Culture 02.24 / 07:57 en.arabstoday.net
    Organisers of Saudi Arabia's first Comic-Con pop culture festival will be penalised over a "violation", the government's entertainment agency said Thursday. It did not give details of the offence or penalty, but authorities are cautiously moving to introduce such forms of entertainment in the country despite resistance from Muslim conservatives. The three-day festival of anime, pop art, video gaming and film-related events attracted a largely youthful crowd of thousands last weekend in the…
  8. Saif Al Sha'far attends Sharjah police school…

    En.arabstoday.net - Arts&Culture 02.24 / 04:37 en.arabstoday.net
    Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha'far, Under-Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, attended the graduation ceremony of 144 students from the 70th basic police training course at the Federal Police School in Sharjah. According to his statement during the event, Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha'far said the UAE provides safety, security and stability to the general public due to the strategies of UAE leadership and the continuous support to the ministry by President His Highness Sheikh…