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Tehran: On Sunday, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Israel reopened their airspace following closures due to an Iranian drone and missile attack on Israel. The closures, initiated late on Saturday, were lifted earlier than planned in some cases. The attack prompted Israel to shut down its airspace at 12:30 am, which was reopened by 7:30 am as the threat was mitigated with most of the Iranian launches intercepted overnight. Jordan resumed air traffic operations more than three hours ahead of schedule, as reported by the country’s state TV. The Jordanian Civil Aviation Commission confirmed the normal resumption of flights. In Iraq,…

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Abu Dhabi: Today, three ships and a barge embarked from Cyprus towards northern Gaza, loaded with hundreds of tonnes of food, leveraging improved weather conditions for the voyage. This operation marks the second such shipment destined to support Gaza’s residents, featuring essential food supplies sufficient to prepare over one million meals. The cargo includes a variety of self-stable and ready-to-eat items, including rice, pasta, flour, legumes, canned vegetables, and proteins, aimed at alleviating food scarcity in the region. This significant effort to open a maritime route to Gaza has been spearheaded by World Central Kitchen and Open Arms, in collaboration…

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Geneva: Promoting gender equality and addressing the complexities of modern warfare, the UAE Parliamentary Group made noteworthy participation at the 37th session of the Forum of Women Parliamentarians. This event, conducted alongside the 148th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly and the 213th session of the Governing Council, became a platform for vital discussions on the impacts of autonomous weapon systems, artificial intelligence, and their social and humanitarian consequences. Held in Geneva, the forum served as a confluence for global leaders to deliberate on pressing issues surrounding women, peace, and security. The UAE delegation, comprising members from the Federal National Council (FNC),…

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Graphene, a material poised to bring revolutionary changes across numerous fields from nanotechnology to medicine, is hailed by the scientific community as one of the most remarkable substances ever encountered. This ‘Wonder Material’, known for being two hundred times stronger than steel, is set to dominate the world, especially after dispelling initial concerns about short-term health issues when inhaled in controlled amounts. Studies have demonstrated that inhaling graphene oxide, a key precursor in graphene production, does not pose risks to the respiratory system or the heart and circulatory system, paving the way for graphene’s bright future and its readiness to…

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Dubai: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has pledged AED 20 million to the Mothers’ Endowment campaign, a charity initiative unveiled by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. The campaign aims to establish an AED 1 billion endowment fund dedicated to supporting global educational programs. Launched during the holy month of Ramadan, this initiative reflects the UAE’s commitment to promoting values of respect, kindness, and solidarity, alongside its humanitarian efforts to provide sustainable support through education and empowerment. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, DEWA’s CEO, expressed pride in…

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Dubai: The UAE Gender Balance Council recently marked its presence at the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York. The Council participated in crucial meetings, including a session of the UN Security Council and a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) session focused on women’s empowerment, reinforcing its global commitment to gender equality. Under the directives of H.H. Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Council’s participation aligns with the UAE’s efforts to enhance global partnerships and contribute to the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 5,…

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Ramadan, the holy month of spiritual reflection and community, introduces a unique dietary approach. Fasting, a key aspect of the observance, emphasizes healthy eating during Suhoor and Iftar, offering benefits that extend beyond Ramadan. Clinical dietitians, food and nutrition experts, provide essential advice to ensure your Ramadan diet supports your body and enhances well-being year-round. Fasting and Metabolic Boost: Clinical dietitians note Ramadan fasting’s potential metabolic advantages. Research indicates that controlled fasting may enhance insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulation, aiding weight management and lowering type 2 diabetes risks. Focus on Whole Foods: Dietitians stress the importance of whole foods…

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What is organoid intelligence? In Short, Organoid intelligence is about trying to grow human brain cells in a lab to better understand how our brains function. Yes, Organoid intelligence (OI) represents an emerging field of research that investigates the potential of cultivating human brain cells in laboratory conditions to enhance our understanding of brain functionality. This innovative approach holds promise for revolutionizing our comprehension of intelligence and paving the way for novel artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Unlike traditional AI, OI’s goal isn’t to outperform or replace existing AI systems but to augment our insights into cognitive processes. Who is the…

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Abu Dhabi: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, has witnessed the launch of a partnership between the Mohamed bin Zayed Water Initiative and XPRIZE. This collaboration introduces the XPRIZE Water Scarcity competition with an investment of $150 million and a prize purse totaling $119 million. The five-year global competition is designed to stimulate worldwide innovation in enhancing the reliability, affordability, and sustainability of water desalination technologies. The initiative underscores the urgency of addressing water scarcity, a challenge that affects billions globally, driven by factors such as population growth, governance issues, pollution, and…

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Ras Al Khaimah: Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, the ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, emphasized the crucial role of startups in driving national economic progress and global competitiveness. He highlighted this during the opening of the “Seaside Startup Summit UAE 2024,” which attracted over 1,200 participants from 30 countries. Sheikh Saud stressed the importance of nurturing young talent and fostering innovation. He believes that transforming inspiring ideas into successful ventures is key to tackling global challenges across various sectors. The summit, held in Ras Al Khaimah until February 28th, brings together over 120 startups, 20 international experts, and 3,000…

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