France's Macron discusses Middle East crisis with Iraqi, UAE leaders
Saturday, 4 January 2020 French President Emmanuel Macron agreed with his Iraqi counterpart on Saturday to make efforts to dampen tensions in the Middle East after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. air strike.
Key ministers arrive in Downing Street to discuss the spiralling crisis in the Middle East following the US's assassination of Iran's top military leader. In attendance were Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.
President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex, a top civil servant and local mayor who orchestrated France's coronavirus lockdown exit strategy, as his new prime minister on Friday as he acted to reinvent his administration and win back voters. Soraya Ali reports.
Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday, according to the Fars news agency. Edward Baran reports.
Face masks on flights have quickly become the norm as travelers tentatively return to the skies. Qatar Airways has taken this a step further, according to reports at CNN. Qatar Airways has announced that its passengers will be required to wear a face shield... ...in addition to a face mask or face covering. The Middle East carrier says it will be issuing fliers with protection kits before boarding. The kits include face shields, hand sanitizer, a surgical face mask, and disposable globes.
A rare celestial event, annular solar eclipse observed in United Arab Emirates's Dubai on June 21. This annular solar eclipse is popularly known as the 'ring of fire' eclipse. The eclipse begins as the moon starts to cover the Sun. The solar eclipse will be visible until 11:12 am here. It will also be visible from Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, parts of Europe and Australia.