Amir of Kuwait Accepts Government Resignation

Kuwait: HH Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday issued an Amiri Order accepting the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah’s government and instructed them to act as care-taker until formation of a new cabinet.

According to Kuwait news agency (KUNA), the order stipulated notifying the National Assembly of the Order and publishing it in the official gazette.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Tomorrow’s weather: Partly cloudy skies, possible light rain

ABU DHABI: According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), tomorrow’s weather outlook indicates predominantly partly cloudy skies. There is a possibility of isolated light rains impacting some western coastal areas and islands. These regions may also experience mid-level clouds.

Wind speeds are anticipated to range from light to moderate, occasionally becoming brisk. Wind direction will be south-easterly to north-easterly, with average speeds of 10 to 20 kilometers per hour and potential gusts reaching 35 kilometers per hour.

In the Arabian Gulf, wave heights are expected to be light, with occasional periods of moderate conditions. High tides will occur at 12:46 AM and 01:19 AM, with low tides at 06:59 PM and 07:21 AM.

In Sea of Oman, wave heights are forecast to be light. High tides are anticipated at 09:31 AM and 09:22 PM, with low tides at 03:21 PM and 03:55 AM.

Source: Emirates News Agency

A citizen was killed by stabbing with a sharp object in Rafah

Gaza – Together – A Palestinian citizen was killed last night by stabbing in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

The police in the Tal Al-Sultan neighborhood said that they and the Public Prosecution had begun investigating the circumstances of the killing of a citizen in the city of Rafah.

Tal Al-Sultan Police indicated that, based on a signal that reached the governorate police operations, a citizen arrived at Al-Najjar Hospital with a sharp instrument. Shortly after, the doctors announced his death, and immediately a force of police and security services moved to the hospital.

Tal Al-Sultan Police confirmed that the Public Prosecution and the police began an investigation to determine the circumstances of the crime.

Source: Maan News Agency

Third UAE aid ship bound for Gaza arrives at Al Arish Port as part of Operation ‘Chivalrous Knight 3’

AL ARISH: The third UAE aid ship carrying 4,630 tonnes of relief supplies arrived at the Port of Al Arish, after being dispatched as part of Operation “Chivalrous Knight 3”, to provide further humanitarian support to affected Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

The shipment includes food and medical supplies, children’s formula, shelter materials, winter clothing, and other necessary supplies.

The ship was dispatched under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), to support the people of Gaza and meet their needs.

Present during the ship’s arrival at the Port of Al Arish, Rashid Mubarak Al Mansouri, Secretary-General of ERC, affirmed that this humanitarian aid batch aims to boost the UAE’s humanitarian and relief efforts aimed at supporting the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, launched as part of Operation ‘Chivalrous Knight 3’.

Al Mansouri explained a thorough plan has been developed, in co
ordination with ERC teams in the Strip, to distribute the aid shipment to beneficiaries in the most affected areas, noting that the ERC is exerting tireless efforts to keep pace with the humanitarian challenges in Palestine, especially in terms of food and other necessary supplies.

The third aid ship had departed from the Port of Fujairah on 23rd March, carrying 4,218.3 tonnes of food supplies, 370.2 tonnes of shelter materials, and 41.6 tonnes of medical aid, in addition to six water tanks, two septic tanks, and one diesel storage tank.

The ship’s cargo was supplied by the Emirates Red Crescent, the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, and the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.

The arrival of the third ship is a continuation of the UAE’s ongoing efforts to provide relief and humanitarian support to civilians in the Gaza Strip, as part of Operation ‘Chivalrous Knight 3’, to alleviate their suffering.

Source: Emirates News Agency

UN Rapporteur: The Security Council’s decision to cease fire in Gaza is binding and must be implemented

Geneva – Together – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestine, Francesca Albanese, said that the UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza is completely binding and must be implemented.

Albanese explained, in a press statement, that there is no clear measure regarding a ceasefire in Gaza and that this should be achieved as soon as possible, stressing that the relevant UN Security Council resolutions are completely binding and must therefore be implemented.

She stressed that “there are many things that must be done” to ensure the flow of aid to Gaza, including opening all crossings, adding: “It seems to me that we have not reached this stage yet because a ceasefire has not been declared.”

Albanese pointed out that Israel, as an occupying power, has a responsibility to ensure the arrival of humanitarian aid, but it has not fulfilled these obligations.

Albanese expressed her concerns about the Israeli ground attack plan on the city of Rafah in southern Gaza, and said: ‘
The attack on Rafah will be a disaster on top of a disaster, and a disaster within a disaster.’

Source: Maan News Agency

International Year of Millets concludes

NEW DELHI: The ‘International Year of Millets’ has concluded, India’s Ministry of Farmers Welfare and Agriculture has announced.

The United Nations General Assembly, at its 75th session three years ago, had declared that the 12-month period until March end 2024 will be observed as the International Year of Millets.

The General Assembly adopted this declaration after India and 70 other UN members proposed an International Year of Millets.

The Indian government said in a press release that ‘the year-long celebrations successfully raised awareness about the nutritional and health benefits of millet consumption, the suitability of millets for cultivation under adverse and changing climatic conditions, and the benefits of creating sustainable market opportunities for producers and consumers.’

India’s Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Farmers Welfare and Agriculture, Maninder Kaur Dwivedi, represented her country at the closing ceremony of the International Year of Millets at the Food and Agriculture Orga
nisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome, said the press release.

At the ceremony, she underscored the significance of India’s thriving millet ecosystem, comprising start-ups, industries and farmers’ organisations in increasing promotion and adoption of millets.

Speaking at the ceremony, the FAO’s Director General, Dr Qu Dongyu, praised the international community for their commitment to advancing millet-related initiatives and emphasized the crucial role of millets in achieving food security and nutrition for all.

Source: Emirates News Agency