RSGT launches Annual Health Day

29/08/2016 (Saudi Gazette – KSA): JEDDAH — In line with Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) CSR Corporate Social Responsibility commitment, Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT), Jeddah Islamic Port’s flagship terminal, conducted recently its 3rd Annual Health Day at its headquarters located at Jeddah Islamic Port in collaboration with the Health Ministry. This year’s health campaign offered Influenza and meningitis vaccinations to its staff and clients. It also provided health tips to employees that highlighted the importance of following a healthy lifestyle and safety habits. The opening ceremony witnessed the attendance of the Director of Health Surveillance Center of the Islamic Port of Jeddah Dr. Adel bin Mohammed Turkistani, Hamdi Nathrah, Deputy Managing Director of RSGT and a large number of RSSGT’s employees and customers…

RSGT launches Annual Health Day



Author Vedat Türkali dies

AA photo29/08/2016 (Hurriyet – Turkey): One of the masters of Turkish literature, author Vedat Türkali, died on Aug. 29 at the Yalova State Hospital, where he had been receiving treatment for multiple organ failure since Aug. 27. He was 97.  Türkali’s doctor, Özgür Akın Oto, said, “He had a bladder infection and renal failure. He died because of multiple organ failure.”  Türkali, whose real name was Abdülkadir Pirhasan, was born in the northern province of Samsun on May 13, 1919. After graduating from Istanbul University’s Department of Turkology, he served as a literature teacher but was arrested in 1951 after being accused of conducting political activities. He was sentenced to nine years in prison and was paroled seven years later. He embarked on working in cinema in 1958 after his release from prison. He wrote over 40 screenplays and directed three films. He wrote his screenplays under the pen name Vedat Türkali…


Turkey to ‘target YPG until it moves east of Euphrates’

Turkey to 'target YPG until it moves east of Euphrates'29/08/2016 (Anadolu Agency – Turkey): The armed wing of the PKK/PYD terrorist group will be targeted “until it moves east of Euphrates River,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday. In remarks made during a joint press conference with his Dutch counterpart Bert Koenders in Ankara, Cavusoglu said: “YPG will be targeted until it moves east of Euphrates. “They need to move to the east side of Euphrates River as soon as possible, as they had announced and as the U.S. had promised.” The PYD terrorist group is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU. The PKK resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July last year. Since then, more than 600 security personnel have been martyred and more than 7,000 PKK terrorists killed…


The growing social isolation

Risultati immagini per ibraheem alammar29/08/2016 (Arab News – KSA by Ibraheem Alammar *): Listen. Listen intently. Are you listening to this? You’re not hearing anything? Total silence? Well, good, that means your hearing is excellent, because this silence is the new motto of family gatherings! What happened? In the past, families gathered; and I mean they really gathered — they shared laughs, stories and conversations. He’s making a joke, she’s telling an anecdote, those are laughing, others are discussing. A real family atmosphere where people sit together, listen to each other, look at each other; they are together in a true sense of the word. But now this has changed, thanks to the Internet and mobile phones…


Turkey hits Kurdish targets in northern Iraq

29/08/2016 (Al Arabiya – UAE): Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq Monday, as Ankara pressed its military operation against ISIS militants and a Syrian Kurdish militia in neighboring Syria, state media said. Turkish air force jets launched strikes between 09:30 and 10:55 GMT against targets of the “separatist terrorist organization” in Gara in northern Iraq, Anadolu news agency said, referring to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The targets were “destroyed,” Anadolu added. The PKK is proscribed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States and its command is based in the Qandil mountains of northern Iraq. The air strikes in northern Iraq were the first since the Syria operation began on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Turkey’s foreign minister on Monday ordered predominantly Kurdish Syrian militia forces to withdraw east of the Euphrates River “immediately” or face more strikes by Turkish forces that crossed the border last week…


Egypt’s tourist numbers drop 41.9 pct in July year-on-year

Tourism 29/08/2016 (Ahram Online – Egypt): Tourist numbers in Egypt have dropped by 41.9 percent in July compared with the same month last year, the state’s official statistics authority announced on Monday. About 529,000 tourists arrived in Egypt in July 2016 versus 912,000 in July 2015, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) stated. The decline was mostly attributed to the 60 percent drop in the Russian tourists visiting Egypt, according to CAPMAS. Russia was among several countries to suspend passenger flights to Egypt last year. The decision, which was prompted by security concerns, came after a Russian plane carrying 224 people crashed in Sinai after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh airport. All those on board were killed in the crash, which Islamist militants said they caused by planting a bomb on board…–pct-in-July-yearonyea.aspx


Milk of human kindness; a Greek village shows the way

20/08/2016 (Al Arabiya – UAE by Ehtesham Shahid*): For every Omran Daqneesh episode that occasionally moves us to tears, there are hundreds of refugee children around the world who carry stories of horror and survival. These fortunate ones have either been escorted by their parents to safety or, in some cases, rescued by people not even remotely known to them. Several such stories have unfolded in Europe and elsewhere in the West. In the streets of Greece’s port town of Mytilene, Arabic is said to have surpassed Greek as the dominant language. Its not the same story everywhere though. Switzerland’s Oberwil-Lieli – one of Europe’s wealthiest villages – has refused to accept asylum seekers and has instead voted to pay a hefty fine. However, New York Times reported a particularly striking story few days ago. The story unfolds in a tiny Greek village called Skala Sikaminias. Last year, a handful of fishermen belonging to this village encountered hapless families, small children in tow, turning up on its shores, desperately seeking asylum. The village’s 100-odd residents not just welcomed these refugees with open arms they did everything they could to help them make a new beginning. Soon, a remote sleepy hamlet came alive and the struggle for existence was met with acts of kindness and empathy for fellow humans. Despite challenges, bonhomie prevailed…

*Ehtesham Shahid is Managing Editor at Al Arabiya English


Trump’s embattled campaign chairman resigns

20/08/2016 (The Peninsula – Qatar): New York: Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, resigned Friday under fire over pro-Kremlin ties and after being sidelined in a reshuffle as the Republican nominee battles to reverse sinking poll numbers. The departure of the smooth-talking seasoned strategist, who has advised Republican presidential candidates going back to Gerald Ford, follows weeks of Trump missteps that have flung his White House campaign into crisis. “This morning, Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign,” Trump said in a statement, thanking him for “his great work” and proclaiming him a “true professional.” Manafort’s exit coincides what supporters call a new era in the Trump campaign following the appointment Wednesday of a right-wing news executive as CEO and the promotion of a respected pollster to campaign manager…


At an Istanbul gallery, an ‘Almanac’ of past exhibitions

At an Istanbul gallery, an ‘Almanac' of past exhibitions20/08/2016 (Sabah – Turkey): Last Thursday, when temperatures in Istanbul started rising again and the locals seemed fed up with the humid weather, I found myself in Narmanlı, a historic building at the intersection of Maçka Street and Teşvikiye. On the second floor of this exquisite Istanbul apartment, I approached the doors of Ariel, an art gallery that offered visitors a few hours of refuge. Inside the gallery I was surprised to come across an exhibition with the curious title “Almanac 01.” As readers, we are accustomed to see almanacs from magazines and newspapers at the end of the calendar year. But it is not every day one sees an almanac prepared by an art gallery.”Almanac 01 gathers six exhibitions realized in the season of 2015-16 at Ariel,” according to the exhibition program. “Certain works from the exhibitions, posters, videos, images from the panels, texts, quotes, books, booklets and all the documentation come together to compose a polyphonic music this time.”..