UAE's charge d'affaires Abdul-Hakim Naimi on Thursday, visited the embassy, witnessed UAE's flag raising again in central Damascus. - The Beirut summit could act as a test run for the Arab League summit to be held in March 2019 in Tunis.
The opposition coalition behind presidential candidate Martin Fayulu has called for a nationwide general strike on Friday to protest over the cities' exclusion from the vote. The government agency coordinating the response to the virus in Beni also was targeted Thursday by protesters who tried to "force the door of the center" before being held back by United Nations peacekeepers, according to Reuters .
The $1 billion Harmony of the Seas-which is capable of carrying up to 6,780 guests and 2,100 crew-had left Fort Lauderdale on December 23 and is now on a seven-night cruise involving stops at St. The Harmony of the Seas left Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 23rd and was sailing to Philipsburg, St. Maarten where it arrived this morning and will remain until 5 p.m.
A court in China has ordered a retrial for a Canadian man who was sentenced last month after being found guilty on drug-smuggling charge - potentially adding more pressure to the fraught Canada-China relationship. The maximum penalty for drug trafficking in China is death. A Briton caught smuggling heroin was executed in 2009, prompting a British outcry over what it said was the lack of any mental health assessment.
It is not yet clear how long flights will remain suspended. A Hannover police spokesperson told DW that the man drove out onto the runway and followed an airplane after it had landed. "The investigation into the background (of the incident) continues", police said. Police stopped him after several hundred metres, it said. Hanover police said in a statement: "Flight operations are now suspended".
Their attempts are not unique - the number of migrants attempting to reach the United Kingdom by boat has grown over the past several months. Mr Javid has also asked the Border Force to consider whether employing more vessels would act as a deterrent or encourage more people to make the crossing.