Syria’s deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad said Syrian Kurds should re-join Damascus or be “plunged into the abyss” just hours after the Turkish military said that plans were prepared for an offensive after the United States appeared to abandon their main ally in the north-east of the country.
Iraqi President Barham Salih called for dialogue and a halt to the violence after a week of riots that left about 100 dead, with the military admitting to using “excessive force.”
Yemen’s government and the Southern Transitional Council are close to reaching an agreement that would end a power struggle in the port city of Aden.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, expects to make profit at the end of its turnaround plan in 2023, its chief commercial officer Robin Kamark said.
Arab women should have the right to marry foreigners and pass their citizenship on to their children, a charter launched in Abu Dhabi read.
Pupils at a Dubai school have begun weekly classes focused on mental well-being as part of a new education programme.