GUANGZHOU, China, July 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — China’s fastest growing auto brand GAC Motor has reported record-breaking sales volume in the first half year of 2017. Relying on leading innovation and quality, the company sold 250,878 cars worldwide, a 57 percent year-on-year increase that’s significantly greater than the industry average and exceeded the sales target. A […]Read more
RIYADH – The Embassy of Germany in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has confirmed that German Foreign Minister Sigmar Hartmut Gabriel did not make any statement to Qatar’s Al Jazeera channel.The embassy said in a statement issued today and carried by Saudi …Read more
MUKALLA — The Mukalla port received on Friday a UAE aid ship loaded with 14,000 tonnes of essential food assistance as part of the Emirates Red Crescent’s humanitarian support in the Yemeni Governorate of Hadramout.Abdullah Al Musafri, Head of the Emi…Read more
GAZA — UNESCO on Friday declared the Old City of Hebron an endangered world heritage site, sparking outrage from Israel, AFP reported on Friday.
Meeting in Poland, the World Heritage Committee voted 12 to three — with six abstentions — to give heritage status to Hebron’s Old City in the occupied West Bank, which is home to more than 200,000 Palestinians and a few hundred Israeli settlers.
“Just inscribed on @UNESCO #WorldHeritage List & World Heritage in Danger List: Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town,” the organisation announced on its official Twitter feed.
Brought by the Palestinians, the resolution declared Hebron’s Old City, including areas where settlers live, to be an area of outstanding universal value.
The resolution was fast-tracked on the basis that the site was under threat, with the Palestinians accusing Israel of an “alarming” number of violations, including vandalism and damage to properties.
The Palestinian foreign ministry called the decision made by UNESCO a “success” for Palestinian diplomacy.
Hebron claims to be one of the oldest cities in the world, dating from the Chalcolithic period or more than 3,000 years BC, the Unesco resolution said.
At various times it has been conquered by Romans, Jews, Crusaders and Mamluks.
The city is home to the imposing Tomb of the Patriarchs, the resting place of key Biblical figures Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and one of the most important religious sites to Muslims and Jews alike.
The Old City of Hebron has become the fourth cultural property to be inscribed in the world heritage site after Birthplace of Jesus); Church of the Nativity;the Pilgrimage Route; Land of Olives and Vines and Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem.
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DUBAI — Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, toured the Waterfront Market in the Dubai district of Al Hamriya on Friday, following its recent soft opening.The new state-of-the-art fa…Read more