Shaheen Falcon Sold for SAR300,000 at Saudi Falcons Club Auction

Riyadh, Shaheen falcon, Peregrine falcon, was sold for a total of SAR300,000 on the 23rd night of the auction, which is being held in Riyadh.

The auction witnessed a large turnout of falcon enthusiasts and breeders from the Kingdom.

The auction aims to support falconry investment, develop falcon auctions, and regulate the buying and selling of falcons. It also provides a range of benefits to falcon breeders.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Meeting in Sana’a discusses UNICEF’s interventions in water projects?

A meeting in Sanaa, headed by Deputy Minister of Water and Environment Hanin Al-Duraib, discussed aspects of coordination between the Ministry and UNICEF regarding project interventions directly implemented by the organization.

The meeting reviewed the plan signed between the Ministry of Water and UNICEF for the year 2023, and what was done regarding the implementation of the projects included in it.

The attendees discussed aspects related to the mechanism for completing the wind energy water project, for which funding is provided by the Dutch government.

Source: Yemen News Agency

Austrian company (OMV) to resume its activity in Libya.

Tripoli, The Austrian Company (OMV) announced the resumption of its exploratory drilling activities in the blocks granted to it in Libya next February.

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) stated on its Facebook page that this came during a technical meeting of the NOC’s Exploration Department with the Austrian company, which was held at the corporation’s headquarters in Tripoli in the presence of a number of officials and specialists from both sides.

The NOC added that the meeting discussed the work carried out by the company this year and reviewed work programs to be implemented next year, especially after the company lifted the state of force majeure last September.

Source: Libyan News Agency

Kuwait’s Gaza-destined aid flight arrives in Egypt

By Mohammad Al-Mutairi CAIRO, Kuwait’s 13th air bridge plane loaded with 40 tons of food and medical supplies arrived at Egypt’s Al-Arish Airport on Sunday before being delivered to Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Sent by the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), the flight contains urgent food and medical supplies that are direly needed by Gazans amid their severe woes and sufferings due to the Israeli occupation aggression, KRCS Team Leader Abdulaziz Al-Turaiji said in a remark to KUNA.

He emphasized that it is necessary for everyone to show solidarity with, and support for, the people of Gaza, who have been subject under nonstop bombardments by Israeli occupation aircraft.

In this context, he voiced thanks and gratitude to Egyptian authorities for their great efforts to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian and relief aid to Gazans.

The Kuwaiti humanitarian air bridge, consisting of relief planeloads carrying urgent supplies and medical necessities to the Gaza Strip through Egypt’s Rafah Crossing Poing, was launched on October 23.

Overseeing the initiative are the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, the Air Force, Health Ministry, and contributing to it are Kuwait Red Crescent Society, Kuwait Relief Society and other humanitarian charities.

Israeli occupation has been committing atrocious crimes and launching violent attacks on Gazans since October 7, killing thousands and injuring tens of thousands.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

SandP Affirms Commercial Bank’s Rating at A-/Stable/A-2

Doha, Standard and Poor’s (SandP) Global Ratings has affirmed Commercial Bank’s long-term issuer credit ratings at A-/stable/A-2 with a stable outlook.

According to SandP, “The stable outlook on Commercial Bank reflects our view that the Bank will continue to reduce the proportion of real estate related risks on its balance sheet while maintaining strong capitalization.” The ratings agency also highlighted the key role of the Qatari Government in the Bank’s ratings, as stated in the report: “The long-term rating on Commercial Bank is three notches higher than our assessment of the bank’s SACP due to a high likelihood of extraordinary government support for Commercial Bank if needed.” Joseph Abraham, Group Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Bank said: “The rating affirmation with a stable outlook by SandP reflects the continuing strength of the Banks balance sheet and earnings and the strong position of the Qatar Government and economy”.

Commercial Bank is also rated A2 by Moody’s with a stable outlook and A- by Fitch with a positive outlook.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Fayez: Dialogue with university students ‘key’ to address Jordan’s challenges

Senate Speaker, Faisal Fayez, on Sunday stressed importance of holding dialogues with university students about Jordan’s various national issues and challenges to deal “realistically” with regional developments and their repercussions on the Kingdom’s political, economic and social security. Fayez’s remarks came while chairing a meeting held by the Senate Education Committee, in presence presidents of Jordanian public and private universities, to discuss their role in empowering youth and listening to their opinions on various national issues. Fayez said Jordan is a “strong” country, referring to the Kingdom’s “remarkable” achievements in various fields over 100 years of the country’s life, adding that Jordan will remain a ” firm and proud,” nation, regardless of challenges. Additionally, Fayez referred to Israeli massacres in Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories, criticizing silence of the international community in this regard. Fayez said the King’s positions towards Palestinian issue reflect national and Arab stances, calling for launching a “strong” Arab position that supports Jordan’s efforts to confront the Israeli aggression. Jordan, he said, is still paying the “highest” price for its positions towards the Palestinian cause and right of the Palestinian people to achieve freedom, life and independence. Fayez also called for dealing with national challenges “diligently”.

Source: Jordan News Agency