Arabic

Egypt suffers 59 virus-related fatalities, 913 infections

Sharjah 24 – KUNA: The Egyptian Health Ministry confirmed 59 COVID-19 fatalities and 913 more cases over the past 24 hours.

Arabic

Kuwait's COVID-19 cases climb by 791 to 57,668

Sharjah 24 - WAM: Kuwait on Thursday tallied 791 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, raising the total to 57,668 with three more people succumbing to the disease, pushing the death toll to 402, the health ministry said.

UAE

UAE AF honour winners of AF Excellence and Innovation Award

Sharjah 24 - WAM: The UAE Armed Forces (AF) honoured several officers, soldiers and recruits of the National Service, both male and female, from different specialisations who are the winners of the third edition of the UAE Armed Forces (AF) Excellence and Innovation Award.

Gadgets & Electronics

Japanese 'kangaroo-bot' to clock on at convenience store

Sharjah 24 - Reuters: In August, a robot resembling a kangaroo will begin stacking sandwiches, drinks and ready meals on shelves at a Japanese convenience store in a test its maker, Telexistence, hopes will help trigger a wave retail automation.

Environment

Record floods spark concerns about China's Three Gorges Dam

Sharjah 24 - Reuters: China's Yangtze tributary is seeing record-setting water levels and deadly floods, as experts increasingly question whether the Three Gorges Dam can do the job it was designed for: keeping severe floods at bay.

UAE

RAK Ruler receives top-performing high-school students

Sharjah 24 - WAM: His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has welcomed the top-performing high-school students from around the Emirate to congratulate them on their achievements and offer them advice on their future endeavours.