Environment

Canada conservationist warns of 'cyber poaching'

sharjah 24- AFP: Steven Cooke, a biology professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, says that the very tools used by scientists to study and protect animals and fish are being hijacked to do just the opposite.

Arab World

Iraq forces in west Mosul aim for key bridge

Sharjah 24- AFP: Iraqi forces battled Daesh in west Mosul Sunday, aiming to build a floating bridge across the Tigris to establish an important supply route linked to the recaptured east bank.

International

Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with U.S.

Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Iran launched naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean on Sunday, a naval commander said, as tensions with the United States escalated after U.S President Donald Trump put Tehran "on notice".

UAE

ERC delivers medical supplies to Mocha Hospital in Yemen

Sharjah 24 – WAM: The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has delivered medical supplies including medicines and equipment to Mocha hospital in Yemen.

UAE

UAE Armed Forces advises the public to expect noise as preparations begin for Union Fortress Military Demonstration

Sharjah 24 – WAM: The UAE Armed Forces advises the public to expect noise around the Abu Dhabi corniche as helicopters, fighter jets, armored personnel carriers and fast attack boats prepare for the Union Fortress live military demonstration, coming March 2nd at 4:30 p.m.

Arab World

Tunisia to accelerate reforms as IMF freezes loan: minister

Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Tunisia plans to sell stakes in three state-owned banks this year and cut up to 10,000 public sector jobs as part of reforms demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which has frozen the second tranche of a loan, the finance minister said.