Caretaker Minister of Culture, Judge Mohamed Wissam Al-Murtada, announced today that Sha’ban Castle in the southern town of Khirbet Selm will soon be included on the list of official Lebanese museums. Minister Al-Murtada’s words came during his tour around the castle today, accompanied by its owner, Youssef Shaaban ‘Abu Musa. Expressing his admiration for the site, the Minister said: “The most beautiful thing in the South is that it is splendid thanks to the bountifulness of this blessed land, which at one time was stolen from its people and liberated because they are qualified to live in this blessing.” Al-Murtada considered it a joyful opportunity to visit the Sha’ban Castle, “realized by its owner as a childhood dream in the most difficult circumstances,” and encouraged every Lebanese to visit it. He concluded: “We, functionally as the Ministry of Culture, will soon include it on the list of official Lebanese museums.’

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

Two people were injured by metal bullets in confrontations with the occupation in Kafr Qaddum

Two young men were injured by a rubber-coated metal bullet, on Saturday, during confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces, in Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya.

Local sources reported that two young men were injured by rubber-coated metal bullets and dozens suffered from suffocation after the occupation forces stormed the village, specifically around the Omar bin Al-Khattab Mosque

Source: Maan News Agency

5,500 tons of contaminated rice seized in Zarqa

The Public Health and Safety Committees in Zarqa governorate, in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, on Saturday seized 5,500 tons of rice unfit for human consumption, according to the local governor. The entire quantity of rice was seized and the warehouses were shut down and sealed with red wax, said Governor Hassan Jabour, adding that authorities will proceed with legal action against the violators. Jabour stressed that the health and safety committees, in cooperation with other oversight authorities, will not tolerate such violations or attempts to tamper with the food of citizens.

Source: Jordan News Agency

20th International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition begins in Abu Dhabi

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and President of the Emirates Falconers Club, the 20th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) kicked off today in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) under the theme “Sustainability Heritage… A Reborn Aspiration”.

The exhibition, organised by the Emirates Falconers Club until 8th September, includes local and international participants and visitors due to the opportunities it provides for local, regional and international companies and brands to build business relationships, as it includes more than 1,200 exhibitors and brands.

The 20th edition of ADIHEX is expected to attract more than 150,000 visitors to the exhibition, which is dedicated to promote its 11 industry sectors, which include: weapons; hunting and shooting equipment; hunting and camping equipment; falconry; equestrian; environment and cultural heritage preservation and promotion; arts and crafts; outdoor recreation equipment; fishing and marine sport equipment; veterinarian services and products; hunting and safari; as well as specialised media.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Eritrean asylum seekers, Israeli police injured during protests in Tel Aviv

At least 140 were injured in clashes that erupted Saturday in Tel Aviv between asylum seekers from Eritrea and the Israeli police. According to Walla, eight demonstrators were seriously injured, and at least 12 with gunshot wounds were taken to hospital. The clashes erupted against the backdrop of a festival that the Eritrean embassy in Tel Aviv planned to hold, and Eritrean demonstrators protested against that.

Source: Jordan News Agency

General plan to commemorate Prophet’s birthday anniversary in 1445 AH approved

An expanded meeting was held on Saturday in Sanaa and included the Parliament Speaker, Yahya Al-Rai, Prime Minister, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Habtoor, Head of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Ahmed Al-Mutawakkil, and the Shura Speaker, Muhammad Al-Aidaroos,.

In the meeting, the draft plan of the Presidency of the Republic to commemorate the Noble Prophet’s birthday anniversary in 1445 AH, and the government’s plan to commemorate the occasion were approved.

The two draft plans included the tasks and activities of the Supreme Political Council, the Parliament, the Councils of Ministers, the Supreme Judicial Council, the Shura Council, and the Office of the Presidency of the Republic.

The meeting dealt with the general objectives of the activities commemorating the Prophet’s birthday anniversary in showing the extent of Yemenis’ adherence to the Holy Quran in light of the efforts of the atheist west to distort and desecrate the Book of Allah.

The meeting stressed the need for the state institutions to carry out the responsible implementation of all the tasks and activities included in the two plans and touched on the tasks and activities of ministries, government agencies, and localities in the capital Sana’a and the provinces.

Source: Yemen News Agency