WMO spotlights hazards, impacts of sand, dust storms

GENEVA: The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has issued its annual report on the incidence of sand and dust storms, as well as their impacts on society.

While dust concentrations in the most impacted areas remained above the long-term average …

Childhood immunisation levels stalled in 2023: UN

GENEVA: Global childhood vaccination levels have stalled, leaving around 2.7 million children lacking the protection they need compared to the pre-COVID-19 levels of 2019, UN agencies said on Sunday, warning of dangerous coverage gaps enabling outbrea…

FTA launches ‘Maskan’ smart application for UAE citizens

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has launched its new smart application ‘Maskan’, which forms part of its continuous efforts to implement digital transformation plans and provide outstanding tax services, in line with government priorities and strategi…