ERC distributes Zakat Al Fitr to 1,270 families in Mukalla, Yemen

MUKALLA: The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has started the distribution of Zakat Al Fitr in Mukalla, Hadramaut Governorate in Yemen, benefiting around 1,270 families facing challenging economic and living conditions in the region.

The beneficiaries expressed their appreciation to the UAE for this generous gesture, which brought happiness and relief to their lives during a tough period.

They lauded ERC’s work in addressing their needs and offering essential support. The initiative is part of ERC’s broader mission to aid vulnerable families and provide necessary assistance, especially given the country’s ongoing challenges. It aligns with various charitable projects undertaken by the UAE during Ramadan, such as distributing Ramadan Rations, Ramadan dates, the Eid clothing project, and Zakat Al Fitr.

ERC’s voluntary activities underscore values of social and human solidarity, helping ease the burdens faced by beneficiaries from the start of Ramadan through Eid Al Fitr.

Source: Emirates News Agency

/13 / women wanted on criminal and terrorist charges arrested in Diyala

Baquba, Diyala police forces arrested 13 wanted persons on criminal and terrorist charges.

A security source told the correspondent of the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA): ‘Joint forces arrested the wanted persons through security practices carried out in Baquba and its surrounding areas.’

He added: ‘The wanted persons were transferred to a security center to complete their investigations.’

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

UAE and Egypt Presidents exchange Eid Al-Fitr greetings

ABU DHABI: UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today spoke by telephone to His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt to exchange Eid Al-Fitr greetings.

His Highness and President El-Sisi expressed their best wishes on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr and prayed to God to bestow His blessings on their countries and their peoples, and grant peace and security to the people of the region and the world.

Source: Emirates News Agency

The Pentagon: Attacks by Ukrainian forces on Russian oil refineries may affect global energy

Baghdad, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced: ‘The strikes launched by Ukrainian forces on Russian oil refineries negatively affect the global fuel and energy complex.’

‘Of course, these attacks could lead to a domino effect on the global energy situation,’ Austin said.

The Financial Times reported earlier, citing informed sources, that the United States demanded that Ukraine stop attacks on energy infrastructure facilities and sites in Russia.

The newspaper confirmed that Washington fears that Russia will respond by launching retaliatory strikes on the opponent’s infrastructure sites, which Western countries also depend on. They include, for example, the Caspian Sea Pipeline Consortium’s oil pipeline, which is used by Western companies, including US oil companies ExxonMobil and Chevron.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov confirmed that all faults in oil refineries damaged by the drone attacks are being repaired, and Russia has sufficient capabilitie
s for that.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Ajman Ruler to perform Eid Al Fitr prayer at Al Zaher Palace mosque

AJMAN: H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, will perform Eid Al Fitr prayer at Al Zaher Palace mosque in the emirate.

H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, Sheikhs, senior officials, citizens and residents will pray along with Sheikh Humaid.

H.H. Sheikh Humaid will receive Eid well-wishers at Al Zaher Palace after the prayer.

Source: Emirates News Agency