Cairo University president receives delegation from China’s Fudan University

Cairo University President Mohamed Elkhosht said the university welcomes fostering cooperation with prestigious Chinese institutions, noting that it attaches great importance to developing international cooperation in various fields, including cooperation with China within the framework of common strategic files between both countries.

This came as Elkhosht received on Friday 14/06/2024 a delegation from China’s Fudan University, which is considered one of the top international universities, in addition to a high-level delegation from the Chinese Embassy in Cairo.

The Chinese university delegation was led by Fudan University President Jin Li.

The visit comes as part of efforts made by the two universities to promote academic and scientific cooperation.

The meeting touched on prospects for cooperation between both universities in various fields, most notably the exchange of students, researchers and expertise.

Source: State Information Service Egypt

Foreign Ministry follows up on death of 6 Jordanian pilgrims

Amman: The Directorate of Operations and Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said on Sunday that it is following up on the death of six Jordanian citizens who were performing Hajj today after suffering from heat stroke.

Head of Directorate, Sufyan Al-Qudah, said that the Ministry, through the Directorate and the Kingdom’s Consulate General in Jeddah, is following up with the competent Saudi authorities on the procedures for burying the pilgrims and transferring the bodies of those whose relatives wish to transfer them to the Kingdom as soon as possible.

Al-Qudah also expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the six pilgrims.

He explained that the six pilgrims weren’t members of the official Jordanian Hajj mission, calling on all Jordanian citizens performing Hajj to call for assistance around the clock through the following numbers: Directorate of Operations and Consular Affairs: 00962795497777 – Emergency Line/Jeddah: 0966501784611 or through the email address o
f the Directorate: [email protected].

Source: Jordan News Agency

No deaths recorded among Jordanian pilgrims, says Awqaf Ministry

Amman: The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs said it has not recorded any deaths among members of the official Jordanian Hajj delegation.

The ministry’s spokesperson, Ali Daqamseh, said that all the pilgrims of the Jordanian mission completed the Arafat ritual with ease.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Pilgrims head to Muzdalifah after standing at Arafat

Amman: After sunset on Saturday, the ninth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, pilgrims began to move to Muzdalifah, after standing on Mount Arafat.

After arriving in Muzdalifah, pilgrims will perform the Maghrib and Isha prayers together, following the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), then they will pick up stones for Jamarat rituals, spend the night in Muzdalifah, and then head to Mina after fajr prayers on Sunday, the first day of Eid Al Adha, to throw the Aqaba camel and slaughter the Hedi.

The movement from Arafat to Muzdalifah is the third stage of the Hajj.

Source: Jordan News Agency

UNRWA: More than 50,000 children in Gaza with acute malnutrition

Amman: more than 50,000 children in the Gaza Strip suffer from acute malnutrition and needed treatment, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said Saturday.

With the continued restrictions on aid, Gaza residents are still facing desperate levels of hunger, it said on X, adding that its teams are working tirelessly to reach families, but the situation is “catastrophic.”

The humanitarian conditions and the suffering of people in Gaza are deteriorating increasingly by the day amid the ongoing closure of crossings, which halted the flow of aid and medical supplies and prevented thousands of sick and injured from traveling abroad for treatment.

Source: Jordan News Agency

45 aid trucks arrive in Gaza on eve of Eid Al Adha

Amman: A 45-truck humanitarian aid convoy arrived in the Gaza Strip on the eve of Eid Al-Adha, which was sent by the Jordan Armed Forces – Arab Army (JAF) and the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO), with donations from organizations, companies and institutions.

The convoy carried food parcels and flour to be distributed through partner associations and organizations in the Strip, JHCO said in a statement.

JHCO Secretary-General Hussein Shibli said that his organization will continue to carry out its humanitarian role and dispatch aid from countries, organizations, institutions and humanitarian agencies to Gazans.

Shibli said a total of 1,970 trucks have entered Gaza so far, in addition to 53 aid aircraft via Al-Arish Airport.

Source: Jordan News Agency