Lebanese American University of Beirut students and activists flash the victory sign as they march in support of the Palestinian people last month.  EPA
Lebanese American University of Beirut students and activists flash the victory sign as they march in support of the Palestinian people last month. EPA

Lebanese people want peace

21 June, 2024

With reference to Jamie Prentis's report Hezbollah's Nasrallah warns Cyprus over opening airports to Israel if Lebanon war begins (June 19): Lebanon is at peace with Cyprus and Cypriots have always helped Lebanon during the Civil War. Antagonists need to leave us alone. Every single Lebanese person I know only wants peace.

Dina Azar, Bristol, UK

Nasrallah doesn't represent most Lebanese people and we are sick of being inaccurately spoken for by a handful of people meddling from outside the country.

Cynthia Daoud, Tyre, Lebanon

When will the international community intervene? The US can stop this war mongering. I cannot emphasise this enough: we Lebanese do not want war. We've had enough over the decades.

Idris M, Beirut, Lebanon

America needs to look after itself first, not Israel

With regard to Patrick deHahn's report US rebuffs Netanyahu claim it is withholding support to Israel (June 19): It's shocking to me that the Israeli prime minister would actually say 'Give us the tools and we’ll finish the job a lot faster'. America doesn't owe anyone anything – except its own citizens. I am so disappointed with how after the wildfires last year in Lahaina the Hawaiian home owners – Americans – were neglected. We weren't taken care of. We pay taxes and the government can't even look after its own people. Weapons to Israel should not be the priority. But too many politicians care only about their own agendas.

Ryan Luna, Seattle, US

Tools? Just to kill more innocent people. Shame on the US for supplying Israel with these weapons to destroy even more Palestinian lives.

Faisal Haroon, via email

Tools are to fix houses, not to blow them up. Stop killing even more Palestinians. Stop killing children, stop leaving so many orphaned. This war has continued for too long. The US should think twice before continuing to perpetuate this horror. They must stop supplying Israel with these weapons.

Zara Zubair, Ras Al Khaimah

Pilgrims succumbing to heatstroke

With regard to the article Jordan, Tunisia, Iran and Indonesia report deaths of citizens at Hajj (June 19): The reports are heartbreaking. To think how many of the heatstroke victims were elderly people who had embarked on the journey of their lifetime. May they rest in peace and their families have the strength to cope with the news.

Shiela Ahmed, Oman

A trip to the site of historic city

With regard to the editorial An ancient city dug up in the UAE links the country to its rich past (June 17): This is very interesting. I look forward to reading about more such discoveries and to visit the site once it's open to the public.

Natalie Borman, Dubai


Developer: 11 Bit Studios
Publisher: Odd Meter
Console: PlayStation 5, PC and Xbox series X/S
Rating: 4/5

The specs: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Price, base / as tested: Dh76,900 / Dh110,900

Engine: 2.0L, turbocharged in-line four-cylinder

Gearbox: Nine-speed automatic

Power: 252hp @ 5,500rpm

Torque: Torque: 352Nm @ 2,500rpm

Fuel economy, combined: 8.5L / 100km


Started: 2018

Founders: Eslam Hussein and Pulkit Ganjoo

Based: Dubai

Sector: Transport

Size: 9 employees

Investment: $1,275,000

Investors: Class 5 Global, Equitrust, Gulf Islamic Investments, Kairos K50 and William Zeqiri


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Man of the Match: Djibril Sidibe (Everton)

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Developer: Big Ape Productions
Publisher: LucasArts
Console: PlayStation 1 & 5, Sega Saturn
Rating: 4/5

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Name: Hassan Mohsen Elhais

Position: legal consultant with Al Rowaad Advocates and Legal Consultants

In numbers

1,000 tonnes of waste collected daily:

  • 800 tonnes converted into alternative fuel
  • 150 tonnes to landfill
  • 50 tonnes sold as scrap metal

800 tonnes of RDF replaces 500 tonnes of coal

Two conveyor lines treat more than 350,000 tonnes of waste per year

25 staff on site


UAE athletes heading to Paris 2024

Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi, Abdullah Al Marri, Omar Al Marzooqi, Salem Al Suwaidi, and Ali Al Karbi (four to be selected).

Men: Narmandakh Bayanmunkh (66kg), Nugzari Tatalashvili (81kg), Aram Grigorian (90kg), Dzhafar Kostoev (100kg), Magomedomar Magomedomarov (+100kg); women's Khorloodoi Bishrelt (52kg).

Safia Al Sayegh (women's road race).

Men: Yousef Rashid Al Matroushi (100m freestyle); women: Maha Abdullah Al Shehi (200m freestyle).

Maryam Mohammed Al Farsi (women's 100 metres).

Updated: June 21, 2024, 3:53 AM