Bybit Web3 IDO Adds Pop Social (PPT) to Its Roster, Enabling Access to the Ultimate Web3 AI Social Experience

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Media OutReach – 20 October 2023 – Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, is excited to announce the launch of Pop Social on its Web3 IDO platform. Bybit users can now participate in the token sale of Pop Social (PPT), the ultimate Web3 AI social media platform, and be part of the groundbreaking community. Pop Social aims to revolutionize the social media landscape by fostering an engaging, social experience driven by user-generated content. By democratizing content ownership and empowering the AI creator economy, Pop Social bridges the gap between conventional social media platforms and the Web3 shared social experience. Bybit is proud to support this innovative project and welcome the next billion users into the world of Web3.

“Bybit is dedicated to advancing innovation in crypto and driving global adoption of Web3,” said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit. “The launch of Pop Social on our IDO platform gives users early access to promising projects at the forefront of social media’s transition to AI and blockchain technologies. Our community can now help guide emerging ventures and be part of building the future of this exciting industry.”

During the Bybit IDO, a total of 500,000 PPT tokens will be allocated, representing 0.25% of the total max supply. Bybit users can purchase PPT tokens at a price of 0.1 USDT per token, making it accessible to join. To participate in the Bybit Web3 IDO, users must possess a Bybit Wallet with a minimum balance of 250 USDT (BNB Chain) and 0.1 BNB (BNB Chain). For more information, please visit here.

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Coinciding with Aggression on Gaza Strip…Israeli Occupation Launches Massive Arrest Campaign in West Bank

Occupied Jerusalem, -The Israeli occupation forces launched today a massive arrest campaign, targeting 44 Palestinians, in various parts of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) reported that the occupation forces stormed several neighborhoods in the city of Hebron, the town of Surif, and the town of Al-Samu at dawn today, and arrested 32 Palestinians.

The Israeli occupation forces also arrested 12 Palestinians today from different areas in Bethlehem Governorate.

It is noteworthy that since the beginning of this year, arrests in the occupied West Bank have reached more than 6,000 arrests.

Various parts of the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem witness daily raids and incursions into villages and towns by the Israeli occupation forces, accompanied by confrontations, arrests, and the firing of live and rubber bullets and tear gas bombs at Palestinian youth.

The pace of these campaigns increased in conjunction with the unprecedented and continuing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip for the fourteenth day in a row, which left thousands of martyrs and wounded in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and caused massive destruction to hospitals, schools, homes and infrastructure in light of the deliberate cutting of electricity and water, and the prevention of the entry of food, fuel and medical aid to residents. Gaza.

According to the latest toll of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the number of martyrs in the Gaza Strip reached 3,785, while more than 12,000 were wounded, since the start of the aggression on the seventh of this month.

Source: Qatar News Agency


Leaders in the Gulf and Southeast Asia are set to hold an inaugural summit Friday in Saudi Arabia.

‘This summit is very important and is expected to yield very positive results,’ said Malaysian Foreign Minister Zambry Abdul Kadir.

Malaysia is the coordinator of the summit.

Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are headed to Riyadh where they will discuss bilateral and geo-political developments, including security, economic progress and socio-cultural collaboration.

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are six members of the GCC while the 10-member ASEAN consists of Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Southeast Asian region, with a combined population of 650 million, ‘would naturally seek attention from the Gulf region and the world due to its strategic and dynamic geopolitical position,’ said Kadir.

The two blocs established relations in 1990.

The summit allows member states from the two sides to engage in bilateral as well as multilateral talks besides bloc-level discussions.

The GCC has its headquarters based in the Saudi capital.

‘This summit will serve as an important platform for the Philippines to highlight the need for cooperation in energy and food security, logistics, supply chains, digital [transformation], the free flow of goods, people, and services, as well as the enhancement and protection of the rights, of course, of our overseas workers,’ Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos said before his flight to Riyadh.

A Filipino official said earlier this week that the outcome of the summit can help Southeast Asian nations ‘mitigate’ higher oil prices.

GCC members are among the world’s largest producers of crude oil.

A look at economic indicators shows GCC imports from ASEAN countries made up 6% of the Arab bloc while exports to the Southeast Asian regional bloc were on the rise — mainly because of crude and plastic polymers.

Investments by the GCC in the ASEAN region have been around $14 billion with 75% of the share from UAE investors.

A large Muslim population in Southeast Asia has been one of the most attractive aspects for GCC nations as Arab investors have shown a keen interest in ASEAN’s food and beverage sector.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon


Gasoline prices on Friday dropped in Lebanon as the price of 95 octane fuel decreased by LBP 26,000 and that of 98 octane fuel dropped by LBP 24,000, while the price of diesel increased by LBP 1,000, and that of gas remained the same.

The new prices are as follows:

-Gasoline 95 octane: LBP 1,597,000

-Gasoline 98 octane: LBP 1,637,000

-Diesel Oil: LBP 1,707,000

-Gas Canister: LBP 970,000

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

Gaza death toll passes 4,137 martyrs – HM

RAMALLAH, – The death toll of Palestinians killed since the Israeli occupation launched the aggression on the Gaza Strip has jumped to 4,137 martyrs, according to the Health Ministry.

The number of Palestinians injured in the Israeli occupation’s attacks has also passed 13,000 and more than one thousand people, mostly children, are still missing, the ministry said in a press release.

Meanwhile, Palestinian Health Minister Mai Al-Kaila denounced the crimes committed by the Israeli occupying entity against Palestinians as a “genocide”.

She added that the Israeli occupation power has targeted hospitals, places of worshipping and schools in blatant breach of international law.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

GCC-ASEAN summit calls for concerted efforts for global peace

RIYADH, – The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and ASEAN leaders affirmed Friday the need of concerted efforts to achieve global peace.

In a joint final communique of the summit of the GCC member states and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the leaders said that this is achieved by mutual respect and cooperation between countries and regional blocs to achieve development and progress, and maintain international order based on rules.

The leaders agreed on conducting negotiations and exploring cooperation on specific areas of common concern to implement the four priority areas of ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP), namely maritime cooperation, connectivity, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and economic and other possible areas of cooperation, where appropriate, said the communique, as reported by Saudi News Agency (SPA).

They also called for join efforts to promote peace, security, stability and prosperity, through mutual respect and cooperation between countries and regions to achieve development and progress and maintain the rules-based international order based on adherence to international law, the UN Charter.

This includes the principles of good neighborliness, respect for the independence, sovereignty, equality, territorial integrity, non-interference in their internal affairs, and refraining from the use of force, or the threat of use of force, and settlement of differences or disputes by peaceful means, it noted.

The communique affirmed the need of strengthening ties between the two sides, at the multilateral and bilateral levels, by pursuing opportunities for sustainable development, peace, security and stability, and to navigate global and regional challenges and risks.

The aim of this is to ensure sustainable supply chains, transport interconnectivity and communications in order to strengthen food, energy and water security; as well as to build cooperation in green and renewable energy sources and technologies, tourism infrastructure, creating business opportunities and boosting trade and investment flows, it made clear.

It called for exploring cooperation in preventing and combating transnational crime, cybercrime, counterterrorism and extremism.

In addition, the leaders welcomed the GCC-ASEAN Framework of Cooperation (2024-2028), which outlines measures and cooperation activities to be jointly undertaken by ASEAN and the GCC in the areas of common interest and for mutual benefit including political and security dialogue, trade and investment people-to-people exchanges, education, culture, tourism, media and sports.

They stressed the importance of oceans and seas as key factors in achieving growth and prosperity of the region, and of maintaining and promoting peace, stability, maritime safety and security, freedom of navigation and overflight in the region.

The communique highlighted enhancing trade and investment flows through creating mutually beneficial opportunities for joint investment, consistent with the GCC-ASEAN Framework of Cooperation, with special emphasis on sustainable infrastructure, renewables, petrochemicals, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, tourism, logistics, smart cities, connectivity and digitalization.

It further affirmed the importance of boosting trade and investment relations between the GCC and ASEAN by promoting public-private sector engagement and business-to-business relations between the two regions, using available and new physical and online platforms, trade missions, exhibitions, seminars, conferences, and dialogues between their business representatives.

They also encouraged cooperation in the domains of science, technology and innovation, technology transfer and innovation models, sharing expertise, joint research activity, and development on cross-sectoral areas such as health, communicable and emerging infectious diseases, environmental management, climate change adaptation as well as others, it elaborated. The conferees welcomed Saudi Arabia’s bid to host Expo 2030 in Riyadh, stressing the importance of organizing regional and international exhibitions to reenergize economic and cultural exchanges between the Gulf and Southeast Asia regions.

Furthermore, they encouraged diplomatic contact by boosting training activities for diplomats and exploring collaboration between the GCC and ASEAN Member States’ training centers, according to the communique.

The leaders called for enhancing trade multilateral system, as embodied by the World Trade Organization (WTO), amidst global trade uncertainties, including disruptions in global trade markets and supply chains.

They announced commitments expressed by the GCC and ASEAN countries at COP27 and called for an active participation at COP28, aimed at implementing commitments made.

The conferees underlined the importance of commitment to the principles of the climate agreements, including equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities in the light of different national circumstances, approaches, needs, and priorities in implementing the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement.

The leaders reaffirmed commitment to the Paris Agreement and, in view of COP28 and stressed the importance of successfully concluding the first Global Stocktake, with an ambitious and forward-looking outcome.

They expressed interest in working together towards sustainable, just, affordable, inclusive and orderly energy transitions in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

They were briefed on Saudi Arabia’s Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) and allocated USD 2.5 billion to support the projects and governance of this step.

They welcomed Saudi Arabia’s announcement on establishing an international water organization in Riyadh, and the UAE water initiative to address the threat of global water scarcity and called for further decisive global action.

Finally, they thanked Saudi Arabia for hosting this historic summit and agreed to hold a GCC-ASEAN summit every two years, looking forward to holding the next summit in Malaysia in 2025.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Ministry of Defence continues preparations for ‘Union Fortress 9’ military parade

ABU DHABI, The Ministry of Defence continues its preparations for the “Union Fortress 9” military parade, scheduled to take place on 5th November on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

“Union Fortress 9” will include a variety of events, including a joint military parade of various formations and units of the Armed Forces, which reflect their high readiness and complete and accurate coordination, in addition to the implementation of scenarios and field maneuvers that embody the advanced combat capabilities of the members of the Armed Forces in the military theatre of operations.

The aim of this show is to demonstrate the remarkable military power, as well as the ability to carry out missions with outstanding agility and high efficiency, and to perform a wide range of military operations to defend the homeland and protect its security, in close cooperation with other security services.

The Organising Committee of Union Fortress extended an invitation to the public to share with the members of the armed forces the feelings of pride, spirit of union, and glorification of their valiant army.

This year the event will witness the introduction of new scenarios that reflect the advanced capabilities of the Armed Forces using the latest technologies in the military theatre of operations, which will be used during the military parade, in addition to the inauguration of the family entertainment village, which will open its doors to the public on 27th October for 10 days on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Source: Emirates News Agency