• Lifestyle
    Al Arabiya English

    The signs highlighting the short-term struggles Dubai's tourism industry faces

    Three things happened last week that highlighted the plight Dubai’s future tourism industry is facing, at least in the short-term. On Monday Dubai International Airport (DXB) released its annual figures and revealed that a total of 25.9 million customers travelled through the airport in 2020, a decrease of 70 percent compared to 2019. Also on Monday, Emirates Group held a media roundtable with the company’s COO, and a small group of journalists.

  • Entertainment
    Kuwait Times

    Harry and Meghan permanently quit British royal life

    Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan have permanently quit royal duties, Buckingham Palace said Friday, just over a year after they rocked the British monarchy by announcing plans to “step back” from their roles. Queen Elizabeth II ordered the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as they are formally known, to relinquish their honorary titles and patronages following the confirmation that they would not be returning as working royals.

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: UAE reports 17 new COVID-19 deaths in just 24 hours, 2,250 new cases

    The United Arab Emirates reported 2,250 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, which brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 370,425, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced. Seventeen people died in the last 24 hours, raising the virus-related death toll in th country to 1,125. Meanwhile, 3,684 people recovered from the coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of recoveries in the UAE to 359,697.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Ending IAEA's snap inspections in Iran not a violation of nuclear deal: Zarif

    Iran’s decision to end snap inspections by UN inspectors on Feb. 23 would not mean abandoning its 2015 nuclear deal, but the United States must still lift sanctions on Tehran to rescue the pact, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday. In an interview with Iranian state TV, Zarif also criticized US President Joe Biden’s administration, saying “for all practical purposes they are pursuing the same policy” of “maximum pressure” as his predecessor Donald Trump.

  • Health
    Al Jazeera

    What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines?

    It is hypothesised that younger people are more likely to report side effects from vaccines when compared with older people due to them having a more robust immune system. Having said all that, if you do not have side effects, that does not mean your immune system is not working. Our immune systems are so variable, it is impossible to correlate the severity of side effects with the efficiency of immune response.

  • Business
    Al Arabiya English

    Italy coastguard searches for survivors after migrant shipwreck

    The Italian coastguard began a search for survivors Saturday after a vessel carrying migrants capsized off the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa overnight. Officials said in a statement that the craft had overturned as the coastguard was bringing migrants aboard its own boats off the island located between Sicily, Tunisia and Libya. While around 40 people were saved, survivors of the accident said five were missing from the original number aboard.

  • Lifestyle
    Al Jazeera

    'Kimye' split: Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West

    Reality television celebrity and businesswoman Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West after almost seven years of marriage and months of rumours that their relationship had broken down. Representatives for Los Angeles Superior Court and for the 40-year-old star said on Friday that she had filed the divorce papers. Celebrity website TMZ cited unidentified sources as saying the split was amicable and that Kardashian had asked for joint custody of the couple’s four children.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Houthi offensive in Yemen's Marib is battle against US, its allies: Official

    The latest Houthi offensive in Yemen’s city of Marib is a battle against the United States and its allies, the group’s top military official Abdullah al-Sharifi told the militia’s al-Masirah TV. The fight now is not with our brothers, but it is between us and infidelity, America and its allies,” he said. New clashes between Yemen’s internationally-recognized government and the Iran-backed group erupted earlier this month after weeks of relative calm in the region.

  • Sport
    Arab News

    INTERVIEW: Female Saudi driver feels right at home at Diriyah E-Prix

    RIYADH: Hollie Doyle made history on Saturday by becoming the first female jockey to win a race on Saudi Cup day when she stormed to victory in the $1 million Neom Turf Cup, the first race of the day. At a rainswept King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Doyle’s victory on True Self got the action at the $30.5 million meeting off to a memorable start and there were also victories for the Dubai-owned Space Blues and Gifts of Gold of Godolphin.

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Reports: Israel buys vaccines for Syria in prisoner deal

    Israel paid Russia $1.2 million to provide the Syrian government with coronavirus vaccines as part of a deal that secured the release of an Israeli woman held captive in Damascus, according to Israeli media reports on Sunday. The terms of the clandestine trade-off orchestrated by Moscow between the two nations remained murky. But the fact Israel is providing vaccines to Syria — an enemy country hosting hostile Iranian forces — drew criticism at home, and stands in contrast to Israel’s refusal to...

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Iran nuclear deal: Iran held 'fruitful discussions' with IAEA chief: Official

    Iran held “fruitful discussions” with the visiting International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi on Sunday, Tehran’s ambassador to the UN body said. Iran and the IAEA held fruitful discussions based on mutual respect, the result of which will be released this evening,” Kazem Gharibabadi, who attended the meeting, wrote on Twitter.

  • Lifestyle
    Arab News

    Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West

    Rather, it is her narrative that clarifies: Why the multiple corrective nose surgeries, why she endorsed skin-whitening creams early in her career, and amid calls for anti-colorism, her stance on it now. Chopra describes her upbringing as a “product of traditional and urban India, and as much of the East and West. A child of military doctors, she chronicles growing up in villages across Northern India, attending boarding school in cosmopolitan Lucknow, and middle school in the US.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: Israel says COVID-19 infections dropped 95.8 pct after both Pfizer shots

    The rate of COVID-19 infections dropped 95.8 percent among people who received both shots of Pfizer’s vaccine, Israel’s Health Ministry said on Saturday. The vaccine was also 98 percent effective in preventing infections that caused fever or breathing problems and 98.9 percent effective in preventing hospitalizations and death, the ministry said. The findings were based on data collected nationally through February 13 from Israelis who had received their second shot at least two weeks previously.

  • News
    Arab News

    Clashes between Iraqi forces and Daesh leave 7 dead

    Popular misconceptions about and demonization of the Yazidi community created one of the preconditions for Daesh’s genocide attempt. Genocide scholars such as Helen Fein identify four principal preconditions that generally precede genocidal episodes: The first and perhaps most important of these are that the victims be excluded from the main group. Such exclusion can go beyond the denial of citizenship or group membership.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    US sanctions inflicted $1 trillion damage on Iran's economy: FM

    Tehran, Iran – Unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States inflicted $1 trillion worth of damage on Iran’s economy and Tehran expects compensation, its foreign minister said. Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday after the US takes action to restore Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers through lifting sanctions, Tehran will want to negotiate on the damages it has suffered.

  • Entertainment
    Asharq AL-awsat

    Cathy O'Neil - Facebook and Twitter Can't Police What Gets Posted

    I wouldn’t want to work at a social media company right now. With the spotlight on insurrection planning, conspiracy theories and otherwise harmful content, Facebook, Twitter and the rest will face renewed pressure to clean up their act. Yet no matter what they try, all I can see are obstacles.

  • Entertainment
    Al Arabiya English

    Kim Kardashian files to divorce Kanye West, TMZ and Variety report

    Reality star Kim Kardashian has filed papers to divorce her rapper husband Kanye West after almost seven years of marriage, a Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman said on Friday. A representative for Kardashian, 40, confirmed that she had filed papers. Celebrity website TMZ cited unidentified sources as saying the split was amicable and that Kardashian had asked for joint custody of their four children.

  • Entertainment
    Arab News

    Crown prince arrives at King Abdulaziz Racetrack for Saudi Cup prize ceremony

    Graffiti is a great art form that has become one of the modern ways of beautifying public spaces,” Zainab Al-Mahoozi, a Saudi graffiti artist, told Arab News. Graffiti has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. But in Saudi Arabia, the art form started 20 years ago.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance

    Donald Trump will be making his first post-presidential appearance at a conservative gathering in Florida next weekend. Ian Walters, spokesman for the American Conservative Union, confirmed that Trump will be speaking at the group's annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28. Trump is expected to use the speech to talk about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative moment, as well as to criticize President Joe Biden’s efforts to undo his immigration policies, accor...

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Tanker Forest delivers 44 mln liters of Iranian fuel to Venezuela: Report

    A shipment of around 44 million liters of gasoline has secretly arrived at El Palito, Venezuela from Iran aboard handy size tanker Forest, according to a report by Tanker Trackers. This is according to our six weeklong tracking investigation. Forrest is the 3rd tanker we were expecting after Fortune and Faxon,” the report added.