• News
    Egypt Independent

    UAE: A model for women's rights in the Middle East?

    According to the Emirates Ministry of State for Advanced Sciences, women make up 80 percent of the science team behind the current Mars mission. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual Global Gender Gap Report lists the UAE as a “leader in promoting gender equality in the Middle East” and ranks it among the “five most improved countries in the overall index,” with gender gaps narrowed by at least 4.4 percentage points. As of this year, the UAE is ranked 72 of 153 countries.

  • News
    Al Jazeera

    A dozen people missing after boat capsizes off southern US coast

    A dozen people have gone missing at sea off the US state of Louisiana after a commercial ship capsized in the Gulf of Mexico, sparking a rescue operation that saved six others. The United States Coast Guard and a fleet of volunteers were deployed to search for the 18 crew on board after the vessel capsized in a storm near Port Fourchon, about 160km (100 miles) south of New Orleans, on Tuesday night.

  • Entertainment
    Al Arabiya English

    Queen returns to royal duties after death of husband Prince Philip

    Queen Elizabeth II has returned to royal duties, four days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip. The 94-year-old British monarch attended a retirement ceremony for a senior royal official on Tuesday, according to the Court Circular, the official record of royal engagements. The royal family is observing two weeks of mourning for Philip, who died Friday at the age of 99.

  • Health
    Al Jazeera

    Weekend curfew in Indian capital as hospitals see 'chaotic' surge

    India has reported a record 200,739 COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry, as Delhi government announces weekend lockdowns in the capital and hospitals treating patients report severe shortages of beds and oxygen supplies. Deaths stood at 1,038, taking the total to 173,123, the data showed on Thursday. The country’s total caseload reached 14.1 million, just behind the United States that leads the global tally with 31.4 million cases.

  • Science
    Al Arabiya English

    Australian man finds snake in lettuce bought at Sydney supermarket

    Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he’d just brought home from a Sydney supermarket — until a snake tongue flicked. I kind of completely freaked out when I saw this little tongue come out of its mouth and start flicking around and realized it was a snake because worms don’t have tongues,” White said on Thursday. I definitely kind of panicked a bit,” he added.

  • News
    Egypt Independent

    8 people killed after shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis, police say

    Eight people with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds were pronounced dead at an Indianapolis FedEx facility, police said. Authorities said they were aware of multiple other injured victims in hospitals. Multiple people with gunshot wounds have been brought to local hospitals after a shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, according to Officer Genae Cook, a spokesperson for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    IAEA inspectors visit Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment site

    Inspectors from the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog have visited Iran’s nuclear enrichment site at Natanz days after it was reportedly attacked in what Tehran has called an act of “sabotage”. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) did not comment on the extent of the damage from Sunday’s explosion, which knocked out electricity at the site in central Iran.