• Health
    Al Jazeera

    Chinese vaccines' effectiveness low, official admits

    In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to give them a boost. Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates”, said the director of the China Centers for Disease Control, Gao Fu, at a conference on Saturday in the southwestern city of Chengdu. Beijing has distributed hundreds of millions of doses in other countries.

  • Entertainment
    Al Arabiya English

    Yemeni model Entisar al-Hammadi kidnapped by Iran-backed Houthis: Activists

    Yemeni model and actress Entisar al-Hammadi was kidnapped by Iran-backed Houthis near the capital Sana’a, activists said in social media posts on Sunday. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. The Houthi terrorist group continues to terrorize Yemeni women,” an activism page called Yemeni Feminist Voice said in a tweet.

  • Entertainment
    Al Jazeera

    Rich, old prince dies – the media, on cue, loses it

    It appears that many Brits preferred to watch the final of MasterChef or a football match between the English and French women’s teams than to endure the cavalcade of mournful pundits, historians and journalists reminding them ad infinitum about the debt and gratitude they owe to a dead, pampered, rich prince who sacrificed all to serve his beloved country and queen. Insensitive, ungrateful proletarians.

  • Entertainment
    Al Arabiya English

    Children of Britain's Queen Elizabeth react to Prince Philip's death

    Following are comments or statements from the couple's four children this weekend. Eldest son and heir to the throne, Prince Charles: "My father, for I suppose the last 70 years, has given the most remarkable devoted service to the queen, to my family, to the country and also to the whole of the Commonwealth," Charles said outside his Highgrove House home on Saturday.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Saudi Arabia executes three soldiers for committing high treason: Ministry

    Three soldiers who worked for the Saudi Ministry of Defense were executed for committing a crime of high treason, the Saudi Press Agency SPA cited the ministry as saying on Saturday. Investigations revealed that the three ministry employees committed treason “in cooperation with the enemy in a way that violates the Kingdom” and “its military interests,” the ministry said.

  • News
    Al Arabiya English

    Chinese watchdog rebukes 'mukbang' binge-eating, drinking videos

    China’s corruption watchdog has called on online video-sharing platforms to take action against “mukbang” shows, in which people livestream themselves eating - or drinking - excessively, saying such content encourages food waste. Mukbang videos originated in South Korea and are increasingly popular in China, but they have faced sharp criticism from state media and regulatory crackdowns - especially since President Xi Jinping launched a campaign to curb food wastage last year.

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    Sinopharm's protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate gets clinical nod

    The China National Biotec Group Company (CNBG) has obtained regulatory approval to move a third COVID-19 vaccine candidate into the human testing stage in China, CNBG said on Saturday. The subsidiary of state-owned China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) said that manufacturing the candidate, which is based on protein cultivated in factories, does not require facilities with high biosafety levels.