• Lifestyle
    Egypt Independent

    Photographer helps laid-off expats bid goodbye to Dubai

    I remember thinking, a popular request even before COVID, expats would come and hire me to photograph them at landmarks as a keepsake,” Hainey said from the beach where she captures families’ final moments in Dubai. In the distance, the iconic sail profile of the Burj Al Arab hotel and Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on the planet, peeked through the light morning haze. If you’ve been living here for 15 years, you want something to remember it by.

  • Politics
    Asharq AL-awsat

    Washington: Iran Smuggled Eyrlou to Sanaa to Expand Malign Influence

    The United States Department of State accused on Wednesday Iran of intending “to use Houthis to expand its malign influence” in the region, especially after Tehran's appointment of Hassan Eyrlou, a Revolutionary Guard leader, as ambassador to coup-held Sanaa. State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a Twitter post that Iran smuggled Eyrlou, a Revolutionary Guard military advisor with links to the terrorist Hezbollah group in Lebanon, “under the guise of “ambassador” to the Houthi mil...

  • Business
    Egypt Independent

    In Dubai, oil-rich UAE sees a new wonder: A coal power plant

    The construction of the $3.4 billion Hassyan plant in Dubai appears puzzling, as the United Arab Emirates hosts the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency. It’s also building the peninsula’s first nuclear power plant and endlessly promotes its vast solar-power plant named after Dubai’s ruler. Dubai has also set the lofty goal of having the world’s lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050 — something that would be impacted by burning coal.

  • Lifestyle
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: Wedding in Mexico results in 100 infected with COVID-19

    More than 100 people are believed to have been infected by the coronavirus at a wedding early this month in the northern Mexico border city of Mexicali, authorities said. About 300 people attended the Oct. 3 nuptials of a soap opera actor and the daughter of a businessman, Alonso Oscar Pérez Rico, the health secretary of Baja California state said Monday. Pérez Rico told local media that there were apparently no masks or temperature checks at the event and that the organizers also did not have permission to hold an event of that size during the pandemic. In some states in Mexico, knowingly infecting someone with a disease is a crime.

  • Entertainment

    Kim Kardashian West's style evolution

    Kim Kardashian West has often used fashion as a tool to build her brand and global influence. We look back at how her style has changed over the years.

  • News
    Egypt Independent

    Kuwaiti man brutally assaults female Egyptian doctor

    A Kuwaiti man brutally assaulted a female Egyptian doctor at her workplace in the Mubarak al-Kabeer Eastern Medical Center in southern Kuwait, the Egyptian Ministry of Manpower and Immigration said on Tuesday. In a statement, the ministry assured that it is pursuing the doctor’s full rights in the case. According to the head of the Labor Representative Office of the Egyptian Embassy in Kuwait Ahmed Ibrahim, the victim had been working in the Mubarak al-Kabeer Eastern Medical Center since 2010.

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: UAE detects highest daily COVID-19 tally with 1,578 in just 24 hours

    The United Arab Emirates recorded 1,578 new cases of the novel coronavirus – its highest daily tally yet – which brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 120,710, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Thursday. Last Update: Thursday, 22 October 2020 KSA 13:45 - GMT 10:45