• Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    France's Macron says US maximum pressure on Iran not working

    The United States' maximum pressure campaign on Iran has so far failed, France's president said on Tuesday, and he dismissed US efforts to restore UN sanctions against Tehran because Washington had left the 2015 nuclear deal. "The maximum pressure strategy, which has been under way for several years, has not at this stage made it possible to end Iran's destabilizing activities or to ensure that it will not be able to acquire nuclear weapons," Emmanuel Macron said in a speech to the United Nation...

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    Arab News

    Wife of Qatar's detained Sheikh Talal makes desperate plea to UN

    LONDON: The wife of a Qatari royal languishing in a Doha prison made a desperate appeal to the UN Human Rights Council Monday for her husband’s release. Sheikh Talal bin Abdul Al-Thani, a grandson of the former emir Sheikh Ahmad bin Ali Al-Thani, has been in prison for seven years. His wife, Asma Arian, says he has been tortured and ill-treated by the Qatari authorities and denied medical care as his health deteriorates.

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    Egypt Independent

    Iran strikes defiant tone at UN under crushing US sanctions

    Rouhani insisted his nation does not deserve sanctions and described the US as “a terrorist and interventionist outsider” before referring to the 1953 US-backed coup that cemented the control of the shah in Iran, which ultimately pushed the country toward its Islamic Revolution and hostility with the West. He said it is the US that has been “the sole user of atomic bombs” in the world.

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    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: UAE records over 1,000 COVID-19 cases, its highest single day spike

    The United Arab Emirates has confirmed 1,083 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, according to the country's NCEMA, marking its highest single day increase since the start of the pandemic. The UAE saw its highest daily count with 1,007 cases in a single day on September 12. Daily infections were on a downward trend since then but have increased once more despite an emphasis on compliance with measures throughout the country.

  • News
    Egypt Independent

    'The port came to us': Story behind AP photo of Beirut blast

    Syrian refugees faced resentment and discrimination — his daughter was harassed on the street, and his sons found it increasingly difficult to get jobs, he said. The situation got worse as the country’s economic crisis set in, culminating in a local currency collapse. Ali was so protective and scared for his children, especially the two girls, that he didn’t let them go to school, despite Sedra’s pleas.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Hezbollah has destroyed Lebanon, must disarm: Saudi Arabia's King Salman

    Hezbollah’s hegemony over Lebanon has destroyed the country’s constitutional, state institutions and the only way to break out of this is for the Iran-backed group to be disarmed, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz said Wednesday. Arab-Israeli conflict Last Update: Wednesday, 23 September 2020 KSA 19:14 - GMT 16:14

  • Lifestyle
    Arabian Business

    Abu Dhabi abolishes permit system for buying alcohol

    Authorities in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi have abolished the requirement for permits to purchase and consume alcohol, according to an official circular, after neighbouring Dubai also moved to relax rules. The changes come as both the emirates, among seven in the United Arab Emirates federation, seek to rebuild their tourism industries after the coronavirus shutdown, and also prepare for visitors from Israel after a landmark deal to normalise relations.