• Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Travel agents in Mideast, Africa say UAE is blocking visas

    Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unexplained ban on visitors amid both the coronavirus pandemic and the UAE’s normalization deal with Israel. Confusion over the UAE visa ban targeting 11 Muslim-majority nations, in addition to Lebanon and Kenya, swirled after a leaked document from Dubai’s state-owned airport free zone surfaced this week, declaring restrictions against ...

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Iran's president vows revenge over slain military scientist

    Iran’s president vowed Saturday to exact revenge over the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program as he joined other officials in blaming Israel for the slaying. Israel, long suspected of killing scientists a decade ago amid tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program, has yet to comment on the killing Friday of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. However, the attack bore the hallmarks of a carefully planned, military-style ambush.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    How Iranian scientist's killing could derail future US-Iran talks

    The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist will make United States President-elect Joe Biden’s ability to restart diplomacy between Washington and Tehran even more difficult, US-based analysts said on Friday, just hours after Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed. Biden, who will take office on January 20, has said he wants to return to a 2015 international accord that curbed the Iranian nuclear programme – a move that would signal a pullback from President Donald Trump’s hardline “maximum pre...

  • News
    CNN

    The week in 36 photos

    Airline crew members wearing protective suits arrive at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, November 24. Compared to last year at this time, air travel is dramatically down across the United States. People mourn the death of soccer legend Diego Maradona at the entrance of the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, November 25. Maradona, one of the all-time greats who captained Argentina to victory at the 1986 World Cup, died Wednesday at the age of 60.

  • Entertainment
    CNN

    Model Halima Aden quits runway citing pressure to 'compromise' religious beliefs

    Muslim model Halima Aden is stepping back from fashion and quitting runway shows entirely after feeling pressured to compromise her religious beliefs, she announced Wednesday. Aden, the first model to wear a hijab and burkini in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, posted a series of Instagram Stories describing the difficulties she has faced in the "toxic mess called fashion."

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: WHO wants to see clinical data on Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

    The World Health Organization needs to see clinical data and information of good manufacturing practice to be able to evaluate Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, WHO assistant director general Mariangela Simao said on Friday. Last Update: Saturday, 28 November 2020 KSA 23:04 - GMT 20:04

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Attacks on scientists in Iran in recent years: A list

    Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was assassinated in Tehran on Friday, is the latest Iranian nuclear scientist to be attacked since 2012. Massoud Ali-Mohammadi Majid Shahriyari Fereydoun Abbassi-Davani Darioush Rezai Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan Last Update: Friday, 27 November 2020 KSA 19:27 - GMT 16:27