• Politics
    Arab News

    People disabled by Beirut explosion stage protest

    BEIRUT: People disabled by the Aug. 4 Beirut Port explosion staged a sit-in on Thursday to protest against “injustice, corruption and marginalization. The protest took place in the Basta Al-Tahta neighborhood, where a disabled 87-year-old man called Tawfiq Khawam had set himself alight due to the poverty and neglect he faced. Protesters said they did not want “another Tawfiq Khawam.

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,317 cases, five deaths in slight increase

    The United Arab Emirates has detected 1,317 new coronavirus cases, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) announced on Thursday. Coronavirus in the UAE Last Update: Thursday, 03 December 2020 KSA 13:16 - GMT 10:16

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Ivanka Trump questioned as part of inauguration fund lawsuit

    Ivanka Trump has been deposed by attorneys alleging that United States President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration committee misused donor funds, a new court filing reveals. The document, first reported by CNN Wednesday, notes that Ivanka Trump, the president’s oldest daughter and a senior White House adviser, was interviewed on Tuesday by attorneys from the Washington, DC attorney general’s office.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Iran accuses West of backing Israel on scientist assassination

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused Israel of killing its top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh amid the silence and complicity of the West and also called on Iran’s Gulf neighbours not to support Israel against Iran. Why is the West supporting Israeli terrorism? Why is Israel committing acts of terror against Iran, including [killing] our nuclear scientist, without condemnation and consequences from the West?

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Saudi Arabia, Qatar near agreement in Gulf crisis: Sources

    Qatar and Saudi Arabia are close to striking a preliminary agreement to end a dispute that has pitted the Gulf neighbours against each other for more than three years, sources told Al Jazeera. The expected deal comes after United States President Donald Trump’s adviser Jared Kushner arrived in the Gulf region as part of a last-ditch effort to resolve the Gulf crisis, before the Trump administration leaves office in January.

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants get warm welcome in Israel

    Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants arrived on Thursday to a festive ceremony at Israel’s international airport, as the government took a step toward carrying out its pledge to reunite hundreds of families split between the two countries. Some 300 people landed on the Ethiopian Airlines flight, with many waving flags or stopping to kiss the ground as they streamed off the aircraft onto a red carpet. Many were dressed in traditional Ethiopian robes, and many women held babies in their arms.

  • Health
    Al Jazeera

    Biden asks Fauci to join COVID-19 team, stresses need for masks

    United States President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday that he asked one of the country’s top infectious disease experts, Dr Anthony Fauci, to serve as his chief medical adviser when he takes office next month. In an interview with CNN, Biden cited his Chief of Staff Ron Klain’s previous experience working with Fauci “during the last crisis”, an apparent reference to the H1N1 pandemic in 2009, when Biden served as US vice president.