• 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.

  • 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?

  • 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

    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
    Arab News

    In parting shot, Pompeo rebukes Turkey at NATO meeting

    GAZA CITY: New measures to counter the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Gaza Strip were announced on Thursday by the interior ministry of Hamas, which rules the Palestinian enclave. Mosques, schools, universities and kindergartens will be closed from Saturday in the Gaza Strip, excluding high schools and nurseries, the interior ministry said in a statement. A night-time curfew was also set to start from Saturday, lasting from 6:00 p.m.

  • News
    Arabian Business

    Dubai's ability to bounce back from a crisis is again clear for all to see

    But before we get to them, I would like to point out that not only has Dubai managed the crisis exceptionally well, but it is now poised to seize the opportunity for another level of growth. The reason? It is beginning to attract two new groups of people: ultra high net worth individuals (HNWI), who, let’s face it, could live anywhere, and retirees.