• Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Demonstrations in Iran's Isfahan turn violent as police forcibly disperse protesters

    Security forces in Iran clashed on Friday with demonstrators who were protesting the government’s water management policies in the central city of Isfahan, videos shared on social media showed. Security forces attacked protesters with batons in the dry bed of the Zayandehrud River and fired tear gas to disperse them, some videos shared on social media showed. Other videos showed security forces being chased away by protesters.

  • Politics
    Arab News

    Iraqi-Kurdish woman first named victim of Channel tragedy

    In the balmy Mediterranean climate of the Levant, olive trees have for centuries provided a steady source of income from the sale of their fruit and the silky, golden oil derived from it. To this day, between 80,000 and 100,000 families in the Palestinian territories rely on olives and their oil as primary or secondary sources of income. The industry accounts for about 70 percent of local fruit production and contributes about 14 percent to the local economy.

  • Lifestyle
    CNN

    Private jet concept with a sundeck and dancefloor showcased at Dubai Airshow

    A helicopter with vegan seats, a private jet with a sundeck and garage, and a hotelier's plan to hold discos at 35,000 feet -- all three concepts were unveiled at the Dubai Airshow last week among a host of others designed to lure VIP travelers back to the sky. Despite the aviation industry being among the worst hit by the global pandemic, and criticism over its role in the climate crisis, demand from rich jetsetters show no sign of abating.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Riot-hit Solomons begins clean-up as more foreign troops arrive

    Clean-up operations have started in the riot-hit capital of the Solomon Islands as soldiers and police from Australia and Papua New Guinea helped to restore calm after several days of deadly riots. Residents of Honiara cleared shattered glass, rubble and rubbish from the streets on Sunday as heavy machinery in the hard-hit district of Chinatown moved rubble from burned-out shops.

  • Health
    Al Jazeera

    What do we know about the new COVID strain found in South Africa?

    A new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa with a high number of mutations has raised concerns among scientists and triggered travel restrictions by a number of countries amid fears of coronavirus transmissions. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said 22 positive cases of the new variant have been recorded in the country following genomic sequencing. News of the announcement broke on Thursday.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Iran says 67 arrested in Isfahan water protests as demonstrations continue

    Iran arrested more than 60 people in connection with protests over water shortages in the central city of Isfahan on Friday, state media reported citing a security official. Security forces have so far arrested 67 of the “main agents and motivators” of Friday’s unrest, the semi-official Fars news agency cited Hassan Karami, head of the police’s special units, as saying.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    UAE adopts its largest legislative reform in its history via 40 new laws and changes

    The United Arab Emirates has officially approved a wide-ranging reform of the country’s legal system, with over 40 laws included among the draft of new laws and legislative amendments, according to an official announcement. The draft of legislative reforms came during the "Year of the 50th" and are intended to keep pace with the developmental achievements of the UAE and reflect the country’s future aspirations, read a report of the approved changes by state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM).