• Lifestyle
    Al Arabiya English

    Updated rules: Dubai ramps up coronavirus restrictions amid rising cases in UAE

    Dubai began increasing coronavirus restrictions including updating its travel protocols, limiting the number of people allowed in social gatherings and suspending elective medical procedures, amid signs of a sustained upward trend in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the UAE. Travel Healthcare Lifestyle and entertainment Last Update: Thursday, 28 January 2021 KSA 02:17 - GMT 23:17

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    Al Arabiya English

    After Biden freezes F-35 sale to UAE, Otaiba: We expected a review under new US admin

    The UAE anticipated a review of policies by the new Joe Biden administration, the Emirati ambassador to Washington Yousef al-Otaiba said on Wednesday, after the US froze the sale of F-35 jets to the Gulf country pending review. Israel Iran Last Update: Thursday, 28 January 2021 KSA 01:10 - GMT 22:10

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    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: Dubai changes travel protocols for inbound passengers from Jan. 31

    Dubai changed its coronavirus travel protocols for inbound passengers effective from January 31, amid continually rising numbers of daily COVID-19 infections in the UAE. Last Update: Wednesday, 27 January 2021 KSA 21:13 - GMT 18:13

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    Kuwait Times

    Pfizer or Sinopharm? 'Vaccine diplomacy' in the Middle East

    In the Middle East and North Africa, novel coronavirus vaccine orders are driven by diplomatic and logistical considerations, reflecting Beijing’s growing regional influence. In recent days, the Israeli government made documents public that showed the extent of its collaboration with US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in its vaccination campaign, one of the largest in the world to date, with more than a quarter of its nine million inhabitants already vaccinated.

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    Kuwait Times

    B-52 overflies Mideast; Iran slams 'psywar'

    WASHINGTON: A US B-52 bomber flew over the Middle East Wednesday in a show of force by President Joe Biden’s new administration as it girds for a challenging relationship with Iran, the Pentagon said. The nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortresss flew the round-trip mission from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, accompanied at different times by US fighter jets and refueling tankers, and, at one point, by Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force F-15 fighters.

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    Kuwait Times

    Pompeii shows off treasures, sorcerer's magic charms

    Decades worth of archaeological finds went on public display Monday in Pompeii, shedding further light on the ancient Roman city destroyed by a volcanic eruption nearly 2,000 years ago. One is a sorcerer’s toolbox including dozens of amulets, rings, statuettes and other good luck charms made of ivory, bronze, glazed ceramics and amber-that were clearly not enough to protect the city from doom.

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    Egypt Independent

    Israeli military chief warns of new plans to strike Iran

    Israel’s military chief Tuesday warned the Biden administration against rejoining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, even if it toughens its terms, adding he’s ordered his forces to step up preparations for possible offensive action against Iran during the coming year. The comments by Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi came as Israel and Iran both seek to put pressure on President Joe Biden ahead of his expected announcement on his approach for dealing with the Iranian nuclear program.