• Health
    Al Jazeera

    'Catastrophe' as Brazil hits record-high daily COVID deaths

    Brazil on Tuesday posted its highest number of deaths from COVID-19 in a single day as political infighting exacerbated the country’s health crisis and the pace of its vaccination roll-out faltered. Some 1,641 people died from COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to Health Ministry data, surpassing the previous single-day high of 1,595 deaths recorded in late July 2020. More than 257,000 people have died of the disease in Brazil, making it the deadliest outbreak in the world after the United States.

  • Entertainment
    Al Jazeera

    'Pawri' power: Pakistani teen's Instagram video a rage in India

    A 19-year-old Pakistani student, who shot to fame after her five-second video went viral on social media across the subcontinent, hopes numerous renditions of her monologue will translate into more dialogue between rival neighbours India and Pakistan. The short video, shot by Dananeer Mobeen in the Nathaigali Mountains of northern Pakistan and uploaded onto Instagram, shows a group of youngsters enjoying themselves by a roadside.

  • Entertainment
    Arab News

    Actress Gal Gadot is pregnant with third child

    LONDON: A painting of Marrakesh by Britain’s famed wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, owned by Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, smashed expectations to sell for $9.75 million at auction in London on Monday. Churchill, a keen artist, took inspiration from the Moroccan city and painted “The Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque” oil work during a World War II visit in 1943. He gave the finished article to fellow wartime leader, US president Franklin Roosevelt.

  • Politics
    Arab News

    Hezbollah gunmen fight off bid to arrest Rafik Hariri's killer

    DUBAI: The UAE will resume accepting Filipino household service workers (HSWs) next month after signing a labor agreement with the Philippines giving greater protection to home-based employees. The agreement involves recruiting Filipino domestic workers via official entities from April 2021, which “will begin a new phase of bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries in the recruitment of domestic workers,” Saif Al-Suwaidi, Undersecretary at the UAE Ministry for Human Resources Affa...

  • Politics
    Arab News

    ICC investigates alleged crimes in Palestinian territories

    ROME: Pope Francis on Wednesday asked all Catholics to pray for the success of his visit to Iraq on March 5-8. The day after tomorrow, with the help of God, I’ll go to Iraq for a three-day pilgrimage. For a long time I’ve wanted to meet the people of Iraq, who’ve suffered so much,” he told an audience in the Vatican that included Arab News.

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    South Korea investigating two deaths that may be linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

    South Korean authorities said on Wednesday they are investigating the deaths of two people after a media report said the pair - both with pre-existing conditions - died within days of receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. A 63-year-old nursing home patient with cerebrovascular disease developed symptoms, including high fever, after being given the AstraZeneca vaccine, Yonhap news agency reported.

  • News
    Arab News

    Remains of 4 Filipinos killed by Daesh found in Libyan cemetery

    MANILA: The remains of four Filipino oil workers abducted and killed by Daesh in Libya have been located after a search lasting almost six years. The discovery of the bodies in a Libyan cemetery will pave the way for their final journey back home to the Philippines, officials said. We found the gravesite of the four OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) kidnapped and killed by (Daesh) six years ago,” Elmer Cato, Philippine Embassy charge d’affaires and head of mission, told Arab News on Tuesday.