• News
    Al Arabiya English

    Saudi Arabia appoints three female cultural attachés for first time

    Saudi Arabia has appointed six cultural attaches, three of which are women, marking the first time women have been named to the diplomatic post, the Saudi Gazette reported on Sunday. Last Update: Monday, 03 August 2020 KSA 11:03 - GMT 08:03

  • Business
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: No appointments to enter Abu Dhabi via border COVID-19 test until Aug 23

    The earliest possible appointment for a rapid COVID-19 laser test that allows people to enter Abu Dhabi on the border without organizing a test elsewhere is on Sunday, August 23, according to the testing center’s website. A screengrab from the Ghantoot website showing a lack of options to book an appointment on August 21, 2020. The earliest available slot, as of August 3, was 00.30 on August 23, 2020.

  • Science
    Egypt Independent

    Isaias nears virus-hit Florida after lashing the Bahamas

    The center of the storm was forecast to regain strength and approach the southeast coast of Florida Sunday morning, then travel up the state’s east coast throughout the day. It is expected to remain a hurricane through Monday then slowly weaken as it tracks up or just off the Atlantic seaboard. Heavy rain, flooding and high winds could batter much of the East Coast this week.

  • Business
    Arabian Business

    India, UAE agree on extension of special flights under air bubble arrangement

    India and UAE have agreed to extend the special flight services between the two countries under an ‘air bubble’ arrangement until the end of this month, which allows carriers of both countries to operate repatriation flights. The two countries earlier agreed on an initial 2-week period for the arrangement, which ended on July 26. The official permission has now been granted by both the countries for extension of the earlier special flights scheme till August-end, and we have already started taki...

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: Iran reports highest COVID-19 single day increase in nearly a month

    Nurses take a sample from Parham, a 7-year-old, to test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a hospital, in Tehran, Iran, July 8, 2020. (WANA)

  • Politics
    The National

    Bahrain's economy set for return of foreign workers as hiring resumes

    Bahrain's private sector employers will be able to resume hiring foreign workers in August as the kingdom looks to restart economic activity after the Covid-19 pandemic led to the temporary suspension of work permit issuances. Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will begin accepting new work permit requests from August 9, it said in a statement. The move followed a decision issued by the Government Executive Committee, chaired by crown prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Iranians voice dismay after Iran opens supermarket in Venezuela

    Last Update: Sunday, 02 August 2020 KSA 02:36 - GMT 23:36