• Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Trump okay transition to Biden after Michigan certifies vote

    US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday was formally given the go-ahead by a federal agency to begin his transition to the presidency, shortly after the battleground state of Michigan certified him as the winner there. With the rapid-fire developments, President Donald Trump’s already languishing efforts to overturn his November 3 defeat appeared to be coming to a close.

  • Business
    Al Arabiya English

    UAE allows 100 pct foreign ownership of companies without need for Emirati partner

    Foreigners are now able to own 100 percent of their companies without requiring an Emirati shareholder as part of the UAE’s plan to open up its economy to all nationalities, state news agency WAM reported on Monday. Last Update: Tuesday, 24 November 2020 KSA 00:17 - GMT 21:17

  • News
    Al Arabiya English

    Dubai grants 10-year golden visas to 2 Indian orphaned sisters and their grandparents

    Dubai granted two Indian orphaned girls and their grandparents 10-year golden visas, Dubai Police said in a statement on Monday. Last Update: Monday, 23 November 2020 KSA 22:06 - GMT 19:06

  • News
    Al Jazeera

    Qatar identifies parents of baby girl abandoned in airport toilet

    Authorities in Qatar say they have identified the parents of a baby girl who was dumped in a rubbish bin in an airport toilet, following weeks of investigation. In a statement on Monday, the public prosecutions’ office also said it has filed criminal charges against an unspecified number of police officers at Hamad International Airport in the capital, Doha, after women said they were invasively searched there in October.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: France finds COVID-19 in mink at a farm

    Mink infected with coronavirus have been found at a farm in the Eure-et-Loire region of western France, and 1,000 mink at the farm will be culled, the French agriculture ministry said on Sunday. Last Update: Monday, 23 November 2020 KSA 01:35 - GMT 22:35

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    In Biden's foreign policy duo, he has a team

    A team of rivals it is not. Two of the top national security officials President-elect Joe Biden named on Monday, Antony Blinken as secretary of state and Jake Sullivan as national security adviser, are known for collegiality, support for US alliances and a reflex for using diplomacy as the tool of first resort. While praised for their mastery of policy detail - honed, in Blinken's case, through long service on the staff of the White House national security council and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - some critics ask how the two may make the transition to front-line leadership posts in US national security.

  • Entertainment
    CNN

    Why does Hollywood get accents so wrong? A dialect coach explains

    Blunt is from South London and Dornan is from Holywood, Northern Ireland, but aside from Hamm -- who luckily gets to keep his own accent -- the cast goes full leprechaun, "50 Shades of Green." So with an impressive roster of Hollywood stars, and Oscar-winning US director John Patrick Shanley at the helm, where did it all go wrong? We spoke to dialect coach Jack Wallace -- English-born and LA-based, with Irish heritage -- to find out.