• Health
    Al Arabiya English

    AstraZeneca's antibody treatment fails to protect patients exposed to COVID-19

    Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Tuesday a study of its monoclonal antibody treatment, AZD7442, did not meet the main goal of preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in people recently exposed to the novel coronavirus. The company said the participants in the trial were unvaccinated adults older than 18 years with confirmed exposure to a person with the coronavirus within the past eight days.

  • Lifestyle
    Arab News

    UAE imposes new COVID-19 travel measures for passengers arriving from countries including India and Pakistan

    The Public Prosecutor at the Court of Cassation, Judge Ghassan Oueidat, on Monday called on public prosecutors in Lebanon to “strictly pursue the monopoly of foodstuffs and oil derivatives, after there has been a lot of refraining from selling these subsidized materials, or selling them at prices that exceed the set price. Judge Oueidat said that what is happening “are crimes stipulated by law and must be prosecuted, and shops, warehouses and stations belonging to the suspects must be sealed wit

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Ahmadinejad: Saudi Arabia and Iran are brothers, neighbors and must work together

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described Saudi Arabia and Iran as “brothers and neighbors,” and that the two countries have more in common to unite than their differences, the former Iranian President told Al Arabiya during a special interview. I consider the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran as harmful to the interests of both parties. We are brothers and neighbors, and the common denominators between us are dozens of times greater than our points of differences,” Ahmadinejad said adding that Tehran a

  • Lifestyle
    Al Jazeera

    38 wives, 89 children: Mizoram man who headed religious sect dies

    An Indian man from the northeastern state of Mizoram, who is believed to have headed the “world’s largest family”, has died, officials said. Ziona Chana, 76, who headed a Christian sect that allowed polygamy for men, has left behind 38 wives and 89 children. The sect, called Chana Pawl, was founded by his father in 1942.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Four reasons why Iran's election matters to Europe

    The outcome of Iran’s presidential election on Friday could reshape the country’s political balance of power – and Tehran’s relations with its allies and rivals. Conservative candidate Ebrahim Raisi is widely seen as the frontrunner to succeed Hassan Rouhani, the reformist president whose second term is ending. Raisi, Iran’s judiciary chief, is one of five hardliners in the race.

  • Lifestyle
    Al Jazeera

    MacKenzie Scott, Jeff Bezos's ex-wife, donates another $2.7B

    MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist and Jeff Bezos’s ex-wife, has given $2.7 billion to a variety of charities, she wrote in a blog post Tuesday, bringing her total donations since her first giving spree in July 2020 to $8.5 billion. Scott, 51, shook up the philanthropy world last year with the pace and magnitude of her giving. This time she donated to 286 organizations from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre to racial equity funds in philanthropy and journalism.

  • Business
    Arab News

    DAMAC delisting plan piles pressure on shrinking Dubai market

    The company provides taxi services for women, and the drivers — named “Captainahs” — are, like global rival Uber, all freelance operators. However, the difference here is the passengers are all exclusively women as well. Despite launching at the height of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, demand has been high, with the company reporting average month-on-month growth of over 25 percent.