• Politics
    Egypt Independent

    China pushes fringe theories on pandemic origins, virus

    Chinese state media have played up questions about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and whether it could be lethal to the very old. A government spokesperson suggests the coronavirus could have emerged from a U.S. military lab. As the ruling Communist Party faces growing questioning about China’s vaccines and renewed criticism of its early COVID response, it is hitting back by encouraging fringe theories that some experts say could cause harm.

  • Health
    Arab News

    UAE confirms 3,579 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths

    Why do you not form a government when the people are crying out from pain, starving from poverty and dying from disease? Hospitals were full of patients, he continued. Clinics and pharmacies lacked medicines, stores lacked food, and the monetary and economic crises had reached their climax.

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Iran asks Indonesia to explain seizure of tanker accused of illegal oil transfer

    Indonesia said on Sunday its coast guard had seized the Iranian-flagged MT Horse and the Panamanian-flagged MT Freya vessels over suspected illegal oil transfer in the country’s waters. Khatibzadeh said that the seizure was over a “a technical issue and it happens in shipping field”. Our Ports Organization and the ship owner company are looking to find the cause of the issue and resolve it,” Khatibzadeh told a televised weekly news conference.

  • Entertainment
    Arab News

    Influencers Lana El-Sahely, Ola Farahat try out the WNRS x Valentino collab

    I think we need to do something about it. We have been adopting the Western lifestyle of eating, and so we’re suffering from the same diseases now. We need to take a step back and try to modify our approach to food and our lifestyle.

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: Dubai's new restrictions disappoint hospitals; entertainers struggle on

    Doctors and entertainment acts have been left ‘disappointed’ after a surge in COVID-19 cases has led to tighter restrictions across Dubai. This includes suspending live entertainment permits and cancelling non-essential medical surgeries. A member of medical staff wearing protective equipment swabs a man during testing, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at a UAE hospital (File photo: Reuters) Last Update: Sunday, 24 January 2021 KSA 15:23 - GMT 12:23

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Trump shuns 'ex-presidents club' — and the feeling is mutual

    Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton recorded a three-minute video from Arlington National Cemetery after President Joe Biden’s inauguration this week, praising peaceful presidential succession as a core of American democracy. The segment included no mention of Trump by name, but stood as a stark rebuke of his behavior since losing November’s election.

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: Dubai temporarily postpones Pfizer vaccine campaign amid global shortage

    Dubai has postponed its Pfizer-BioNtech vaccination campaign for people scheduled to receive their first dose of the vaccine, amid a global supply shortage of the dose, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced on Saturday. People sit as they wait their turn for vaccine trials in Abu Dhabi, UAE. (File photo: Reuters) Last Update: Sunday, 24 January 2021 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53