• Sport
    Al Arabiya English

    Conor McGregor knocked out in second round at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi

    Dustin Poirier delivers a knockout punch to Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island. (Jeff Bottari/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports/Reuters)

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Iraq's new protester parties plan to change the country

    Over the past few weeks, Iraq’s anti-government demonstrators have been moving from protest into politics, and analysts say they have the potential to bring meaningful change to Iraq’s flawed political system despite ongoing violence against them. Election officials told local media that 260 political parties had registered to compete in the upcoming elections and that around 60 of them were new.

  • Health
    Arab News

    Dubai restaurants offer discounts for COVID-19 vaccinated diners

    RIYADH: The UAE on Monday had another record number of coronavirus cases for a 14th consecutive day, with new 3,591 infections reported by health authorities. The UAE healthy ministry likewise announced six new deaths, state news agency WAM reported, bringing the total number of COVID-19 fatalities to 798. The country’s coronavirus caseload now stands at 281,546.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.