• US politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Twitter bans account linked to Iran leader over video threatening Trump

    Twitter said Saturday it had permanently suspended an account linked to Iran’s supreme leader that posted a video calling for revenge for a top general’s assassination against former US president Donald Trump. The account referenced has been permanently suspended for violating our ban evasion policy,” a Twitter spokesperson told AFP.

  • News
    Al Arabiya English

    UAE regulator investigating aborted Emirates take-off at Dubai airport

    The United Arab Emirates’ civil aviation regulator has opened an investigation into an aborted take-off by an Emirates airline passenger jet this month at Dubai airport, the carrier said on Saturday. It is the second inquiry launched into the airline in less than a month, after another passenger jet in December did not immediately increase its ascent after take-off. The flight landed safely.

  • US politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Loud blasts heard in western Iran, cause unknown: Reports

    Loud blasts were heard in several cities in western Iran early on Sunday, according to local news agencies and postings on social media, but the nature of the blasts was not immediately known. After several similar incidents in recent months, authorities said that the Iranian military was holding unannounced air defense drills amid rising tensions with Israel and the United States.

  • Science
    CNN

    4,500 year-old avenues lined with ancient tombs discovered in Saudi Arabia

    In findings published in the Holocene journal in December, they said the "funerary avenues" spanning large distances in the northwestern Arabian counties of Al-'Ula and Khaybar had received little examination until quite recently. "The people who live in these areas have known about them for thousands of years," researcher Matthew Dalton told CNN. "But I think it wasn't really known until until we got satellite imagery that just how widespread they are."

  • US politics
    Al Jazeera

    Expert warns of impending 'genocide' of Muslims in India

    A genocide of Muslims in India could be about to take place, an expert said to have predicted the massacre of the Tutsi in Rwanda years before it took place in 1994, has warned. Gregory Stanton, the founder and director of Genocide Watch, said during a US congressional briefing there were early “signs and processes” of genocide in the Indian state of Assam and Indian-administered Kashmir.

  • Health
    Egypt Independent

    COVID-19 in Egypt: 1,079 new cases, 34 deaths reported on Saturday

    Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Saturday reported 1,101 new coronavirus cases, 26 deaths, and 924 recoveries. A total of 398,879 cases have been reported in Egypt, with 22,123 deaths and 332,531 recoveries. The ministry also announced receiving three million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in the early hours of Sunday morning, at Cairo International Airport, provided by the US.

  • Sport
    Al Arabiya English

    Djokovic arrives in Dubai after deportation from Australia

    Novak Djokovic arrived Monday in Dubai after his deportation from Australia over its required COVID-19 vaccination ended the No. ranked men’s tennis player’s hopes of defending his Australian Open title. The Emirates plane carrying Djokovic touched down after a 13 1/2-hour flight from Melbourne, where he had argued in court he should be allowed to stay in the country and compete in the tournament under a medical exemption due to a coronavirus infection last month.