- PoliticsAl Arabiya English
Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz said on Saturday his “initial assessment” was that Iran was responsible for an explosion on an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman. Iran is looking to hit Israeli infrastructure and Israeli citizens,” Gantz told the public broadcaster Kan. The location of the ship in relative close proximity to Iran raises the notion, the assessment, that it is the Iranians.
- HealthAl Arabiya English
The United Arab Emirates recorded 3,498 new coronavirus cases, 2,478 recoveries and 16 deaths within the last 24 hours, the country’s Ministry of Health reported on Friday. According to the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, the number of currently active COVID-19 cases rose to 6,425. The increase in COVID-related deaths brings the country’s death toll to 1,198.
- PoliticsAl Arabiya English
A British-born woman who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join ISIS extremist group should not be allowed to return to Britain to challenge the government taking away her citizenship because she poses a security risk, the UK’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday. Shamima Begum left London in 2015 when she was 15 and went to Syria via Turkey with two schoolfriends where she married an ISIS fighter. For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app.
- NewsEgypt Independent
President Joe Biden said Friday that Iran should view his decision to authorize US airstrikes in Syria as a warning that it can expect consequences for its support of militia groups that threaten US interests or personnel. You can’t act with impunity. Be careful,” Biden said when a reporter asked what message he had intended to send with the airstrikes, which the Pentagon said destroyed several buildings in eastern Syria but were not intended to eradicate the militia groups that used them to fac...
- NewsAl Jazeera
The Navajo Nation continues its vaccine drive with over 120,000 doses administered on Friday, moving closer to becoming the first area in the United States to give the first jab to its entire population. The Navajo Nation’s vaccine campaign, which began in December, set a goal of 100,000 initial doses administered by the end of February, which it surpassed on Thursday this week. Health officials then set a new goal of 120,000 doses, which they surpassed today.
- EntertainmentEgypt Independent
Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The singer is offering a $500,000 reward. The dog walker was shot once Wednesday night and is expected to survive his injuries, according to Los Angeles Police Capt. Jonathan Tippett, commanding officer of the department’s elite Robbery-Homicide Division.
- SportAl Arabiya English
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is attending the final race Formula E's seventh season double-header event in Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah on Saturday. Attendees in the crowd can be heard shouting well wishes to the Crown Prince, who recently left hospital following a successful operation to treat appendicitis. Saudi Arabia is currently hosting Formula E’s first ever night races with a double-header in Diriyah on the outskirts of the capital Riyadh.