• Health
    Al Arabiya English

    UAE reports rise in COVID-19 deaths as infection rate drops slightly

    The United Arab Emirates reported a significant rise in the number of new coronavirus fatalities with health officials recording 18 new deaths in the past 24 hours on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention. The virus-related death toll in the UAE is now 1,182. The rate of infections in the country seems to have slowed down as officials reported a slight drop of 3,025 new cases on Thursday.

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    US report on Khashoggi death expected to single out Saudi crown prince: sources

    The officials said the report, for which the CIA was the main contributor, assessed that the crown prince approved and likely ordered the murder of Khashoggi, whose Washington Post column had criticized the crown prince’s policies. President Joe Biden, a Democrat who succeeded the Republican Donald Trump five weeks ago, told reporters on Wednesday he had read the report and expected to speak soon by phone with Saudi Arabian King Salman, 85, father of the crown prince, the country’s 35-year-old d...

  • Style
    Kuwait Times

    Black Lives Matter designers make history in Milan

    Last minute touches on a frilly white dress, a final coat of powder and it’s showtime for the Black Lives Matter-inspired collective making history at Milan Fashion Week. After a years-long battle to improve diversity on the Italian catwalks, a group of five black designers made their on-schedule debut yesterday by opening the women’s Fall/Winter fashion shows.

  • Health
    Al Jazeera

    What is COVAX? All you need to know in 500 words

    Low and middle-income countries have fallen behind in the race to vaccinate against COVID, but successful worldwide vaccination is key to ending the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Ghana became the first country to receive vaccines under COVAX – an initiative to reduce vaccine disparity between high- and low-income countries – with 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine arriving in the capital Accra.

  • News
    Al Jazeera

    'Crisis within a crisis': Violence against women surges in Fiji

    Suva, Fiji – Much of archipelagic Fiji was forced indoors by lockdowns and a nationwide curfew in March last year when the South Pacific nation recorded its first case of COVID-19. The quick and decisive action by legislators was successful in helping contain the spread of a highly contagious virus and received international praise. But in other ways, the policy has scarred the country.

  • News
    Arab News

    Iran hangs woman despite heart attack death

    Given the similarities in the policy-development processes of the Arab Gulf countries, some experts wonder whether the UAE’s move could become a bellwether for other GCC countries that are trying to diversify their economies and grappling with identical population challenges. In a tweet, Kuwaiti investor and adviser Ali Al-Salim called the Emirati citizenship offer “a game changer for the Gulf. All eyes will definitely be on how the UAE manages the risks and rewards of the new approach.

  • News
    Arab News

    Indian mother in last-ditch plea to avoid death penalty

    NEW DELHI: A 38-year-old death row prisoner facing execution in India has appealed for mercy and a review of her case in a last-ditch effort to avoid becoming only the second woman to be hanged in the country in the past 74 years. Shabnam Ali has been held in northern India’s Mathura jail for the past 11 years after she, along with her lover Saleem, was convicted of killing seven family members, including her parents, two brothers and a 10-month-old nephew.