• US politics
    Arab News

    Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei's niece arrested in Tehran

    BEIRUT: Relatives of the victims of the explosion that destroyed Beirut’s Port in August 2020 staged a fresh protest in the city on Monday, amid growing anger and frustration over what they see as “procrastination” that is hampering the official investigation into the blast. They blocked roads and entrances at the Palace of Justice to express their “anger and deep sense of the injustice inflicted on them by all those who submit requests to reject the work of judicial investigator Judge Tarek Bit

  • US politics
    Al Jazeera

    Latest updates: Houthi rebels warn of further attacks on UAE

    A suspected drone attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people and started a separate fire at Abu Dhabi’s international airport, police said. Police in the United Arab Emirates identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one Pakistani. Small flying objects” were found as three petrol tanks exploded in an industrial area and a fire was ignited at the airport, police said, as Houthi rebels announced “military operations” in the UAE.

  • US politics
    Al Jazeera

    What is behind the Houthi attacks in the UAE?

    Saudi Arabia has borne the brunt of missile and drone attacks sent from Yemen, and the last Houthi-claimed attack on the UAE was in 2018. The UAE is further from Yemen, and shares no borders with the country, unlike Saudi Arabia’s long border with Yemen. But there also appeared to have long been an active strategy by the Houthis not to target the UAE, For the past few years, the UAE has dialled down its own direct military involvement in Yemen.

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    Abu Dhabi requires booster shots to enter the emirate

    Facing a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases fueled by the spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant, Abu Dhabi is requiring people entering the city to show proof of booster shots. The government’s health app said earlier this week that people entering the capital of the United Arab Emirates must show a “green pass,” confirming their vaccination status.

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    Israel sticks with 4th vaccine shot, sees omicron waning in a week

    Israel will continue to offer a fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot despite preliminary findings that it is not enough to prevent omicron infections, a senior health official said on Tuesday, predicting contagions stoked by the variant will wane in a week. The fastest country to roll out vaccinations a year ago, Israel last month started offering a fourth shot - also known as a second booster - to its most vulnerable and high-risk groups.

  • 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."

  • Entertainment
    Egypt Independent

    Starring Mena Massoud, The Royal Treatment release on January 20

    Egyptian-born actor Mena Massoud is awaiting the screening of his new movie, The Royal Treatment, on January 20th, on one of the major digital platforms. Massoud said that he is very excited that his new movie, The Royal Treatment, will be available for Arab and Egyptian viewing this January. He stressed that his interest in having the audience around the world see an actor of Arab-Egyptian origins participating in international films and series, and that art can accommodate everyone, adding tha