• Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Rouhani: Iran and US can return to time before Trump

    Tehran, Iran – Iran and the United States can fully reverse four years of Donald Trump and return to conditions before his presidency, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said. In a televised cabinet speech on Wednesday, Rouhani said if the incoming Joe Biden administration has the political will, Iran-US relations could be very different. Iran and the US can both decide and announce that they will return to conditions on January 20, 2017,” he said.

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    Al Arabiya English

    Dubai busts largest coastal drug smuggling attempt, seizes 662 kilograms of narcotics

    Dubai Customs has foiled another drug smuggling operation, seizing 662 kilograms of narcotics in the biggest haul seized at coastal borders. Last Update: Wednesday, 25 November 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58

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    Al Jazeera

    Qatar identifies parents of baby girl abandoned in airport toilet

    Authorities in Qatar say they have identified the parents of a baby girl who was dumped in a rubbish bin in an airport toilet, following weeks of investigation. In a statement on Monday, the public prosecutions’ office also said it has filed criminal charges against an unspecified number of police officers at Hamad International Airport in the capital, Doha, after women said they were invasively searched there in October.

  • Business
    Al Arabiya English

    UAE allows 100 pct foreign ownership of companies without need for Emirati partner

    Foreigners are now able to own 100 percent of their companies without requiring an Emirati shareholder as part of the UAE’s plan to open up its economy to all nationalities, state news agency WAM reported on Monday. Last Update: Tuesday, 24 November 2020 KSA 00:17 - GMT 21:17

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: Abu Dhabi vaccine trial participants not required to quarantine

    Passengers returning to Abu Dhabi from abroad who have received the coronavirus vaccine are no longer required to quarantine upon entry to the emirate, Abu Dhabi Media Office announced on Wednesday in a Twitter post. Last Update: Wednesday, 25 November 2020 KSA 11:07 - GMT 08:07

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    'America is back': Biden pushes past Trump era with nominees

    Still, Biden’s nominees were a clear departure from Trump, whose Cabinet has largely consisted of men, almost all of them white. Biden’s picks included several women and people of color, some of whom would break barriers if confirmed to their new positions. On Tuesday they stood behind Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris spaced apart and wearing masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a contrast with Trump and many of his top aides who have largely eschewed facial coverings.

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    Arab News

    UK archaeologist 'reveals childhood home of Jesus'

    LONDON: A convent in the city of Nazareth is the site of the childhood home of Jesus, a British archaeologist has claimed. Prof. Ken Dark of Reading University said a designation of ruins at the Sisters of Nazareth convent as the house of Joseph was denied by researchers in the 1930s, and has been dismissed by academia since. But following 14 years of fieldwork and research on the site, Dark said the convent stands over a first-century home that is believed to have been where Jesus grew up.