- PoliticsAl Jazeera
While Taipei is not required to publicly disclose every military encounter with the People's Liberation Army (PLA), Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned in July that Beijing might be preparing to "solve the Taiwan issue" - a euphemism for taking control of the island. Chinese President Xi Jinping has not ruled out force in taking Taiwan, a democracy of 23 million people that Beijing's Communist Party claims as its own although it has never ruled the island.
- LifestyleAl Arabiya English
The announcement, which is part of the second phase of reopening the country, coincides with the end of summer vacations for educational institutions and the return of commercial and social activities, NCEMA said in a Twitter post. Last Update: Wednesday, 12 August 2020 KSA 08:34 - GMT 05:34
- PoliticsEgypt Independent
No, Russia is not having a Sputnik moment. The announcement Tuesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country was the first to approve a coronavirus vaccine did not provoke the awe and wonder of the Soviet Union’s launch of the first satellite into orbit in 1957. Instead it was met by doubts about the science and safety.
- HealthAl Jazeera
Lebanon recorded its highest daily number of deaths and new infections from coronavirus as the country grapples with the aftermath of an enormous port explosion that rocked the capital, Beirut, and overwhelmed hospitals. Seven people died of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said, and 309 new cases were recorded. That brought the total number of infections to 7,121 and deaths to 87 since the start of the country's outbreak in February.
- PoliticsAl Arabiya English
Was Hezbollah involved in storing the ammonium nitrate? An aerial view taken on August 7, 2020, shows a partial view of the port of Beirut and the crater caused by the colossal explosion. AFP) Where did the ammonium nitrate come from?
- PoliticsAl Jazeera
At least three people have died in southern India's Bengaluru city after protesters clashed with police over a provocative social media post about the Prophet Muhammad, police have told Reuters news agency. Violent protests gripped parts of India's tech hub late on Tuesday after thousands took to the streets over the controversial Facebook post by a relative of a local politician, local media reported.
- BusinessAl Arabiya English
Saudi Aramco, the Kingdom’s energy giant, announced it would raise its domestic gasoline prices for August, Reuters reported Monday. Last Update: Tuesday, 11 August 2020 KSA 11:04 - GMT 08:04