• Lifestyle
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: UAE residents abroad no longer need to apply for return approval

    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

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Science and politics tied up in global race for a vaccine

    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.

  • News
    Al Arabiya English

    Violence grips India's Bengaluru over a Facebook post about Prophet

    Violent protests gripped parts of the southern Indian city of Bengaluru late on Tuesday after thousands of protesters took to the streets over a provocative social media post about the Prophet Mohammed by a relative of a local politician, local media reported. Two people were dead and three injured after police opened fire, according to a regional news channel. Reuters was not immediately able to confirm the deaths or the number of injuries.

  • News
    Arab News

    Iran executes protester after 'seriously flawed' trial

    BEIRUT: Angry Lebanese said the government’s resignation on Monday did not come close to addressing the tragedy of last week’s Beirut explosion and demanded the removal of what they see as a corrupt ruling class to blame for the country’s woes. The blast at the Beirut port left a crater more than 100 meters across on dock nine, the French ambassador said on Twitter following a visit to the site by French forensic scientists supporting an investigation into the disaster.

  • Lifestyle
    Al Jazeera

    Indian independence hero Gandhi's iconic glasses go on sale in UK

    A "rare and important" pair of iconic glasses worn by Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi look set to sell for tens of thousands of pounds after a British auction house put them up for sale on Monday. The gold-plated spectacles were stuffed through the letterbox of East Bristol Auctions in southwest England last Friday, with a note attached reading, "these glasses belonged to Gandhi, give me a call," auctioneer Andrew Stowe told Sky News.

  • Politics
    Arab News

    GCC chief tells Turkish ambassador to Saudi Arabia that UAE threats unacceptable

    BEIRUT: Angry Lebanese said the government’s resignation on Monday did not come close to addressing the tragedy of last week’s Beirut explosion and demanded the removal of what they see as a corrupt ruling class to blame for the country’s woes. The blast at the Beirut port left a crater more than 100 meters across on dock nine, the French ambassador said on Twitter following a visit to the site by French forensic scientists supporting an investigation into the disaster.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Qassem Soleimani Foundation tweets photo targeting Trump, vows 'retaliation'

    The Qassem Soleimani Foundation Twitter account posted, and then deleted, an image showing US President Donald Trump in crosshairs on Monday and vowed retaliation against the US for killing the slain Iranian general. Last Update: Tuesday, 11 August 2020 KSA 06:55 - GMT 03:55