• Politics
    Al Jazeera

    US Navy seizes huge weapons cache in Arabian Sea

    The US Navy says it seized a huge cache of illicit Russian and Chinese weapons from a stateless vessel sailing in international waters of the northern Arabian Sea. The US Fifth Fleet, which is based in Bahrain, said on Sunday the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey intercepted the boat and discovered the cargo during a routine boarding in a two-day operation on May 6-7.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Why American politicians cannot say the words 'Israeli apartheid'

    It is disappointing, although not surprising at all, that American politicians choose to use such language that obfuscates the reality of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. Yet, the problem here is not just what they say but also why they feel compelled to say it. This is the language that has long been entrenched and engineered by the powerful Israeli Lobby in the US to whitewash the Palestinian reality by presenting the Israeli apartheid and colonialism as an issue of “conflict resol...

  • Science
    Al Jazeera

    China: Rocket debris burns up safely during re-entry

    Remnants of China’s largest rocket launched last month plunged back through the atmosphere on Sunday, landing west of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit. After monitoring and analysis, at 10:24 [02:24 GMT] on May 9, 2021, the last-stage wreckage of the Long March 5B Yao-2 launch vehicle has reentered the atmosphere,” the China Manned Space Engineering Office said in a statement. It added most of the components burned up in the re-entry.

  • Lifestyle
    Arabian Business

    UK delivers tourism blow as the UAE remains on 'red list'

    UK Transport Secretary says transit hubs of Dubai, Abu Dhabi are an issue while aviation expert predicts amber rating for UAE going forward The announcement means arrivals from the UAE – along with all countries on the red list – are required to travel straight to a government-mandated hotel for 10 days at a cost of £1,750 per adult.

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    As cases grow, India's vaccination campaign falters

    Since India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with states saying they only have limited stock to give out. Cases meanwhile are still rising at record pace in the world’s second-most populous nation. Alongside a slowdown in vaccinations, states have gone to court over oxygen shortages as hospitals struggle to treat a running line of COVID-19 patients.

  • News
    Al Jazeera

    'School is where you die': Afghans lament after deadly blasts

    Government blamed for lack of security Residents Al Jazeera spoke to on Sunday said the government has not done nearly enough to secure Dasht-e-Barchi, in spite of knowing it has repeatedly come under attack from forces claiming allegiance to ISIL. Mohammad Ehsan Haidari, who works in a workshop near the site of one of the blasts, said he was appalled by the slow response of police and Intelligence forces.

  • Health
    Al Jazeera

    WHO approves emergency use of China's Sinopharm vaccine

    The World Health Organization has approved the emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s Sinopharm. Friday’s decision by a WHO technical advisory group, a first for a Chinese vaccine, opens the possibility that Sinopharm’s offering could be included in the United Nations-backed COVAX programme in coming weeks or months, and distributed through United Nations children’s agency UNICEF and WHO’s Americas regional office.