• Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Deputy commander of Iran's Quds Force Mohammad Hejazi dies

    Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi, the deputy commander of Iran’s Quds Force, has died, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced in a statement on Sunday. Hejazi died due to a “heart condition,” the IRGC statement said, without elaborating further. Hejazi was appointed as the deputy commander of the Quds Force – the overseas arm of the IRGC – in January 2020 following the US killing of Iran’s top commander Qassem Soleimani.

  • Entertainment
    Al Arabiya English

    Stalker-plagued Taylor Swift has break-in at New York home

    An alleged stalker of pop superstar Taylor Swift was arrested after she suffered a break-in at her New York apartment, police said Monday. Hanks Johnson, 52, was charged with criminal trespassing after police responded to an emergency call on Saturday, reporting that someone was breaking into Swift’s home in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. Johnson was released on his own recognizance following an arraignment in Manhattan criminal court Sunday night.

  • Entertainment
    Egypt Independent

    Queen enters 'twilight' of reign after farewell to Philip

    Now that the Royal Family has said farewell to Prince Philip, attention will turn to Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday on Wednesday and, in coming months, the celebrations marking her 70 years on the throne. This combination of events is reminding the United Kingdom that the reign of the queen, the only monarch most of her subjects have ever known, is finite.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Confusion around the death of Hejazi: Iran's general in Yemen, Lebanon, Venezuela

    Top Iranian commander Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi was a key figure for the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen and oversaw projects targeting Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a former Iranian government official said. Hejazi, who served as the deputy commander of Iran’s Quds Force – the overseas arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) – died of heart disease, the IRGC announced in a statement on Sunday.

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    No one who received Sinopharm vaccine doses has died of COVID-19 in Abu Dhabi: Study

    No one has died from COVID-19-related causes in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates after receiving all “required” doses of the Sinopharm vaccine, according to the Abu Dhabi Public Health center. The emirate’s public health body conducted a study that it says shows the Sinopharm vaccine is 93 percent effective in reducing hospitalization for COVID-19, and 95 percent for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) visits.

  • Science
    Al Arabiya English

    Heavy rain causes flooding across Saudi Arabia as snow envelops Ha'il, 'Asir

    Heavy rain across Saudi Arabia has caused flooding in several regions, while thick snow blanketed some areas of Ha’il city and the ‘Asir region. Dozens of people shared pictures and videos of floods after heavy rainfall in Mecca, al-Aqiq, and several other parts of the Kingdom. Others shared pictures of snow enveloping the north-western province of Ha’il and the southwest region of ‘Asir.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Denmark: What may happen to Syrian refugees who refuse to return?

    Copenhagen, Denmark – Ten years after the war in Syria broke out, Denmark is telling many Syrian refugees who have sought safety in the European country to return. Around 500 Syrians have been thrust into this position of uncertainty and fear as Denmark prepares to cancel temporary residence permits of refugees who hail from Damascus and Rif Damascus, areas now declared “safe” by Danish authorities. It is the only European country to have reached such a conclusion.