• Health
    Al Jazeera

    'Catastrophe' as Brazil hits record-high daily COVID deaths

    Brazil on Tuesday posted its highest number of deaths from COVID-19 in a single day as political infighting exacerbated the country’s health crisis and the pace of its vaccination roll-out faltered. Some 1,641 people died from COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to Health Ministry data, surpassing the previous single-day high of 1,595 deaths recorded in late July 2020. More than 257,000 people have died of the disease in Brazil, making it the deadliest outbreak in the world after the United States.

  • Politics
    Arab News

    Iran resistance urges tougher sanctions after exposing secret nuclear advances

    CHIACGO: Leaders of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) called on the international community at a press conference on Tuesday to re-enforce sanctions on Iran and not surrender to “Tehran’s blackmailing and posturing. NCRI officials revealed new information on how Iran’s Mullahs are carefully building a nuclear weapon while seeking to remove sanctions on its programs.

  • Business
    Arabian Business

    Dubai to remain tenant friendly amid coronavirus-enforced expat exodus

    Dubai’s real estate market is expected to remain tenant-friendly across most asset classes as a result of softened demand and higher levels of vacancy, according to leading industry experts. Earlier this week S&P Global Ratings said the emirate’s population dropped by 8.4 percent last year, the steepest decline in the Gulf region, as expatriate workers were forced to leave amid the economic upheaval wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    South Korea investigating two deaths that may be linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

    South Korean authorities said on Wednesday they are investigating the deaths of two people after a media report said the pair - both with pre-existing conditions - died within days of receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. A 63-year-old nursing home patient with cerebrovascular disease developed symptoms, including high fever, after being given the AstraZeneca vaccine, Yonhap news agency reported.

  • Entertainment
    Al Jazeera

    'Pawri' power: Pakistani teen's Instagram video a rage in India

    A 19-year-old Pakistani student, who shot to fame after her five-second video went viral on social media across the subcontinent, hopes numerous renditions of her monologue will translate into more dialogue between rival neighbours India and Pakistan. The short video, shot by Dananeer Mobeen in the Nathaigali Mountains of northern Pakistan and uploaded onto Instagram, shows a group of youngsters enjoying themselves by a roadside.

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    Dubai Health Authority expands eligibility criteria for COVID-19 vaccinations

    Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to a wider range of people, with Dubai resident visa holders above the age of 40 and Emiratis older than 16 eligible from Tuesday, according to state news agency WAM. People over the age of 60 with resident visas from any of the seven emirates can also now apply for vaccinations at DHA centers if they live in Dubai. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nationals with a valid Emirates ID can also receive the inoculation at DHA centers.

  • Business
    Arabian Business

    Why Dubai's population should rebound in second half of 2021

    Dubai’s population is expected to bounce back in the second half of this year, according to leading business experts, who have cautioned against panic over the coronavirus-fuelled expat exodus from the last 12 months. Figures revealed by S&P Global Ratings earlier this week showed that the emirate’s population dropped by 8.4 percent last year, the steepest decline in the Gulf region, as expatriate workers were forced to leave amid the economic upheaval caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.