• Lifestyle
    Al Arabiya English

    Updated rules: Dubai ramps up coronavirus restrictions amid rising cases in UAE

    Dubai began increasing coronavirus restrictions including updating its travel protocols, limiting the number of people allowed in social gatherings and suspending elective medical procedures, amid signs of a sustained upward trend in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the UAE. Travel Healthcare Lifestyle and entertainment Last Update: Thursday, 28 January 2021 KSA 02:17 - GMT 23:17

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    After Biden freezes F-35 sale to UAE, Otaiba: We expected a review under new US admin

    The UAE anticipated a review of policies by the new Joe Biden administration, the Emirati ambassador to Washington Yousef al-Otaiba said on Wednesday, after the US froze the sale of F-35 jets to the Gulf country pending review. Israel Iran Last Update: Thursday, 28 January 2021 KSA 01:10 - GMT 22:10

  • Lifestyle
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: Dubai changes travel protocols for inbound passengers from Jan. 31

    Dubai changed its coronavirus travel protocols for inbound passengers effective from January 31, amid continually rising numbers of daily COVID-19 infections in the UAE. Last Update: Wednesday, 27 January 2021 KSA 21:13 - GMT 18:13

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    Arab News

    Foreign secretary orders halt to blood money payment over Filipino maid slain in Kuwait

    MANILA: The Filipino secretary of foreign affairs has ordered the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait to stop the payment of 7.5 million pesos ($160,000) in blood money over the murder of an overseas Filipino worker. Jeanelyn Padernal Villavende, 26, died from injuries inflicted by her employer’s wife in December 2019. In December last year, a Kuwaiti court sentenced Villavende’s female employer, a Kuwaiti citizen, to death by hanging, while the husband was given a four-year jail term for not reporting...

  • Politics
    Kuwait Times

    Pfizer or Sinopharm? 'Vaccine diplomacy' in the Middle East

    In the Middle East and North Africa, novel coronavirus vaccine orders are driven by diplomatic and logistical considerations, reflecting Beijing’s growing regional influence. In recent days, the Israeli government made documents public that showed the extent of its collaboration with US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in its vaccination campaign, one of the largest in the world to date, with more than a quarter of its nine million inhabitants already vaccinated.

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    Arab News

    Reports say an explosion was heard in Saudi Arabia's Riyadh while social media users share videos of a ballistic missile interception

    SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube has suspended Donald Trump indefinitely from the platform and said it will also prevent the former president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani from being able to monetize his clips, US media reported. It comes a week after the social media giant confirmed it would extend a ban on Trump’s channel — which has just under three million subscribers — joining other social media platforms in banning his accounts following the deadly January 6 Capitol riot.

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    Arab News

    US B-52 bomber again flies over Middle East amid Iran tensions

    DUBAI: The US military said Wednesday it again flew a B-52 bomber over the Middle East “to deter potential aggression” amid tensions with Iran. The B-52 flew nonstop from Louisiana’s Barksdale Air Force Base into the region earlier in the day. The plane went over both the Arabian Gulf, according to flight-tracking data.