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    Arabian Business

    Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, dies

    Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, regarded as the architect of the nation's modern foreign policy, died on Tuesday at the age of 91, according to the royal court. "With great sadness and sorrow, we mourn... the death of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait," said Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, the minister in charge of royal affairs, in a televised statement.

  • News
    Egypt Independent

    Child in Egypt dies after playing PUBG for hours

    Egyptian media announced the death of a 12-year-old child from a sudden heart attack brought on by playing PUBG for hours without rest. The child was taken to Al-Salam Hospital in Port Said by ambulance, with the Emergency Department at the Health Directorate confirming the boy died before reaching the hospital. His parents said they found his mobile phone next to him with the PUBG game still running.

  • News
    Al Arabiya English

    US urges Iran to respect human rights after Christians flee country to escape prison

    An Iranian Christian prays during mass at the Saint Sarkis Armenian Cathedral in Tehran on January 1, 2020. (File photo: AFP)

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Oman's new sultan quietly makes his mark as challenges loom

    His successor, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, has followed his example in establishing his rule over this country of 2.7 million Omanis and another 1.7 million foreigners as the coronavirus pandemic closed off the sultanate. The outside world and internal challenges, however, are preparing to come crashing in. Oman faces billions in looming loan repayments, including from China, and needs even more money as its youthful population wants jobs and its government cannot afford the cradle-to-grave benefi...

  • Health
    Arabian Business

    UAE authorities reveal almost 25,000 coronavirus violations over 15-day period

    Authorities in the UAE have revealed that in the first 15 days of September, 24,894 Covid-19 violations were detected across the country. At a weekly media briefing on Tuesday night, Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, official spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), said Asian nationalities made up 81 percent of the violators, followed by Arabs at 19 percent.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    British trade minister says will shift away from EU to other promising markets

    Britain’s trade will shift away from the European Union over time and towards parts of the world which are experiencing faster growth, trade minister Liz Truss said on Monday. Of course, the EU trade deal is important but we have to remember over time other parts of the world are going to become relatively more important, first of all because those are theplaces of faster growth, and secondly because as the UK developsits own independent regulatory regime, we will be able to get better access to...

  • Lifestyle
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: Dubai orders bars, restaurants to stop services, entertainment at 1 a.m.

    People eat at a restaurant in Dubai on August 30, 2018. (File photo: AFP)