• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Business
    Al Arabiya English

    Dubai real estate to 'bottom out' in 2022 after tough year due to COVID-19: Report

    Property market in Dubai may “bottom out next year after weathering a tough 2020, according to S&P Global Ratings. We already had a supply and demand imbalance in the market even before the pandemic, and after Covid-19 the situation just got worse, S&P analyst Sapna Jagtiani told Bloomberg TV on Tuesday. Prices of residential and office spaces in the city are expected to “somewhere bottom out in 2022,” she said.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Ilhan Omar unveils bill to sanction MBS for Khashoggi's murder

    US Representative Ilhan Omar introduced a bill on Tuesday to sanction Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) for his role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, putting the progressive lawmaker at odds with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released last Friday a declassified report prepared by US spy agencies that blamed MBS for planning the 2018 operation that killed Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen and resident...

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Protests in Lebanon as local currency hits record low

    Protests broke out across the country Tuesday after the Lebanese pound hit a record low against the dollar on the black market, a sign of deepening multiple crises and no prospects for a new Cabinet in sight. The crash in the local currency that has resulted in a sharp increase in prices led to the outbreak of small protests in a number of cities around the country. In some, demonstrators blocked roads with burning tires.