Travellers to Ireland need Covid tests as new restrictions introduced for Christmas

Travellers to Ireland over Christmas will need to show negative coronavirus tests before departure as new restrictions are set to be enacted to tackle the threat posed by the Omicron variant. This week, the Irish government agreed to new rules on travel in which all people entering Ireland will be required to show a negative result on a professiona...

Israel confirms 7 cases of Omicron, 27 others suspected

Four of the confirmed cases are unvaccinated individuals who had recently returned from South Africa

UAE's Biggest Achievements

UAE is always moving forward. It has gone from being a desert to a country that represents modernity and with that, no one can ever catch up with its accomplishments. From Burj Khalifa to The Palm we will be focusing on the top UAE landmarks and achievements.Read More: New York State

US to announce sanctions next week marking Biden's democracy summit

The Treasury Department will impose a series of sanctions next week to mark the US Summit for Democracy, taking aim at those engaged in corruption, serious human rights abuses and who undermine democracy, among others, a Treasury Department representative said on Friday. The Treasury declined to provide specifics on those facing sanctions. The plan...

As sixth US state finds Omicron cases, Delta remains top Covid threat

Health experts say the best way to fight the spread of Covid-19, regardless of the strain, remains to get vaccinated.

Riyadh Season draws over 4.5 million visitors in a month

The number of people who visited the ongoing Riyadh Season crossed 4.5 million within a period of one month. The festival that began on Oct. 20 also created more than 122,000 jobs. The Riyadh Season 2 recorded unprecedented number of visitors, who included citizens, residents and tourists from within the Kingdom and outside. The festival...

Iran does not seem serious about return to nuclear deal, Blinken says

Iran “does not seem to be serious” about returning to the 2015 nuclear accord, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday, as European allies voiced their “disappointment and concern” over differences with Tehran after five days of talks in Vienna closed out for the week. The seventh round of talks, due to resume next week, is the first wi...

Police launch search for parents of Michigan shooting suspect

A lawyer for the parents of the Michigan teenager accused of murdering four pupils at his high school said the couple was returning to the area to be arraigned, shortly after authorities on Friday announced charges against them then said they had gone missing. The lawyer, Shannon Smith, said James and Jennifer Crumbley had left town “for their own ...

US team leaves Vienna as Iran nuclear talks fail to make progress

A US team that had been indirectly negotiating with Iran in Vienna has left the Austrian capital with no commitment to return, US officials said on Friday, amid floundering talks aimed at bringing Tehran back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear accord. “Special Envoy [Robert] Malley and his inter-agency team are returning to Washington now,” Whit...

Virgil Abloh’s Project MAYBACH Drops Cover in Miami

What can be said about Virgil Abloh that hasn’t already been said? Louis Vuitton’s Miami runway show — which presented the SS22 collection with 10 new looks — became a de facto tribute to Abloh’s life and legacy. Meanwhile, with the blessing of Abloh’s family, Maybach opted to bring its collaborativ

Saudi chief of staff meets US Navy commander

Chief of the General Staff General Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili met here Wednesday with the Commander of US Naval Forces Central Command Vice Admiral Charles Cooper. During the meeting, they discussed a number of issues of common interest and cooperation between the Saudi and American naval forces to ensure the security and stability of the region. ...

Biden aims to make it 'very difficult' for Putin to move against Ukraine

US President Joe Biden on Friday said he is compiling a “comprehensive” set of initiatives aimed at making it hard for Russian President Vladimir Putin to move against Ukraine as fears rise that Moscow is planning to invade the country. Mr Biden said he had been in constant contact with allies in Europe as well as with Ukraine. He has not yet spoke...


The UAE public sector will get a three-day holiday to mark the 49th National Day and Commemoration Day.The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced the holidays will begin from December 1 (Tuesday) to December 3 (Thursday).Work will resume on December 6 (Sunday).الهيئة الاتح

Takreem Awards celebrate Arab excellence and honour crises-hit Beirut

The 2021 Takreem Awards, founded in 2009 to honour outstanding Arab men and women, was held on Friday in Beirut. The 11 winners highlighted Arab unity and focused in particular on Lebanon’s unprecedented economic crisis, which has plunged the country into social and political turmoil. Winners hailed from across the region, including Lebanon, Sudan,...

UAE detects first case of Covid Omicron variant

It is the second country to detect the new variant after Saudi Arabia

IMF chief warns Omicron variant could slow global growth

The fund initially projected a global growth of 4.9 per cent in 2022, but the US and other major economies suffered sharp downward revisions after Delta

England’s Covid-19 prevalence rises, led by Delta not Omicron

There have been 134 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in Britain, which has mutations consistent with reduced vaccine efficacy

Ras Al Khaimah Police announces 50% discount on traffic fines

The discount can be availed from December 5, 2021 to January 3, 2022

Stunning Facts About Dubai!

Dubai's amazing transformation from a small fishing harbour surrounded by endless desert to a thriving melting pot and the envy of many nations. This transformation took only a few decades (you can count on one hand). Dubai was founded in 1833!It was established as a fishing village, Howeve

Meet the lawyer-turned-archaeologist leading the search for Cleopatra's tomb

Kathleen Martinez, a former criminal lawyer from the Dominican Republic, is perhaps not the likeliest archaeologist, but she is determined to uncover an ancient mystery that has stymied the archaeological world: the location of Cleopatra's tomb. After leaving her marriage and moving to Egypt, she endured criticism from all sides as she pursued her ...

Meet first Emirati Female with First Officer's Rank at Etihad Airways

Captain Salma Al Baloushi is the first Emirati female to rise to First Officer’s rank at Etihad Airways. She talks about her success, life, and vision. What sparked your passion for aviation?When I read about the Etihad Airways Cadet Pilot Program I wondered if there were any women pilots

Vatican takes in 12 migrants as pope denounces indifference

Pope Francis says countries have a moral obligation to accept those who flee war, hatred and oppression

UAE weather: cloudy and cooler conditions

The UAE will experience fair to partly cloudy weather on Saturday as conditions being to feel cooler on Saturday. Temperatures will reach 26°C in Abu Dhabi and 27°C in Dubai, forecasters from the National Centre of Meteorology said. It will begin to feel humid by nightfall. The wind will be light to moderate, reaching top speeds of 35 kilometres pe...

Remote Interpreting, Applications of Political Translation Workshops Held to Develop Participants Skills

Remote Interpreting, Conference Interpreting and Applications of Political Translation workshops were held today as a part of the Translation Forum. During the Remote Interpreting workshop, Fahd Alhathloul stressed the importance of remote interpreting, whereas the business opportunities in this field dramatically increased with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He affirmed that interpreting...

Family loses defamation claim in UK after questioning donations to mosque from ‘extremist’

A family lost a defamation battle with a British mosque over claims that they were permanently barred after raising questions over £250,000 donations from Sadiq Al Ghariani, the grand mufti of Libya, because of his alleged Islamist links. Three members of the Abdulrazaq family claim they were punished by the trustees of a mosque in Exeter, south-we...

UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure opens Khorfakkan West Ring Road

It will help facilitate the movement of light vehicles and trucks and ease traffic congestion in the city centre

Timeline of Dubai

Timeline of Dubai1966Fast searches were made this year in Dubai.1971UAE ie the United Arab Emirates was established, which included seven emirates.1979A free ecumenical zone known as Jebel Ali Free Zone.1980sFirst mall (Al Ghurair Centre, 1981), Dubai Duty Free (1983), Emirates airline (1985) and Je

Saudi Aramco’s Wa’ed invests SAR19m in fintech startup Lamaa

The Riyadh-based startup was established in March 2021 by entrepreneur Sumeet Khutale who has recently relocated from London to the kingdom

Portugal's interior minister steps down after fatal car accident

Portugal's Interior Minister Eduardo Cabrita stepped down on Friday nearly five months after his driver was involved in a car crash that killed a road worker while the government official was in the back seat. Mr Cabrita, who joined Prime Minister Antonio Costa's Cabinet in 2015 when the Socialist party came to power, had been urged to resign since...

Omicron-stricken South Africa may be glimpse into the future

The new Omicron variant appears to be driving a dramatic surge in South Africa, providing the world a glimpse of where the pandemic might be headed

Canada reports 12 cases of Omicron variant, says severe Covid trends could rise

Ottawa announced last week it will require people arriving by air from all nations except the United States to take a Covid-19 test

Elon Musk's wealth drops $15bn as tech stocks plunge

The richest US tech moguls lost tens of billions in collective wealth as technology stocks tumbled amid fears of inflation and economic tightening. Elon Musk’s net worth fell by $15.2 billion on Friday — the most among tech billionaires — after Tesla shares extended losses. That leaves Mr Musk’s fortune at $268.9bn, which is still up 72 per cent fo...

Free 50 GB Mobile Data Offer For UAE National Day

Celebrating UAE national day, all Emiratis' subscribers with postpaid and prepaid plans can receive 50 GB of free local data, anytime between 1st-Dec till 7th Dec.How to get a free 50 GB data bundle? Dial *50# to get a free 50 GB bundle You can visit My Etisalat UAE app to receive a 50 GB

UNWTO includes Saudi village of Rijal Almaa in list of best tourist villages in the world

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) included Rijal Alma village in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the list of the best tourist villages in the world. This came during an official ceremony on the sidelines of the organization’s general session in Madrid. UNWTO selected Rijal Almaa among 175 participating entities representing 75 countries....

How Virgil Abloh Changed Fashion and Culture Forever

When Virgil Abloh first met with Nike executives to discuss the possibility of a creative collaboration, he had one iron-clad stipulation: “If I do a project, I want it to be something that stops your scrolling thumb right in its tracks.” He achieved that, and then some — if you happen to see someon

WHO says no Omicron deaths yet, as variant spreads worldwide

Researchers say Omicron variant is three times more likely to cause reinfections compared to the Delta or Beta strains

US economy hits speed bump in November jobs report

US job growth slowed in November, posting the smallest increase this year, underscoring employers’ struggle to attract workers to fill millions of vacancies as the pandemic continues. The US economy added about 210,000 jobs last month, well short of the roughly half-million gain that was forecasted, data from the US Labour Department show. The unem...

OIC chief holds talks in Jeddah with envoys to Saudi Arabia

Hissein Brahim Taha, the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, met a number of foreign ambassadors to Saudi Arabia at the organization’s General Secretariat in Jeddah this week. On Wednesday, Norwegian Ambassador Thomas Lid Ball discussed with the OIC chief ways in which cooperation between his country and the organization can be enhanced, and...

Indian police hunt for thieves who stole fighter jet tyre

Police in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh are looking for the culprits behind the theft of a fighter jet tyre from a lorry carrying military equipment. The lorry driver called the police on November 27 to report that a group of car-borne thieves had stolen the tyre during a traffic jam on a motorway near Lucknow, the state capital, police t...

Libya’s foreign minister criticises EU over migration policy

Libya’s foreign minister criticised a system meant to deter migrants from attempting to reach European shores, claiming that it fails to address the root of the problem and only serves the interests of EU states. Her comments are the latest stab at EU policies that fund forces such as the Libyan coastguard, which intercepts migrant boats, brings th...

In pictures: UAE’s 50th National Day celebrations

"Our march into the next 50 years will be more challenging and very ambitious. The best is yet to come," says Sheikh Mohammed

King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve reveals its treasures at falconry festival

King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve has opened its doors to reveal its treasures to visitors at the King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival. The festival, held at the headquarters of the Saudi Falcons Club in Mulham, north of Riyadh, is running until Dec. 16. The reserve is known for its broad geographical scope, which includes Al-Tanhat, Al-Khafs, Noura...

UAE: PCR validity on Al Hosn green pass reduced to 14 days from 30

The update comes in consolidation of the proactive measures to enhance the efforts made at the country level as part of the post Covid-19 recovery strategy

Saudi Arabia reports 24 New COVID-19 Cases, 27 Recoveries

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on Thursday the registration of 24 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 27 recoveries in the Kingdom during the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Health added in tgheir statement that the number of critical cases reached 42. The ministry’s statistics showed that the total number of infections in the...

France evacuates more than 300 people from Afghanistan

Since September 10, 110 French people and 396 Afghans have been evacuated from Afghanistan on 10 flights

Covid-19 Omicron variant: Vaccine booster dose required to maintain 'immune' status in Saudi Arabia from Feb 1

The 'immune' status is mandatory for anyone wanting to enter public places and use public transport.

UK officials say investigating possible increase in Omicron cases

Health officials say they are investigation a rise in Covid cases in Britain this week

Iran nuclear talks pause, will reconvene in Vienna next week

European Union official says there had been some progress, but further convergence was necessary

Covid-19: Man tries to get jab in fake arm to fool nurse, secure health certificate

The man, who is against getting vaccinated, has been reported to police

Study suggests past Covid infection may not fend off Omicron

Study conducted by South African scientists suggests Omicron will be able to overcome natural and probably vaccine-induced immunity