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 2020-04-06 20:30 

Al Arabiya

Masks must be prioritized for medics to avoid shortage against coronavirus: WHO...

The World Health Organization (WHO) voiced concern on Monday that the wearing of medical masks by the general public could exacerbate the shortage for heal...

 2020-04-06 19:56 

Al Arabiya

UN refrains from directly blaming Russia for Syria hospital attacks: Report...

A UN board of inquiry formed last summer to investigate attacks on civilian establishments in Syria, including hospitals, has refrained from directly holdi...

 2020-04-06 19:20 

Al Arabiya

UK Prime Minister Johnson in intensive care after coronavirus worsens...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition has worsened since being hospitalised with persistent COVID-19 symptoms and he has been moved into intensive care,...

 2020-04-06 18:38 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in several cities, including Riyadh...

Saudi Arabia is imposing a 24-hour curfew and lockdown on the cities of Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran and Hofuf and throughout the governorates of Jeddah,...

 2020-04-06 18:17 

Al Arabiya

Sudan deploys heavy security on anniversary of mass protests...

Sudanese security forces blocked roads leading to the army headquarters in the capital, an AFP correspondent said Monday, the scene of mass protests agains...

 2020-04-06 17:06 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus crisis is EU's biggest test since its founding: Merkel...

The coronavirus pandemic is the biggest test that the European Union has faced in its history, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday, stressing that Germany...

 2020-04-06 17:04 

Al Arabiya

UAE sends 10 tons of medical supplies to Italy to help counter coronavirus...

A United Arab Emirates aid plane carrying approximately 10 tons of medical supplies was dispatched to Italy to assist the country in combating the COVID-19...

 2020-04-06 16:58 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Kuwait orders two areas into full lockdown...

Kuwait's Cabinet has decided to impose a total lockdown on some areas for the next two weeks starting on Monday, Kuwait News Agency reported.The areas that...

 2020-04-06 16:46 

Al Arabiya

Qatar confirms 228 new cases of coronavirus mostly in returning citizens, residents...

Qatar confirmed it has detected 228 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus while adding that a total of 131 have recovered from the virus so far, according...

 2020-04-06 16:41 

Al Arabiya

US for first time designates white supremacists as foreign terrorist organization...

The United States on Monday branded a Russian far-right group as a foreign terrorist organization, the first time it has targeted white supremacists with t...

 2020-04-06 15:35 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Dubai approves permits for dog walking...

Residents and citizens looking to take their dog for a walk during Dubai's 24-hour national sanitation program can apply for a permit through the emirate's...

 2020-04-06 14:59 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Even pedestrians and cyclists can't go out without permission in Dubai...

Pedestrians and cyclists in Dubai will also have to register for a movement permit during the 24-hour restrictions as part of a nationwide sanitation progr...

 2020-04-06 14:53 

Al Arabiya

Settlement deal closes USS Cole bombing case, says Sudan...

Sudan's justice ministry said Monday it has finalized a settlement with families of the victims of the USS Cole bombing, ending long-running litigation in...

 2020-04-06 14:38 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Can it spread through air conditioning?...

As winter in the northern hemisphere turns to summer, air conditioning units begin to rattle into life as people begin to feel the heat. However, with the...

 2020-04-06 13:47 

Al Arabiya

Iranian, Chinese officials trade barbs over reported coronavirus numbers...

An Iranian health ministry spokesman's questioning of China's coronavirus figures caused controversy on social media on Sunday.Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour...

 2020-04-06 13:22 

Al Arabiya

Germany to put all arrivals in 14-day quarantine to combat coronavirus...

Germany will put all arriving travelers in quarantine for 14 days, the interior ministry said on Monday, as Berlin ramps up entry curbs to fight the corona...

 2020-04-06 13:07 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Science and economics collide over how long a lockdown should last...

With more than a quarter of the world's population in lockdown for coronavirus, many people are asking how long the restrictions need to be in place before...

 2020-04-06 13:06 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Up to half a million Iranians could be infected says official...

Up to half a million Iranians could be infected with the coronavirus based on official estimates, a member of Iran's national coronavirus task force told t...

 2020-04-06 13:03 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: UAE reports 277 new cases, total rises to 2,076...

The UAE reports 277 new coronavirus cases and one new virus-related death in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 2,076,...

 2020-04-06 12:35 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus death toll tops 70,000 globally, with majority in Europe...

The new coronavirus has killed more than 70,000 people across the globe, the majority in Europe, according to an AFP tally Monday at 1100 GMT.Out of a tota...

 2020-04-06 11:17 

Al Arabiya

Lebanon asks for financial aid as coronavirus outbreak continues...

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Monday called on international donors to provide financial assistance to the crisis-hit country as it grapples with a se...

 2020-04-06 10:28 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Thousands sign petition for chloroquine to be used against COVID-19...

More than 215,000 people have signed a petition urging French officials to let more doctors prescribe the anti-malaria drug chloroquine for coronavirus pat...

 2020-04-06 10:13 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus death toll in Iran rises to 3,739, total confirmed cases reaches 60,500...

The coronavirus in Iran rises to 3,739 as the total number of confirmed cases in the country reaches 60,500, according to the Ministry of Health....

 2020-04-06 09:48 

Al Arabiya

Spain to widen coronavirus tests as hopes rise for easing lockdown...

Spain said on Monday it plans to widen coronavirus testing to include people without symptoms as a first step towards slowly easing a lockdown in the natio...

 2020-04-06 09:45 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Dozens of Pakistanis in the UAE seek to return home...

More than 20,000 Pakistani workers stuck in the United Arab Emirates are seeking to return home, as the Gulf Arab state tightens restrictions due to the co...

 2020-04-06 09:25 

Al Arabiya

Rockets hit oil industry district in southern Iraq, no casualties...

Rockets landed near a district that houses foreign workers in Iraq's oil industry early on Monday but caused no damage or casualties, oil and police source...

 2020-04-06 09:12 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Kuwait reports 109 new cases in 24 hours, total tops 665...

Kuwait recorded 109 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 665, the Ministry of Health announced....

 2020-04-06 08:45 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Youngest Saudi patient recovered, moved back home...

The youngest recovered coronavirus patient in Saudi Arabia, who is just weeks old, was transported home following his hospital stay, a video shared on soc...

 2020-04-06 08:33 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Cruise ship stranded at sea for weeks docks near Sydney...

A cruise ship that has accounted for a quarter of all COVID-19 deaths in Australia was allowed to dock near Sydney on Monday after 200 crew members began e...

 2020-04-06 08:17 

Al Arabiya

UAE car listings fall by half amid coronavirus pandemic: Report...

The number of pre-owned online car listings have dropped by almost half from average in the UAE as the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on the automobil...

 2020-04-06 08:11 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: UK PM Johnson 'still in charge' while in hospital...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in hospital after being admitted for tests following 10 days of persistent symptoms of coronavirus, bu...

 2020-04-06 07:04 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 61 new cases, bringing total to 2,463...

Saudi Arabia records 61 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the Kingdom to 2,463....

 2020-04-06 06:25 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Oman reports 33 new cases, raising total to 331...

Oman reported 33 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of cases in the country to 331, the Ministry of Health a...

 2020-04-06 05:31 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus death toll in US tops 1,200 in 24 hours: John Hopkins...

More than 1,200 people have died of coronavirus complications in the United States in the past day, John Hopkins University said Sunday evening at 8:30pm E...

 2020-04-05 23:41 

Al Arabiya

Ecuador city runs out of coffins amid coronavirus crisis...

Soaring numbers of coronavirus deaths in Ecuador's second city Guayaquil have led to a shortage of coffins, forcing locals to resort to using cardboard box...

 2020-04-05 23:19 

Al Arabiya

Morocco to free over 5,000 prisoners to slow coronavirus spread...

Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Sunday pardoned more than 5,600 prisoners and ordered their release in stages to avoid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic...

 2020-04-05 22:55 

Al Arabiya

France reports lowest daily coronavirus toll in a week, total now 8,078...

France on Sunday reported 357 coronavirus deaths in hospital in 24 hours, the lowest daily increase in a week, bringing the country's toll to 8,078.The tal...

 2020-04-05 21:05 

Al Arabiya

Iranian MP: Iran military did well in downing Ukrainian plane...

The Iranian military did "well" by downing a civilian airliner in January, the spokesman for the parliament's legal and judicial committee said on Sunday,...

 2020-04-05 20:43 

Al Arabiya

Qatar confirms new coronavirus death in elderly citizen, 279 new cases detected...

Qatar confirmed another death due to the coronavirus after an 88-year-old Qatari citizen suffering from chronic diseases died of the virus on Sunday, accor...

 2020-04-05 20:33 

Al Arabiya

Scotland's chief medical officer warned after breaking own coronavirus rules...

Police issued a warning to Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood on Sunday after she broke her own advice on social distancing to slow coro...

 2020-04-05 20:21 

Al Arabiya

British PM Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with persistent coronavirus symptoms...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday after showing persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing p...

 2020-04-05 19:35 

Al Arabiya

New York state coronavirus toll tops 4,000 with 594 new deaths in 24 hours...

The coronavirus death toll in New York state rose to 4,159, the governor said Sunday, up from 3,565 a day prior.The spike by 594 deaths showed a slight dec...

 2020-04-05 18:46 

Al Arabiya

Turkey reports 73 new coronavirus deaths, total now 574...

Turkey's death toll from the new coronavirus rose by 73 on Saturday to total 574, and new confirmed cases rose by 3,135 to bring the country's total to 27,...

 2020-04-05 18:42 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Dubai launches movement permit website, waives fines between April 4-5...

Dubai Police clarified on Tuesday that fines on violators of the traffic restrictions between April 4-5 have been waived and urged people to register for a...

 2020-04-05 18:27 

Al Arabiya

Italy records lowest coronavirus death toll in over two weeks...

Italy on Sunday recorded its lowest daily death toll from the novel coronavirus in over two weeks and saw the number of critical care patients decline for...

 2020-04-05 18:11 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus could become seasonal, warns Fauci...

A senior US scientist said there is a very good chance the new coronavirus "will assume a seasonal nature" because it is unlikely to be under control globa...

 2020-04-05 18:07 

Al Arabiya

Third person held in France knife attack in town south of Lyon...

A third person has been detained in an anti-terrorism investigation in France over a knife attack south of Lyon that left two people dead, authorities said...

 2020-04-05 17:40 

Al Arabiya

UAE confirms 294 new coronavirus cases, total 1,798 so far...

The United Arab Emirates has confirmed 294 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 1,798 cases so far, according to the Minist...

 2020-04-05 17:31 

Al Arabiya

Austria's coronavirus infection growth slows significantly, mirroring Spain and Italy...

Austria's daily growth of COVID-19 infections has decreased to a single digit-percentage range from 40 percent three weeks ago as restrictions on people's...

 2020-04-05 17:23 

Al Arabiya

Israel detains Palestinian governor of Jerusalem for the seventh time...

Israel detained the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem on Sunday over "illegal" activities, in at least the seventh time Adnan Ghaith has been arrested in l...

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