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 2020-07-04 14:46 

Al Arabiya

Move to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque 'unacceptable': Russian Orthodox Church...

Converting Istanbul's Hagia Sophia monument from a museum to a mosque would be "unacceptable4;, a senior official in the Russian Orthodox Church said on Sat...

 2020-07-04 13:52 

Al Arabiya

Over 40 fighters killed in clashes between ISIS, regime in Syria: Monitor...

Clashes between Russia-backed Syrian regime forces and ISIS have killed more than 40 fighters on the two sides in just 48 hours, a Britain-based war monito...

 2020-07-04 13:25 

Al Arabiya

Egypt to hold senate elections on August 11-12...

Egypt will hold elections for a second parliamentary chamber on Aug 11-12, election commissioner Lasheen Ibrahim told a televised press conference on Satur...

 2020-07-04 12:43 

Al Arabiya

Iran's Rouhani launches strict new measures to try to curb coronavirus...

Iranians who do not wear masks will be denied state services and workplaces that fail to comply with health protocols will be shut for a week, President Ha...

 2020-07-04 12:38 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 4,128 new COVID-19 cases as death toll rises...

Saudi Arabia recorded 4,128 new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom to 205,929, the Ministry of Heal...

 2020-07-04 12:36 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Community spread most likely cause of UAE outbreak...

Community spread when the novel coronavirus freely spreads through a population through contact with an infected person is the most common cause for th...

 2020-07-04 12:31 

Al Arabiya

Power plant catches Fire in Iran's Ahwaz after transformer explodes...

A power plant in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahwaz caught fire on Saturday following an explosion, the official IRNA news agency reported.The explosio...

 2020-07-04 12:12 

Al Arabiya

US envoy Khalilzad pushing ahead with tricky Taliban peace deal...

Washington's envoy to Afghanistan stressed on Saturday the economic benefits of the peace deal with the Taliban, forging ahead with an agreement that has r...

 2020-07-04 12:01 

Al Arabiya

Iran kept airspace open on day it downed Ukraine plane to conceal US base attack plan...

Iran kept its airspace open the day it downed a Ukrainian civilian airliner in January to conceal its plans to attack US military bases in Iraq, according...

 2020-07-04 11:19 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Kuwait detects 631 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths in 24 hours...

Kuwait detected 631 new coronavirus cases and five COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of cases in the country to 49,303 and the...

 2020-07-04 11:05 

Al Arabiya

Yemen urges UN Security Council to hold session on floating Safer oil tanker...

Yemeni foreign minister Mohammed al-Hadhrami called on the UN Security Council to hold a special session on the Safer floating oil tank following the Iran-...

 2020-07-04 10:12 

Al Arabiya

Qatar records 530 new coronavirus cases, two new deaths...

Qatar on Saturday recorded 530 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and two new deaths, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths to 123, t...

 2020-07-04 10:04 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: UAE records 716 new COVID-19 cases after conducting over 71,000 tests...

The UAE recorded 716 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday after conducting over 71,000 COVID-19 tests, which raises the total number of confirmed...

 2020-07-04 09:54 

Al Arabiya

Russia coronavirus deaths exceed 10,000, infections third largest in the world...

Russia on Saturday said that it recorded more than 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, a toll that is still far lower than in other countries with...

 2020-07-04 09:45 

Al Arabiya

With coronavirus cases rising, Spain locks down a county of 200,000 people...

Authorities in northeastern Spain on Saturday ordered the lockdown of a county around the city of Lleida due to worrying outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus.Ca...

 2020-07-04 09:25 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: 'Eat out to help out,' says UK finance minister...

Britain's finance minister urged people Saturday to "eat out to help out" the economy claw its way from a historic decline sparked by the coronavirus crisi...

 2020-07-04 09:16 

Al Arabiya

2 dead, about 10 missing following heavy rain floods in southern Japan...

Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving at least two presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on roof...

 2020-07-04 08:56 

Al Arabiya

Saudi Arabia appoints first female president as head of co-ed university...

Dr. Lilac al-Safadi has been appointed as the first female president of a co-educational university in Saudi Arabia, the Minister of Education Dr. Hamad al...

 2020-07-04 07:51 

Al Arabiya

Amid monsoon, India records highest single-day spike of 22,000 coronavirus cases...

India recorded its highest single-day spike of coronavirus cases on Saturday, with over 22,000 new cases and 442 deaths, as infections rose in the western...

 2020-07-04 07:44 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Trump hosts big July 4 celebrations as officials call for restrictions...

While public health officials are urging Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations amid a spike of coronavirus case...

 2020-07-04 07:19 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus outbreak in Saudi Arabia ranks at high risk: Expert metrics...

A new COVID-19 risk level map ranks the outbreak in Saudi Arabia at a substantially high risk and provides guidelines for government response, which the Ki...

 2020-07-04 06:50 

Al Arabiya

Hong Kong officials upset at Canada move to suspend extradition treaty...

Senior officials in Hong Kong said on Saturday they were "very dihttp://nglish.alarabiya.net/en/News/world/2020/07/04/Canada-suspends-extradition-with-Hong...

 2020-07-04 06:01 

Al Arabiya

North Korea has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with US...

North Korea on Saturday reiterated it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it descr...

 2020-07-04 05:14 

Al Arabiya

Loud explosion heard near Somalia's Mogadishu port: Reuters...

A loud explosion was heard near the port in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu early on Saturday, witnesses said. -Developing...

 2020-07-04 02:47 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Six main guidelines as UAE citizens, residents can now travel abroad...

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates announced on Friday that citizens and residents are free to travel to international destinations amid the global CO...

 2020-07-04 02:26 

Al Arabiya

French ISIS extremist Tyler Vilus gets 30 years for Syria crimes...

A French court on Friday handed a 30-year prison sentence to an extremist for crimes committed in Syria between 2013-15 including overseeing the execution...

 2020-07-04 02:13 

Al Arabiya

US coronavirus cases rise by over 53,000, third consecutive day of record numbers...

The United States reported more than 53,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and several states set new records, according to a Reuters tally.A surge in corona...

 2020-07-04 00:04 

Al Arabiya

Canada suspends extradition with Hong Kong in protest against China security law...

Canada on Friday suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong to protest the tough new national security law China has enacted in the financial hub.Cana...

 2020-07-03 22:51 

Al Arabiya

Turkey signs a military agreement with Libya's GNA: Sources...

Turkey's defense minister and military chief signed a military agreement with the battalions fighting on behalf of the Government of National Accord (GNA)...

 2020-07-03 21:52 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia says labs able to conduct 53,000 COVID-19 tests daily...

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health said labs across the Kingdom are now able to conduct over 53,000 COVID-19 tests daily as part of efforts against the nove...

 2020-07-03 20:43 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: UAE announces 672 new cases, one death...

The United Arab Emirates has detected 672 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infections in the country...

 2020-07-03 18:44 

Al Arabiya

Turkish suspect says Ghosn mused on Hollywood movie of escape from Japan...

A Turkish jet executive on trial over Carlos Ghosn's dramatic escape from Japan told a court on Friday that the former Nissan boss spoke about Hollywood ma...

 2020-07-03 18:33 

Al Arabiya

Four Indian policemen held following huge outrage over custody deaths of father, son...

India has arrested four policemen over the deaths of a father and son in custody, a senior investigating official said on Thursday, following outrage that...

 2020-07-03 18:14 

Al Arabiya

At least two dead as Lebanon's economic crisis continues to take its toll...

At least two deaths by suicide were reported in Lebanon on Friday as the country's economic crisis continued to take its toll.The cost of living in the cou...

 2020-07-03 17:46 

Al Arabiya

Iran declines to release cause of Natanz nuclear 'accident' amid 'security concerns'...

Iran's top security body said Friday it had determined the cause of an "accident" at a nuclear site but declined to release details, citing security reason...

 2020-07-03 15:51 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: UAE citizens, residents allowed to travel to international destinations...

Citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates will be allowed to travel in general according to health requirements and to currently available interna...

 2020-07-03 15:42 

Al Arabiya

Iraq reinforces border posts to try to prevent advance of Turkish troops...

Iraqi troops were enforcing positions along the border with Turkey, officials said on Friday, to prevent Turkish forces from advancing deeper into Iraqi te...

 2020-07-03 13:49 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: EU approves anti-viral drug Remdesivir to treat COVID-19...

The European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, on Friday authorized the use of anti-viral drug Remdesivir to treat the new coronavirus.For more coronav...

 2020-07-03 13:46 

Al Arabiya

Turkish court convicts Amnesty official, three other activists on terror charges...

A Turkish court sentenced a former executive of Amnesty International Turkey to more than six years in jail and convicted three other rights activists on t...

 2020-07-03 13:30 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus has killed over half mln people worldwide so far: AFP tally...

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 521,384 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources comp...

 2020-07-03 13:17 

Al Arabiya

Erdogan rejects criticism over Turkey's Hagia Sophia landmark move...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday rejected criticism over his willingness to convert Istanbul's famed Hagia Sophia landmark into a mosque d...

 2020-07-03 12:42 

Al Arabiya

Arab Coalition destroys four Houthi drones launched towards Saudi Arabia...

The Arab Coalition destroyed four drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia, the coalition's spokesperson Turki al-Maliki says...

 2020-07-03 12:41 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Kuwait reports 813 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours...

Kuwait reported a slight rise in infections with 813 new coronavirus cases detected in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed infections...

 2020-07-03 12:38 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia surpass 200,000 with 4,193 new COVID-19 detected...

Coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia surpassed the 200,000 mark on Friday after 4,193 new infections were detected in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Healt...

 2020-07-03 12:26 

Al Arabiya

19 Sikh pilgrims killed as train rams van at unmanned level crossing in Pakistan...

At least 19 Sikh pilgrims -- all from the same family -- were killed on Friday when a train smashed into a van in the east of Pakistan, officials said.The...

 2020-07-03 12:20 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Plane filters 'can eat any form of virus,' says South African minister...

South Africa's Minister of Transport said last week that filters on airplanes can "eat any form of virus, including COVID-19." Shortly after, one Twitter u...

 2020-07-03 12:19 

Al Arabiya

Beijing lifts coronavirus travel restrictions despite new COVID-19 outbreak...

Beijing has contained transmission of a new coronavirus outbreak and will lift travel restrictions on most residents at midnight, city authorities said Fri...

 2020-07-03 12:08 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Iran COVID-19 death toll continues to rise with 154 new fatalities...

Iran on Friday reported 154 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, with fatalities picking up again days after hitting a record high.For more coronavirus n...

 2020-07-03 11:37 

Al Arabiya

Seven suspects in the escape of Ghosn from Japan go on trial in Turkey...

Seven suspects went on trial in Turkey on Friday over their alleged involvement in former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's dramatic escape from Japan to Lebanon...

 2020-07-03 10:44 

Al Arabiya

Russia will reopen embassy in Libya: IFAX citing FM...

Russia will be reopening its embassy in Libya, IFAX cited the Russian foreign minister as saying on Friday.Russia had evacuated its entire embassy staff an...

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