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 2020-11-26 18:10 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Namibia approves $1.74 mln payment to global COVID-19 vaccine scheme...

Namibia has approved an upfront payment of 26.4 million Namibian dollars ($1.74 million) to the COVAX global COVID-19 vaccine distribution scheme co-led by...

 2020-11-26 17:56 

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Coronavirus: Italy reports 29,003 new COVID-19 cases, 822 deaths...

Italy reported 822 COVID 19-related deaths on Thursday, up from 722 the day before, and 29,003 new infections, up from 25,853 on Wednesday, the health mini...

 2020-11-26 17:50 

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Coronavirus: Soccer clubs in London, Liverpool set to welcome fans back to stadiums...

Fans of Premier League clubs in London and Liverpool can attend games when a month-long national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is lifted on De...

 2020-11-26 16:51 

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France will arrange aid conference for Lebanon by video in December...

France will host a video conference on December 2 with international partners to discuss humanitarian aid for Lebanon, three sources aware of the matter s...

 2020-11-26 16:28 

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US-sanctioned Hezbollah's Qard al-Hasan installs ATMs, violating Lebanon's fiscal law...

US-sanctioned Hezbollah's non-governmental organization Qard al-Hassan has installed multiple ATMs over the past month in areas controlled by the Iran-back...

 2020-11-26 16:13 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: New tight restrictions force continued closure of UK's pubs, restaurants...

Most people in England will continue to face tight restrictions on socializing and business after a nationwide lockdown ends next week, with pubs and resta...

 2020-11-26 15:46 

Al Arabiya

Argentines line the streets to mourn fallen football hero Maradona...

Argentines lined up in the streets of Buenos Aires on Thursday to say goodbye to soccer great Diego Maradona, whose casket lay in state at the Casa Rosada...

 2020-11-26 15:45 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Moscow ready for mass COVID-19 vaccinations, awaiting supplies: Mayor...

Moscow is ready for a mass vaccination against COVID-19 and is currently awaiting large supplies of vaccine, its Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Thursday.Sob...

 2020-11-26 15:22 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,305 new COVID-19 cases, one death, over 136,000 tests...

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health reported 1,305 new cases of the coronavirus, 826 recoveries and 1 death case due to complications.136,352 tests...

 2020-11-26 14:01 

Al Arabiya

Israeli strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria: Monitor...

Air strikes likely carried out by Israel killed at least 19 pro-Iran militia fighters in war-torn eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights sa...

 2020-11-26 13:23 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: WHO says people need to be more active, especially during lockdowns...

As the coronavirus leaves many people housebound and many Americans sit to feast for Thanksgiving, the World Health Organization says people need to get mo...

 2020-11-26 12:37 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 322 COVID-19 cases, 428 recoveries...

Saudi Arabia on Thursday recorded 322 new coronavirus cases, and 428 new recoveries, the Ministry of Health reported.Read the latest updates in our dedicat...

 2020-11-26 12:30 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: London to be in second highest COVID risk category when lockdown ends...

London will be placed into the second highest COVID-19 risk category when a national lockdown ends on December 2, while much of England remains under the t...

 2020-11-26 12:22 

Al Arabiya

Nearly half of Israelis want Biden to relaunch negotiations with Palestinians: Poll...

Nearly half of Israelis want US President-elect Joe Biden to relaunch negotiations with the Palestinians, according to new polling.Read more: UAE-Israel: N...

 2020-11-26 12:19 

Al Arabiya

Israeli PM Netanyahu sends condolences to Bahrain's king on death of PM...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a message of condolence to Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on the death of former prime minister Shei...

 2020-11-26 11:51 

Al Arabiya

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince discusses Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 with Japanese PM...

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman congratulated Yoshihide Suga on assuming Japan's premiership in a phone call on Thursday, the official Saud...

 2020-11-26 11:37 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Swedish royal couple self-isolate after positive COVID-19 diagnosis...

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia are self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus, the royal palace said Thursday.Read the...

 2020-11-26 11:26 

Al Arabiya

Oil rally stalls despite signs that COVID-19 vaccine could increase fuel demand...

Oil slipped on Thursday, stalling a rally driven by a surprise fall in US crude inventories that added to bullishness over expectations that progress on va...

 2020-11-26 11:11 

Al Arabiya

Alvarez & Marsal confirms withdrawing from Lebanon central bank audit...

Restructuring consultancy Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) confirmed on Thursday it had withdrawn from a forensic audit of Lebanon's central bank as it had not recei...

 2020-11-26 11:02 

Al Arabiya

Dubai's Emirates airline to reopen airport lounges with coronavirus safety measures...

Dubai-based Emirates airline on Thursday said it was reopening its airport lounges around the world, starting with the airline's lounge in Egypt's Cairo In...

 2020-11-26 11:01 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: British PM to hold press briefing on local restrictions after Christmas...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a news conference on Thursday to explain local COVID-19 restrictions, emerging from self-isolation two weeks...

 2020-11-26 10:31 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: German restrictions to last in 2021...

Germany will probably have to stick with measures to dampen the coronavirus pandemic into January, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, while her chi...

 2020-11-26 10:15 

Al Arabiya

Israel frees Palestinian who waged 103-day hunger strike...

Israel on Thursday released a Palestinian who waged a 103-day hunger strike to protest Israeli rules allowing his detention without charge, the Palestinian...

 2020-11-26 09:53 

Al Arabiya

France charges four more students over teacher's beheading...

Four teenage students have been charged in France over the killing of Samuel Paty, including three for allegedly pointing out the teacher to his murderer,...

 2020-11-26 09:15 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Russia hits record number of COVID-19 infections, deaths...

Russia on Thursday registered record numbers for daily infections and deaths from the coronavirus for the second time in less than a week.Read more: Former...

 2020-11-26 08:55 

Al Arabiya

Freed British-Australian academic thanks supporters after Iranian release...

A British-Australian academic on Thursday thanked her supporters and diplomatic efforts to secure her freedom after she was released from jail in Iran foll...

 2020-11-26 08:42 

Al Arabiya

Iranian-backed Houthi militia approves UN plan to assess decaying Yemen oil tanker...

The Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Yemen has given long-awaited approval for a United Nations plan to visit and assess a deteriorating oil tanker off Yem...

 2020-11-26 08:34 

Al Arabiya

Thailand confirms it returned jailed Iranians over botched 2012 bombing...

Thailand on Thursday confirmed it had returned three Iranians jailed over a botched 2012 bombing in Bangkok, after Tehran freed an Australian-British lectu...

 2020-11-26 08:21 

Al Arabiya

Ethiopian troops ordered to move on Tigray capital: Ethiopia Prime Minister...

Ethiopia's prime minister said Thursday the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray regional capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Ti...

 2020-11-26 08:17 

Al Arabiya

China says it has lodged stern representations with the US over Iran sanctions...

China said on Thursday it has lodged stern representations with the United States after Washington announced fresh Iran-related sanctions on four entities....

 2020-11-26 07:33 

Al Arabiya

Turkish court issues life sentences in 2016 attempted coup trial: Anadolu...

A Turkish court issued life sentences on Thursday for some of the nearly 500 defendants, including army generals and pilots, accused of commanding and carr...

 2020-11-25 07:02 

Al Arabiya

Russia says it has thwarted an ISIS terror attack in Moscow, one detained: RIA...

Russia's Federal Security Service said on Wednesday it had thwarted "terror" attacks planned by ISIS in the Moscow region, uncovering and breaking up a mil...

 2020-11-25 06:58 

Al Arabiya

Dubai busts largest coastal drug smuggling attempt, seizes 662 kilograms of narcotics...

Dubai Customs has foiled another drug smuggling operation, seizing 662 kilograms of narcotics in the biggest haul seized at coastal borders.A YouTube video...

 2020-11-25 06:48 

Al Arabiya

UAE's ADGM to sign MoU on fintech with Israeli bank, securities: ADGM chair...

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) will sign a memorandum of understanding with Israel Securities Authority and Israel's biggest lender, Bank Hapoalim, to supp...

 2020-11-25 05:34 

Al Arabiya

Israel hits southern Damascus in second strike this week, Syrian army says...

The Syrian army said early Wednesday that Israel launched air strikes on an area in the southern outskirts of Damascus, where military defectors believe ha...

 2020-11-25 05:21 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus fraud: Millions of dollars paid to California prisoners in COVID-19 scam...

California prisoners including high-profile serial killers and murderers on death row received hundreds of millions of dollars in pandemic relief funds in...

 2020-11-25 04:07 

Al Arabiya

Stress, worry and pain have soared in Lebanon, finds Negative Experience Index...

Lebanese adults experienced high levels of stress and a harsher "emotional whiplash" than any other country between 2018 and 2019, according to a recent gl...

 2020-11-25 03:46 

Al Arabiya

Iranian-Swedish scientist detained in Iran facing imminent execution, warns wife...

Ahmadreza Djalali, a Swedish-Iranian scientist under arrest in Iran on espionage charges since 2016, is facing imminent execution, his wife warned on Tuesd...

 2020-11-24 23:39 

Al Arabiya

Turkey's Erdogan preparing for worst during 4 years of US incoming president Biden...

As the world begins to position for Joe Biden's move into the White House, few leaders are moving as quickly as Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the next four yea...

 2020-11-24 22:42 

Al Arabiya

Amid hopes of easing US sanctions, Iran's Khamenei warns against 'opening' with West...

Iran's supreme leader cautioned Tuesday against hopes of an...

 2020-11-24 21:16 

Al Arabiya

US President-elect Biden to receive daily intelligence briefings given to Trump...

US President-elect Joe Biden will begin having access to daily intelligence reports given to President Donald Trump, further signaling the incumbent presid...

 2020-11-24 21:11 

Al Arabiya

Saudi Arabia will be among first countries to receive coronavirus vaccine: Cabinet...

Saudi Arabia will be among the first countries to receive a vaccine against the coronavirus, the cabinet said on Tuesday, according to state news agency SP...

 2020-11-24 20:48 

Al Arabiya

UK PM, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince discuss global access to coronavirus vaccines...

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the importance of ensuring global access to coronavirus vacci...

 2020-11-24 20:25 

Al Arabiya

Beirut blast: Judge charges two, including alleged Hezbollah point man at port...

A Lebanese judge has charged a Customs official and a former official over the deadly Aug. 4 Beirut blast, the state-run National News Agency reported Tues...

 2020-11-24 19:57 

Al Arabiya

Incoming US envoy on climate change says Paris accord 'not enough'...

Incoming US climate envoy John Kerry called Tuesday for a UN conference in Glasgow next year to raise global ambitions on environmental protection, warning...

 2020-11-24 19:37 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: France's Macron says worst of virus second wave over, lockdown to ease...

France will start easing its COVID-19 lockdown this weekend so that by Christmas, shops, theatres and cinemas will re-open and people will be able to spend...

 2020-11-24 19:20 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic?...

Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic?Health experts say outdoor dining tents are generally safer than dining inside, but caution that...

 2020-11-24 19:16 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: EU to sign deal for up to 160 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine...

The European Union will sign a contract for up to 160 million doses of US drugmaker Moderna's experimental coronavirus vaccine, Ursula von der Leyen, the p...

 2020-11-24 19:12 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Gaza Strip days away from being overwhelmed by COVID-19, advisers say...
 2020-11-24 19:01 

Al Arabiya

Trump makes brief appearance to celebrate stock market gains, COVID-19 vaccines...

US President Donald Trump celebrated stock market gains and progress toward coronavirus vaccines in hastily arranged remarks at the White House on Tuesday...

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