The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Emirates and Etihad said they would be among the first companies to test an application that allows pre-travel verification of coronavirus tests and vaccinations.

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of the city-state’s economy

Syrian Air recommences Aleppo to Beirut flights

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian Air recommences Aleppo to Beirut flights

Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and its former commercial centre, had its airport closed for years because of the conflict.

Iran <em>tests</em> missiles under 'watch' of US nuclear sub

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran tests missiles under 'watch' of US nuclear sub

Helicopter footage of the exercise released by Iran’s navy showed what resembled an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine.

Erdogan gets jab as Turkey unrolls Chinese vaccine

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan gets jab as Turkey unrolls Chinese vaccine

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan got jabbed as the country began rolling out China's Sinovac's vaccine.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey launches vaccination drive with Chinese jab

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca received the first shot of CoronaVac live on television

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

Indonesia's Prime Minister received the first of two doses of the Chinese-developed Coronavac, which domestic regulators approved this week.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Democrat lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash tested positive for coronavirus and condemned her Republican colleagues who refused to wear a face ...

The New Arab Staff

Muslim app sold data to US government-linked firm

Salaat First had been downloaded by more than 10 million times on Android.

Egyptian denies 'oxygen crisis' in coronavirus wards despite videos

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptian denies 'oxygen crisis' in coronavirus wards despite videos

Videos have emerged showing an alleged oxygen shortage in Egypt's hospitals.

The New Arab Staff

Egypt health minister under fire for attending wedding

Hala Zayed sparked uproar after images and video footage shared online showed her at a wedding in a crowded hall during the ongoing coronavirus ...

Algerian hunger strikers hospitalised in prison protest

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algerian hunger strikers hospitalised in prison protest

Three imprisoned Algerian activists were hospitalised following their hunger strike protesting their detention.

Egypt probes Covid-19 deaths due to 'lack of oxygen'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt probes Covid-19 deaths due to 'lack of oxygen'

A video, confirmed by the regional prosecutor's office, shows patients in a ward at Al-Husseiniya hospital, with a voice heard saying "everyone ...

Saudi Arabia reopens borders closed due to Covid-19

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia reopens borders closed due to Covid-19

Riyadh has lifted its ban on international flights and access through land crossings and ports, in place since December 21 to limit the spread ...

Iran begins first human trial of locally made vaccine

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran begins first human trial of locally made vaccine

Iran has not elaborated on its regulatory approval process or plans for more advanced trials.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon registers first case of new coronavirus variant

Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hasan announced on Friday that one new registered coronavirus case on an incoming flight from Britain carried the new variant of the virus.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

Coronavirus restrictions are keeping away the thousands of visitors who usually celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

The Iraqi government is attempting to restore control over Sinjar, the Yazidi homeland previously controlled by a web of paramilitary ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Health expert warns over Yemen virus jab delivery

The ongoing conflict and the destruction of infrastructure is expected to severely impact the delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Iraq inks preliminary deal for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq inks preliminary deal for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Iraqi authorities inked a preliminary deal to obtain the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by early next year.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France's Macron tests positive for coronavirus, cancels Lebanon visit

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for coronavirus and has cancelled an upcoming visit to Lebanon.

5,000-year-old Great Pyramid artefact found in Scotland

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

5,000-year-old Great Pyramid artefact found in Scotland

The fragment of cedar wood has been found to date back 5,000 years to the building of the pyramid at Giza.

Iraqis shed masks as economic pain overshadows virus fear

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis shed masks as economic pain overshadows virus fear

In a war-scarred country burdened by rising job losses and deepening poverty, a majority of citizens seem to have shrugged off the global public ...

UAE says Chinese vaccine 86% effective, offers few details

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE says Chinese vaccine 86% effective, offers few details

The UAE said that China's Sinopharm vaccine has received "official registration" after a trial involving 31,000 volunteers showed it to be 86% ...

Most Popular

Most Popular