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Pro-Hezbollah bloc loses Lebanese parliamentary majority
Lebanon's Hezbollah movement and its allies have lost their majority in parliament, results from Sunday's elections show.
Cabinet congratulates Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed on becoming UAE president
The Cabinet, whose virtual session was chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, prime minister, voiced the deepest feelings of sorrow and grief over the death of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan after a life full of bl...
Younger children most affected by Covid lockdowns, new research finds
Educational progress and social development of four- and five-year-olds suffered severely
Elon Musk slams Biden: 'The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter'
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose purchase of Twitter remains ongoing, slammed President Biden as an empty suit in a podcast interview Monday and warned that if the government continues printing money, inflation will get worse and the U.S. migh...
Saudi Arabia facing no crisis of grain supplies, SAGO asserts
Zaid Al-Shabanat, deputy governor of the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO), emphasized that there is no crisis in the grain supplies in the Kingdom.
$5 gas could become widespread as prices hit another record
Prices at the pump continue to shatter records ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
Convicted killer turned tech whiz confronts his sordid past
When he was 20 years old, Harel Hershtik planned and executed a murder, shooting his victim in the head and burying the body in a crime that a quarter of a century later is still widely remembered for its grisly details.
China gives up 2023 Asian Cup hosting right
China has relinquished its rights to host the 2023 Asian Cup finals due to the COVID-19 situation in the country, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Saturday.
KSA focuses on reducing land degradation, restoring degraded ecosystems
Saudi Arabia is participating in the ongoing 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), which is being held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from May 9 to 20, 2022.
Only 7% of 5-11s in England have had Covid jab as parents hesitate
Six weeks after start of vaccine rollout, fraction of young children have had first dose as parents question usefulness
Nigel Hugill: the man building houses for the work-from-home revolution
The head of Urban&Civic transformed east London for the Olympics. Now he is aiming to create homes in huge numbers beyond the capital
North Korea announces first COVID death with 350,000 treated for fever spreading 'explosively', state media says
Kim Jong Un visited the emergency epidemic prevention headquarters on Thursday and criticised officials for failing to prevent "a vulnerable point in the epidemic prevention system", state media says.
COVID-19: Kim Jong Un warns of 'great turmoil' for North Korea as country announces 21 'fever-related' deaths
The outbreak could have very serious consequences as the 26 million population is believed to be mostly unvaccinated.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan elected UAE president
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was elected by the Federal Supreme Council, the state-run WAM news agency says.
Who is MBZ, the UAE’s new president?
Longtime de facto ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan elected UAE president after the death of Sheikh Khalifa.
Pandemic takes toll on family wellbeing
One in five families considers themselves unhappy, with mothers typically suffering from negative emotions more than fathers during a fifth wave when only the more intrepid dared venture outdoors, a survey has found.
Nuclear talks: Iran’s Raisi launches major economic reform
President announced reforms a day before the EU’s coordinator for nuclear deal negotiations arrived in Tehran.
Sri Lankan leader’s speech fails to reassure as crisis grows
Sri Lankans have criticized a Wednesday night speech by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in which he ignored calls to resign and vowed to restore order.
US surpasses one million Covid-19 deaths
The US has passed more than one million Covid-related deaths, says the White House.
Aramco eclipses Apple to once again become the world's most valuable company
Saudi Arabian Oil Company Aramco has overtaken Apple as the world's most valuable company, underscoring the recent surge in oil prices that have boosted the energy giant this year.
Bitcoin plunges to 2020 low as investors run from growing global recession fears
The recent flight from risky assets is persisting with cryptocurrencies seeing a deep, broad-based sell-off because of investor turmoil over global economic prospects.
US Doctors Reflect On Fatigue, Pain Of One Million Covid Deaths
Health care workers who have served on the frontlines continue to shoulder a heavy burden, even as the rest of society has moved on.
$3 Billion Pledged In New Funding During Virtual Global Covid Summit
The United States crossed a grim milestone as the summit began, with the White House announcing that more than one million Americans have now died due to Covid
People in performing arts twice as likely to have depression, Equity finds
Performing arts practitioners’ union says Covid exacerbated contributory factors such as job insecurity and low pay
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