UAE CABINET APPROVES ESTABLISHING EMBASSY IN TEL AVIV

Decision comes as Israel announces embassy opening in Abu Dhabi months after controversial normalisation of ties.

THOUSANDS DISPLACED AFTER TROPICAL CYCLONE ELOISE HITS MOZAMBIQUE

Nearly 7,000 people forced from their homes and some 130,000 hectares of crops destroyed by heavy downpours and floods.

 
 
 

WILL PROTESTS AGAINST PRESIDENT PUTIN GAIN MOMENTUM IN RUSSIA?

Tens of thousands hold biggest protests in years to demand the release of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny.

SIX MALIAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN ‘COMPLEX AND SIMULTANEOUS' ATTACKS

Army says coordinated twin assaults also left 18 troops wounded, with some 30 assailants killed in military response.

 
 
 

TRUMP LACKED STATE-LEVEL COVID VACCINE ROLL-OUT PLAN: OFFICIAL

Joe Biden's chief of staff says Trump administration lack of planning led to lag in administering of COVID-19 vaccines.

OMAN BARS EXPATRIATES FROM CERTAIN JOBS AS PANDEMIC BITES

Various jobs in insurance companies including finance and administrative positions will be 'limited to Omanis only'.

 
 
 

YEMEN'S WARRING SIDES RESUME PRISONER EXCHANGE TALKS IN JORDAN

Houthi rebels, Saudi-backed gov't resume fresh UN-backed negotiations in Amman months after huge prisoner exchange.

TUNISIAN BORDER TRADERS, SMUGGLERS STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE AMID COVID

Strict coronavirus restrictions have hit vital border trade in southeast Tunisia hard, triggering an exodus to Europe.

 
 
 

KUWAIT'S EMIR REAPPOINTS PM TO FORM NEW CABINET

Sheikh Sabah had resigned after parliament backed a request to question him over his choice of cabinet members.

SAUDI ARABIA AND IRAN'S COLD WAR| START HERE

Why are Saudi Arabia and Iran locked in a modern-day cold war? And what does it mean for the rest of the region?

 
 
 

NEW ZEALAND DETECTS FIRST COMMUNITY COVID-19 CASE IN TWO MONTHS

A 56-year-old woman who recently returned from Europe tested positive 10 days after completing two weeks in isolation.

EUROPE MPS EXPRESS CONCERN ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS IN BAHRAIN

More than a dozen European lawmakers issue letter to demand Gulf nation uphold commitment to human rights.

 
 
 

WHY THE US IS WRONG TO DESIGNATE THE HOUTHIS AS ‘TERRORISTS'

The designation is not just inhumane, but also politically harmful for the US and its international standing.

PIRATES KILL 1, KIDNAP 15 CREW ON TURKISH SHIP OFF WEST AFRICA

Vessel was sailing from Lagos to Cape Town when it was attacked northwest of Sao Tome and Principe.

 
 
 

US SUPPORT FOR TAIWAN ‘ROCK-SOLID' AFTER CHINA SENDS WARPLANES

Washington pledges to deepen ties with Taiwan after China sends large number of warplanes into island's airspace.

CHINA RESCUES FIRST OF 22 TRAPPED MINERS FROM SHANDONG GOLD MINE

State media says the rescued miner was 'in extremely weak physical condition' after 14 days trapped below ground.

 
 
 

JOHNSON, BIDEN DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE, COVID-19

British PM 'looks forward to deepening alliance' with the US in first phone call with Biden since his inauguration.

SENATE REPUBLICAN WARNS TRUMP IMPEACHMENT COULD SET PRECEDENT

John Cornyn says 'former Democratic Presidents' could be impeached if Senate moves ahead with Donald Trump's trial.

 
 
 

WHAT IS ALEXEY NAVALNY'S ENDGAME?

And can his political project succeed while the West continues to be openly hostile to Russia?

PORTUGAL TO HOLD PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AS COVID CASES SURGE

People are only allowed to leave home for essential work or trips and to vote under Portugal's current lockdown.

 
 
 



Miami Heat to use COVID-19-sniffing dogs to screen fans at basketball games

Miami Heat to use COVID-19-sniffing dogs to screen fans at basketball games

Starting this week, a limited number of ticket holders will be in the seats as well. And they'll have to get past the dogs before gaining admittance. Read more ...

Khabib Nurmagomedov rubs it in after Conor McGregor's UFC 257 knockout loss

Khabib Nurmagomedov rubs it in after Conor McGregor's UFC 257 knockout loss

There is no love lost between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. That's been well documented. Even after McGregor suffered the first knockout loss of his professional MMA... Read more ...

Dustin Poirier details savage calf-kick strategy which left Conor McGregor...

Dustin Poirier details savage calf-kick strategy which left Conor McGregor on crutches after UFC 257 defeat

Dustin Poirier's victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 257 may have ended in an explosive flurry of punches but the brutal calf kicks dished out by the American helped pave the... Read more ...

Pirates acquire four players after trading pitcher Jameson Taillon to the...

Pirates acquire four players after trading pitcher Jameson Taillon to the New York Yankees

The newest Pirates players include right-handed pitcher Roansy Contreras, infielder Maikol Escotto, outfielder Canaan Smith and right-handed pitcher Miguel Yajure. Read more ...

11 Miners Rescued In China After 2 Weeks Trapped Below Ground

11 Miners Rescued In China After 2 Weeks Trapped Below Ground

The workers became trapped on Jan. 10 following an unexplained explosion at a gold mine in the eastern province of Shandong. One miner has died and another 10 remain missing. Read more ...

Illinois health officials report 3,292 new cases of COVID-19, 40 deaths

Illinois health officials report 3,292 new cases of COVID-19, 40 deaths

CHICAGO - Illinois health officials reported 3,292 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 Sunday, including 40 additional deaths. The deaths were reported in the... Read more ...

GOP Sen. Marco Rubio dismissed Trump's impeachment trial as 'stupid'

GOP Sen. Marco Rubio dismissed Trump's impeachment trial as 'stupid'

Summary List Placement GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Sunday said he would quickly reject the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump and slammed a... Read more ...

Newspaper: President Trump pressured DOJ to file case with Supreme Court to...

Newspaper: President Trump pressured DOJ to file case with Supreme Court to overturn election results

Former President Donald Trump pushed the Department of Justice to directly ask the Supreme Court to invalidate President Joe Biden's election win, people familiar with the... Read more ...

Buccaneers want to keep Antonio Brown for 2021

Buccaneers want to keep Antonio Brown for 2021

Antonio Brown could be back for another season in Tampa Bay. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on Sunday that the Buccaneers want the troubled receiver to return in 2021... Read more ...

Sanders says Democrats can't 'wait weeks and weeks' to gain Republican...

Sanders says Democrats can't 'wait weeks and weeks' to gain Republican support to pass COVID-19 relief and should use reconciliation to avoid the filibuster

Summary List Placement Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said that Democrats must act quickly in passing a COVID-19 relief package now that President Joe Biden has assumed office... Read more ...