21 January 2021


Dubai cancels non-essential surgery, live entertainment (20)
21/01/2021 Oman Observer DUBAI: Dubai has suspended non-essential surgery for a month and live entertainment in hotels and restaurants until further notice as coronavirus infections surge in the Middle East trade hub. The decision to postpone certain surgeries, which takes effect midnight on Thursday and could be extended, was aimed at ensuring the preparedness of health facilities to manage COVID-19 cases, Dubai's health regulator said
Under Biden, world leaders hope for renewed US cooperation (15)
Published 2 hours ago Updated 1 hour ago Politics Associated Press Joe Biden speaks delivers remarks during Celebrating America special President Joe Biden spoke during the Celebrating America, 90-minute special following his inauguration. MEXICO CITY (AP) - World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new U.S. President Joe Biden, noting their most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an
Iran strongly condemns Baghdad twin bombings as death toll hits 32 (4)
Jan 21, 2021 16:36 UTC Iran's Embassy in Baghdad has vehemently condemned twin bombings against the Iraqi capital that killed at least 32 people proving the deadliest attack to target the city in three years. According to Press TV, on Thursday, the diplomatic mission released a statement, calling the attacks "terrorist atrocities," and condoling with the survivors.
Palestinian inmate dies after receiving Israel vaccine (4)
Family reports Maher Saasaa exposed to medical negligence during detention of more than 15 years 17:00 January 21, 2021 AA File photo Photograph: Nir Keidar Palestinian inmate Maher Saasaa has died after recently receiving the coronavirus vaccine, according to the Palestinian Commission of Detainees' and ex-Detainees' Affairs. The Israel Prisons Service announced late Wednesday the death of Saasaa,
Just Hours Before Biden's Inauguration, UAE Signs Deal with US to Buy 50 F-35 Jets (7)
News - Middle East - UAE: The United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement with the United States to purchase 50 F-35 jets and up to 18 armed drones on Wednesday. According to Reuters, the agreement was signed about an hour before Biden was sworn into office.
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