Ali Ismael: Egypt’s Musical Maestro | Al Jazeera World

Egypt’s cinema was prolific from the 1940s to the 1960s, a time when the stars of the silver screen captivated a generation of movie-goers. But the films’ soundtracks were just as much a part of the appeal of these Arab cinema classics, and the man behind the vibrant rhythms of more than 350 movies was … Read more Ali Ismael: Egypt’s Musical Maestro | Al Jazeera World

“Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

Without additional funding, war-torn Yemen will be left to fight the Covid-19 pandemic with a collapsed health system, warned today the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Epidemiologists estimate that the virus could spread faster, more widely and with deadlier consequences in some of the world’s most vulnerable populations than in many … Read more “Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

Palestine Sunbird: A Stamp of Defiance | Al Jazeera World

Palestinian protest against Israeli occupation has taken many forms in the past seven decades – from all-out Arab-Israeli war, to the Intifadas and the Great March of Return. On a global level, Palestinian leaders continue to lobby for increased international recognition of the State of Palestine. Meanwhile, on a smaller scale, other forms of self-determination … Read more Palestine Sunbird: A Stamp of Defiance | Al Jazeera World

Impact of COVID-19 on the African continent & other topics – Daily Briefing (19 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – General Assembly – Policy Brief on Africa – Africa Dialogue Series – ECOSOC – Libya – Peacekeeping Missions – WHO Report – Cabo Verde – Cameroon – Bangladesh – Afghanistan – UN Global Compact – Latin America – EL … Read more Impact of COVID-19 on the African continent & other topics – Daily Briefing (19 May 2020)

Will setback to Khalifa Haftar change the course of Libya’s war? I Inside Story

Khalifa Haftar told the world he’s the only man who can bring stability back to Libya. The warlord launched a military offensive last year to take control of the capital from the UN-recognised government in Tripoli. But his forces have suffered a series of setbacks in the past month. In the latest, Haftar’s forces lost … Read more Will setback to Khalifa Haftar change the course of Libya’s war? I Inside Story

The Global Guardians A quarantine hotel in Jerusalem

Despite facing a COVID-19 outbreak in Jerusalem, Palestinians and Israelis have not been able, once more, to put their differences aside. The Jewish population is being treated and quarantining on the Western side of the city, whereas the Palestinians are doing the same in the Arab neighborhoods of the Eastern part. This long-lived antagonism has … Read more The Global Guardians A quarantine hotel in Jerusalem

Why are some OPEC nations struggling to make any money right now? | Counting the Cost

Not all OPEC nations are rich and can weather a storm like the coronavirus pandemic with oil prices also sliding into negative territory, however briefly. OPEC cartel leader Saudi Arabia is cutting subsidies and raising taxes but it also has massive foreign currency reserves that can see it through the crisis. But that is not … Read more Why are some OPEC nations struggling to make any money right now? | Counting the Cost

War in Yemen set to worsen as separatists clash with Saudi-backed forces amid Covid-19 pandemic

Another layer of chaos is added in the War in Yemen, as clashes erupted between the Saudi-backed government troops and the separatist fighters who are supported by the United Arab Emirates, leaving at least 6 fighters dead. The two sides had been allied in the fight against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels based in the north of … Read more War in Yemen set to worsen as separatists clash with Saudi-backed forces amid Covid-19 pandemic

India coronavirus: Massive repatriation operation begins – BBC News

More than 300 Indians stranded by the coronavirus lockdown have arrived home on flights from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Passengers arrived in Kerala state on two flights from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and went into quarantine India suspended all international travel in March before it went into lockdown to curb Covid-19 infections. … Read more India coronavirus: Massive repatriation operation begins – BBC News

Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE amid fears of coronavirus pandemic

India has started its massive repatriation plan that started after the country closed its doors to all international flights in mid-March, in order to fight Covid-19. Many of the flights have been departing from Gulf countries, such as the United Arab Emirates where Indians make up a large part of the migrant labour force. The … Read more Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE amid fears of coronavirus pandemic

Why is the mortality rate for COVID-19 lower in some countries? | Inside Story

As covid-19 started to hit the world, many of us were concerned about whether we’d be infected. Some said it’s as bad as the flu, others predicted worse. Then news about health systems being overwhelmed and bodies piling up started to emerge. That gave a bleak picture. But it’s not everywhere. Mortality rates in Qatar … Read more Why is the mortality rate for COVID-19 lower in some countries? | Inside Story

Fire engulfs tower in the United Arab Emirates

Fire engulfed a 48-storey high-rise in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, sending flames shooting into the night sky. Seven people were reportedly injured in the blaze at Abbco Tower in the city of Sharjah near Dubai. Authorities said it wasn’t immediately clear what caused the fire Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub … Read more Fire engulfs tower in the United Arab Emirates

Massive fire lights up skyscraper in UAE

A massive fire was reported at Abbco Tower in Al Nahda in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates late on Tuesday. At least seven people suffered minor injuries in the blaze, the government-run Sharjah Media Office said on Twitter. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on … Read more Massive fire lights up skyscraper in UAE

Coronavirus: Scientists trial stem cell treatment

Scientists from the United Arab Emirates have developed a potential treatment for COVID-19 using stem cells. The procedure works by extracting stem cells from a patient’s blood and reintroducing them in an “activated” state to the lungs to repair damage.  Sky News’ Adam Boulton speaks to Dr Fatima al-Kaabi, a haematologist from the Abu Dhabi … Read more Coronavirus: Scientists trial stem cell treatment

Libya’s renegade general Haftar announces Ramadan truce

The Libyan renegade military commander, Khalifa Haftar, has announced a ceasefire during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. His forces have been engaged in a campaign to take control of the capital, Tripoli, for a year. Al Jazeera has also learned that senior officials from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) flew to Sudan to discuss … Read more Libya’s renegade general Haftar announces Ramadan truce