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  A United Arab Emirates spacecraft rocketed away Monday on a seven-month journey to Mars, kicking off the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission.The liftoff of the Mars orbiter named Amal, or Hope, from Japan marked the start of a rush to fly to Earth’s neighbor that includes attempts by China and the United States.The UAE said its Amal was functioning after launch as it heads toward Mars.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1706991/middle-east
Prof. Sarah Gilbert, the Oxford team leader, earlier this month said the vaccine could provide protection for several years at a time.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1705231/world
The government was not downplaying the true extent of the country’s COVID-19 death toll, he said, but the rate of infections had gone down in the last week and the virus curve had “plateaued.”He added: “We cannot hide the number of deaths.If you see the statistics of the last one week, there is a reduction in the number of deaths.”https://www.arabnews.com/node/1705216/world
Gulf states are investing heavily in e-services in an effort to make their public services more efficient, reduce bureaucracy and cut costs at a time when government departments are increasingly under pressure to deliver savings.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1705316/business-economy
Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta called it “a catalyst for change” at Nissan.More people see charging a car as everyday, like charging a mobile phone, and so range is becoming less of a concern, he told reporters.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1705301/business-economy
The 44-year-old 15-time major winner said Tuesday he had contemplated returning to the tour earlier but had wanted to see how the first few events of the post-coronavirus shutdown fared before coming back.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1705266/sport
Once the pairings are known, the possibility will be discussed of providing a more beneficial kickoff time for audiences at home, or indeed for fans in Qatar with regard to the stadium allocation,” FIFA said in a statement.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1705261/sport
The figures of destruction bear repetition, if only to make us aware of what the rest of the world ignores daily.There are 5.6 million refugees, 6.2 million internally displaced persons, and 12 million people reliant on humanitarian aid from an original population of about 20 million.The people of Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan carry the burdens of the Syrians’ movement.
That being said, respect for national sovereignty is a core principle in the UN Charter and must be respected at all costs.Thus, cooperation or collective effort cannot be confused with interference in internal national affairs.
Late last month, gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in the city of Karachi, the capital of Sindh, killing two guards and a policeman before security forces killed all four attackers.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1703931/world
In spite of all precautions, if paa and I tested positive, it means there is no safety, no amount of caution (that can) safeguard you from the virus.Luckily, we have mild symptoms, and hopefully, we’ll be over this soon,” the 44-year-old actor said.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1703926/world
The tech-dominated Nasdaq Composite Index has closed at records in six of the last seven sessions, reflecting investors’ confidence that tech companies benefit from the so-called “stay-at-home” trade even as the market has pummeled airlines, hotels and brick-and-mortar retailers.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1703856/business-economy
There was no trading, no selling and the city streets were dead.They looked the same at 3 p.m. as they did at 3 a.m.,” said Wayne Fournier, mayor of the town of 1,800 people in Washington state, in the northwestern United States.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1703846/business-economy
Adults taking part can choose to complete either a 42 kilometer full marathon or a 21 kilometer half marathon over a period of 10 days, commencing on July 17.Children under the age of 15 taking part in the challenge will complete a shorter 10 kilometer race over the same period.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1703861/saudi-arabia
I was surprised to hear my friend’s mother telling a story of how she and her friends and cousins used to play football in one of the fields and having a league,” she told Arab News.“I am not sure when exactly women’s football was established in the Kingdom, but definitely before the 1980s.Not knowing about it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1703831/saudi-arabia
It is manipulating the emotions of its own people who have been inveigled into confusing this Islamic facade, whose ornaments are piety and dignity, with reality.For this reality is far from ideal as Turkey pursues close relations with Israel and commits crimes against innocent Arabs either by using them as mercenaries, by conducting military operations on their territories and laying hands on their countries’ resources, and by exhausting their economies by demanding tributes from them.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1703941
The earliest written reference to the Kurds goes back to the Greek historian and commander Xenophon and his book, “Anabasis,” which was written in the 4th century BC.He talks of the land of Carduchians (Kurds) and says: “There lives a wild tribe inhabiting the mountains.They are a fierce, war-loving race who had never been conquered.Once the Great King had sent into their country an army of 120,000 men, to subdue them, but of all that great host not one had ever seen his home again.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1703716
Speaking for the first time about the controversial legislation since it was signed on July 3, Duterte stressed that the bill wouldbe used to protect the country from terrorism.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1702001/world
As recently as 2013, the figure was $82 billion, and foreign investors now own less than 50 percent of stocks for the first time in 16 years.“Foreign investment has left Turkey for several reasons, both internal and external,” Win Thin, global head of currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman, told Arab News.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1702006/business-economy
In response, the airline said in a statement that Malaysia’s stock exchange had granted it 12 months relief from being classified as a financially distressed firm — a classification that wouldrequire it to submit a business improvement plan.Malaysia has also extended the relief to other companies which have been hit by the pandemic.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1701986/business-economy
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