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Israelis can now travel into UAE with these visas

Israel-UAE commercial flight Image Credit: Screen grab Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced that within the framework of the existing cooperation between the UAE and the State of Israel following the signing of the Abrahamic…

Saudi wealth fund to tap $7b loan for new investments

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund plans to raise as much as $7 billion in loans as it seeks cash for new investments. The Public Investment Fund has approached international banks to participate in the multi-currency revolving facility of between…

‘Milestone’ anti-ageing treatment restores sight in mice

An older woman taking an eyesight test with an optician. A new anti-ageing treatment has restored sight in mice and promises hope in the treatment of eye diseases in humans. Image Credit: Supplied Tokyo: Scientists said Wednesday they have restored…

UAE’s airlines have a say in country’s soft power influence

First impressions… National carriers and hub airports have roles to play in dictating a nation’s soft power. Image Credit: Gulf News Archive The UAE has been named the leading “soft power nation” in the Middle East – and 18th across…

Pizza Hut co-founder Frank Carney dies from pneumonia at 82, after recovering from COVID-19

– Image Credit: Supplied Frank Carney, who with his brother started the Pizza Hut empire in Wichita, has died from pneumonia WICHITA, Kan: Frank Carney, who with his brother started the Pizza Hut empire in Wichita, died Wednesday from pneumonia.…

Why the UK approved a COVID-19 vaccine first

A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters London: The first rigorously tested coronavirus vaccine was given a green light for…

K-pop group Blackpink to livestream concert on YouTube

YouTube Music on Wednesday (local time) announced a livestream concert that will feature the much-loved K-pop group Blackpink. According to Variety, the event will launch on December 27 at midnight ET and will be available exclusively on Blackpink’s YouTube channel.…

India’s spice king Dharampal Gulati passes away at 97

President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted a photo of himself conferring the Padma Bhushan to Dharampal Gulati. Image Credit: Twitter Spice king Dharampal Gulati, founder of MDH, passed away following a cardiac arrest in the wee hours of Thursday. He was…

Sindh to use public-private partnership to develop 10 tourist sites

The Sindh Government has decided to employ the mode of public-private partnership to develop 10 potential tourist sites in the province. Photo for illustrative purposes. Image Credit: Reuters Karachi: The Sindh Government has decided to employ the mode of public-private…

UK’s jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has designs on narrow-body jets

File image of a Trent 900 jet engine… Now, Rolls-Royce wants to chase other options that are lining up in the aviation industry. Image Credit: Bloomberg London: Rolls-Royce Holdings plc said the coronavirus crisis may provide it with space for…

Women, lower-income workers worst hit by pandemic’s impact on wages

New York: The pandemic is depressing wages, with International Labour Organization data showing the brunt is being borne by women and the lowest paid. Average pay in Japan, South Korea and the UK came under pressure in the first-half of…

Germany extends COVID-19 curbs till January 10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a press conference following talks via video conference with Germany’s state premiers on coronavirus restrictions at the Chancellery in Berlin on December 2, 2020. Image Credit: AFP Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that the…

Cyclone Burevi emerges over Gulf of Mannar: Red Alert in 4 Kerala districts today

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrives at a seashore of Valiyathura, as part of the preparedness ahead of Cyclone Burevi, in Thiruvananthapuram, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 Image Credit: PTI Colombo: Cyclone Burevi hit Sri Lanka overnight,…

Not paid your insurance premiums on time? Here’s what happens to your claim

The insurer is bound to pay the insured amount or the sum due to the insured or the beneficiary, as agreed, upon. Image Credit: Pixabay Inability to claim compensation Question: Two months ago, one of my warehouses was exposed to…

Saudi Arabia’s businesses are hiring again as economy records small gains

Positives are showing up on Saudi Arabia’s economic radar, with businesses recording improvements on output and orders. Image Credit: Reuters Dubai: Saudi Arabia’s employment numbers have made a welcome return to growth for the first time since January, giving enough…

Electric vehicle billionaires turned fabulously wealthy in 2020

ELITE OF THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE SPHERE: (Clockwise from top left) William Li of Nio Inc., Elon Musk of Tesla, Wang Chuanfu of BYD, Henrik Fisker of Fisker, Robin Zeng of CATL, and He Xiaopeng of XPeng Inc. Image Credit: File…

Gloria Estefan reveals she caught COVID-19, is now recovered

Singer Gloria Estefan poses for a photograph at the London Coliseum theatre where her “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan” musical will start in June in London, Britain April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Image Credit: REUTERS…

Nikki Bella congratulates John Cena on wedding

John Cena Image Credit: Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP Actress and former wrestler Nikki Bella has belatedly congratulated her former beau John Cena for his October wedding. Bella said on the “All Things Vanderpump” podcast: “I haven’t (congratulated him)… but yeah, I didn’t.…

Director Christopher Nolan: India is a wonderful place to be in

Christopher Nolan Tenet Image Credit: Supplied Christopher Nolan feels Hindi films happen to retain the fundamental reasons due to which we enjoy cinema, and that Hollywood has lost some of that essence. In an IANS interview, the Oscar-winning Hollywood maverick…

Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh pens heartwarming birthday note for Boman Irani

To make his friend’s birthday special, actor Riteish Deshmukh on Wednesday penned a special heart-warming note to mark the ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ star’s 61st birthday. The ‘Dhamaal’ actor hopped on to Twitter and shared a portrait of the birthday boy, and…

Should UAE’s construction industry and developers start worrying about 2021?

Project sites around the UAE will have to keep a close watch for a cost escalation from early next year. Building material prices have already gone up, especially on imports. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Archives Dubai: UAE’s construction costs…

WATCH – Droning the drove: Israeli cow-herders turn to flying tech

Nahlayim Ranch, Golan Heights: The buzz of tiny rotors has replaced dog barks and bullwhips on this Israeli ranch, where drones are being used to herd and observe cattle. The remote-controlled quadcopters hover near the cows, which move along in…

Facebook-backed Libra Association changes its name to Diem

Image Credit: Reuters Libra Association, a cryptocurrency project started by Facebook Inc. that drew regulatory blowback worldwide, is hoping a new name offers a fresh chance to win over regulators and gain a foothold in the emerging market. The group…

Tata near deal to buy Alibaba-backed Indian online grocer

Bombay House, the Tata group’s head office, in Mumbai. Tata Group is in advanced talks to buy as much as 80 per cent of BigBasket in a deal that is likely to value the local online grocer backed by Alibaba…

US panel: First COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers, nursing home

Health care workers administer physical therapy to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive patient at Roseland Community Hospital on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, US, December 1, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters New York: Health care workers and nursing home residents…

Dubai International adds Israel’s Israir to airlines operating from the airport

Israir will operate up to 14 weekly flights using its Airbus A320 aircraft between Dubai and Tel Aviv. Image Credit: Supplied Dubai: Dubai International (DXB) has added a new member to its airline family with the historic arrival of Israeli…

‘Immortals: Fenyx Rising’ is a worthy adventure wavering between cringe and charm

Image Credit: Aphrodite says she wants to extend her “apple care.” Hermes needs a haircut, because what a slob, right? And according to the game, Greek columns are so “played out.” The comedy in Ubisoft’s ‘Immortals: Fenyx Rising’ may be…

Kangana Ranaut marks sister Rangoli’s birthday by introducing new puppy

Actress Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday marked the birthday of her sister Rangoli Chandel with a special social media post. The ‘Queen’ actress took to Instagram to share some pictures of herself with her sister and the “new addition” to her…

UAE National Day: How will the UAE look 50 years from now?

Children in the UAE share their thoughts of what they want to see in future on the occasion of 49th National Day Image Credit: Supplied Dubai: From flying cars to flying houses; AI-powered robot-teachers to smart school uniform; to time…

UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use

Syringes are seen in front of displayed Biontech and Pfizer logos in this illustration taken November 10, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters London: Britain on Wednesday said it had approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use and that it will be rolled…

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