Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Administered At Colorado Fire Department

US recommends pausing J&J vaccinations on clotting concern

As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the vaccine have been administered

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi initiates flights to three new destinations

They include two cities in Egypt and one in Europe

Oil steady near $59 as Fed’s Powell points to economic growth

Futures in New York traded near $59 a barrel after dropping 3.5 per cent last week

Saudi forces destroy armed drones, missiles launched from Yemen

The Houthis have stepped up missile and drone strikes against Saudi Arabia in recent months

Head of UAE’s Lulu Group safe after chopper crash lands in India

No major injuries were reported

Mubadala discusses GlobalFoundries IPO at $20bn value

Technology companies have already raised $20bn in US IPOs this year

In one year a billion tons of food got wasted — mostly at home

Food waste and loss are responsible for as much as 10 per cent of global emissions

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu chosen to try to form Israel’s next government

Netanyahu will have up to six weeks to try to cobble together a coalition

One-time pioneer LG Electronics to close smartphone business

Phones constituted 8.2 per cent of LG sales last year

Philippines extends Manila’s lockdown on surging infections

The government will decide in a week if the capital and nearby areas can shift to a looser lockdown so more businesses can reopen

Jordan arrests senior officials for ‘security reasons’

A royal family member and a former minister are among those who have been arrested

Oil climbs above $60 as OPEC+ faces critical decision on supply

Data from the US and Asia do bolster the case for OPEC+ to loosen the taps

Bausch Health to sell Amoun unit to ADQ for $740m

ADQ is now Abu Dhabi’s third-largest sovereign wealth fund

Ever Given grounding: Suez Canal closure highlights marine industry risks

The Suez Canal Authority temporarily suspended navigation in the canal on March 25

WHO chief says rising cases, deaths are ‘truly worrying trends’

Covid-19 cases are increasing in most regions

Aldar offers to buy stake in Egypt’s Sodic; shares climb

The offer values the Egyptian property developer at about $420m

Key Saudi Arabian oil site attacked, sending crude prices surging above $71

A storage tank in the Ras Tanura terminal was attacked by a drone while a missile also landed near a residential compound for Saudi Aramco employees in Dhahran

Bitcoin jumps above $50,000 in recovery from latest rout

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are also driving growing interest from mainstream investors in Canada

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Five civilians injured, property damaged in missile attack in Saudi’s Jazan

The military projectile, launched from Yemen, fell on a public street in the Saudi city

Video: Saudi forces destroy missile targeting ‘civilians’ in Riyadh, debris damages house

The kingdom also intercepted and destroyed six armed drones targeting the southern region, Jazan and Khamis Mushait

Women on average have just 76% of men’s legal rights worldwide

Covid-19 has exacerbated women’s challenges in employment and education

Billionaire Sawiris said to back $4.7bn Signature takeover

Sawiris is the third-biggest shareholder in Signature Aviation

Brent oil passes $65 with US crisis now a global supply shock

More than 4 million barrels a day of US oil output is now offline

Saudi forces intercept another drone attack targeting Abha airport

This is the third armed drone attack targeting Abha airport in recent days

Brent oil rises toward $64 with power crisis hitting US supply

The combination of frigid temperatures and refinery closures has spurred a scramble for fuels

Saudi drone attack Abha

Saudi forces intercept three drone attacks targeting civilians

Two drones were launched towards Khamis Mushait on Sunday, and a third was destroyed on Monday morning

Saudi forces destroy another armed drone launched towards Abha airport

An attack at Abha International Airport on Wednesday, February 10, resulted in a civilian plane catching fire

The benchmarks countries must hit to reach net-zero emissions

More than 100 countries have pledged to get to net-zero emissions in the next 30 years

Brexit and the GCC – What lies ahead?

With Brexit having come into full effect on January 1, how will the UK’s ties with the GCC evolve?

Saudi forces destroy four armed drones launched from Yemen targeting ‘civilians’

The four ‘bomb laden’ UAVs were launched towards the southern region of the kingdom on Sunday