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Newest Covid-19 variant officially detected in Oman

The latest Covid-19 variant, ‘JN.1’, was officially detected in several cases in Oman, but the cases have been mild

Total passenger traffic rises 64.4% in 2022

Global airlines poised for 2.7% jump in profit in 2024, says IATA

Industry profits will reach $25.7bn in 2024, which is a slight improvement over this year’s $23.3bn


EXCLUSIVE: Former World Bank MD says ‘global governance under stress’

The former World Bank executive also talks about the hard choices the world has to make to get to net zero

Little-known lung Infection grabs limelight from Covid, RSV Image Getty Images

Little-known lung Infection grabs limelight from Covid, RSV

The virus, a relatively obscure cousin of respiratory syncytial virus, can cause infections like bronchitis or pneumonia that can be severe in children and older adults

The biggest future trends in education

Insights: The biggest trends shaping the future of education

James Shipton, Regional Exams Director, MENA, British Council tells us that the outbreak of Covid-19 accelerated several education trends, including a greater acceptance of digital technology

Aster DM Healthcare

Power Letters 2023: Alisha Moopen, deputy managing director, Aster DM Healthcare

We have a number of expansion projects lined up for 2023

oil price

Oil extends drop in thin trading as fears over Covid wave mount

Crude is heading for the first back-to-back quarterly loss since 2019 after a volatile year

Covid-19 sub-variant eris driving new case surge

Covid-19: India reintroduces mandatory RT PCR tests for international arrivals from five countries

The country introduced revised guidelines for international arrivals which came into effect on December 24


UAE economy survived economic impact of Covid-19: IMF official

According to the latest IMF report, UAE GDP growth is projected to reach above 6 per cent in 2022, up from 3.8 per cent last year

How life sciences will define the next chapter in the Middle East transformation story

Life science companies are in a unique position to work with local governments to support capacity-building around early diagnosis and treatment

UAE: The year 2022 in review

The UAE has accelerated its growth this year with key strategies, strong initiatives and a future-first approach

Pandemic travel

Pandemic travel has reached a tipping point

The pullback in restrictions is “an acknowledgment that we’re in a new phase of this pandemic, where things are more stable

OPEC+ pauses as volatility, China Covid rules roil crude markets

The decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies should hold for at least a few months

Rise report 2022

Covid-19 recovery efforts triggered new energy access policies, reveals new World Bank report

Many governments improved their electricity access policies, with Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean scoring the highest on this indicator

SEHA to close some Covid-19 centres in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and northern regions

The Al Wathba, and Al Bahia Covid-19 drive-through services centres in Abu Dhabi will be closed


Meta to lay off more than 11,000 employees

The company has also extended its hiring freeze through Q1 of next year, with a small number of exceptions


UAE lifts almost all Covid-19 restrictions

The changes will come into effect at 6am on Monday, November 7


Qatar scraps Covid-19 test requirements for inbound visitors ahead of World Cup

Visitors are no longer required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR or Rapid Antigen Test result before travelling to Qatar

Emirates to deploy A380 on Dubai-Narita route

The carrier has reported a spike in bookings for flights to Narita and Osaka, following the Japanese government’s recent announcement to ease entry restrictions

Qatar outlines Covid-19 test requirements

Qatar outlines Covid-19 test protocols for international visitors attending FIFA World Cup

Visitors are not required to take a Covid-19 test after arrival in Qatar

Covid-19 restrictions to be eased in UAE from September 28

Masks no longer required in most public places in UAE

The Covid-19 home isolation period has been reduced to five days

World’s first Covid vaccine you inhale is approved in China

World’s first Covid vaccine you inhale is approved in China

China’s National Medical Products Administration approved CanSino’s Ad5-nCoV for emergency use as a booster vaccine

Cover story: Why Kuwaiti entrepreneur Talal Al Ajmi is heavily invested in the future

Founder and CEO of VI Markets, Talal Al Ajmi tells us how investing in technology has been key to his company’s growth


Tomorrow first: Is the future of logistics here?

Experts from across the region’s logistics and freight sector give us the lowdown on advanced technologies, digitisation, e-commerce and other key trends transforming the sector

Covid-19 restrictions to be eased in UAE from September 28

UAE reports 693 Covid-19 cases, 659 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 1,008,435

UAE Covid

UAE reports 721 Covid-19 cases, 631 recoveries

The nationwide Covid-19 case count has risen to 1,007,039

UAE Covid

UAE reports 775 Covid-19 cases, 656 recoveries

The nationwide Covid-19 case count has risen to 1,006,318

Covid cases August 12

UAE reports 823 new Covid cases, 819 recoveries

The Covid-19 nationwide case count has risen to 1,003,129

UAE reports 861 new Covid cases, 887 recoveries

The Covid-19 nationwide case count has risen to 1,002,306

Covid cases August 10

UAE reports 889 new Covid cases, total crosses one million

The Covid-19 nationwide case count has risen to 1,001,445