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World Jul 07Thermometers in hand, Dubai opens for tourists amid pandemic
From French soccer jerseys to slick online campaigns, Dubai is trumpeting the fact that it reopened for tourism on Tuesday.
World Jul 02AP report: Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge facility, analysts say
The fire happened early on Thursday at Natanz, an underground facility where Iran enriches uranium.
World Jun 22WHO chief warns world leaders not to ‘politicize’ pandemic
The comments by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has faced criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump, comes as the number of reported infections soared in Brazil, Iraq, India and southern and western U.S. states, straining local hospitals.
World Jun 06OPEC, allied nations extend nearly 10M barrel cut by a month
Ministers of the cartel and outside nations like Russia met via video conference to adopt the measure, aimed at cutting out the excess production depressing prices as global aviation remains largely grounded due to the pandemic. It represents some 10%…
World May 14Dubai airport CEO: Global travel still up in air over virus
The CEO of the world's busiest airport for international travel wants to get the globe flying again, but even he acknowledges everything remains up in the air during the coronavirus pandemic.
Economy May 13Built for a global economy, Dubai now threatened by virus
Dubai has built a city on the promise of globalization, creating itself as a vital hub for the free movement of trade, people and money worldwide.
World Apr 22Iran Guard reveals secret space program in satellite launch
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched its first satellite into space Wednesday, dramatically revealing what experts described as a secret military space program that could advance its ballistic missile development amid wider tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S.
World Apr 22Trump tweets he’s ordered Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats that harass U.S.
Trump did not cite a specific event in his tweet or provide details. The White House had no immediate comment.
World Apr 14Virus becomes latest battle between Iran, U.S. amid tensions
Even as both face the same invisible enemy in the coronavirus pandemic, Iran and the United States remain locked in retaliatory pressure campaigns that now view the outbreak as just the latest battleground.
Economy Apr 12OPEC, oil nations agree to nearly 10M barrel cut amid virus
OPEC, Russia and other oil-producing nations on Sunday finalized an unprecedented production cut of nearly 10 million barrels, or a tenth of global supply, in hopes of boosting crashing prices amid the coronavirus pandemic and a price war, officials said.