World

We provide all the world news in the Arab region at the time they occur

Iceland volcano erupts, prompting state of emergency
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

Iceland's renowned Blue Lagoon and the neighboring town of Grindavik underwent evacuation on Saturday following a volcanic eruption in the Reykjanes Peninsula, as reported by Iceland's public broadcaster RÚV.

Canada: Man Arrested for Recording himself shooting from his car in Alberta
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

Police in Lethbridge have taken action against an individual who was caught on camera firing weapons from his vehicle.

Indian government announces the parliamentary election date
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

India's upcoming parliamentary election, set to commence on April 19, marks a significant political event, with approximately one billion eligible voters participating in the world's largest democratic exercise.

Pakistan: Adiala Jail Security Intensified due to serious threat
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

Rawalpindi's Adiala prison has recently ramped up its security measures in response to a significant security threat, as reported by ARY News. Additional security personnel have been deployed in the vicinity, and precautionary measures have been...

Urgent: The UAE strongly condemns and denounces the cowardly terrorist attack
Abdallah Shahin - 1 month

The UAE unequivocally denounced the terrorist assault that specifically targeted a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, resulting in the loss of life and causing injuries to numerous innocent individuals.

Canada: Tragic Fire Claims Lives of Indian-origin couple and their daughter
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

An investigation into the cause of a house fire in Ontario is underway, and the authorities are appealing to the public for help. On Friday, police in Ontario's Brampton district reported that an adolescent daughter, a Canadian couple of Indian...

Canada announces new immigration programs during 2024
Muhamed abdo - 1 month

To further assist Francophone minority groups and rural areas, Canada has announced the launch of new immigration pilot programs.

The Indian cabinet approves trade corridor plans with UAE
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

In order to facilitate the functioning of the India-Middle East Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC), the Indian Cabinet has retroactively approved an Inter-Governmental Framework Agreement (IGFA) with the UAE.

Philippines announces start date for Ramadan 2024 on March 12
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

Ramadan, the holy month observed by Muslims worldwide, commences upon the sighting of the final Sha'ban moon.

Canadian scientists warn of hundreds of Quebec fish deaths for unknown reasons
Ahmed Moawad - 1 month

Several Canadian scientists have warned of the death of hundreds of fish in Quebec, specifically in a section of the St. Lawrence River near Montreal.

Australia adds these countries to its 10-year frequent travel visa system
Ahmed Moawad - 1 month

The Australian government has issued new decisions regarding adding more countries to the 10-year frequent travel visa system.

Canada announces new visa requirements for citizens of this country
Muhamed abdo - 1 month

New judgments are being issued by Canada, and citizenship criteria for citizens of this nation are being implemented.

UK Introduces ETA for UAE Travelers, for simpler and cheaper Entry Process
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

Approximately 540,000 Emiratis are projected to travel to the UK in 2024, marking a notable 22 percent increase since 2019.

The Canadian provinces begin issuing Provincial Letters of Attestation For international students
Ahmed Moawad - 1 month

The province of British Columbia in Canada announced the start of issuing regional letters of attestation to international students wishing to study in Canada starting March 4, 2024.

Canada: Widespread warnings due to cold and stormy weather hitting these areas
Ahmed Moawad - 1 month

Canada's weather agency has issued a warning to residents about extreme cold in parts of Alberta, where wind chills approached -40 on Monday morning before tapering off significantly on Tuesday.

Indian customs arrested three for gold smuggling at Cochin airport
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

Customs officials at Cochin International Airport launched an operation to combat gold smuggling on Saturday, resulting in the seizure of 797 grams of gold and the apprehension of three individuals, one of whom was a woman.

Pakistani Flight Attendant Vanishes in Canada, Second Incident Weekly
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

A Pakistani flight attendant, Jibran Baloch, serving on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-782, disappeared upon the aircraft's landing in Toronto, Canada, as reported on Friday.

Pakistan: PTI Calls Nationwide Protest Over Alleged Election Rigging
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, under the leadership of the imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan, has announced its intention to stage a nationwide protest against the alleged rigging that prevented their return to power in the...

Leap Day 2024: The Day Time Bends (and Maybe Your Plans Too!)
Muhamed abdo - 1 month

February 29th: More Than Just a Date! Explore the fascinating world of Leap Day - its origin, fun facts & ways to celebrate this special day in 2024.

Canada announces new residence visas for these nationalities with exceptional facilities
Ahmed Moawad - 1 month

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship in Canada announced new immigration paths for Sudanese citizens to facilitate their travel to Canada and obtain a Canadian residency visa, given the ongoing conflicts in the country of Sudan.

Canada warns residents of heavy rains and severe frosts hitting all Canadian provinces
Ahmed Moawad - 1 month

It is expected that all Canadian provinces will face severe snow storms in the coming days, in addition to heavy rainfall, as announced this morning by Environment Canada.

Pakistan: former PM Imran Khan and his wife charged with bribery
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

The recent indictment pertains to Al-Qadir Trust, an NGO established by Khan and his third wife Bushra Bibi in 2018 during Khan's tenure as Prime Minister.

Russia Implements a 6-Month Ban on Gasoline Exports Starting March
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

The Russian government has decided to halt the export of gasoline for six months, beginning on March 1, in response to increased demand from both consumers and farmers, as well as to allow for scheduled refinery maintenance. A representative from the...

Canada: Raising the minimum wage to $15.75 per hour starting in May 2024
Ahmed Moawad - 1 month

The province of Quebec in Canada issued new decisions to raise the minimum wage in the country to 15.75 per hour, starting May 1, 2024.