Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 9 August 2020

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Demonstrators show their anger on the streets of Beirut

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Demonstrators took to the streets of Beirut yesterday to show their anger at the political classes after the explosion that caused untold devastation last Tuesday. Protesters stormed four government ministries, including the foreign office. Prime Minister Hassan Diab said he would call for early elections. Several MPs have already resigned. A donors’ videoconference organised by France and the UN to provide aid for the city will take place today.

Watch: five heart-warming moments of hope amid the carnage in Beirut.

Hospitals have rushed to treat survivors of the Air India Express flight from Dubai which crash-landed at Kozhikode airport in Kerala on Friday.

US President Donald Trump will meet Iraqi PM Mustafa Al Kadhimi in Washington later this month in a sign of improving relations between the two countries.

Mubadala, Abu Dhabi’s strategic investment arm, has revealed a stake in Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space tourism project.


The UAE’s Central Bank is rolling out additional measures to boost the banking sector.

Facebook is to allow employees to work from home until July of next year.

Find out how reopening shisha cafes in the UAE are acting to meet strict hygiene rules.


Follow our live blog for the latest coronavirus news from the region and beyond.


Total cases: 19,497,292

Total deaths: 723,854

Total recoveries:11,823,105

Correct at midnight GMT on August 8.


The Grand Egyptian Museum, a $1bn project which will house the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts, will be completed by the end of the year.

Find out how the UAE’s arts community has stepped in to raise funds for the Lebanese Red Cross.

And Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been sacked following the club’s exit from the Champions League.

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Dan Gledhill

Deputy editor-in-chief

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Updated: August 9, 2020 04:52 AM



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