The latest news from the UAE and around the world, as well as a round-up of what's trending on social media.
The Daily Update - October 15, 2020
On today's update we have the latest coronavirus figures, with news of Dubai's new residency programme for remote workers and Police in India arrest a Dubai passenger for smuggling gold.
Petra is named the world's top travel destination and Israel approves thousands of West Bank settlement homes.
Cody Combs joins us for what's trending including Jack Dorsey, the Billboard Music Awards and Tesla's Model S.
The Daily Update - October 14, 2020
On today's update we have the latest coronavirus figures, with health authorities urging the public to stay positive, and the UAE signing a Nasa space treaty.
Abu Dhabi is to open an e-sports hub next year, while the FBI has reached no firm conclusion about the cause of the Beirut explosion, and early voting in the US is setting records.
Cody Combs joins us for what's trending, including the new iPhone 12, Cristiano Ronaldo contracting the coronavirus, and the disbanding of Nigeria’s controversial anti-robbery squad.
The Daily Update - October 13, 2020
On today's update we have the latest coronavirus figures, plus news that the UAE is to trial the Russian Covid-19 vaccine and the latest on infection tests now being available in Dubai malls.
The US congress is putting pressure on the Trump administration to contain the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and Turkey's seismic surveys raise tensions again in the Mediterranean.
Cody Combs joins us for what's trending, including Johnson & Johnson's vaccine-trial pause, the Apple Event, and early voting in the US.
The Daily Update - October 12, 2020
On today's update we have the latest coronavirus figures, news that the virus can stay on smooth surfaces for weeks, and, in the UAE, embassies are warning those with expired visas to seek help.
Also, a man tried to bribe Dubai police, Saudi Arabia is expecting a $15 billion merger, and Iraqi militias are proposing a conditional ceasefire.
Cody Combs joins us for what's trending, including LeBron James of the LA Lakers, the new Cleopatra film, and Rafael Nadal reaching 20 Grand Slam singles titles.
The Daily Update - October 11, 2020
On today's update we have the latest coronavirus figures, the Abu Dhabi Marathon being postponed and Anwar Gargash condemning the Turkish presence in Qatar.
A new world bank report shows extreme poverty in the Mena region doubled between 2015 and 2018, and Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating the ceasefire.
Jason Von Berg joins us for what's trending including Trump, the Pope and UFC.
The Daily Update - October 8, 2020
On today's update, we have the latest coronavirus figures, a British woman caught trying to smuggle (https://www.thenational.ae/world/europe/british-woman-attempts-to-fly-to-dubai-with-2m-stashed-in-her-luggage-1.1090003) almost £2 million into Dubai and the UAE police hit out at delivery companies as 12 delivery drivers died (https://www.thenational.ae/uae/transport/police-hit-out-at-delivery-companies-after-12-drivers-die-on-dubai-roads-during-covid-restrictions-1.1089947) in one month during Covid restrictions.
A Russian oligarch's $115m claim against his former wife has been dismissed in the UAE courts (https://www.thenational.ae/uae/courts/dubai-court-dismisses-oligarch-s-115-million-damages-claim-against-ex-wife-1.1089773) , the US seizes 92 Iranian domains for spreading misinformation and the World Bank says the pandemic will push 150 million people into poverty.
Cody Combs joins us for what's trending including the Vice Presidential Debate (https://www.thenational.ae/world/the-americas/pandemic-response-dominates-us-vice-presidential-debate-between-mike-pence-and-kamala-harris-1.1090112) , Mario Molina and the hashtag "I've Been In Dubai Since".