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Past articles by Nick:

Interpol: Wildlife trade seizures lead to hundreds of arrests worldwide

Operation Thunder recovers more than 1,000 animals in operation spanning 118 countries → Read More

Mental Health Day: war and Covid-19 strain leave many in Middle East suffering in silence

Prolonged conflicts and the coronavirus pandemic have left mental-health services in the Middle East in crisis, with Lebanon and Syria worst hit. Doctors Without Borders said twothirds of people looking for support in Lebanon have symptoms of anxiety and depression. Two months after a massive explosion ripped through Beirut port, demand has significantly increased. “Although by now many people… → Read More

Coronavirus: UAE aid flight delivers 15 tonnes of medical supplies to Jordan

Second drop lands in the country to help medics after cases soar in the country → Read More

Inside the new-look Dubai Safari as exotic transformation is complete

A herd of African elephants have gone on show for first time in the UAE as attraction welcomes back visitors → Read More

Dubai court dismisses oligarch's $115 million damages claim in superyacht case

Russian tycoon Farkhad Akhmedov's claim for lost charter fees thrown out by Dubai Court of Cassation → Read More

Smokers at increased risk of developing Covid-19 complications, say doctors

A new study shows smokers are twice as likely to have severe symptoms as compared to those who do not smoke → Read More

Coronavirus: Are you wearing your face mask correctly?

Authorities launch campaign against non-compliance with safety measures as 'face mask fatigue' sets in → Read More

UAE expects Covid vaccine to be widely available by late 2020 or early 2021

At the launch of a nationwide flu campaign, the public was also urged to visit a doctor if unwell to rule out Covid → Read More

Dubai to overhaul hospital payments to cut down on overcharging

A new system should prevent one clinic charging far more than another for the same service → Read More

Coronavirus: Dubai street art project illustrates global impact of Covid-19

Dubai one of four cities to display exhibition commissioned by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) → Read More

Coronavirus: Stressed out medics and patients at risk of developing dementia later in life, study says

The findings, published in 'The British Journal of Psychiatry', are based on data collected from more than 1.7 million people across the world → Read More

Dubai Safari set to reopen next month after two-year closure

African elephants will be the star attraction of the revamped centre, which closed in May 2018 → Read More

Coronavirus: Five star hotel spas set to reopen in Abu Dhabi

Strict measures include bi-weekly testing of all staff for Covid-19 and isolation rooms for suspected cases → Read More

New four-way pedestrian bridge opens on Dubai's Jumeirah Beach Residence

Elevated walkway will allow for easy access at busy Al Gharbi Street junction → Read More

Canada rolls out new Covid 'spit test' to allow for mass testing in schools

A simple gargle and spit sample is less invasive for children → Read More

Coronavirus: Emirati health minister takes country's first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

The jab was developed by Chinese drug maker Sinopharm with the support of thousands of UAE volunteers → Read More

Parents urged to get children vaccinated as UAE study shows half of flu cases in under-10s

A new study helps to understand the groups most at risk from seasonal influenza → Read More

Coronavirus: price of PCR swabs slashed to Dh250 across Dubai

DHA decision follows similar action by Seha to reduce fees to Dh250 across all its drive-through centres → Read More

Ban on high fives among Covid checklist for all Dubai parents

Dubai Health Authority said all items taken to school should be disinfected thoroughly once back at home → Read More

An election like no other: US residents in the UAE talk decision 2020

Coronavirus, student debt and the economy are top concerns of American expats → Read More