CAIRO – – Kuwait’s civil aviation authority has suspended all its flights to and from Iraq over fears about the coronavirus, state news agency KUNA reported on Monday.
The statement was issued in accordance with the Kuwaiti health ministry’s instructions.
Kuwait recorded the virus in three people among 700 who had been evacuated on Saturday from the Iranian city of Mashhad, while Iraq reported its first coronavirus case in an Iranian student on Monday.
BUCHAREST – U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed during a phone call on Monday to have their top energy officials meet to discuss slumping global oil markets, the Kremlin said, as Trump called Russia’s price war with Saudi Arabia ‘crazy’. The ahreement marks a new twist in global oil diplomacy since … Continue reading BUSINESS | U.S., Russia Agree To Oil Market Talks As Trump Call Price War ‘Crazy’
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 major economies will convene via video conference on Tuesday, for the second time in just over a week, to coordinate their response to the coronavirus pandemic, three sources told Reuters. One of the sources said the among the topics of … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | G20 Finance Officials To Speak Again On Tuesday About Coronavirus
BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Facebook Inc. on Monday pledged $100 million in financing and advertising spending to support news organizations, including local publishers in the United States, reeling from pressure due to the coronavirus pandemic. News publishers, especially print media, have taken the brunt as many advertisers pulled their marketing budgets to rein in costs … Continue reading BUSINESS | Facebook Commits $100 Million To Support News Media Hurt By Virus Crisis
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia will finance treatment for anyone infected with the coronavirus in the country, the health minister said on Monday, while the agriculture ministry took steps to boost wheat and livestock supplies and global fears of a food shortage. The kingdom has registered eight deaths among 1,453 infections, the highest … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi King Offers To Pay For Coronavirus Patients’ Treatment
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has ordered coronavirus treatment to be available for anyone in need of medical care, including people who have overstayed their visa in the Kingdom, Health Minister Tawfig al-Rabiah said on Monday. Al-Rabiah urged all of those showing symptoms not to hesitate in going to … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi’s King Salman Orders Treatment For All, Including Visa Violators
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia has recorded 154 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 1,450 a health ministry spokesman said on Monday. He added 22 of the confirmed cases are in the intensive care unit in critical condition but all others are in stable conditions. Earlier in the day, King Salman bin … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Records 1,453 Cases
DUBAI – Expo 2020 Dubai is set to be postponed by one year due to the global coronavirus pandemic, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters and two sources familiar with the matter. An estimated 11 million overseas visitors were expected to attend the nearly six-month-long showpiece of culture, business and technology featuring pavilions … Continue reading BUSINESS | Expo 2020 Dubai To Be Postponed By One Year
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia plans to boost its crude oil exports to 10.6 million barrels per day starting from May due to burning less oil for power generation at home and lower domestic consumption, a Saudi energy ministry official said on Monday. ‘This increase came as a result of displacing crude with … Continue reading BUSINESS | Saudi Arabia Plans To Boost Crude Exports To 10.6 Mln Bpd From May: Official
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia recorded four new fatalities from the coronavirus, bringing its death toll to eight, the health ministry spokesman told a news conference on Sunday. The kingdom has also registered 96 new infections, taking its total to 1,299, the highest among the Gulf Arab states.
President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the United States would not pay for security protection for Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, who, according to media reports, have settled in Los Angeles. Trump wrote on Twitter that “now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their … Continue reading ROYALS | Trump Says U.S. Will Not Pay For Security Protection For Prince Harry
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia halted entry and exit into Jeddah governorate on Sunday, expanding lockdown rules as it reported four new deaths from a coronavirus outbreak that continues to spread in the region despite drastic measures it. The Saudi health ministry said four more foreign residents, in Jeddah and Medina, had died … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Expands Lockdown As Coronavirus Death Toll Doubles
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The United Arab Emirates has condemned the Houthi militias’ attempt to target civilian areas in the cities of Riyadh and Jazan in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with two ballistic missiles, which Saudi air defenses intercepted. The attack resulted in the injury of numerous individuals. In a statement released on … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | UAE Strongly Condemns Houthi Ballistic Missile Attack On Saudi Arabia
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that it will extend the suspension of workplace attendance in both public and private sectors and international passenger flights among efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus. In a statement issued by an official source at the Ministry of Interior, all … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Extends Suspension Of Work An Flights
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – A military spokesman for Yemen’s Houthis on Sunday said the group’s forces had launched rockets and drones at ‘sensitive’ sites in the Saudi capital Riyadh and at economic and military sites in Jazan and Asir, near the Yemen border. Saudi Arabian air defense intercepted two ballistic missiles on Saturday night … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Yemen’s Houthis Claim Rocket, Drone Attacks On Saudi’s Riyadh, Jazan And Asir
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, made a telephone call today to Indonesian President Joko Widodo. During the telephone call, HRH Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman expressed his condolences and consolation to the President on the death … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Condoles Indonesian President On Death Of His Mother
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – During a telephone call, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and His Holiness Pop Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, today discussed their friendship, cooperation and developments related to the spread of the coronavirus, as well … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Mohamed bin Zayed, Pope Francis Discuss Developments In Spread Of Coronavirus
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Sharjah Executive Council announced on Sunday that it will extend the suspension of all social and sporting events and celebrations in wedding halls, event halls, hotels, and government and community facilities, until the end of April. The provisions of the decision shall be implemented as of 1st April 2020, … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Sharjah Extends Suspension Of All Activities Until End Of April
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles launched by the Houthi Militia in Yemen at 11:23 p.m. local time on Saturday toward civilian targets in the cities of Riyadh and Jazan, the Arab Coalition confirms in a statement. Arab Coalition Spokeperson Colonel Al-Maliki said that … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Houthi Ballistic Missiles Intercepted Above Riyadh, Jazan: Saudi Arabia
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi authorities have seized more than five million medical masks that were illegally stockpiled amid the coronavirus outbreak, state media reported on Sunday. The commerce ministry seized 1.17 million masks from a private store in Halil, northwest of the capital, after authorities Wednesday confiscated more than four million masks stored … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Seizes 5 Million Face Masks From Illegal Hoarders
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia confirmed four new coronavirus deaths, bringing the total to eight on Sunday, amid 1,299 confirmed cases with 96 new ones, according to a health ministry spokesman. Twelve people currently in the intensive care unit (ICU) in critical condition, the spokesman said. He added the 66 people recovered. Saudi … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | CORONAVIRUS: Saudi Arabia Records Eight Deaths, 1,299 Confirmed Cases
BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Shuts Entry And Exit Into Jeddah, Brings Forward Curfew: State News Agency
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia shut down entry and exit into the Jeddah governorate and brought forward a curfew there to begin at 3 p.m. local time (1200 GMT), state news agency SPA said on Sunday. The curfew in Jeddah previously began at 7 p.m. Saudi Arabia applied the same measure to Riyadh, … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Shuts Entry And Exit Into Jeddah, Brings Forward Curfew: State News Agency
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – At least two missiles have been intercepted above Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh, Al Arabia’s correspondent reported. At least one missile was also intercepted over the southern city of Jazan, according Al Arabiya sources. ‘Loud explosions were heard across the northern areas of Riyadh and sources confirmed it was after … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS |Missiles Intercepted Above Saudi Arabian Cities Riyadh, Jazan
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Two rockets were intercepted on Saturday in the sky above the Saudi capital Riyadh and the southern city Jazan, Saudi –own Al Arabiya television reported, citing its correspondent and sources. Residents in Riyadh reported multiple blasts, followed by sirens in northern districts.
BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday he was postponing the state’s April 28 presidential primary to June 23 as its number of coronavirus cases climbed to 52,513 and deaths to 728. ‘We have been behind this virus from day one. We are waiting to see what the virus does’, … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | New York’s Cuomo Postpones Primary Election As Coronavirus Cases Keep Growing
BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Alphabet Inc. will donate more than $800 million in funds towards producing medical supplies used to fight COVID-19, and it ad credits to government and health organizations and businesses, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said on Friday. The company is working with Magid Glove and Safety to produce 2 million to … Continue reading BUSINESS | Google – Parent Alphabet To Donate $800 Million In Response To Coronavirus Crisis
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has surged by 889, the Civil Protection Agency said on Saturday, the second highest daily tally since the epidemic emerged on Feb.21. Total fatalities in Italy have reached 10,023, by far the highest of any country in the world. Italy’s … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Italy Coronavirus Deaths Rise By 889 In A Day To 10,023
DUBAI – Qatar on Saturday recorded its first death from the coronavirus, a Bangladeshi resident, and 28 more cases to take its total to 590 infections, the health ministry said. The 57-year-old Bangladeshi national was suffering from a previous chronic disease, state news agency QNA reported. The majority of cases in Qatar have been diagnosed … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Qatar Confirms First Coronavirus Death
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia reported 99 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, as the number of virus-related deaths rose in the Kingdom rose to four. The total number of cases in Saudi Arabia is 1.203, the Ministry of Health said. Out of the 99 new cases, 10 are related to … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Confirms 99 New Cases, Death Toll Reaches 4
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia Airlines will begin exceptional commercial flights this weeks to bring British Nationals and their families back to the United Kingdom, and similar flights are being arranged for U.S. citizens to return home, both countries said. Flights to London Heathrow will begin on Sunday from Riyadh and later in … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Britain, U.S. Working With Saudis To Repatriate Citizens
BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday invoked emergency powers to require General Motors Co to build much- needed ventilators for coronavirus patients after he accused the largest U.S. automaker of ‘wasting time’ during negotiations. Trump invoked the Defense Production Act, saying ‘negotiations with GM regarding its ability to supply ventilators have … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Trump Tells GM: Stop ‘wasting time’, build ventilators to address coronavirus