HEALTH | Pfizer Identified Some Antiviral Compounds With Potential As Coronavirus Treatments

NEW YORK – Drugmaker Pfizer Inc said on Monday that it identified certain antiviral compounds it had in development that have the potential to inhibit coronavirus and is engaging with a third party to screen the compounds.

The company said it hopes to have the results  from that screening by the end of March and if any of the compounds are successful, it would hope start testing them by the end of the year.

Pfizer Chief Scientific Officer Mikael Dolsten was one of a number of pharmaceutical executives who met with U.S. President Trump at the White House on Monday.


King Salman Issues Royal Order To Promote Members Of Public Prosecution Office

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal order to promote a number of members of the Public Prosecution Office, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday. Attorney General Sheikh Saud bin Abdullah Al – Mujib praised the issuance of the royal order, and said that it came within the framework of the king and crown … More King Salman Issues Royal Order To Promote Members Of Public Prosecution Office

Vlad The Vaccinator: Dracula’s Castle Lures Visitors With COVID – 19 Jabs

Visitors to Dracula’s castle are more likely to find puncture marks in their arms than their necks this month, after medics set up a COVID-19 vaccination centre at the Transylvanian attraction. Doctors and nurses with fang  sticker on their scrubs are offering free Pfizer shots to all – comers at 14th century Bran Castle, which … More Vlad The Vaccinator: Dracula’s Castle Lures Visitors With COVID – 19 Jabs

Saudi Crown Prince, Pakistan’s PM Hold Talks As Bilateral Agreements, MoUs Signed

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks and witnessed the signing of two memoranda of understanding (MoU) between the countries, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday. The Crown Prince and the Prime Minister discussed bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and the importance of … More Saudi Crown Prince, Pakistan’s PM Hold Talks As Bilateral Agreements, MoUs Signed

Saudi Arabia Band Poultry From 11 Brazilian Processing Plants

Saudi Arabia has banned imports from 11 Brazilian poultry plants with no warning or explanation, according to a joint statement from Brazil’s agriculture and foreign ministry on Thursday. JBS SA, the world’s largest meat company, confirmed that it was affected by the ban but declined to disclose how many plants have been targets by the … More Saudi Arabia Band Poultry From 11 Brazilian Processing Plants

Saudi Crown Prince Donates SR 100 Million To Charities, Insolvent Prisoners

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made a donation of SR 100 million ($26 million) to charities and prisoners hailed over financial crimes, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Thursday. The sum will be split in two categories, with SR87 million to be disbursed to support 29 charities in all regions of the … More Saudi Crown Prince Donates SR 100 Million To Charities, Insolvent Prisoners

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Meets Pakistan Army Chief

Pakistani chief or army staff (COAS) General Javed Bajwa on Friday met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, and reviewed bilateral relations, State News Agency, SPA, reported. Bajwa arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan will also embark on … More Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Meets Pakistan Army Chief

Qatar Finance Minister Arrested Over Alleged Embezzlement – Statement

Qatar Finance Minister Ali Sherif al – Emadi was arrested for questioning over allegations of embezzlement, abuse of power and crimes related to the public sector, a statement carried by state news agency QNA said on Thursday. An investigation is underway, the statement added. Emadi has been minister of finance in the wealthy Gulf Arab … More Qatar Finance Minister Arrested Over Alleged Embezzlement – Statement

COVID Scare At G7 Meeting After Indian Delegates Test Positive

India’s entire delegation to the Group of Seven summit in London is self – isolating after two of its members tested positive for COVID-19, the British government said on Wednesday.  ‘Two  meeting has been enable by a strict set of COVID protocols, including daily testing of all delegates’, the British official said. Indian Forein Minister … More COVID Scare At G7 Meeting After Indian Delegates Test Positive

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman And Turkey’s Erdogan Discuss Bilateral Ties

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed bilateral relations in a phone call, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. ‘During the call, relations between the two countries were discussed. The Turkish President also congratulated the Custodian on the Two Holy Mosques on the occasion of the blessed … More Saudi Arabia’s King Salman And Turkey’s Erdogan Discuss Bilateral Ties

Iran Welcomes Saudi Arabia’s ‘Change Of Tone’ – Foreign Ministry

Iran on Thursday welcome what it called a change of tone from Saudi Arabia and said it hoped they could work together to secure peace, amid moves to ease tensions between the regional rivals. Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman made the statement days after Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said his country wanted … More Iran Welcomes Saudi Arabia’s ‘Change Of Tone’ – Foreign Ministry

US Envoys Meets Saudi Crown Prince In Fresh Yemen Peace Push

U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking met Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince as he pushes efforts to end Yemen’s civil war. Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and the diplomat discussed the latest Yemeni developments and reviewed the joint efforts exerted by both countries to reach a comprehensive political solution for the Yemeni crisis. The meeting … More US Envoys Meets Saudi Crown Prince In Fresh Yemen Peace Push

Senior U.S. Delegation Headed To Middle East Amid Concerns About Iran Deal

A team of U.S. envoys is traveling to the Middle East this week for talks with key allies, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, amid simmering concerns in the region about President Joe Biden’s attempt to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. ‘A senior interagency delegation will be traveling over the coming week to discuss … More Senior U.S. Delegation Headed To Middle East Amid Concerns About Iran Deal

Saudi Crown Prince: Oil Revenues Alone Became Insufficient To Cover Citizens’ Needs

Saudi Arabia’s oil revenues alone were becoming insufficient to cover the needs of the Kingdom’s growing population, a fact that was the driving force behind the announcement of the country’s ambitious Vision 2030 plan to diversify the economy, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said. The Crown Prince was speaking during an interview that was nationally … More Saudi Crown Prince: Oil Revenues Alone Became Insufficient To Cover Citizens’ Needs

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to give a televised interview to Rotana Khaleejiah on Monday.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to give a televised interview to Rotana Khaleejiah on Monday. He will appear as a guest on the Liwan Al Mudaifer Show, presented by Saudi host Abdullah Al – Mudaifer who has interviewed several high – profile guests before. Rotana Khaleejiah is part of the Royadh – … More Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to give a televised interview to Rotana Khaleejiah on Monday.

Saudi – Led Coalition Says It Intercepts Houthi Drone Fired At Southern Saudi Arabia

The Saudi – led coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen said on Tuesday it had destroyed an explosive drone fired towards Khamis Mushait in the south of Saudi Arabia. A military spokesman for the Iran – aligned Houthi group then said they had fired a drone at and hit Abha International Airpot, which is near … More Saudi – Led Coalition Says It Intercepts Houthi Drone Fired At Southern Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, China’s Xi Discuss Cooperation In Phone Call

China’s President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday that Beijing was willing to push its strategic partnership with Riyadh ‘to a new level’, the official Chinese Xinhua news agency reported. In a phone call, the two leaders discussed boosting cooperation in energy, trade and technology, Xinhua added. China’s crude … More Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, China’s Xi Discuss Cooperation In Phone Call

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Crown Prince Donate Total of $7.9 Mln To Charity

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have donated a total of $7.9 million (SR 30 million) to charity through the Kingdom’s Ehsan Platform, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday. King Salman donated $5.3 million (SR20 million) for charitable and non – profitable works, while the Crown Prince contributed … More Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Crown Prince Donate Total of $7.9 Mln To Charity

U.S. Imposes Wide Array Of Sanctions On Russia For ‘Malign’ Actions

The Unites States on Thursday imposed a boar array of sanctions on Russia to punish it for election interference, cyber – hacking, bullying Ukraine and other ‘malign’ acts. The measures blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and placed limits on the Russian sovereign debt market in steps sure to anger Moscow. Among the actions, President … More U.S. Imposes Wide Array Of Sanctions On Russia For ‘Malign’ Actions


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