DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates suspended entry of citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states until the approval of the pre-examination mechanism, starting at midnight today, WAM said on Friday quoting the foreign ministry.
NEW DELHI – India has withdrawn a planned reopening of the Taj Mahal, citing the risk of new coronavirus infections spreading in the northern city of Agra from visitors flocking to see the 17th century monument to love. Local authorities issued a new advisory late on Sunday ordering an extension of lockdown curbs on monuments … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | India Puts Back Taj Mahal Reopening Citing COVID-19 Risks
LOS ANGELES – American rapper Kanye West, a vocal support of U.S. President Donald Trump, announced on Saturday that he would run for president in 2020 in apparent challenge to Trump and his presumptive Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. ‘We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision … Continue reading POLITICS | Rapper Kaney West Announce U.S. Presidential Bid On Twitter
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi government initiatives to support the financing of the private sector to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak have exceeded 51 billion riyals ($13.60), the central bank said on Sunday.
ATHENS | GREECE – Greece will not allow Serbian visitors in from July 6 until July 15, the government said on Sunday, as it moved to contain the spread of coronavirus during its peak tourism season. Serbia declared a state of emergency in Belgrade on Friday, reimposing some restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Greece Bans Entry To Serbian Citizens Until July 15
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia will extend the validity of final exit visas for expats at no charge, an official source from the interior ministry said. The Kingdom will also extend the validity of expired residency visas, that end during the travel ban, for expats outside the state for a period of three … Continue reading NEWST ALERT | Saudi Arabia Extends Validity Of Exit, Entry Visas For Expats
NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates President Of The United States Of America On Independence Day
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has sent a cable of congratulation to President Donald Trump of the United States of America on the anniversary of his country’s Independence Day. In his cable, HRH Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates President Of The United States Of America On Independence Day
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s non – oil private sector shrank for the fourth straight month in June as measures to contain the spread of the new coronavirus continued to hit consumer demand, a survey on Sunday. The seasonally adjusted HIS Markit Saudi Arabia Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 47.7 in June … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Saudi Non – Oil Private Sector Shrinks Again In June – PMI
WASHINGTON – Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months. The number of cases is more than double the figure for severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Global Coronavirus Cases Exceed 11 Million
Lamborghini’s new limited-edition SCV12 hypercar boasts most powerful V12 engine in a Lamborghini and is made only for the track. Earlier this year Lamborghini teased with an upcoming project that gave hints of a racing circuit but didn’t go so far to share the entire of the details – now we know why. Announced as … Continue reading SUPERCARS | Lamborghini SCV12 Track – Only Hypercar Has Most Powerful V12 Engine Yet
DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates will allow both citizens and residents to travel abroad, the state news agency reported on Friday. In March, the UAE suspended all inbound and outbound passenger flights and the transit of airline passengers in the UAE, allowing only cargo and emergency evacuation flights.
PARIS | FRANCE – The United Nations’ cultural agency has warned that its name and logo are being illegally emblazoned on false documents to facilitate illicit trafficking in African cultural property. UNESCO urged ‘vigilance’ Wednesday after it received numerous reports of such fraud and instance where its name was being used to certify the monetary … Continue reading NEWS | UNESCO Says Logo Being Used Illegally For Arts Trafficking
SUPERCARS | The 2021 Geneva International Motor Show is canceled as event organizers seek a new owner for the largest public event in Switzerland.
GENEVA – Following the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show’s cancellation due to the COVID-10 pandemic, the 2021 event has suffered the same fate as the Committee and Council of Foundation ‘Salon International de l’Automobile’ has decided not to proceed with organizing the event. Although it’s possible travel restriction will be lifted by next year, in … Continue reading SUPERCARS | The 2021 Geneva International Motor Show is canceled as event organizers seek a new owner for the largest public event in Switzerland.
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi – led military coalition battling the Houthis in Yemen said on Friday it had destroyed four explosive-laden-drones launched by the Iran-aligned group in the direction of Saudi Arabia, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The drones were intercepted over territory controlled by the Houthis in Yemen, the agency … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi – Led Coalition Destroyed Four Houthi Drones Over Yemen – Saudi Press Agency
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Iran-aligned Houthi forces in Yemen said on Friday they targeted Khamis Mushait and Najran in Saudi Arabia with drones, Houthi military spokesman Yahya Saria said on Twitter. The Saudi – led coalition said earlier on Friday it intercepted and destroyed four explosive – laden drones launched by the group in … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Yemen’s Houthis Say Targeted Saudi Airport, Air Base With Drones
TORONTO – Canada’s biggest lenders confirmed on Friday they had joined a widespread boycott of Facebook Inc. begun by U.S. civil rights groups seeking to pressure the world’s largest social media platform to take concrete steps to block hate speech. More than 400 brands have pulled advertising on Facebook in response to the ‘Stop Hate … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Canada’s Biggest Banks Join Boycott Of Facebook Platforms
VIENNA – Austria has issued travel warnings for Western Balkan countries outside the European Union (E.U) due to a rise in coronavirus infections here, Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said on Wednesday. The move by Austria, which has close ties to the region, is a particular blow for Serbia and Montenegro, which the EU on Tuesday … Continue reading TRAVEL WARNINGS | Austria Warns Against Travel To Non – EU Western Balkan Countries
GENEVA – The World Health Organization warned Wednesday the Middle East was at a decisive moment in the fight against the novel coronavirus, with cases surging as countries ease lockdown. ‘We are at a critical threshold in our region’, the WHO’s Middle East head, Ahmed al-Mandhari, said in an online press conference. According to figures … Continue reading HEALTH | WHO Says Mideast At ‘Critical Threshold’ Virus Numbers
Lamborghini and The Italian Sea Group have collaborated on the design of the new limited edition ‘Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63’ super sports motor yacht. Presented by The Italian Sea Group, the ‘Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63’ has been inspired by the hybrid Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 and references the year of Lamborghini’s beginnings – `963. As … Continue reading SUPERYACHTS | The New Super Sport ‘Tecnomar For Lamborghini 63’ Yacht
For most people, coffee is pretty simple. It’s that bitter hot brown wake-up-juice that we gulp in the mornings until we are able to open our eyes and function. But have you ever thought about how the coffee is transformed from a humble bean picked at a coffee plantation to the tasty steaming brew in … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | The Art of Coffee
LOS ANGELES | Twitter Inc Has taken down an image tweeted by the U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform, after receiving a copyright complaint from the New York Times. The original tweet by Trump issued on June 30, showed a meme that read ‘In reality they’re not after me they’re after you I’m just … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Removes Image Tweet By Trump Over NYT Copyright Complaint
LONDON – Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt ‘unprotected’ by the British Royal Family while she was pregnant with her son Archie, according to London High Court documents filed as part of her legal action against a tabloid newspaper. Meghan, wife of Queen Elizabeth’s Grandson Prince Harry, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers over articles its … Continue reading ROYALS | Meghan Felt ‘Unprotected’ By U.K. Royal Family While Pregnant: Court Papers
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia extended for an additional period several government initiatives to support the private sector and investors in mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday, citing a decision by King Salman.
DUBAI – United Arab Emirates authorities on Wednesday said residents and citizens were not yet allowed to travel abroad for tourism and leisure purposes and all travel abroad needed a permit, as part of restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the new coronavirus. A spokesman for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | UAE Says Residents, Citizens Cannot Travel Abroad For Tourism Yet
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has sent a cable of congratulation to President Lazarus Chakwera of the Republic of Malawi on the occasion of his win of the presidential elections and swear in as president of the Republic … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates President Of Malawi On His Presidential Election
LONDON – Luxury British department store Harrods said on Wednesday it plans to cut up to 672 jobs because of the coronavirus crisis, which kept its flagship branch in central London closed for nearly three months. Harrods, which is owned by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), told staff it needed to shep up to 14% … Continue reading BUSINESS | Luxury British Department Store Harrods To Cut Nearly 700 Jobs
ISTAMBUL – Turkey will introduce regulations to control social media platforms or shut them down, President Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday, pressing ahead with government plans after he said his family was insulted online. Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, Erdogan’s son-in-law, said on Twitter on Tuesday that his fourth child had been born. Following the tweet, … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Turkey Determined To Control Social Media Platforms, Erdogan Says
LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned Israel On Wednesday against annexation in the occupied West Bank, saying it would violate international law and harm its drive to improve relations with the Arab world. Israeli leaders decided in May that a cabinet debate on annexing parts of the West Bank, under a U.S. plan … Continue reading POLITICS | U.K. PM Tells Israel: Do Not Annex Parts Of The Occupied West Bank”
ABU DHABI – Sheika Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the Genera’ Women’s Union, GWO, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, FED, instructed the establishment of a virtual market for productive families, in light of her belief in the importance of adopting innovative solutions to … Continue reading ABU DHABI | Sheikha Fatima Orders Launch Of Virtual Market For Productive Families
NEW YORK – Macy’s Inc On Wednesday reported a staggering $3.58 billion loss for the coronavirus hit quarter as store shutdowns resulted in the department store chain recording a $3 billion impairment charge. The global health crisis has forced brick-and-mortar retailers to tap credit lines, lay off employees and suspends dividends and buybacks in a … Continue reading BUSINESS | Macy’s Records Nearly $4 Billion In Losses As COVID-19 Hits Business
ANKARA – A Turkish official said on Wednesday that Volkswagen has suspended plans for a new plant in Turkey due to coronavirus uncertainty and that the company could reassess the matter once the pandemic is contained. In October last year, Volkswagen put a decision about the plant on hold amid international criticism about the country’s … Continue reading BUSINESS | Turkish Official Says VW Suspends Turkey Plant Plans Due To Coronavirus