BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Stresses Need To Seriously Follow Preventive Measures To Curb Pandemic

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA –  The Saudi cabinet stressed on Tuesday the need for all citizens and residents to residents to seriously commit to preventive measures and guidelines to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired a cabinet meeting through video – conference.

He briefed ministers on the joint telephone call he held with U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss efforts to preserve the stability of the oil market and boost the growth of the global economy. They underlined the importance of cooperation between oil – producing countries and the contributions of others, expressing their satisfaction with the oil deal that was reached during the OPEC+ meeting that was hosted by Saudi Arabia.

The cabined hailed the talks King Salman and Deputy Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held with the heads of state of friendly nations to discuss oil market stability.

The cabinet also tackled the extraordinary meeting of G20 economy ministers that tackled the global energy market amid the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing international economic crisis. Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdel Abdulaziz bin Salman told Friday’s meeting that ensuring affordable energy supply is key to facilitating a global economic recovery.

The ministers also discussed the precautions Saudi Arabia is taking to fright the coronavirus. They highlighted the authorities’ implementation of the Kingdom’s leadership’s authorities’ orders that are aimed at protecting citizens inside the country and abroad. Moreover, they hailed ongoing efforts to repatriate Saudis, who have been stranded abroad due to the pandemic.

On the latest international and regional developments, the cabined hailed the Saudi-led Arab coalition’s announcement last week of a nationwide two – week ceasefire in Yemen in wake of the coronavirus outbreak and efforts to curb its spread. It hoped that the ceasefire would provide the necessary condition for the United Nations’ call for reaching a permanent ceasefire and pave the way for political consultations between the warring Yemeni Parties.


TRAVEL | What You Need To Know About Travel Guidelines In Saudi Arabia

The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has released its updated traveler’s guide, which accommodates the ongoing pandemic after approving international travel for some exceptional cases. The new regulations entail that non – Saudis who are entering the Kingdom must provide a medical report of their coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test and its negative results, … Continue reading TRAVEL | What You Need To Know About Travel Guidelines In Saudi Arabia

WORLD NEWS | Trump Awards Kuwaiti Emir ‘Prestigious’ Decoration, White House Says

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, the White House said in a statement on Friday, adding that it was the first time the honor had been given since 1991. The 91-year-old emir arrived in the United States in July … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Trump Awards Kuwaiti Emir ‘Prestigious’ Decoration, White House Says

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi – Led Coalition Says Intercepts Drone, Houthis Say Abha Airport Hit

MILAN | ITALY – A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Thursday it had intercepted and destroyed an explosive drone launched towards the kingdom as Yemen’s Houthi group said it had it a target at Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport. In a statement published by Saudi state news agency SPA, a spokesman for the coalition … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi – Led Coalition Says Intercepts Drone, Houthis Say Abha Airport Hit

ENTERTAINMENT | Paris Hilton Says She ‘Feels Free’ After YouTube Documentary

There’s a scene in a new documentary about Paris Hilton, where the so-called socialite is speaking with former classmates from a Utah boarding school. They joke about how on her reality series ‘The Simple Life’, Hilton pretended to be clueless over many things – including how to perform any sort of manual labor. One bluntly … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Paris Hilton Says She ‘Feels Free’ After YouTube Documentary

ROYALS | Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Ditch Royal Titles For Upcoming Television Event

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal titles were ditched for the first time in a promo video for their upcoming television appearance, The Duke and Duchess will be honored for TIME Magazine’s annual list of 100 of the world’s most influential people. ABC will air the special on Sept.22, the first time the magazine is … Continue reading ROYALS | Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Ditch Royal Titles For Upcoming Television Event

BUSINESS | Saudi Arabia’s July Crude Exports Tick Up From Historic Lows – JODI

MILAN | ITALY – Saudi Arabia’s crude oil exports bounced back to 5.73 million barrels per day (bpd) in July from 4.98 million bpd in June, official data showed on Thursday. June’s exports were the weakest recorded in data stretching back to 2002. Monthly export figures are provided by Riyadh and other members of the … Continue reading BUSINESS | Saudi Arabia’s July Crude Exports Tick Up From Historic Lows – JODI

TRAVEL | International Arrivals To Abu Dhabi Must Wear Covid-19 Tracking Device

ABU DHABI – International passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi airport will now have to wear a tracking device while they complete a mandatory 14-day home quarantine due to COVID-19, according to state-owned Eithad Airways. Daily infections in the United Arab Emirates rose this month to their highest since the outbreak started, which officials have largely … Continue reading TRAVEL | International Arrivals To Abu Dhabi Must Wear Covid-19 Tracking Device

BUSINESS | Israel, Dubai Diamond Exchanges Begin Strategic Collaboration

DUBAI – The Israel and Dubai diamond exchanges have signed an  agreement to promote cooperation in a deal certain to boost direct trade between the Middle East’s main diamond hubs. The agreement was announced on Thursday two days after Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed an historic agreement to normalize ties and marks a … Continue reading BUSINESS | Israel, Dubai Diamond Exchanges Begin Strategic Collaboration

Experts: Rainy Season To Further Threaten Beirut Heritage

BEIRUT – Restoring Beirut’s damaged architectural heritage following the devastating August explosion will take hundreds of millions of dollars and costs will quickly rise if no action is taken ahead of the onset of the rainy season in less than two months, international experts warned Tuesday. An international coalition of museums and heritage protection groups … Continue reading Experts: Rainy Season To Further Threaten Beirut Heritage

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