RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia declared on Friday that Saturday is the final day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan after the crescent moon of the month of Shawwal was not sighted.
This means that the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which is celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan, will fall on Sunday.
Preventive measures over the coronavirus were respected by the moon – sighting teams.
Saudi Arabia has recorded 986 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, raising the total to 530,981 on Thursday, the Ministry of Health announced. Of the new cases, 189 were detected in the city of Mecca, 177 in the capital Riyadh and 162 in the Easter Region. The Kingdom’s COVID-19 related death toll increased … More Saudi Arabia’s New COVID – 19 Cases Drop Below 1,000
Greek authorities ordered more evacuations on an island near Athens on Thursday and battled a blaze near the site of the ancient Olympic Games in the western Peloponnese as wildfires burned for a third day. Temperatures of more than 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and strong winds have fanned more than 150 wildfires in different areas … More Greece Battles Wildfires For Third Day, Site Of Ancient Olympics Saved
Germany plans to give vulnerable people a COVID-19 vaccine booster in September, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, ignoring a World Health Organisation appeal to refrain from giving third doses while poor countries remain unvaccinated. ‘The possibility of a booster vaccine in September is intended to ensure that those who are particularly at risk are … More Germany To Give COVID Vaccine Boosters To Vulnerable Groups In September
French President Emmanuel Macron said on his Instagram account on Thursday that it was likely that the elderly and vulnerable would need a third COVID-19 vaccine shot, and that France was working on rolling these out from September onwards. ‘A third dose will likely be necessary, not for everyone straightaway, but in any case for … More French President Macron: Third COVID Vaccine Doses Likely For Elderly And Vulnerable
Israeli jets struck what its military said were rocket launch sites in Lebanon early on Thursday in response to two rockets fired towards Israel from Lebanese territory, in an escalation of cross – border hostilities amid heightened tensions with Iran. The rockets launched from Lebanon on Wednesday struck open areas in northern Israel, causing brush … More Israeli Aircraft Strike Rocket Launch Sites In Lebanon, Military Says