SPORTS | Asia’s FIFA World Cup 2022, Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers Rescheduled

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA- In light of the current COVID-19 situation in many countries, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have jointly decided that the upcoming qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, originally scheduled to take place during the international match windows in October and November 2020, will be rescheduled to 2021.

In a statement released today and posted in its official website, AFC said: ‘With the aim of protecting the health and safety of all participants, FIFA and the AFC will continue to work together to closely monitor the situation in the region and to identify new dates for respective qualifying matches. Further details on the new dates for the next round of qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the AFC Asian Cup 2023 will be announced in due course’.


Macron, Merkel Vow To Cooperate Closely Until New German Government Is Formed

Paris / France – – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Thursday to keep working closely together until a new German government is formed after the Sept. 26 polls in which Merkel is not a candidate. In 16 years in power, Merkel has known four French presidents and has built … More Macron, Merkel Vow To Cooperate Closely Until New German Government Is Formed

Saudi – Led Coalition Thwarts Houthi Missile And Drones Attack – Media

Dubai / UAE – – The Saudi – led coalition said late on Thursday that it thwarted and destroyed four Houthi explosives – laden drones and a ballistic rocket fired in the direction of the southern Saudi city of Jazan, Saudi state media reported. The Saudi – led military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, … More Saudi – Led Coalition Thwarts Houthi Missile And Drones Attack – Media

Macron Says French French Forces Killed Islamic State Leader In Sahara

Paris / France — French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that French military forces had killed Islamic Adnan Abu Walid al – Sahrawi, the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara. ‘It’s another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel’, Macron said in a tweet, without disclosing the location of … More Macron Says French French Forces Killed Islamic State Leader In Sahara

Putin To Remain In COVID – 19 Isolation For Days As Dozens In Entourage Ill

Moscow / Russia – Russian President Vladimir  Putin said on Thursday he would have to spend ‘a few days’ in self – isolation after dozens of people in his entourage fell ill with COVID – 19, the TASS news agency reported. Putin was speaking through a video link at a summit of Russia – led … More Putin To Remain In COVID – 19 Isolation For Days As Dozens In Entourage Ill

Saudi Crown Prince Launches ‘Human Capability Development’ Program

Riyadh / Saudi Arabia – – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched a new program on Wednesday as part of Saudi Vision 2030 plans and a national strategy to ‘strengthen citizen’s capabilities locally and globally’. ‘The Human Capability Development Program represents a national strategy to enhance the competitiveness of national human capabilities locally … More Saudi Crown Prince Launches ‘Human Capability Development’ Program

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Sends Message To Algeria’s President Via Foreign Minister

Riyadh / Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has sent a message to Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune via the kingdom’s foreign minister regarding the ‘historical brotherly relations’ and joint cooperation between the two countries, according to state – run Saudi Press Agency. The message was conveyed by Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin … More Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Sends Message To Algeria’s President Via Foreign Minister

UAE Lifts Ban On Entry From Certain Countries For Vaccinated Residents

Dubai/UAE – – The United Arab Emirates said on Friday residents who had been fully vaccinated with a shot approved by the World Health Organization could return as of Sept.12 from a list of previously suspended countries. Dubai, one of the UAE’s seven emirates, is due to open the EXPO 2020 world fair on Oct.1 … More UAE Lifts Ban On Entry From Certain Countries For Vaccinated Residents

Dubai’s Emirates To Resume Flights To Saudi Arabia After COVID – 19 Ban Lifted

Dubai/UAE – – Dubai carrier Emirates Airline will be resuming flights to Saudi Arabia starting from September 11, following the Kingdom’s announcement that it would lift COVID – 19 travel restrictions on the United Arab Emirates. ‘From Saturday, 11 September, Emirates will begin operating 24 weekly flights to Saudi Arabia, including daily flights to the … More Dubai’s Emirates To Resume Flights To Saudi Arabia After COVID – 19 Ban Lifted

Saudi Arabia Extends Iqama, Visit, Exist And Re – Entry Visas For Free Till Nov. 30

Riyadh / Saudi Arabia – –  Saudi General Directorate Of Passports has started to automatically extend the validity of residence permits (Iqama) for expatriates outside the Kingdom as well as vist visas and exit and re – entry visas without fees or charge until Nov.30. The decision implements the directives of King Salman. The extension, … More Saudi Arabia Extends Iqama, Visit, Exist And Re – Entry Visas For Free Till Nov. 30

Saudi Arabia’s MDLBEAST Announces Lineup For 2021 SOUNDSTORM Festival

Riyadh / Saudi Arabia – – Saudi Arabia’s MDLBEAST has unveiled the official lineup for its 2021 SOUNDSTROM festival, a record – setting event that launched as MDLBEAST Festival in December. Being staged in Riyadh from Dec.16 to 19, SOUNDSTORM will feature musicians from around the world with more than 150 superstar and international dance … More Saudi Arabia’s MDLBEAST Announces Lineup For 2021 SOUNDSTORM Festival

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