RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia reported on Wednesday 468 new coronavirus infections, taking its total to 337,711.
In a daily briefing on the outbreak, the Health Ministry announced that 596 more people have recovered from the disease, raising the tally to 323,208.
It confirmed 24 new fatalities. The death toll now stands at 4,947.
WASHINGTON – The United States delivered written replies on Wednesday to sweeping Russia security demands, a key step in a fragile diplomatic process as Russia staged new military drills on land and sea near Ukraine. Secretary of State Blinken said the document, handed over in person by U.S. ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan, addressed Russia’s … More Blinked Says U.S. Responds To Russia’s Demands, Seeks Dialogue
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund on Wednesday said it had launched a gaming and e – sports, Savvy Gaming, days after Swedish firm MTG announced it was selling ESL Gaming to it. MTG on Monday said it had agreed to sell ESL Gaming to Savvy Gaming Group for an enterprise value … More Saudi Arabia Launches Gaming, E – Sports Group Savvy
WASHINGTON – Qatar’s ruling emir will hold talks with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House on Jan.31 on a range of issues that will include global energy security, the White House said on Tuesday, amid concerns about gas supplies to Europe. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al – Thani’s visit, the first since Biden … More U.S., Qatar To Discuss Energy Security During Emir’s Washington Visit
PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia and Thailand agree on Tuesday to exchange ambassadors in the first high – level meeting before the two countries since a row over a jewellery theft nearly three decades ago led the Gulf state to downgrade ties. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and visiting Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan … More Saudi Arabia, Thailand Agree To Restore Full Diplomatic Ties
PARIS, France – Israel’s top diplomat said on Tuesday it hopes to build on its 2020 U.S. – broken accords with four Muslim nations and establish diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, but such deal would take time. Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest two sites, and Indonesia, which has the word’s largest Muslim … More Israel Says It Hopes For Ties With Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, But No Deals Imminent
PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron said he would seek clarification over Russia’s intentions towards Ukraine in a phone call with President Vladimir Putin on Friday amid rising fears of an attack by the Kremlin on its former Soviet republic. Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stressed their support for Ukraine in a joint … More Macron To Seek Clarification Of Putin’s Ukraine Intentions In Phone Call
PARIS, France – Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Tuesday they started a clinical trail to test a new version of their vaccine specifically designed to target the COVID-19 Omicron variant, which had eluded some of the protection provided by the original two – dose vaccine regimen. Banking on volunteers in the United States, … More Pfizer And BioNTech Launch Trial Of Omicron – Targeted COVID Vaccine
PARIS, France – Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have published new information about the capital’s entry requirements, saying that, unlike residents and citizens, vaccinated tourists do not need to show proof of a booster shot to cross into Abu Dhabi. The tourism – specific changes comes as confusion swirls around entry rules from Abu … More Abu Dhabi Says Vaccinated Tourists Need No Booster To Entry
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman met with Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan – o – cha, in Riyadh on Tuesday, as official talks get underway. The Thai leader was received at the meeting site by the Saudi Crown Prince in a grand ceremony shared on the Kingdom’s Ministry of … More Saudi Crown Prince, Thai PM Meet In Riyadh After 30 Years To Restore Ties
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz headed on Tuesday the first in – person Cabinet meeting in Riyadh since COVID-19 disrupted activities globally. The Council of Ministers met at the al – Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss a range of events front recent leaps made in bilateral ties with a number … More King Salman Heads Saudi Arabia’s First In – Person Cabinet Session Since Pandemic
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia will host the global technology conference LEAP on Feb.1 to 3 in Riyadh to address future challenges, as it consolidates its digital regional and global leadership. Targeting the attendance of 40,000 local and international visitors, the conference will involve over 350 speakers from 80 countries, as well as 700 … More Saudi Arabia To Host LEAP Tech Conference To Address Future Challenges
DUBAI – The U.S. Embassy and Consultate in the United Arab Emirates advised its citizens in the country to ‘maintain a high level of security awareness’ in a statement on Monday, following reports of a possible missile attack and accompanying missile defence activity over Abu Dhabi earlier in the morning. Such Statement are rare, for … More U.S. Citizens In UAE Warned To Maintain Security Awareness – Embassy Website
PARIS, France – The United Arab Emirates intercepted and destroyed two Houthi ballistic missiles targeting the Gulf country on Monday with no causalities, its defence ministry said, following a deadly attack a week earlier. Fore more than six years, Yemen’s Houthis have been battling a Saudi – led coalition that includes the UAE, repeatedly carrying … More UAE Intercepts Houthi Attack, Saudi Arabia Reports Two Injured By Fallen Missile
PARIS, France – The Saudi – led coalition fighting in Yemen said a ballistic missile fired by the Iran – aligned Houthi movement had fallen in a southern industrial zone, state media reported on Sunday. A resident sustained minor injuries in the attack, according to the official Saudi Press Agency, which added that it was … More Saudi – Led Coalition Says Houthi Missile Fell In Industrial Zone
PARIS, France – The United Arab Emirates has grounded most private drones and light sports aircraft used for recreational purposes for a month starting Saturday, the Interior Ministry said, following a deadly attack his week by Yemen’s Houthis on the Gulf country. The UAE has said that the Iran – aligned Houthi movement used cruise … More UAE Grounds Most Private Drones For A Month After Houthi Attack
PARIS, France – The U.S. health regulator on Friday expanded its approval for the use of Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug remdesivir to treat non – hospitalized patients 12 years and older for the treatment of mild – to – moderate COVID -19 disease with high risk of hospitalization. Previously, the use of Veklury was limited … More FDA Expands Use Of Remdesivir To Patients With High Risk Of Hospitalization
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