BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince: Kingdom’s Economy Proves Ability To Face COVID-19 Repercussions

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia’s economy has proven its ability to face the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said following the announcement of the Kingdom’s budget for 2021.

‘Financial and economic measures have been taken at reducing the repercussions of the pandemic on economic activities. The crisis was managed with great care and effectiveness, which led to the mitigation of the negativeness, which led to the mitigation of the negative effects on the Saudi economy’, the Saudi Press Agency quoted the crown prince as saying.

‘The balance between the precautionary measures and the timing of the gradual return of economic activities has been made at a good pace. Saudi Arabia was able to take health and preventive measures aimed primarily at protecting human health by curbing the spread of the epidemic’, he said.

Saudi Arabia projected its 2020 budget deficit will rise to around $79 billion, the finance ministry confirmed on Tuesday, as the world’s top crude exporter reels from a coronavirus – led economic downturn.

‘It is expected that the budget deficit will increase at the end of 2020 to about 298 billion riyals, and we aim to reduce it by the end of 2021 to 141 billion riyals ($37.6 billion), the finance ministry said in its annual budget.

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Phone Call From French President Macron

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received a phone call from French President Emmanuel Macron in which they discussed bilateral relations. ‘During the call, they reviewed relations between the two countries and opportunities for joint cooperation. Regional and international developments were discussed, and a number of issues of common interest … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Phone Call From French President Macron

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi To Reopen Qatar Embassy In Coming Days – Saudi Minister

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia expects to re-open its embassy in Qatar in the coming days, Saudi’s foreign minister said on Saturday, following a U.S.-backed détente last week in a three – year-old dispute between Arab states. It is just a matter a logistics, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan told journalists in Riyadh … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi To Reopen Qatar Embassy In Coming Days – Saudi Minister

SPORTS | Formula One Season Set To Start In Bahrain After Australian Grand Prix Postponement

MILAN – – The start of the Formula One season has been delayed after the Australian Grand Prix was postponed from March to November because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Australian race in Melbourne has been rescheduled from March 21 to November 21. The Chinese GP has also been delayed but no new date has been … Continue reading SPORTS | Formula One Season Set To Start In Bahrain After Australian Grand Prix Postponement

BREAKING NEWS | Investments In Saudi Arabia’s Economy Will Reach Six Trillion Dollars: Crown Prince

AL ULA – – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says major investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia will amount to six trillion dollars over the next ten years, including 3 trillion dollars in investments in new projects, within the framework of the opportunities provided by Vision 2030, reported Saudi Press Agency. Saudi Arabia’s Crown … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Investments In Saudi Arabia’s Economy Will Reach Six Trillion Dollars: Crown Prince

TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia Warns Citizens Against Travel To 12 Countries Without Approval Over Virus Fears

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia warned on Wednesday its citizens against travel without prior approval to 12 countries where the coronavirus pandemic is still not under control.The Interior Ministry said the countries were Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Turkey, Somalia, Armenia, Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela and Belarus.It added that the same permission applies to other countries … Continue reading TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia Warns Citizens Against Travel To 12 Countries Without Approval Over Virus Fears

ROYALS | Oman Sultan’s Eldest Son Dhi Yazan To Succeed Him, Becoming First Crown Prince

RIYADH – – Oman’s Sultan Haitham will be succeeded by his eldest son Dhi Yazan, according to a new basic law published on Tuesday that creates a new position of crown prince and established succession from ruler to the eldest son. Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al-Said has announced plans for the constitutional change on Monday, … Continue reading ROYALS | Oman Sultan’s Eldest Son Dhi Yazan To Succeed Him, Becoming First Crown Prince

SOCIAL MEDIA | YouTube Suspends Trump’s Channel After Violating Policy On Inciting Violence

Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube said on Tuesday it has suspended Donald Trump’s channel as it violated policies for inciting violence after last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol by the president’s supporters. Online platforms and social media companies are distancing themselves from, and taking action against, those that encouraged or engaged in the violence in Washington, … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | YouTube Suspends Trump’s Channel After Violating Policy On Inciting Violence

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates Romanian PM, On Winning President, Parliament Confidence

RIYADH – – HRH Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has sent a cable of congratulations to Prime Minister of Romanian Florin Citu on obtaining the confidence of the Romanian President as well as the parliament for the office of the prime minister.  HRH … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates Romanian PM, On Winning President, Parliament Confidence

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi King Congratulates Romanian PM, on Winning President, Parliament Confidence

RIYADH — The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a cable of congratulations to the Romanian Prime Minister Florin Citu, on obtaining the confidence of His Excellency Romanian President as well as the parliament for the office of the Prime Minister. In his cable, the King expressed sincere … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi King Congratulates Romanian PM, on Winning President, Parliament Confidence

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Welcomes Washington’s Designation Of Houthis As Terrorist

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia welcomed on Monday the American admiration’s decision to designate the Iran – backed Houthi militias and their leaders as terrorist. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the move is in line with the ‘demands of the legitimate Yemeni government to rein in the Houthis over their violations that have … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Welcomes Washington’s Designation Of Houthis As Terrorist

NEWS ALERT | Oman To Get Its First Crown Prince In Constitutional Overhaul

MILAN – – Oman’s sultan announced on Monday  a constitutional shakeup that includes the appointment of crown price for the first time and new rules on how parliament will work, state media said. A new basic law issued by Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq al – Said also emphasizes the role of the state in guaranteeing … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Oman To Get Its First Crown Prince In Constitutional Overhaul

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Italian FM in AlUla

AL ULA – – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received in AlUla on Sunday Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio. Talks focused on bilateral relations and the promising opportunities to develop them in all fields. They also tackled regional and international dedvelopments. The meeting was attended by Saudi … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Italian FM in AlUla

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Reveals Project ‘The Line’ In Futuristic City Of NEOM

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NEOM, announce the launch of ‘THE LINE’ in the city of NEOM, which is a model for what urban societies can be like in the future, and a scheme that ensure a balance to live with nature. … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Reveals Project ‘The Line’ In Futuristic City Of NEOM

TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia To Resume International Travel, Lift Restrictions On March 31

Saudi Arabia will lift travel restrictions and resume international flights starting on March 31 following the suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday. All land and sea ports will also reopen allowing for the entry and exit of all nationals and residents, according to a statement from the … Continue reading TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia To Resume International Travel, Lift Restrictions On March 31

BREAKING NEWS | King Salman Receives The First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received on Friday the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Health Minister Dr.Tawfiq Al-Rabiah thanked King Salman for providing all the support to meeting the needs and interests of Saudi citizens and residents since the beginning of the outbreak. He added that King Salman received … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | King Salman Receives The First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

SPORTS | FIFA President Meets Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

RIYADH – – Against the backdrop of a historic Gulf Cooperation Council summit that paved the way for regional reconciliation, FIFA President Gianni Infantino met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss the important role that football can play as a uniting factor … Continue reading SPORTS | FIFA President Meets Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

BREAKING NEWS | U.S. Congress Certifies Biden Win Hours After Harrowing Capitol Hill Assault

MILAN – Hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress on Thursday formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory.  Immediately after the certification, the White House released a statement from Trump in which he pledge an ‘orderly transition’ on Jan.20 when … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | U.S. Congress Certifies Biden Win Hours After Harrowing Capitol Hill Assault

BREAKING NEWS | Twitter Suspends Trump From Tweeting For 12 Hours Over Violations

MILAN – – Twitter said on Wednesday it had temporarily locked the account of U.S. President Donald Trump for 12 hours over ‘repeated and severe violations’ of the social media platform’s civic integrity rules and threatened permanent suspension. Twitter said it required the removal of Trump’s tweets ‘as a result of the unprecedent  and going … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Twitter Suspends Trump From Tweeting For 12 Hours Over Violations

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Drops ‘Likes’ Button From Public Pages

MILAN – – Facebook Inc has dropped the ‘likes’ button from its redesigned public pages used by artists, public figures and brands, the social media company said on Wednesday. Facebook Pages will only show followers and have a dedicated News Feed where users can join conversations, interact with peers and engage with fans, the company … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Drops ‘Likes’ Button From Public Pages

SPORTS | Saudi Sports Minister Welcomes FIFA’s Infantino

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia’s sports minister welcomed the President of Federation International de football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino in Riyadh on Wednesday, state news agency SPA reported. Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Saud discussed with FIFA’s head cooperation opportunities between the Kingdom and football’s governing body.  Assistant minister of sport Abdul Ilah Al-Dalak and President of … Continue reading SPORTS | Saudi Sports Minister Welcomes FIFA’s Infantino

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Gives Qatar Emir Tour Of AlUla

AL ULA – – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman took Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on a tour of AlUla’s heritage sites on Tuesday. The crown prince and emir toured the area following Tuesday’s Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit, which was being held in the city, and after the signing of … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Gives Qatar Emir Tour Of AlUla

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince, Emir of Qatar Discuss Bilateral Ties

AL ULA | SAUDI ARABIA – – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held talks in AlUla on Tuesday with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, reported the Saudi Press Agency. Discussion focused on bilateral relations and ways to boost joint Gulf works. The meeting … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince, Emir of Qatar Discuss Bilateral Ties

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