Putin Told Macron He Will Continue War In Ukraine, According To Elysee Palace Source

PARIS, France – Russian president Vladimir Putin told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that he will continue military operations in Ukraine during a 90 – minute call initiated by Putin, an Elysee Palace source told reporters at a briefing on Thursday. ‘This conversation is unfortunately an occasion to hear that President Putin will continue military … More Putin Told Macron He Will Continue War In Ukraine, According To Elysee Palace Source

Saudi Reaffirms Commitment To OPEC+ Agreement With Russia, Calls For De – Escalation In Ukraine

PARIS, France – Despite international pressure to increase output, Saudi Arabia’s cabined, chaired by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, reaffirmed its commitment to the OPEC+ agreement – a pact made by 10 major crude oil producers and Russia to gradually pump more oil in the market to meet demand – a statement by the … More Saudi Reaffirms Commitment To OPEC+ Agreement With Russia, Calls For De – Escalation In Ukraine

Saudi GDP Grows By 6.8% In Fourth Quarter – Flash Estimates

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s gross domestic product grew by 6.8 % in the fourth quarter, bringing overall growth last year to 3.3%, official flash estimates showed on Thursday. The quarter’s growth was driven by a 10.8% rise in oil activities and a 5% increase in non – oil activities, the General Authority for … More Saudi GDP Grows By 6.8% In Fourth Quarter – Flash Estimates

UAE To Lift Gradually COVID – Related Restrictions

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates will gradually lift restrictions imposed to check the spread of the COVID – 19 pandemic, as the number of infections and hospitalisations has gone down, the state news agency WAM reported on Wednesday. Venues will be allowed to function at maximum capacity by mid – February, it said, citing … More UAE To Lift Gradually COVID – Related Restrictions

Saudi Arabia To Host LEAP Tech Conference To Address Future Challenges

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

New Finance Minister, Opposition Lawmakers In Kuwait’s Cabinet

PARIS, France – Kuwait formed a new cabinet on Tuesday with new finance minister and including three opposition lawmakers following a standoff between previous governments and the parliament. Oil Minister Mohammad al – Fares was reappointed. Abdul Wahab Al – Rasheed, head of the non – government Kuwait Economic Society, replaced Khalifa Hamada as finance … More New Finance Minister, Opposition Lawmakers In Kuwait’s Cabinet

Kuwait To Make COVID – 19 Vaccine Booster Compulsory

DUBAI – Kuwait will require anyone who has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for nine months to get a booster shot, the government communication centre tweeted on Monday. Kuwait also require incoming travellers to quarantine at home for 10 days unless they receive a negative PCR test for the coronavirus within 72 hours of their … More Kuwait To Make COVID – 19 Vaccine Booster Compulsory

Prophet’s Holy Mosque Open For Prayers Without An Appointment Or Permit: Officials

PARIS, France – Officials in Saudi Arabia have announced that permits and appointments are no longer needed for visitors wishing to pray at the Prophet’s Holy Mosque in Medina, according to the Kingdom’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. Officials said that visitors wishing to pray at the Prophet’s Holy Mosque will no longer need to apply … More Prophet’s Holy Mosque Open For Prayers Without An Appointment Or Permit: Officials

Britain’s Prince Charles Pays Royal Visit To Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan – Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in Jordan on Tuesday as part of the first royal tour since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Charles and his wife were greeted on the tarmac by a Jordanian color guard. They were slated to meet with … More Britain’s Prince Charles Pays Royal Visit To Jordan

Dubai Aims To Attract 25 Million Tourists In 2025

PARIS, France – Dubai plans to merge the departments of economy and tourism and hopes to attract 25 million tourists in 2025, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Crown Prince, said on Twitter on Saturday. Sheikh Hamdan added that Helal Al Marri will be appointed as a general director of the new department. … More Dubai Aims To Attract 25 Million Tourists In 2025