Saudi Arabia Allows Capacity At Mecca’s Grand Mosque As COVID – 19 Rules Eased

PARIS, France – The Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia operated at full capacity on Sunday, with worshippers praying shoulder – to – shoulder for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. This comes after Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry approved easing the country’s strict COVID – 19 precautionary … More Saudi Arabia Allows Capacity At Mecca’s Grand Mosque As COVID – 19 Rules Eased

Qatar Emir Appoints Two Women To Advisory Council After Men Sweep Polls

DOHA – Qatar’s emir named two women among his new appointment to the Gulf state’s advisory Shura Council on Thursday, after partial elections held for the first time earlier this month saw not one of the more than 20 women candidates a seat. In what was Qatar’s first legislative election, candidates competed for 30 of … More Qatar Emir Appoints Two Women To Advisory Council After Men Sweep Polls

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID – 19 Vaccine Effectiveness Drops After 6 Months, Study Shows

PARIS, France – The effectiveness of the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine in preventing infection by the coronavirus dropped to 47% from 88% six months after the second dose, according to data published on Monday that U.S. health agencies considered when deciding on the need for booster shots. The data, which was published in the Lancet … More Pfizer/BioNTech COVID – 19 Vaccine Effectiveness Drops After 6 Months, Study Shows

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

Saudi Arabia Re – Allows Entry From And Travel To UAE, Argentina And South Africa

Paris / France – – Saudi Arabia has lifted a COVID – 19 travel ban will allow the resumption of travel between the Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, and South Africa starting from September 8, the Ministry Of Interior announced on Tuesday. The ministry added that based on continuous monitoring of the epidemiological … More Saudi Arabia Re – Allows Entry From And Travel To UAE, Argentina And South Africa

Saudi King Refer Public Security Director To Investigator With Corruption Charges – Spa

Paris / France – – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal decree to terminate the public security director Khalid Al – Harbi and refer him to investigation with corruption charges, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday. Charges include embezzlement of public money, forgery, bribery and abuse of influence. 

Kuwait Starts To Recycle Massive Tyre Graveyard

Kuwait – – More than 42 million old vehicle tyres dumped in Kuwait’s sands have started to be recycled, as the Gulf state tackles a waste problem that created one of the world’s largest tyre graveyards. The massive dump site was mere 7 km (4 miles) from a residential suburb. Residents were bothered by periodic … More Kuwait Starts To Recycle Massive Tyre Graveyard

Saudi Arabia’s PIF Hires Banks To Advice On ESG – IFR

Paris / France – – Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has hired five international banks as members of an environmental, governance and social (ESG) panel for its medium – term capital – raising strategy, IFR News reported on Monday. Sources told Reuters in July that PIF sent banks a request … More Saudi Arabia’s PIF Hires Banks To Advice On ESG – IFR