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COVID Scare At G7 Meeting After Indian Delegates Test Positive

India’s entire delegation to the Group of Seven summit in London is self – isolating after two of its members tested positive for COVID-19, the British government said on Wednesday.  ‘Two  meeting has been enable by a strict set of COVID protocols, including daily testing of all delegates’, the British official said. Indian Forein Minister … More COVID Scare At G7 Meeting After Indian Delegates Test Positive

UAE Announces Eid Al – Fitr Holiday Dates For Private Sector, Federal Employees

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates announced on Tuesday the Eid al – Fitr holiday dates for private sector and federal employees. Employees in both sectors will get a paid three – day holiday starting on May 11, which falls on the 29th day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The first day of … More UAE Announces Eid Al – Fitr Holiday Dates For Private Sector, Federal Employees

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman And Turkey’s Erdogan Discuss Bilateral Ties

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed bilateral relations in a phone call, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. ‘During the call, relations between the two countries were discussed. The Turkish President also congratulated the Custodian on the Two Holy Mosques on the occasion of the blessed … More Saudi Arabia’s King Salman And Turkey’s Erdogan Discuss Bilateral Ties

Saudi Arabia To Open Land, Sea, Air Borders As Of May 17 – Ministry

Saudi Arabia will lift its suspension on citizens travelling abroad and open land, sea and air borders on Monday 17, the interior ministry said in a statement on Sunday. Saudi citizens who have received two vaccination shots, or one shot at least two week prior to travel, those who have recovered from coronavirus within the … More Saudi Arabia To Open Land, Sea, Air Borders As Of May 17 – Ministry

Millions of Dutch Tulips Bloom Again, In A Spectacle Few Will See

With dazzling displays of colour including tulips in purple, yellow, and crimson, the Keukenhof flower garden outside The Hague usually rivals Amsterdam’s top museum as one of the Netherlands’ biggest tourists attraction. This year, for the second year in a row, million of tulips in the park and nearby fields are blooming and will likely … More Millions of Dutch Tulips Bloom Again, In A Spectacle Few Will See

Iran Welcomes Saudi Arabia’s ‘Change Of Tone’ – Foreign Ministry

Iran on Thursday welcome what it called a change of tone from Saudi Arabia and said it hoped they could work together to secure peace, amid moves to ease tensions between the regional rivals. Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman made the statement days after Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said his country wanted … More Iran Welcomes Saudi Arabia’s ‘Change Of Tone’ – Foreign Ministry

US Envoys Meets Saudi Crown Prince In Fresh Yemen Peace Push

U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking met Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince as he pushes efforts to end Yemen’s civil war. Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and the diplomat discussed the latest Yemeni developments and reviewed the joint efforts exerted by both countries to reach a comprehensive political solution for the Yemeni crisis. The meeting … More US Envoys Meets Saudi Crown Prince In Fresh Yemen Peace Push

Senior U.S. Delegation Headed To Middle East Amid Concerns About Iran Deal

A team of U.S. envoys is traveling to the Middle East this week for talks with key allies, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, amid simmering concerns in the region about President Joe Biden’s attempt to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. ‘A senior interagency delegation will be traveling over the coming week to discuss … More Senior U.S. Delegation Headed To Middle East Amid Concerns About Iran Deal

Saudi Crown Prince: Oil Revenues Alone Became Insufficient To Cover Citizens’ Needs

Saudi Arabia’s oil revenues alone were becoming insufficient to cover the needs of the Kingdom’s growing population, a fact that was the driving force behind the announcement of the country’s ambitious Vision 2030 plan to diversify the economy, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said. The Crown Prince was speaking during an interview that was nationally … More Saudi Crown Prince: Oil Revenues Alone Became Insufficient To Cover Citizens’ Needs

Crown Prince Reaffirms Saudi Vision 2030 Programs Made

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Kingdom’s Council of Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA), reaffirmed that Vision 2030 programs were able to make exceptional achievements, as well as address structural challenges in the past five years. The Crown Prince thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman … More Crown Prince Reaffirms Saudi Vision 2030 Programs Made

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to give a televised interview to Rotana Khaleejiah on Monday.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to give a televised interview to Rotana Khaleejiah on Monday. He will appear as a guest on the Liwan Al Mudaifer Show, presented by Saudi host Abdullah Al – Mudaifer who has interviewed several high – profile guests before. Rotana Khaleejiah is part of the Royadh – … More Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to give a televised interview to Rotana Khaleejiah on Monday.

Saudi – Led Coalition Says It Intercepts Houthi Drone Fired At Southern Saudi Arabia

The Saudi – led coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen said on Tuesday it had destroyed an explosive drone fired towards Khamis Mushait in the south of Saudi Arabia. A military spokesman for the Iran – aligned Houthi group then said they had fired a drone at and hit Abha International Airpot, which is near … More Saudi – Led Coalition Says It Intercepts Houthi Drone Fired At Southern Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, China’s Xi Discuss Cooperation In Phone Call

China’s President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday that Beijing was willing to push its strategic partnership with Riyadh ‘to a new level’, the official Chinese Xinhua news agency reported. In a phone call, the two leaders discussed boosting cooperation in energy, trade and technology, Xinhua added. China’s crude … More Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, China’s Xi Discuss Cooperation In Phone Call

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Crown Prince Donate Total of $7.9 Mln To Charity

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have donated a total of $7.9 million (SR 30 million) to charity through the Kingdom’s Ehsan Platform, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday. King Salman donated $5.3 million (SR20 million) for charitable and non – profitable works, while the Crown Prince contributed … More Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Crown Prince Donate Total of $7.9 Mln To Charity

U.S. Imposes Wide Array Of Sanctions On Russia For ‘Malign’ Actions

The Unites States on Thursday imposed a boar array of sanctions on Russia to punish it for election interference, cyber – hacking, bullying Ukraine and other ‘malign’ acts. The measures blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and placed limits on the Russian sovereign debt market in steps sure to anger Moscow. Among the actions, President … More U.S. Imposes Wide Array Of Sanctions On Russia For ‘Malign’ Actions

Queen Elizabeth Returns To Royal Duties Four Days After Her Husband’s Death – PM Media

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth return to royal duties on Tuesday, four days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in an event to mark the retirement of her household’s most senior official, PA Media reported. The queen hosted a ceremony as the Earl Peel stepped down as Lord Chamberlain, the report added. Philip, who has … More Queen Elizabeth Returns To Royal Duties Four Days After Her Husband’s Death – PM Media

Arab Coalition Destroys Houthi Drone Targeting Saudi Arabia

The Arab coalition destroyed a Houthi explosive – laden drone launched toward Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Al – Ekhbariya reported. The drone targeting Jazan is the latest in a long line of attacks against the Kingdom by the Iran – back Houthi  militia. The coalition said the attack is a continuation of the Houthi’s systematic … More Arab Coalition Destroys Houthi Drone Targeting Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Ithra Celebrates Ramadan With Cultural Events, Activities

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is celebrating the holy month of Ramadan with a wide selection of cultural events and interactive activities. Ithra is offering visitors a chance to take part in events focused on national traditions and  Saudi Arabian heritage, as well as different interactive workshops. The centre’s Ramadan program also includes a collection … More Saudi Arabia’s Ithra Celebrates Ramadan With Cultural Events, Activities

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Announces Opening Of Sakaka Power Plant

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the opening of the Sakaka IPP PV power plat, the Kingdom’s first renewable energy project, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Thursday. The launch of the Sakaka IPP PV and the signing power purchase agreements (PPA) for seven new projects are the result of King Salman’s … More Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Announces Opening Of Sakaka Power Plant

Saudi Crown Prince Launches AlUla’s Design Vision ‘A Journey Through Time’

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched the design vision for the ‘Journey Through Time’ scheme, with the aim of responsible and sustainable revitalization and rehabilitation of the main archaeological area in Saudi Arabia’s AlUla in a unique cultural and natural environment. AlUla is in the northwest of the Kingdom, where the project is … More Saudi Crown Prince Launches AlUla’s Design Vision ‘A Journey Through Time’

Former Italian PM Berlusconi In Hospital Since Tuesday – Sources

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been in has been in hospital since Tuesday afternoon for check-ups, two sources from his Forza Italy party said on Wednesday. One of the source said the 84-year-old media tycoon went to the San Raffaele  hospital in Milan for follow-up tests after contracting the new coronavirus in September … More Former Italian PM Berlusconi In Hospital Since Tuesday – Sources

Saudi Cabinet Authorizes Minister To Negotiate With Singapore On Draft Energy Memorandum

The Saudi cabinet said on Tuesday it has authorized the energy minister to negotiate with Singapore regarding a draft memorandum of understanding in the field of energy, state news agency (SPA) reported citing a cabinet statement. ‘The cabinet authorised the minister of energy – or his representative – to negotiate with the Singaporean side on … More Saudi Cabinet Authorizes Minister To Negotiate With Singapore On Draft Energy Memorandum

Bezos, Musk Top Forbes’ Record – Setting Billionaire List

Forbes’ annual world’s billionaires list includes a record – breaking 2,755 billionaires, with Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive year, the media company said on Tuesday. The ranks of the ultra – wealthy are expanding after a year in which the coronavirus pandemic upended world economies and threatened the livelihoods of people … More Bezos, Musk Top Forbes’ Record – Setting Billionaire List

Iraq’s PM Meets With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince In UAE To Discuss Bilateral Ties

Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al – Kadhimi met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed on Sunday during his official visit to the United Arab Emirates, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported. ‘It was a pleasure to welcome our  brother Mustafa al – Kadhimi, Prime Minister of Iraq to the UAE where he … More Iraq’s PM Meets With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince In UAE To Discuss Bilateral Ties

Greece Extends Restrictions On International Flights To April 19

Greece said on Sunday it was extending restrictions on domestic flights until April 12 and on international flights until April 19 as the  number of new COVID-19 infections continues to rise. Under the restrictions, passengers flying  to Greece must receive a negative PCR test 72 hours before arrival and undergo random testing for COVID-19. All … More Greece Extends Restrictions On International Flights To April 19

Jordan’s Queen Noor Says Plot Attributed To Son ‘Wicked Slander’

Queen Noor, widow of the late King Hussein of Jordan, described as ‘wicked slander’ on Saturday allegations by the authorities against her son, the former Crown Prince Hamza, of actions that undermined the stability of the kingdom. ‘Praying the truth and justice will prevail for al the innocent victims of this wicked slander’, she wrote … More Jordan’s Queen Noor Says Plot Attributed To Son ‘Wicked Slander’

Riyadh, Washington Voice Support For Jordan’s King Abdullah II

The Saudi Royal Court Voiced its support for Jordan’s King Abdullah on Saturday, the Kingdom’s Press Agency (SPA) reported. ‘The Kingdom affirms its full support, with all its capabilities, to all decisions and measures taken by King Abdullah and His Highness Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, the Crown Prince, to maintain security and stability’, … More Riyadh, Washington Voice Support For Jordan’s King Abdullah II

Putin, Saudi Crown Prince Discuss Climate Change, Green Energy – Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday discussed prospects for working together on climate change, protecting  the environment and green energy, the Kremlin said. In a readout of their telephone call, the Kremlin said the Saudi prince outlined initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the share of … More Putin, Saudi Crown Prince Discuss Climate Change, Green Energy – Kremlin

U.S. Energy Secretary Makes Phone Call To Saudi Arabia Ahead of OPEC+ Meet

The United States said in call with Saudi Arabia that energy should be kept affordable for consumers, as the administration of President Joe Biden resumed the practice of his predecessor Donald Trump who contacted OPEC’s leaders before key meetings. U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said on Twitter she had a call with Saudi Energy Minister … More U.S. Energy Secretary Makes Phone Call To Saudi Arabia Ahead of OPEC+ Meet

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Iraq’s PM Discuss Bilateral Relations In Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al – Kadhimi held talks in Riyadh to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday. The Prime Minister of Iraq Mustafa al – Kadhimi arrived earlier on Wednesday in the Kingdom’s capital city and was … More Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Iraq’s PM Discuss Bilateral Relations In Riyadh

Saudi Crown Prince Launches New ‘Partner’ Program Between Private, Public Sector

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be announcing the launch of a new program meat to strengthen the partnership with the private sector in the Kingdom. The Crown Prince announced the ‘Saudi Arabia’s Partner Program’ with the private sector during a virtual meeting with a number of ministers, as well as senior businessmen … More Saudi Crown Prince Launches New ‘Partner’ Program Between Private, Public Sector

Saudi Cabinet Vows To Protect Energy Security

The Saudi government on Tuesday once again condemned the Iran – back Houthi militias’ constant attacks targeting civilians and vowed to take all the necessary deterrent steps to protect national capabilities, oil exports and global commerce. Chaired virtually by King Salman, the ministers highlighted that the attacks do not only target the Kingdom and its … More Saudi Cabinet Vows To Protect Energy Security

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Orders Supplying Jordan With Medical Oxygen Amid COVID-19

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz ordered supplying Jordan with medical oxygen to help address the shortages amid the coronavirus pandemic, state news agency SPA reported on Monday. King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre will supply the Jordanian Ministry of Health with Liquid oxygen, oxygen cylinders and regulators, in addition to digital intravenous pumps and … More Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Orders Supplying Jordan With Medical Oxygen Amid COVID-19

Saudi Crown Prince Discusses Green Initiative With Arab Leaders

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called the leaders of Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq and Sudan to discuss a massive regional tree – planting project, state news agency (SPA) reported early on Monday. ‘The Middle East Green Initiative aims, in partnership with the countries of the region, to plant 50 billion trees as the largest reforestation program … More Saudi Crown Prince Discusses Green Initiative With Arab Leaders

Romanian Police Investigate Death Threats Against Prominent Jewish Actor

Romanian police were investigating on Sunday death threats made against award-winning film and theatre star Maia Morgenstern and her children at the start of Passover Celebrations. Morgenstern, who played the figure of Mary in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and runs the Jewish State Theatre in Bucharest, published an email she received in … More Romanian Police Investigate Death Threats Against Prominent Jewish Actor

Saudi Crown Prince Announces Saudi Green Initiative, Middle East Green Initiative

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced the ‘Saudi Arabia Green Initiative‘ and the ‘Middle East Green Initiative’ that will both chart the Kingdom and the region’s director in protecting land. ‘As a leading global oil producer, we are fully aware of our share of responsibility in advancing the fight against the climate crisis, and … More Saudi Crown Prince Announces Saudi Green Initiative, Middle East Green Initiative

Facebook Freezes Venezuela President Maduro’s Page Over COVID-19 Misinformation

Facebook has frozen Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s page for violating policies against spreading misinformation about COVID-19 by promoting a remedy he claims, without evidence, can cure the disease, a company spokesman said on Saturday. Maduro in January described Carvativir, an oral solution derived from thyme, as a ‘miracle’ medication that neutralizes the coronavirus with no side effects, … More Facebook Freezes Venezuela President Maduro’s Page Over COVID-19 Misinformation

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Speaks With Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al – Kadhimi

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has spoken Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al – Kadhimi via video call, according to the Saudi Press Agency. Both King Salman and al-Kadhimi noted the historical fraternal relations between their two countries and praised the level reached by these relations and contacts between them. ‘They also emphasized the role of the … More Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Speaks With Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al – Kadhimi

Greece Celebrates 200 Years Of Independence In Pared – Back Ceremony

Greece celebrated 200 years since the start of its struggled for independence from the Ottoman Empire on Thursday with a ceremony that was to mark a new beginning after years of financial crisis but which had to be pared back amid coronavirus restrictions. Prince Charles, heir to the British throne whose father Prince Philip was … More Greece Celebrates 200 Years Of Independence In Pared – Back Ceremony

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