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BUSINESS NEWS | Saudi Arabia Says It Provided $40 Billion To PIF From Foreign Reserves

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia transferred a total of 150 billion riyals ($40 billion) from central bank foreign reserves to fund investments by sovereign wealth fund PIF in March and April, the finance minister said on Friday. Saudi Arabia’s central bank foreign reserves fell in March by nearly $27 billion month-on-month, their fastest … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Saudi Arabia Says It Provided $40 Billion To PIF From Foreign Reserves

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Extend Tourist Visas For Three Month Free Of Charge

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia will extend tourist visas which expired during the suspension of international flight amid the coronavirus pandemic automatically for a period of three months free of charge, according to an official statement. The Kingdom’s General Directorate of Passports announced that the General Directorate of Passport would extend the visas … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Extend Tourist Visas For Three Month Free Of Charge

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Allow Mosques To Open For Friday Prayers

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia will allow mosques to open for Friday prayers, state TV reported on Tuesday, as the Kingdom eases restrictions on movement to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Mosques will be authorized to open 20 minutes before Friday prayers and should close 20 minutes after they finish, state TV … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Allow Mosques To Open For Friday Prayers

NEWS ALERT | Supreme Court Calls On Muslims To Sight Shawal Crescent On Friday

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Supreme Court has called on all Muslims throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to sight the crescent of the month of Shawwal on Friday evening, 29 Ramadan, 1441 H, corresponding to 22 May, 2020. In its announcement, the Supreme Court called on whoever sights the crescent by naked eyes … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Supreme Court Calls On Muslims To Sight Shawal Crescent On Friday

NEWS | After U.S. Warning, Iran Says Its Navy Will Still Operate In Gulf

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Gulf, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday, a day after the United States warned mariners there to stay away from U.S. warships. ‘The naval units of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman will … Continue reading NEWS | After U.S. Warning, Iran Says Its Navy Will Still Operate In Gulf

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Reports 2,840 New Virus Cases

RIYADH|SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia registered on Saturday 2,840 new coronavirus cases, taking the cumulative total to 51,980. Health Ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammed Abdelali said 10 new fatalities were reported, raising the death toll to 302. Addressing a daily press briefing on the outbreak, he said 1,797 more patients have recovered from the disease. He … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Reports 2,840 New Virus Cases

CORONAVIRUS | Qatar Makes Wearing Masks Outside Mandatory With Violators Fined Up To $50,000

RIYADH|SAUDI ARABIA – Qatar’s interior ministry announced on Thursday that wearing Masks will be mandatory to go outside starting Sunday, and those who do not comply will be fined up to 200,000 riyals ($53,000). Violators could also be jailed up to three years, or either of those punishments, according to a statement on the ministry’s … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | Qatar Makes Wearing Masks Outside Mandatory With Violators Fined Up To $50,000

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia: Spike In Coronavirus Cases Among Women, Children

RIYADH|SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi Health Ministry announced Thursday that 2,039 more people tested positive for the coronavirus, 59 percent of them foreigners, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 46,869. Ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammed Abdelali told a daily press briefing on the pandemic that ten people died, raising the death toll from the … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia: Spike In Coronavirus Cases Among Women, Children

CORONAVIRUS | Russia Ranks Second Place in COVID-19 CASES

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Russia has surpassed Spain and currently ranks second in the world in the number of officially confirmed coronavirus cases, according to Russian news agency, TASS, data based on statements made by these countries’ authorities on Tuesday. According to the latest information provided by the anti-coronavirus crisis centre, the number of infected … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | Russia Ranks Second Place in COVID-19 CASES

KSA | Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Receives Phone Call From President of Sovereign Council Of Sudan

RIYADH|SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, stressed on Monday the Kingdom’s commitment to removing Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. The Crown Prince spoke by telephone with head of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Abdul Fattah al-Burhan. They discussed bilateral … Continue reading KSA | Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Receives Phone Call From President of Sovereign Council Of Sudan

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Records 1,966 New Cases, Death Rate At 0.6 Percent

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s confirmed coronavirus cases continue to increase with 1,966 new cases confirmed on Monday, while the death rate has slightly dropped to 0.6 percent, according to the health ministry. The death toll has increased to 255 after nine new fatalities were confirmed. Meanwhile, health ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Abd al-Ali … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Records 1,966 New Cases, Death Rate At 0.6 Percent

NEWS ALERT | Abu Dhabi Police Issue Move Permits During National Disinfection Programme

ABU DHABI – – The Abu Dhabi Police Said move permits are providing during the National Disinfection Program via their website, http://www.adpolice.gov.ae, affirming the importance of adhering to the duration of the permit in order to avoid violation. Those going out for absolute necessity, including visiting hospital or pharmacy, or buying essential needs, and don’t … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Abu Dhabi Police Issue Move Permits During National Disinfection Programme

NEWS ALERT | Earthquake Hits Off Coast Of Easter Japan, No Tsunami Warning

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit off the coast of eastern Japan on Monday but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage. The epicenter of the earthquake was off the coast of Ibraki prefecture,  north of Tokyo, and measured at a depth … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Earthquake Hits Off Coast Of Easter Japan, No Tsunami Warning

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Host Yemen Pledging Event 2020 In June

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia will host the Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 2020 on Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, in partnership with the United Nations. According to Saudi Press Agency, SPA, the event, which will be held virtually, will be helped by the Kingdom under the directives of the Custodian … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Host Yemen Pledging Event 2020 In June

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Records Its Highest Daily Toll So Far With 1,912 new cases

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia has recorded 1,912 new coronavirus cases, its highest daily toll yet, raising the total in the Kingdom to 39,048, according to the health ministry. Of the new cases, 35 percent are Saudis while 65 percent are of different nationalities. Even through the Kingdom’s daily new cases toll is … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Records Its Highest Daily Toll So Far With 1,912 new cases