Russia and Saudi Arabia Prepare For Joint Manned Space Mission – Statement

Russia is training cosmonauts from Saudi Arabia as both countries are preparing for a joint manned space mission, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak was quated as saying in a government statement on Tuesday. Russia and Saudi Arabia are both major oil exporters. Cooperation in the energy market as part of oil output deals has … More Russia and Saudi Arabia Prepare For Joint Manned Space Mission – Statement

Saudi Arabia To Require Arriving Visitors To Quarantine For A Week

Foreign citizens arriving in Saudi Arabia must quarantine for a week in government – approved accommodation starting May 20 to combat the spread of COVID-19, the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority (GAGA) said on Monday. As the kingdom reopens, exempted individuals such as Saudi citizens, flight crew and diplomats will have to quarantine at home unless … More Saudi Arabia To Require Arriving Visitors To Quarantine For A Week

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 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

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

King Salman Invites Emir Of Qatar To Visit Saudi Arabia

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz invited on Monday the Emir of Qatar to visit Saudi Arabia. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al – Thani received in Doha Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, who delivered the invitation. Prince Faisal relayed to Sheikh Tamim the greetings of King Salman and … More King Salman Invites Emir Of Qatar To Visit Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Sends Condolences To Iraq Over Hospital Fire

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it was deeply saddened over a fire that broke out at a hospital in the Iraqi capital, leaving more than 80 people dead. ‘The Kindom expressed its sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims, and to Iraq, the leadership, government and people’, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said … More Saudi Arabia Sends Condolences To Iraq Over Hospital Fire

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

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