Iranian Actress Taraneh Alidoosti Expresses Support For Protests

PARIS, France – Leading Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti has posted a picture of herself on Instagram without a headscarf to express support for nationwide anti-government protests. Best-known for her role in ”The Salesman”, which won an Academy Award in 2017, the pro-reform artist held up a sign in the Instagram post that read ”Woman, Life, […]


Greece Lifts COVID Curbs For Travellers Ahead Of Key Summer Season

ATHENS, Greece – Greece lifted COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday for foreign and domestic flights, its civil aviation authority said, ahead of the summer tourism season that officials hope will see revenues bouncing back from the pandemic slump. To fly in or out of the country, travellers were previously required to show either a vaccination certificate, […]

Saudi Arabia Celebrates First – Ever ‘Founding Day’ Holiday

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – People in Saudi Arabia are celebrating the first ever ‘Founding Day’ Holiday marking three centuries since the first Saudi state was established. Announce on January 27, the new public holiday is being heralded with various cultural events across the Kingdom. The first Saudi state was established by Imam Muhammed bin Saud […]

Lufthansa To Suspend Flights To Kyiv, Odessa From Monday

PARIS, France – Germany’s Lufthansa group is suspending flights to and from the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Odessa, a spokesperson said on Saturday amid growing fears of a possible Russian invasion. The company, which owns Germany’s flagship carrier as well as Eurowings, Swiss, Brussels and Austrian Airlines, will conduct some last flights to those […]

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 […]

Red Sea International Film Festival Announces Second Edition

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival will take place from Dec. 1-10 this years, organizers said. It follows the event’s successful inaugural edition late last year, which presented 138 films to more than 30,000 filmgoers who came out to celebrate the landmark festival in Jeddah. ‘We are […]

Coldplay To Perform Free Concert At Expo 2020 Dubai

PARIS, France – Coldplay will performing at Expo 2020 Dubai on February 15 to promote their new album, according to an official Expo statement released on Wednesday morning. Entry will be free charge, although a ticket must be reserved beforehand. Bookings go live on Saturday at 9 P.M. on the Expo 2020 Dubai website. The […]

Booster Shot Mandate For Saudis Traveling Abroad Comes Into Effect

PARIS, France – A Saudi Arabia mandate requiring booster shots for citizens traveling internationally came into effect on Wednesday. The ministry of interior announced on February 3 that citizens who wish to travel outside the Kingdom from February 9 are required to take a third shot (booster dose) of the COVID – 19 vaccine for […]