BUSINESS NEWS | Gulf Economies To Shrink By 7.6% This Year, IMF Says

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will see their economies shrink by 7.6% this year, an International Monetary Fund official said on Tuesday, revising downwards April forecast nearly 3%. The six GCC nations are, with varying degree, facing steep economic declines as the slowdown in business activity due to the coronavirus … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Gulf Economies To Shrink By 7.6% This Year, IMF Says

BUSINESS | Gulf Arab States To Create Food Supply Safety Network Over Coronavirus Outbreak: Kuwait News Agency

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) six Arab monarchies have approved Kuwait’s proposal for a common network for food supply safety, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported on Thursday. The decision was taken after a virtual meeting of GCC trade and industry ministers to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak’s impact on food … Continue reading BUSINESS | Gulf Arab States To Create Food Supply Safety Network Over Coronavirus Outbreak: Kuwait News Agency

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Coronavirus Cases Pass 500; Emirates Cancels Most Passenger Flights

RIYADH -  Saudi Arabia reported a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases on Sunday while the United Arab Emirates pumped more money into its economy as its state-owned carrier Emirates said it would halt almost all passenger flights. Saudi Arabia recorded 119 new cases of the virus for a total of 511, the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Coronavirus Cases Pass 500; Emirates Cancels Most Passenger Flights

TRAVEL ALERT | UAE Suspends Entry Of GCC Nationals Until Approval Of Pre – Examination Mechanism: WAM

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates suspended entry of citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states until the approval of the pre-examination mechanism, starting at midnight today, WAM said on Friday quoting the foreign ministry.

BREAKING NEWS | GCC Health Ministers Review Anti-Coronavirus Measures

RIYADH – Gulf Cooperation Council , GCC, health ministers on Saturday discussed the latest developments of the coronavirus, COVID-19, the current situation in each member country, including the procedures followed in outlets and statistics related to the novel virus. The meeting, which was conducted via a visual communication channel, also addressed the readiness of the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | GCC Health Ministers Review Anti-Coronavirus Measures

NEWS | UAE Cancels Events, Flights Due To Coronavirus As Central Bank Announces Fiscal Plan

DUBAI| RIYADH – The United Arab Emirates said on Saturday it was shutting major tourism and cultural venues, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum and the Ferrari World theme park, from March 15-31, as Gulf states stepped up measures against coronavirus. The UAE central bank also announced a 100 billion (AED) ($27 billion) economic plan … Continue reading NEWS | UAE Cancels Events, Flights Due To Coronavirus As Central Bank Announces Fiscal Plan

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Restrict Entry For Gulf Citizens, Residents – SPA

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia on Tuesday barred citizens and residents of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries from entering the kingdom for 14 days after returning from outside the region due to coronavirus concerns, state news agency. Travelers coming from any fellow GCC states – the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Restrict Entry For Gulf Citizens, Residents – SPA

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Taking Additional Border Measures Over Coronavirus

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it was taking additional border measures amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus in region. The Interior Ministry will screen people entering the Kingdom  by land, including via the causeway linking the country with Bahrain. A source at the ministry said the security agency … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Taking Additional Border Measures Over Coronavirus

TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Temporarily Suspends Entry Of GCC Citizens To Mecca And Medina: Foreign Ministry

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended entry of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens to Mecca and Medina, the foreign ministry announced in a statement published by the state agency on Friday. The statement added it will exclude from the decision the citizens of the GCC who had been in Saudi Arabia for … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Temporarily Suspends Entry Of GCC Citizens To Mecca And Medina: Foreign Ministry

GCC SUMMIT | King Salman Receives Gulf Leaders Ahead Of GCC Summit In Riyadh

Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received in Riyadh on Tuesday the leaders and heads of delegations of member states attending the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ahead of its upcoming 40th summit. King Salman welcomed Oman’s deputy Prime Minister Fahd bin Mahmood Al Said upon his arrival at the Saudi capital. He … Continue reading GCC SUMMIT | King Salman Receives Gulf Leaders Ahead Of GCC Summit In Riyadh