Saudi Arabia’s New COVID – 19 Cases Drop Below 1,000

Saudi Arabia has recorded 986 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, raising the total to 530,981 on Thursday, the Ministry of Health announced. Of the new cases, 189 were detected in the city of Mecca, 177 in the capital Riyadh and 162 in the Easter Region. The Kingdom’s COVID-19 related death toll increased … More Saudi Arabia’s New COVID – 19 Cases Drop Below 1,000

Saudi Arabia Permits Entry With Sinopharm, Sinovac Vaccines After Booster Shot

Saudi Arabia will only allow entry to travelers who where vaccinated with Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccines if they received a booster shot from one of the four approved vaccines in the Kingdom, according to the country’s e-visa portal. The vaccines that are currently recognized by the Kingdom are: Oxford – AstraZeneca, Pfizer – BioBTech, Moderna, … More Saudi Arabia Permits Entry With Sinopharm, Sinovac Vaccines After Booster Shot

Saudi Arabia Says Sees An Emboldened Iran Around Middle East

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Tuesday he sees an emboldened Iran acting in a negative manner around the Middle East, endangering shipping, arming Yemen’s Houthis and contibuting to political deadlock in Lebanon. ‘All around the region, Iran continues to be emboldened’, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud told a U.S. think … More Saudi Arabia Says Sees An Emboldened Iran Around Middle East

Students In Saudi Arabia Must Receive First COVID – 19 Vaccine Dose Before Aug 8

All students must receive their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine before August 8 to ensure that they are fully vaccinated before the start of the new academic term, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health said on Monday. ‘The ministry emphasizes the need for all male and female students to receive the first dose of the … More Students In Saudi Arabia Must Receive First COVID – 19 Vaccine Dose Before Aug 8

MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi Gains On Banking Boost; Etisalat Drags Abu Dhabi Lower

Most stocks markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Monday, with banks boosting the Saudi index, while the Abu Dhabi bourse was hit by declines in Etisalat shares. Saudi Arabi’s benchmark index (.TASI) gained 0.5%, with Al Rajhi Bank rising 1.9% and petrochemical firm Saudi Basic Industries was up 1.2%. Al Rajhi Bank … More MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi Gains On Banking Boost; Etisalat Drags Abu Dhabi Lower

Saudi Arabia To Fine Air Passengers Up to SR 500K For Covid – 19 Travel Ban Breaches

The Saudi Public Prosecution office has warned it will impose fines of up to SR500,000 ($133,323) on passengers breaching travel ban restrictions by boarding flights to countries hit by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Similar penalties would also apply to operators or owners of the means of transportation. In a tweet on Sunday, officials added that … More Saudi Arabia To Fine Air Passengers Up to SR 500K For Covid – 19 Travel Ban Breaches

Saudi Arabia To Open For Tourist Visa Holders Starting AUG 1 – Tourism Ministry

Saudi Arabia will officially reopen its borders to foreign tourists and lift off the suspension of entry tourist visa holders starting August 1, the Kingdom’s tourism ministry announced. Fully vacinated tourists can enter the Kingdom without the need for an institutional quarantine period, provided that an official vaccination certificate is presented upon arrival, and proof … More Saudi Arabia To Open For Tourist Visa Holders Starting AUG 1 – Tourism Ministry

Qatar Emir Appeals To All Parties In Tunisia Political Crisis To Pursue Dialogue

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al – Thani appealed to all parties in the current political crisis in Tunisia to adopt a path of dialogue in a phone call with Tunisian President Kais Said on Wednesday, the emir’s office sai.d The emir also stressed ‘the importance of fixing foundations of the state of institutions … More Qatar Emir Appeals To All Parties In Tunisia Political Crisis To Pursue Dialogue

Arab Coalition Intercepts An Explosive Houthi Drone Targeting Southern Region

Saudi Arabia’s air defenses have intercepted and destroyed an explosive – laden drone launched by the Iran – backed Houthis towards the Kingdom’s southern region, according to the Arab Coalition. Hours earlier, the Arab Coalition said it had intercepted multiple missiles targeting the southern city of Jazan. The Houtis continue to target civilians and civilian … More Arab Coalition Intercepts An Explosive Houthi Drone Targeting Southern Region

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia To Work On Easing Travel Restrictions

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday discussed how to ease COVID – 19 travel restrictions, which have stranded around 400,000 Pakistani workers back home, foreign ministers of the two countries told reporters. Islamabad took up the issue with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, who is on a one – day visit … More Pakistan, Saudi Arabia To Work On Easing Travel Restrictions