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GCC calls for participation in Iran's nuke deal talks
Riyadh, Feb 24 (IANS) Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General, Nayef Al-Hajraf has called for the participation of GCC countries in any talks on Iran's nuclear deal, Al Arabiya News reported on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Coronavirus vaccination campaign begins in Makkah
Makkah, Feb 18 (IANS) The Ministry of Health has begun the vaccination campaign against coronavirus at the Umm Al-Qura University Vaccination Center in Al-Abdiyah, Makkah.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
UAE soon to have branches of prestigious foreign varsities
Riyadh, Feb 18 (IANS) The Ministry of Education is currently working on a plan to attract prestigious foreign universities to open their branches in the Kingdom. This is in accordance with the directives aimed at taking advantage of the courses of the premier international universities by young Saudi men and women.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Education,Politics
Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi missile
Riyadh, Feb 12 (IANS) The Saudi Arabia-led coalition involved in the war in Yemen announced that it intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Houthi militia towards the border city of Khamis Mushait.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi-led coalition intercepts bomb-laden drone
Riyadh, Feb 8 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition involved in the war in Yemen said it intercepted a second bomb-laden drone launched by the Houthi militia towards the Kingdom's southern region.
2021-02-08
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
8mn liters Zamzam water given to Umrah pilgrims in Covid times
Makkah, Feb 3 (IANS) The General Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs has distributed more than 8 million liters of Zamzam water to Umrah performers and visitors of the Grand Holy Mosque, including one million liters distributed using 5 million bottles and 7 million liters using water cylinders.
2021-02-03
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
8mn liters Zamzam water given to Umrah pilgrims in Covid times
Makkah, Feb 3 (IANS) The General Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs has distributed more than 8 million liters of Zamzam water to Umrah performers and visitors of the Grand Holy Mosque, including one million liters distributed using 5 million bottles and 7 million liters using water cylinders.
2021-02-03
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Houthi-fired projectile lands near hospital in Saudi border city
Riyadh, Jan 31 (IANS) The Saudi Civil Defence has announced that a projectile launched by the Houthi militia in Yemen landed near a hospital in the border city of Jazan.
2021-01-31
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia extends travel ban to mid-May
Riyadh, Jan 30 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced the extension of a travel ban till May 17, as part of the Kingdom's precautionary measures against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi crown prince announces plan for Riyadh
Riyadh, Jan 29 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud announced a strategy for capital Riyadh to be one of the largest city economies in the world, Al Arabiya TV reported.
2021-01-29
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia arrests corruption case suspects
Riyadh, Jan 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested dozens of suspects over their involvement in a corruption case worth 11.59 billion riyals ($3.09 billion), a state media report said.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Saudi Crown Prince unveils new 5-year economic strategy
Riyadh, Jan 25 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has unveiled a new five-year economic strategy aimed at achieving the Kingdom's 'Vision 2030' goal to diversify the economy away from dependence on oil, the media reported.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi-led coalition destroys air target aimed at Riyadh
Riyadh, Jan 24 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition involved in the ongoing conflict in Yemen said it destroyed an air target launched towards the Kingdom's capital Riyadh.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
UAE daily Covid tally crosses 200-mark after over a month
Riyadh, Jan 20 (IANS) New coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia crossed the 200-mark for the first time in more than a month with 226 infections reported.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
Saudi Arabia will reopen embassy in Qatar soon: FM
Riyadh, Jan 17 (IANS) Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud announced that the Kingdoa will reopen its embassy in Qatar in the coming days, state TV reported.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Dakar Rally: Benavides secures 2nd consecutive title for Honda
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Jan 15 (IANS) Argentine rider Kevin Benavides won his first Dakar Rally title on Friday, giving Honda back-to-back wins in the prestigious rally raid event in Saudi Arabia. Benavides's team mate Ricky Brabec, who won the title last year, secured second place in the overall standings.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Motorsports
Saudi-led coalition intercepts 3 bomb-laden drones
Riyadh, Jan 15 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen announced on Friday the interception of three bomb-laden drones launched by Houthi militia towards the Kingdom.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Dakar Rally 2021: Benavides takes lead after Cornejo's crash
Riyadh, Jan 14 (IANS) Honda's Kevin Benavides moved into the lead after his team mate and overnight leader Jose Cornejo retired from a crash in Stage 10 of the 2021 Dakar Rally on Wednesday. Cornejo, who had a substantial 11-minute lead heading into the 342km stage between Neom and Alula, crashed 252km into the stage.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Motorsports
Santosh suffers major crash at Dakar Rally, in medically induced coma
Riyadh, Jan 7 (IANS) Indian motorcycle racer CS Santosh has been put in a medically-induced coma after suffering a crash on Wednesday during the ongoing Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. Santosh, 37, is currently receiving treatment at the Saudi German Hospital in Riyadh and has "no major physical injuries except for the dislocated right shoulder and head trauma", his team Hero MotoSports said in a statement.
2021-01-07
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Motorsports
Saudi FM hails 'new chapter' in Gulf as crisis with Qatar ends
Riyadh, Jan 6 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan hailed end of the Gulf crisis with Qatar as a "new chapter" for the Gulf's security and stability.
2021-01-06
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Dakar Rally: Santosh gains two spots at the end of Stage 3
Jeddah, Jan 5 (IANS) CS Santosh gained two spots in the overall rankings to finish 36th at the end of Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. His overall ranking thus improved by two places to 34th.
2021-01-05
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Motorsports
41st GCC Summit to realise reunification: Saudi Crown Prince
Riyadh, Jan 5 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud has highlighted that the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit, set to be held in Riyadh on Tuesday, will reunify the bloc's member states.
2021-01-05
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia lifts ban on int'l flights, land & sea entry
Riyadh, Jan 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday the lifting of the ban on all international flights as well as land and sea entry, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2021-01-03
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
UAE reports 1,856 Covid-19 cases, 1,577 recoveries, 2 deaths
Riyadh, Jan 1 (IANS) The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 1,856 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,577 recoveries.
2021-01-01
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
2,00,000-year-old tools from Stone Age unearthed in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Jan 1 (IANS) A Saudi scientific team from the Heritage Authority discovered stone tools used by the inhabitants of Assyrian civilization in the Paleolithic period that date back to 2,00,000 years. The Heritage Authority said in a press statement that the discovered stone tools from the Shuaib Al-Adgham area, located east of the Al-Qassim region, are stone axes from the Middle Paleolithic period.
2021-01-01
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Human Interest/Society
Saudi Arabia receives over half a million doses of Covax
Riyadh, Jan 1 (IANS) More than half a million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have arrived in the Kingdom. The authorities are likely to announce the arrival of a second vaccine during the coming few days and preparations are underway for giving the new vaccine jabs to the people, Al-Arabiya channel reported quoting the well-informed sources.
2021-01-01
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
Saudi Arabia extends suspension of int'l flights
Riyadh, Dec 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Monday announced the extension of the suspension of international commercial flights for an additional week, according to the Interior Ministry.
2020-12-28
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia discovers 4 new oil, gas fields
Riyadh, Dec 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced the discovery of four new oil and gas fields, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2020-12-28
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia to host Gulf Summit on Jan 5
Riyadh, Dec 27 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will host the 41st Gulf summit on January 5, 2021 in Riyadh, a state media report has confirmed.
2020-12-27
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi halts int'l flights over fears of new Covid-19 strain
Riyadh, Dec 21 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has halted all international flights for a week amid fears over a highly infectious new mutant strain of the novel coronavirus which has been discovered in Britain, an Interior Ministry source has confirmed.
2020-12-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
3,47,000 people registered for vaccine in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Dec 21 (IANS) The Ministry of Health has stated that the total number of people who have registered via "Sehaty" (My Health) application to take the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine reached 3,47,000 since the launch of the registration on December 15.
2020-12-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
Saudi Arabia inks strategic partnership with Huawei on industry collaboration
Riyadh, Dec 21 (IANS) The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) of Saudi Arabia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese tech giant Huawei to strengthen the kingdom's digital economy and information communication technology (ICT) talent ecosystem.
2020-12-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Business/Economy,Technology
New Covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia continue to drop
Riyadh, Dec 20 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health recorded on Saturday 158 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 3,60,848.
2020-12-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
'Saudi Vision 2030 proved to be blueprint for post-coronavirus economy'
Riyadh, Dec 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 reform plan, tried and tested this year, has proved to be the blueprint for a post-coronavirus economy, said Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan.
2020-12-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia starts Covid-19 vaccination
Riyadh, Dec 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Thursday started a vaccination programme for the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced.
2020-12-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
Saudi Arabia opens registration for Covid-19 vaccine
Riyadh, Dec 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday the start of registration for the coronavirus vaccine, starting from Wednesday, for all citizens and expatriates in the country. They can register, through the ministry's mobile application of Sehhaty (My Health).
2020-12-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
Explosion reportedly strikes ship off Jeddah
Jeddah, Dec 14 (IANS) An explosion struck a ship off Saudi Arabia's port city of Jeddah on the Red Sea, according to reports on Monday.
2020-12-14
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi FM hails efforts of Kuwait, US in solving Gulf crisis
Riyadh, Dec 5 (IANS) Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud has hailed the efforts of Kuwait and the US in solving the Gulf crisis.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Electronic skin has strong future ahead: Study
Riyadh, Nov 29 (IANS) Electronic skin or e-skin, may play an important role in next-generation prosthetics, personalised medicine, soft robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), say researchers.
2020-11-29
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Science/Tech
Saudi arrests 226 individuals involved in corruption cases
Riyadh, Nov 27 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced the arrest of 226 people involved in 158 corruption cases, a state-media report said.
2020-11-27
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Fuel supplies not affected by oil facility attack in Jeddah: Aramco
Jeddah, Nov 25 (IANS) Saudi Aramco said that the terrorist attack on its petroleum products distribution terminal in the port city of Jeddah had no effect on the company's fuel supplies.
2020-11-25
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
G20 leaders vow to safeguard planet, adopt clean energy
Riyadh, Nov 23 (IANS) The G20 leaders have emphasized the group's commitments to safeguarding the planet and adopting clean energy, according to an official statement.
2020-11-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Saudi Arabia to launch national investment strategy
Riyadh, Nov 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced that it will launch a national investment strategy next year, according to a state media report.
2020-11-22
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi King calls for reopening economies, mobility of people
Riyadh, Nov 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has called for supporting the global economy and reopening economies and borders to facilitate trade and mobility of people, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2020-11-22
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi voices confidence in chairing full G20 agenda
Riyadh, Nov 18 (IANS) Fahad Almubarak, Saudi Arabia's Minister of State and sherpa of Saudi G20, has said that the kingdom is able to execute the full agenda as the G20 presidency amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-11-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi man arrested for crashing car into Grand Mosque gate
Riyadh, Oct 31 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian man, who crashed his car into one of the gates of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, has been arrested, state media reported.
2020-10-31
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Saudi to allow entry of foreign pilgrims from Sunday
Riyadh, Oct 27 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will allow foreign pilgrims, between the age of 18 and 50, to enter the country to perform 'Umrah' (the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca) starting from Sunday onwards, the media reported.
2020-10-27
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
G20 extends debt relief for poor countries
Riyadh, Oct 15 (IANS) G20 Finance Ministers and central bankers have agreed to extend the debt relief for poor countries by six more months until June 2021 in an effort to help the nations weather the coronavirus-induced impact on their economies.
2020-10-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
G20 Tourism Ministers discuss post-pandemic revival plan
Riyadh, Oct 8 (IANS) G20 Tourism Ministers held a meeting where they discussed a revival plan for the tourism sector, one of the worst-hit by the global coronavirus pandemic, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-10-08
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
First pilgrims arrive at Mecca's Grand Mosque after 6 months
Riyadh, Oct 4 (IANS) Mecca's Grand Mosque on Sunday opened its doors to the first group of pilgrims performing Umrah after six months of Covid-19 restrictions.
2020-10-04
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion