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World's largest cooling stations installed in Grand Mosque
Makkah, May 12 (IANS) As part of Saudi Arabia's efforts to provide high-quality services to visitors and pilgrims of the Holy Mosques using the latest technologies, the worlds largest cooling plant of its kind has been installed in Makkahs Grand Mosque to ensure that worshipers perform their rituals in the cool and fresh atmosphere inside Al-Haram.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Saudi to impose institutional quarantine on inbound travellers
Riyadh, May 11 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will impose institutional quarantine on inbound travellers starting from May 20 onwards, the Ministry of Interior announced.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Qatar's Emir in Saudi Arabia for official visit
Riyadh, May 11 (IANS) Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is in Saudi Arabia for an official visit, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi to hold Haj under Covid safety measures
Riyadh, May 10 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced its plan to hold this year's Haj pilgrimage under Covod safety measures that will ensure preserving the health and safety of the worshippers, state media reported.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Pak Army Chief assures all out support towards Saudi security
Jeddah, May 8 (IANS) Pakistans Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has assured Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Islamabads all out support and commitment towards the security of the Kingdom.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Getting inoculated mandatory to attend workplace in Saudi
Riyadh, May 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabia said on Friday that getting vaccinated against Covid-19 would be mandatory for all employees to attend their workplaces in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Aramco's Q1 net profit rises by 30%
Riyadh, May 4 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's oil giant Aramco said on Tuesday that its net profit increased by 30 per cent in the first quarter of 2021, due to higher oil prices and an improved economic environment amid the pandemic.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Business/Economy
Over 9mn vaccine doses administered in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, April 30 (IANS) Over nine million doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered across Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Health said in a statement late Thursday on its official Twitter account.
2021-04-30
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Saudi Arabia reports 1,072 new Covid-19 infections
Riyadh, April 25 (IANS) Single-day coronavirus cases stayed above 1,000-mark on Saturday with 1,072 new infections recorded over the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.
2021-04-25
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
Saudi Arabia bans Lebanese vegetables, fruits over drug smuggling
Riyadh, April 24 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced a ban on the entry of consignments of Lebanese vegetables and fruits, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2021-04-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
New all-in-one test for Covid-19
Riyadh, April 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed a Covid-19 testing strategy that can streamline the process of identifying cases, tracking variants and detecting co-infecting viruses.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
Fire at Saudi university after Houthi attack
Riyadh, April 15 (IANS) A fire broke out at a university in southern Saudi Arabia on Thursday after the air defence system intercepted an attack by Yemen's Houthi militia.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Defence/Security
Aramco signs $12.4 bn infra investment deal with EIG-led consortium
Dhahran, April 10 (IANS) Aramco has signed a deal with a consortium led by EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG), one of the world's leading energy infrastructure investors, to optimise its assets through a lease-and-lease-back agreement involving its stabilised crude oil pipeline network.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Business/Economy
Saudi-led coalition intercepts bomb-laden drone, missile
Riyadh, April 10 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said that it intercepted a bomb-laden drone and a missile launched by the Houthi military towards the border cities of Khamis Mushait and Jazan, respectively.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi inaugurates 1st renewable energy power plant
Riyadh, April 9 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has inaugurated the Sakaka IPP PV power plant, the Kingdom's first renewable energy project.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi to allow only vaccinated pilgrims to enter Mecca
Riyadh, April 6 (IANS) Only pilgrims and worshippers who have been vaccinated against the novel coronsvirus or have recovered will be allowed into the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabias Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Religion
Saudi to allow only vaccinated pilgrims to enter Mecca
Riyadh, April 6 (IANS) Only pilgrims and worshippers who have been vaccinated against the novel coronsvirus or have recovered will be allowed into the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabias Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Religion
Saudi to allow only vaccinated pilgrims to enter Mecca
Riyadh, April 6 (IANS) Only pilgrims and worshippers who have been vaccinated against the novel coronsvirus or have recovered will be allowed into the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabias Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Religion
Saudi Arabia launches fundraising drive around the world
Riyadh, March 31 (IANS) The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has launched a fundraising campaign to help people around the world without any discrimination.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Royal Saudi Air Force participates in air exercise in Pak
Riyadh, March 31 (IANS) The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) and their US and Pakistani counterparts have begun a joint military exercise at Mushaf Air Base in Punjab province, the Saudi Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Defence/Security,Politics
Saudi Aramco sees 44% drop in net profits
Riyadh, March 21 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's state oil giant Aramco announced on Sunday that its net profits fell to $49 billion last year, nearly half of what it was in 2019.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi King appoints new senior officials
Riyadh, March 13 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued decrees to appoint new officials, official media reported.
2021-03-13
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi-led coalition strikes Houthi military site
Riyadh, March 10 (IANS) A warplane of the Saudi-led coalition launched airstrikes on a Houthi-controlled military site in Yemen's capital city Sanaa, witnesses said.
2021-03-10
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi-led coalition intercepts 10 bomb-laden drones
Riyadh, March 7 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition involved in the war in Yemen announced on Sunday that it intercepted 10 bomb-laden drones in less than five hours, local media reported.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi coalition foils Houthi drone attack
Riyadh, March 6 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition involved in the war in Yemen foiled a drone attack by Houthi militia toward the Kingdom, a top official said.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi coalition foils Houthi drone attack
Riyadh, March 6 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition involved in the war in Yemen foiled a drone attack by Houthi militia toward the Kingdom, a top official said.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
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