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Jeddah Field Hospital Receives 500 COVID-19 Patients

Jeddah Field Hospital Receives 500 COVID-19 Patients

The coronavirus field hospital in Jeddah continues to receive COVID-19 patients who need moderate medical care. Director of the Field Hospital Ali al-Shihri told Asharq Al-Awsat that the number of cases received has exceeded 500 since its inauguration in June 7.

Washington Welcomes GCC Letter to Extend Iran Arms Embargo

Washington Welcomes GCC Letter to Extend Iran Arms Embargo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed a letter by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) backing an extension of a United Nations arms embargo on Iran, just two months before it is set to expire. In an interview with Fox News, Pompeo expressed US keenness on implementing all regulations and sanc

Saudi Crown Prince, Brazilian President Discuss Bilateral Ties

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held telephone talks on Monday with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro had telephoned the Crown Prince to inquire about the health of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, who

Oman to Lift Internal Travel Restrictions, Reduce Curfew

Oman to Lift Internal Travel Restrictions, Reduce Curfew

Oman will on Saturday lift a domestic ban on travel between provinces, imposed on July 25 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus during the Eid al-Adha holiday, the state news agency ONA said on Wednesday. From Saturday it will also reduce its curfew for a week to between 9 pm and 5 am (170

Saudi Arabia Reports 1,635 New Virus Recoveries

Saudi Arabia Reports 1,635 New Virus Recoveries

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health said up to 1,635 COVID-19 cases have recovered, raising number of recoveries to 243,688. The Ministry also reported 1,342 new virus cases.

Kuwait's Cabinet Assures Citizens on Emir's Health

Kuwait's Cabinet Assures Citizens on Emir's Health

Kuwait’s prime minister assured the cabinet and citizens that Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah’s health has significantly improved while receiving medical treatment in the US. This came during a virtual cabinet meeting held on Monday, according to state news agency KUNA. For his part, Minis

Hajj Pilgrims Embark on Second Day of Tashreeq

Hajj Pilgrims Embark on Second Day of Tashreeq

The Hajj pilgrims kicked off on Sunday the second day of al-Tashreeq, where they will carry out the ritual stoning of the devil. The pilgrims had already collected the three small, medium and large stone amid heavy health and security precautions and social distancing measures to ensure their saf

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