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Saudi Arabia, Cyprus Discuss Boosting Bilateral Ties

Saudi Arabia, Cyprus Discuss Boosting Bilateral Ties

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir received in Riyadh on Tuesday Cyprus’ Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides. Talks focused on bilateral relations and ways to boost them. They also tackled regional and international developm

Kuwait Registers First Cases of New Virus Variant

Kuwait Registers First Cases of New Virus Variant

Kuwait has registered its first cases of a more contagious coronavirus variant in two Kuwaiti women who had been in Britain, the health ministry spokesman told state news agency KUNA on Tuesday. They had polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests before departing for Kuwait but PCR tests upon arrival

Emirates, Etihad to Pilot Virus 'Travel Pass'

Emirates and Etihad, two of the Middle East's biggest airlines, said Tuesday they would be among the first companies to test an application that allows pre-travel verification of coronavirus tests and vaccinations. The United Arab Emirates carriers have partnered with the International Air Transp

3 Civilians in Saudi Arabia Hurt by Houthi Projectile

3 Civilians in Saudi Arabia Hurt by Houthi Projectile

Three civilians were wounded on Sunday by a projectile fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militias into a border town in Saudi Arabia’s southerly Jazan region, the Saudi civil defense unit tweeted. The injured were a man and two children, two of them stable and one in a critical condition. The de

UAE Lowers Age Requirement for COVID-19 Vaccines to 16

UAE Lowers Age Requirement for COVID-19 Vaccines to 16

The United Arab Emirates has lowered the minimum age requirement to receive a COVID-19 vaccination to 16, from 18 previously, the ministry of health said on Sunday. The UAE is offering all residents and citizens free of charge a vaccine manufactured by Chinese state-backed pharmaceutical giant Si

Oman to Close Land Borders Again to Curb COVID-19

Oman to Close Land Borders Again to Curb COVID-19

Oman is to close its land borders for one week starting Monday to curb the spread of the coronavirus, state news agency ONA said on Sunday. The measure will come into effect from 6 pm (1400 GMT) on Monday and can be extended for longer than the initial one week closure, ONA said, citing a decisio

Saudi Vaccine Awaits Approval for Clinical Trials

Saudi Vaccine Awaits Approval for Clinical Trials

A Saudi research team has successfully completed the preclinical research studies to produce the first Saudi coronavirus vaccine. Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU) announced that a team of its affiliated Institute for Research and Medical Consultations (IRMC) had succeeded in reaching

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