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Damascus Thwarts Drug Smuggling Operation in Pasta Shipment

Damascus Thwarts Drug Smuggling Operation in Pasta Shipment

Syrian authorities said Tuesday they seized over 500 kilograms of amphetamine pills known by the brand name Captagon hidden in pasta packages in a van bound to leave the country. This is the second seizure of the kind within a week.

Saudi HRC Head: Reforms Have Protected Workers, Improved Working Environment

Saudi HRC Head: Reforms Have Protected Workers, Improved Working Environment

The remarkable progress made by Saudi Arabia in combating human trafficking comes against the backdrop of significant reforms adopted by the Kingdom, said the head of the Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC), Awad Al-Awwad. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, Al-Awwad said that reforms were refl

Saudi Arabia Reports 1st Omicron Case Coming from North Africa

Saudi Arabia confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant coming from a north African country, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday. SPA, quoting a statement from the Kingdom's health ministry, said authorities had isolated the person and people who were in contact with them.

Saudi Arabia Halts Flights From 7 More African Nations over New COVID-19 Strain

Saudi Arabia Halts Flights From 7 More African Nations over New COVID-19 Strain

Saudi Arabia has suspended flights to and from seven southern African nations due to concerns related to the spread of the new COVID-19 strain, state news agency SPA reported Sunday. Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Interior said it halted flights from and to Malawi, Zambia, Madagascar, Angola, Seychel

UAE President Orders Release of 870 Prisoners Ahead of National Day

UAE President Orders Release of 870 Prisoners Ahead of National Day

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the release of 870 prisoners ahead of the UAE's 50th National Day. The move comes as part of President Khalifa’s keenness to give pardoned inmates an opportunity to start a new life and ease the suffering of their families, state news a

Saudi Arabia Welcomes Australia’s Designation of Hezbollah as Terrorist Group

Saudi Arabia Welcomes Australia’s Designation of Hezbollah as Terrorist Group

Saudi Arabia has welcomed Australia’s announcement that it has listed all of Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a "terrorist organization.” The Saudi Foreign Ministry stressed on Saturday the importance of this step in strengthening international peace and security, and urged the international community to t

Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights from 7 African Countries Over New Covid Strain

Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights from 7 African Countries Over New Covid Strain

Saudi Arabia announced the suspension of flights from seven African countries on Friday, due to the emergence of a new variant of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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