Update Saudi Arabia confirms first omicron COVID-19 case

Saudi Arabia confirms first omicron COVID-19 case

  • The passenger, along with those he was in contact with, has been isolated, according to SPA
By Arab News ·

WHO warns against blanket travel bans over omicron coronavirus variant

WHO warns against blanket travel bans over omicron coronavirus variant

  • ‘Blanket travel bans … place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods’
By Reuters ·

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone launched from Sanaa airport

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone launched from Sanaa airport

  • The coalition also destroyed an explosive-ladened boat in the Red Sea
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia’s flight ban ends for travelers from India, Egypt, Pakistan

Saudi Arabia’s flight ban ends for travelers from India, Egypt, Pakistan

  • Travelers will need a valid PCR certificate and register on the Qdoom platform 72 hours before their flight
By Arab News ·

China calls on citizens to leave eastern Congo after attacks

China calls on citizens to leave eastern Congo after attacks

  • A number of Chinese citizens had been attacked and kidnapped over the past month in the provinces of South Kivu, North Kivu and Ituri
By AP ·

Oil rises 1 percent ahead of OPEC meeting under Omicron cloud

Oil rises 1 percent ahead of OPEC meeting under Omicron cloud

  • A Reuters survey found OPEC pumped 27.74 million bpd in November, up 220,000 bpd from the previous month
By Reuters ·

Google to ban political advertising ahead of Philippine elections

Google to ban political advertising ahead of Philippine elections

  • Move comes amid pressure on social media platforms over their handling of political advertising during the US presidential election in 2020
By Reuters ·