Update COVID-19 booster dose will be required to maintain fully vaccinated status in Saudi Arabia

COVID-19 booster dose will be required to maintain fully vaccinated status in Saudi Arabia

  • As of February 1, adults in Kingdom will be required to have a booster dose to keep their fully vaccinated status
By Arab News ·

Update Iran nuclear talks to break on Friday with formal meeting: Officials

Iran nuclear talks to break on Friday with formal meeting: Officials

  • On fourth day of indirect talks, US and Iran both sounded pessimistic about the chances of reinstating deal
By Reuters ·

UAE, France sign $18 billion deal for 80 Rafale jets as Macron starts Gulf tour

UAE, France sign $18 billion deal for 80 Rafale jets as Macron starts Gulf tour

  • Macron arrived in the early hours of Friday for a brief Gulf tour where he will also visit Qatar
By AFP - AP ·

Special Around 25,000 babies born prematurely in Saudi Arabia per year 

Around 25,000 babies born prematurely in Saudi Arabia per year 

  • Approximately 15 million babies are delivered preterm worldwide each year, accounting for about one in 10 of all babies born
  • Dr. Sawsan Hussein Daffa, consultant neonatologist and head of pediatrics at Aya Specialist Hospital, said that nearly four percent of the total yearly births in Saudi Arabia were preterm
By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI ·

WHO chief scientist says Omicron ‘quite infectious’, must not panic

WHO chief scientist says Omicron ‘quite infectious’, must not panic

  • WHO has urged countries to boost healthcare capacity and vaccinate their people
  • "We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation to a year ago," WHO’s chief scientist said
By Reuters ·

Google, Twitter and Meta have significantly reduced the number of posts prohibited by Moscow on their platforms. (file/AFP)

Russia files court cases for fines on annual turnover of Google, Meta

  • Russia files court case against Google and Meta for failure to delete content that Moscow deems illegal
By Reuters ·

Google, Twitter and Meta have significantly reduced the number of posts prohibited by Moscow on their platforms. (file/AFP)

Russia files court cases for fines on annual turnover of Google, Meta

  • Russia files court case against Google and Meta for failure to delete content that Moscow deems illegal
By Reuters ·

Afra Aldhaheri’s “End of A School Braid” (2021), part of the Misk Art Grant exhibition “Under Construction” at Misk Art Week 2021. (Omar Al-Tamimi)

Misk Art Week showcases artists from Saudi Arabia and international community

  • For its fifth year, Misk Art Institute’s annual event features several exhibitions exploring the nature of identity
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·
Special ‘Valued’ Joelinton reaping the benefits of Eddie Howe’s faith

‘Valued’ Joelinton reaping the benefits of Eddie Howe’s faith

  • The Brazilian forward has been one of the success stories since the arrival of the new manager
  • Matt Ritchie and Jamaal Lascelles return to the fold for the game against Burnley at St James’ Park on Saturday
By Liam Kennedy ·