video Hajj ministry announces alternative flights, facilities to accommodate pilgrims facing issues from UK, Europe and America

Hajj ministry announces alternative flights, facilities to accommodate pilgrims facing issues from UK, Europe and America

  • This comes after people faced technical issues while applying for hajj via the electronic portal
  • Additional seats were added on flights after people reported limited capacities on flights
video By Arab News ·

Update Saudi crown prince announces ‘national priorities’ for research, development projects

Saudi crown prince announces ‘national priorities’ for research, development projects

  • The twenty-year long aspirations include developments in the fields of health, environmental sustainability, leadership in energy and industry
By Arab News ·

Turkey blocks access to Deutsche Welle and Voice of America

Turkey blocks access to Deutsche Welle and Voice of America

  • An Ankara court ruled to restrict access to their websites late Thursday
  • Deutsche Welle said it did not comply with the licensing requirement because it “would have allowed the Turkish government to censor editorial content”
By AP ·

Saudi filmmaker Mujtaba Saeed is currently developing a script that draws heavily on his relationship with Makkah. (SPA) photos

Childhood memories of Hajj pilgrimages inspire Saudi filmmaker’s latest project

  • Mujtaba Saeed’s script draws parallels between Makkah and Berlin, and explores the contrasts between traditional values and the modern world
By Nada Alturki ·

UAE sends three planes of medical aid to Afghanistan

UAE sends three planes of medical aid to Afghanistan

  • The dispatched field hospital includes 75 beds and two operating rooms
By Arab News ·

With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

  • From Paris commuters to tourists on the French Riviera, many people seem to welcome the government’s light touch
  • Virus-related hospitalizations rose quickly in France over the past two weeks
By AP ·

Stuck bags add to tangles at Paris airports amid travel boom

Stuck bags add to tangles at Paris airports amid travel boom

  • Union activists said many more passengers flew without their bags
  • The scene at Charles de Gaulle on Saturday was busy but typical for the first weekend in July
By AP ·