Prophet’s Mosque to open to public in stages from Sunday

  • The Saudi minister of Islamic affairs announced the readiness of the Kingdom’s mosques to welcome worshippers
  • “Throughout our inspection trips, we found our mosques to have completed preparations and are in the best condition,” he said
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia records more COVID-19 recoveries than infections in past 24 hours

  • The death toll in the Kingdom rose by 17
  • Saudi Arabia has just come out of a  24-hour curfew period for the Eid Al-Fitr holidays
By Arab News ·

State of emergency extended in Tunisia by 6 months

  • A state of emergency has been in effect in Tunisia since a suicide attack on a police bus in November 2015
  • Successive governments since the uprising of 2011 have failed to resolve stubbornly high inflation and unemployment
By Arab News ·

Documentary reveals the history of Saudi Arabia’s battle against diseases

  • ‘War on Disease and Epidemics’ highlights a number of health campaigns run by the Saudi Health Ministry
  • (Fifty years ago) Saudi Arabia withdrew more than $37.3 million from the country’s key source of income — oil revenues — to help health care workers protect people against sicknesses


Survey: Young Syrians plagued by social and economic discrimination in Turkey

  • Half of those surveyed by the university said they wanted to return home, or move away from Turkey, because of their living conditions and the discrimination they face

AI helped predict virus health care needs, says SEHA CFO

  • Kapitelli praised the UAE and its residents and citizens for taking a proactive role in curbing the spread of the virus

Investors, scientists urge IEA to take bolder climate stance

  • The energy agency’s head is under pressure to align its policies with the 2015 Paris accord goals
By Reuters ·

Police want Liverpool title decider in neutral stadium

  • The move aims to prevent fans from gathering outside when the competition resumes
By AFP - AP ·

US Senator Cruz: Twitter’s failure to delete Iranian officials’ accounts could violate sanctions

  • Cruz urged Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to open an investigation into Twitter “for possible criminal violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA)”
By Arab News ·