Two more COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Saudi Arabia

Two more COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Saudi Arabia

  • AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines can now be used in addition to the previously approved Pfizer/BioNTech shot
By Arab News ·

Special Kirill Dmitriev, the chief executive of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), was speaking on Frankly Speaking talking about the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's Sputnik V vaccine. (Screenshot/AN Photo)

RDIF’s Dmitriev predicts pandemic end by May, claims Russia’s vaccine is ‘world’s best’

  • Head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund praises Saudi handling of coronavirus pandemic and G20
  • Appearing on Arab News talk show Frankly Speaking, said Moscow interested in investing in NEOM’s The Line
By Frank Kane ·

UAE records highest number of COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

UAE records highest number of COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

  • UAE says 2,990 have recovered over the past 24 hours
  • Kuwait records 467 cases and 1 death, Oman reports 221 cases and 2 deaths
By Arab News ·

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

  • At least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced
By Arab News ·

Saudi women making their mark in science

Saudi women making their mark in science

By Rawan Radwan ·

Overdue business rents waived by Saudi court

Overdue business rents waived by Saudi court

By Hebshi Alshammari ·

UAE, Cyprus FMs discuss Mediterranean tensions and strategic partnerships

UAE, Cyprus FMs discuss Mediterranean tensions and strategic partnerships

  • The two ministers also discussed the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Both sides discussed ways of strengthening ties in multiple sectors, including in parliamentary areasboth sides discussed ways of strengthening ties in multiple sectors, including in parliamentary areas
By Arab News ·

Russia’s second coronavirus vaccine ‘100% effective’, watchdog tells media

Russia’s second coronavirus vaccine ‘100% effective’, watchdog tells media

  • ‘The effectiveness of the vaccine is made up of its immunological effectiveness and preventative effectiveness’
By Reuters ·

HSBC to axe 82 branches in UK, cut services in others

HSBC to axe 82 branches in UK, cut services in others

  • The lender said it would be left with 511 branches in the UK following the closures
By Reuters ·

Australia says ‘no’ to tennis stars’ calls for COVID-19 quarantine change

Australia says ‘no’ to tennis stars’ calls for COVID-19 quarantine change

  • ‘People are free to ask for things, but the answer is no’
  • ‘They knew what they were traveling into and we are not cutting corners or making special arrangements’
By Reuters ·

Turkey imposes advertising ban on Twitter, Periscope, Pinterest

Turkey imposes advertising ban on Twitter, Periscope, Pinterest

  • Decisions in Official Gazette say the advertising bans went into effect from Tuesday
By Reuters ·