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 ·

Update 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’
  • Britain’s health secretary Sajid Javid meanwhile urges people to book a COVID-19 booster shot
By Reuters ·

Update Iran starts enriching with advanced machines at Fordow during deal talks

Iran starts enriching with advanced machines at Fordow during deal talks

By Reuters ·

Special Saudi Arabia showcases its tech ambitions as @Hack named ‘largest cybersecurity event of 2021’

Saudi Arabia showcases its tech ambitions as @Hack named ‘largest cybersecurity event of 2021’

  • Michael Champion, regional executive VP of Informa Markets, worked alongside Steve Wiley, GM of cybersecurity event organizer Black Hat, to bring @Hack to life and showcase Riyadh’s potential
  • Michael Champion: I have no doubt in my mind that Riyadh is a global tech hub of the future, and it’s certainly right now the event hub of the region
By Lama Alhamawi ·

Vaccine coverage below 10 percent in seven eastern Mediterranean nations — WHO

Vaccine coverage below 10 percent in seven eastern Mediterranean nations — WHO

  • Low-income countries, mostly in Africa, have received only 0.6% of the world's vaccines
  • "The longer that these inequities persist, the greater the chance of more variants,” said WHO’s regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean
By Reuters ·

Explosion of WWII bomb in Munich injures 3, disrupts trains

Explosion of WWII bomb in Munich injures 3, disrupts trains

  • Rail travel to and from the main train station has been suspended, according to rail operator Deutsche Bahn
By Reuters ·

Prominent Jewish groups and the Auschwitz Museum condemned Logan’s comments, describing them as “shameful.” (File/AFP)

Fox News host criticized for comparing US chief medical adviser to Nazi doctor

  • Fox News host and commentator Lara Logan was on Tuesday criticized for comparing America’s chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci to Nazi doctor
By Arab News ·

Prominent Jewish groups and the Auschwitz Museum condemned Logan’s comments, describing them as “shameful.” (File/AFP)

Fox News host criticized for comparing US chief medical adviser to Nazi doctor

  • Fox News host and commentator Lara Logan was on Tuesday criticized for comparing America’s chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci to Nazi doctor
By Arab News ·