Omicron variant detected in more countries as scientists race to find answers

Omicron variant detected in more countries as scientists race to find answers

  • Thirteen cases found in Netherlands, couple arrested
  • S.African doctor says Omicron patients have 'very mild' symptoms
By Reuters ·

Formula 1 teams arrive in Jeddah as the final countdown begins for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Formula 1 teams arrive in Jeddah as the final countdown begins for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

By SALEH FAREED ·

Early global response to omicron variant could save lives, says Saudi virologist

Early global response to omicron variant could save lives, says Saudi virologist

  • As of Sunday, Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry said that no omicron cases had been detected in the country so far
  • Kingdom suspended flights from 14 African countries
By Rawan Radwan ·

The Film Commission launched its strategy at a ceremony in Riyadh, held under the patronage of Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan. (SPA)

Film Commission launches its strategy to develop Saudi film, cinema sector

  • The strategy aims to increase direct GDP contribution, increase job opportunities, and increase the number of locally produced feature films
By Arab News ·

In this file photo taken on November 19, 2021, Iranians gather during a protest to voice their anger after their province's lifeblood river dried up due to drought and diversion, in the central city of Isfahan. (AFP)

Iranian riot police patrol city’s dry river after water protests

  • Demonstrators blame authorities for diverting water to neighboring Yazd province
By AFP ·

India steps ups COVID-19 testing for international flyers

India steps ups COVID-19 testing for international flyers

  • The decision will be effective from Dec. 1 and comes after a man who recently returned from South Africa tested positive for COVID-19
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already asked officials to review a decision to resume all scheduled international flights from Dec. 15
By Reuters ·

Saudi Arabia’s deposits in Egypt fall by $2.2bn in one year: Central bank

Saudi Arabia’s deposits in Egypt fall by $2.2bn in one year: Central bank

  • The CBE also revealed that external debt as a share of GDP edged up slightly
By Arab News ·

Update Saudi government buys Saudi Electricity subsidiary

Saudi government buys Saudi Electricity subsidiary

By Arab News ·

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison gestures during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP)

Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls

  • The new legislation will introduce a complaints mechanism, so that if somebody thinks they are being defamed, bullied or attacked on social media, they will be able to require the platform to take the material down
By Reuters ·

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison gestures during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP)

Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls

  • The new legislation will introduce a complaints mechanism, so that if somebody thinks they are being defamed, bullied or attacked on social media, they will be able to require the platform to take the material down
By Reuters ·