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 ·

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’
By Reuters ·

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone launched from Sanaa airport

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone launched from Sanaa airport

  • The coalition also destroyed an explosive-ladened boat in the Red Sea
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia’s flight ban ends for travelers from India, Egypt, Pakistan

Saudi Arabia’s flight ban ends for travelers from India, Egypt, Pakistan

  • Travelers will need a valid PCR certificate and register on the Qdoom platform 72 hours before their flight
By Arab News ·

Fiji reopens to foreign tourists for first time in nearly two years

Fiji reopens to foreign tourists for first time in nearly two years

  • Although limited, the resumption of tourism is a boost to many of the island nation’s 1 million people
  • The reopening marks a risk to Fiji with Australia one of a few countries to record cases of the omicron variant
By Reuters ·

VW expects battery, raw material drive to cost up to $34bn

VW expects battery, raw material drive to cost up to $34bn

  • Schmall is overseeing Volkswagen’s ambitious plan to build six large battery cell plants in Europe by the end of the decade
By Reuters ·

Google to ban political advertising ahead of Philippine elections

Google to ban political advertising ahead of Philippine elections

  • Move comes amid pressure on social media platforms over their handling of political advertising during the US presidential election in 2020
By Reuters ·