After 15 years, Palestinian siblings reunited in Mina

Palestinian siblings Samir and Bushra. (AN photo)
Updated 03 September 2017

After 15 years, Palestinian siblings reunited in Mina

MINA: Palestinian siblings Samir and Bushra have been reunited in Mina after a 15-year separation due to insecurity in the occupied Palestinian territories, and Samir’s migration to Australia.
Bushra, a guest of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Hajj and Umrah Program, could not control her emotions as she saw her brother.
She said she still remembers the last time they were together. “Praise to Allah, on the first day of Eid Al-Adha we met again as pilgrims,” she added.
Samir said he used to despair at not seeing his sister, and thanked Allah and King Salman for being able to do so.
Samir said there was no prior coordination with Bushra to perform Hajj.


Saudi Arabia records lowest daily COVID-19 death rate for two weeks

Updated 13 July 2020

Saudi Arabia records lowest daily COVID-19 death rate for two weeks

  • The Kingdom’s daily new case figure also continued to drop
  • There are currently 2,245 patients in critical care units

LONDON: Saudi Arabia on Monday reported its lowest daily death toll from COVID-19 in two weeks, with 20 people dying from the virus in the past 24 hours.

The Kingdom’s daily new case figure also continued to drop from highs a fortnight ago, with 2,852 new infections reported on Monday.

The total number of cases in Saudi Arabia reached 235,111 and the death toll across the country stands at 2,243.

The number of recoveries in Saudi Arabia rose to 169,842 after another 2,704 people recovered from the virus.

Among the new confirmed cases, Riyadh recorded the highest number, with 258 infections in one day. Jeddah reported 235 new infections, while Al-Hafouf detected 203 new infections.

On Sunday, the Saudi health ministry said the rate of critical COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom was stabilizing and had decreased over the past two weeks as the country continued to see a decline in new cases.

There are currently 2,245 patients in critical care units.