Leaders arrive in Saudi Arabia ahead of 29th Arab League summit

The Omani Deputy Prime Minister for Cabinet Affairs Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said arrives at King Abdulaziz Air Base in Dhahran. (SPA)
Updated 14 April 2018

Leaders arrive in Saudi Arabia ahead of 29th Arab League summit

  • The Arab League summit will be hosted in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday.

London: The Omani Deputy Prime Minister for Cabinet Affairs Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said arrived at King Abdulaziz Air Base in Dhahran on Saturday for the 29th Arab League summit.
Earlier on Saturday, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the Iraqi President Fuad Masum, and the Lebanese President Michel Aoun also arrived in Dhahran ahead of the summit that is due to take place on Sunday.
In a ministerial meeting that was held on Thursday, the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said that Palestine and the situation there will top discussions at the Arab summit.


Saudi Arabia registers 35 new coronavirus deaths

Updated 2 min 27 sec ago

Saudi Arabia registers 35 new coronavirus deaths

  • The Kingdom recorded 1,342 new infected COVID-19 cases

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 35 more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 2,984.
The Ministry of Health also said that it has registered 1,342 new infected cases, now totalling 281,435 cases in the Kingdom.
The areas most affected were Jeddah with 97 new cases, followed by Makkah with 56 cases and then Madinah with 53 new infections.
The ministry also said that 1,635 patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease, bringing number of recovered cases to 243,688.
The Kingdom has just completed the annual Hajj season, under strict precautionary measures, and pilgrims who took part in this year’s pilgrimage must continue to wear electronic tags so authorities can track their 14-day quarantine once they return home.
So far, over 18 million people have been affected by the disease worldwide and it has killed almost 700,000 people.