Saudi Arabia allows all flights to and from UAE to fly over the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia allows all flights to and from UAE to fly over the Kingdom
All flights to and from UAE will be allowed to fly over Saudi Arabia. (File/AFP)
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Updated 02 September 2020

Saudi Arabia allows all flights to and from UAE to fly over the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia allows all flights to and from UAE to fly over the Kingdom
  • The announcement came after a request was made by the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority to let all flights to and from the Emirates to fly over Saudi territory
  • Saudi Minister of foreign affairs said the agreement would not change the Kingdom’s stance towards the Palestinian cause

DUBAI: Saudi General Authority for Civil Aviation, GACA, has approved the UAE’s request to allow all flights over the Kingdom’s airspace, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.
The announcement came after a request was made by the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority to the GACA to allow all flights to and from the Emirates to fly over Saudi territory, the report added.
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Faisal bin Farhan said the agreement would not change the Kingdom’s stance towards the Palestinian cause.
“The Kingdom’s firm position towards the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people will not change by allowing flights to and from the UAE to pass over Saudi airspace, the Kingdom appreciates all efforts to achieve a just and lasting peace in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative,” Farhan tweeted.


Saudi Arabia records 4 COVID-19 deaths, 223 new cases

Saudi Arabia records 4 COVID-19 deaths, 223 new cases
Updated 26 January 2021

Saudi Arabia records 4 COVID-19 deaths, 223 new cases

Saudi Arabia records 4 COVID-19 deaths, 223 new cases
  • The Kingdom said 203 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • The highest number of cases were recorded in Riyadh with 78

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded four new COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,359.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 223 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 366,807 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 2,108 remain active and are still receiving medical care, with most in stable conditions, and 338 critical cases.

According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 78, followed by the Eastern Province with 45, Makkah with 34, Madinah recorded 16 and Qassim confirmed nine cases.
The ministry also announced that 203 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 358,340.
The ministry renewed its call on the public to adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 99.8 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 2.14 million.