Saudi foreign minister stresses bringing Israel, Palestinians into talks

Saudi foreign minister stresses bringing Israel, Palestinians into talks
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan speaks during his meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, at the State Department, in Washington, US, October 14, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 15 October 2020

Saudi foreign minister stresses bringing Israel, Palestinians into talks

Saudi foreign minister stresses bringing Israel, Palestinians into talks

WASHINGTON: The main focus of Middle East peace efforts should be to bring Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table, the Saudi foreign minister said on Thursday.
“I believe that the focus now needs to be on getting the Palestinians and the Israelis back to the negotiating table. In the end, the only thing that can deliver lasting peace and lasting stability is an agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis,” Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in a virtual appearance at a US think tank.


Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases

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Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases

Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases
  • The Kingdom said 357 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • The highest number of cases were recorded in Riyadh with 70

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 10 new COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, raising the total number of fatalities to 5,940.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 234 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 358,336 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 4,158 remain active and 596 in critical condition.

According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 70, followed by Makkah with 42, the Eastern Province with 35, Madinah recorded 27, and Qassim confirmed 17 cases.
The ministry also announced that 357 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 348,238.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected around 65.3 million people globally and the death toll has exceeded 1.5 million.