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Rise in new virus cases is Saudi Arabia’s highest in 2 months

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has recorded an increase in COVID-19 cases with 569 new infections reported on Tuesday, the highest daily tally since Feb. 28 this year. The latest increase brought the total number of confirmed cases to 756,549 over the course of the pandemic, the Ministry of Health said...
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UN Yemen envoy in Aden to sustain truce, revive peace talks

  • AL-MUKALLA: Hans Grundberg, UN special envoy for Yemen, on Tuesday landed in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on a two-day visit aimed at salvaging a shaky truce between warring parties and pushing for opening roads in Taiz and resuming flights from the Houthi-held Sanaa.  Grundberg’s ...
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Macrosnapshot — Germany’s economy in trouble; Japan household spending falls

  • RIYADH: A halt to Russian gas supplies to Germany would trigger a deep recession and cost half a million jobs, a senior economist said in an interview published on Tuesday, as Europe’s biggest economy tries to cut Russian energy imports. Achim Truger, a member of Germany’s Council of Economic...
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Fears grow over Sri Lanka unrest after deadly clashes

  • COLOMBO/ NEW DELHI: Protests continued in Sri Lanka on Tuesday despite a nationwide curfew imposed a day after violent clashes saw the resignation of the prime minister, sparking fears over escalating civil unrest. For over a month, citizens have been taking to the streets across Sri Lanka de...
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Middle East travel sector to see 3.6m more jobs in next 10 years: WTTC

  • DUBAI: The Middle East travel and tourism sector will create 3.6 million jobs in the next 10 years, the World Travel and Tourism Council forecast in its latest economic impact report, The National reported.  “After a very difficult couple of years, the future is looking brighter with tra...
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Egypt supports Morocco’s territorial integrity, says FM

  • CAIRO: Egypt supports Morocco’s territorial integrity and is committed to finding an international solution to the Western Sahara issue, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has said. In a joint statement with his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita after a session of talks in Rabat, Shoukry said t...
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Global airports losses are narrowing as pandemic recovery takes off: top official

  • RIYADH: Airports across the globe are seeing losses narrow as the aviation industry continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Luis Felipe de Oliveira, director general of Canada-based Airports Council International World. Speaking to Arab News on the sidelines of...
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European Commission seeks comprehensive air transport agreement with Saudi Arabia: top official says

  • RIYADH: The European Commission will sign a comprehensive air transport agreement with Saudi Arabia in a bid to strengthen aviation ties with the Kingdom. Following comprehensive air transport agreements with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries like Qatar and Oman, the European Commission ...
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Ukraine pushes Russian troops back in counter-offensive near Kharkiv

  • KHARKIV: Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces had recaptured villages from Russian troops north and northeast of Kharkiv, pressing a counter-offensive that could signal a shift in the war’s momentum and jeopardize Russia’s main advance. Tetiana Apatchenko, press officer for the 92nd Separate Mec...
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Aviation sector to pump $75bn into Saudi Arabia’s GDP by 2030: Minister

  • RIYADH: The aviation sector, rebounding now after the pandemic, will deliver SR280 billion ($75 billion) to Saudi Arabia’s national Gross Domestic Product by 2030, said Faisal Al-Ibrahim, minister of economy. While speaking at the Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh on May 10, the minister noted ...
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