Bahrain to be first to connect with Saudi Arabia’s Seha Virtual Hospital

  • RIYADH: Bahrain is set to become the first country to sign up with Saudi Arabia’s Seha Virtual Hospital, the largest network of its kind in the world. Saudi Health Minister Fahad Al-Jalajel recently met his Bahraini counterpart Dr. Jalila Al-Sayed, who is on a visit to the Kingdom, for talks ...
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Biden’s team realized Saudi relationship was too big to fail, Politico columnist tells Arab News 

  • CHICAGO: US President Joe Biden publicly denounced Saudi Arabia as a “pariah” while privately sending back-channel emissaries to try to restore the relationship between the two allies, an influential analyst has told Arab News. Elise Labott, the former global affairs correspondent with the bro...
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Provider of Saudia’s new luggage transport service for pilgrims shows off its security features

  • JEDDAH: Following the announcement by Saudia this week of a new luggage service for pilgrims that means they will not have to haul it to the airport themselves, aviation services business Jeddah Management Company has provided more details about how the service will work and the security precau...
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Makkah medical staff save infant after swallowing long needle

  • MAKKAH: A medical team at the Maternity and Children Hospital in Makkah saved the life of a 7-month-old American baby after she had swallowed a 5.5-cm needle. The infant came from the US with her family to perform Umrah. She was in critical condition when she arrived at the emergency departme...
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Experts mull Islamic digital economy’s future and challenges

  • JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia was fast reaching its goal of becoming the global hub for Shariah-compliant investment, amid challenges of aligning the growing industry securely with the latest digital technology. These issues were raised on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the 42nd Al-Baraka Islamic ...
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KSrelief clinics continue work at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan

  • RIYADH: The clinics of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) are continuing their work providing medical services to Syrian refugees at the Zaatari camp in Jordan, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday. The clinics have been visited by 703 patie...
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Saudi Arabia’s Hadiyah charity to distribute 7 million free goods at two holy mosques

  • MAKKAH: Hadiyah, the Hajji and Mu’tamer’s Gift Charitable Association in Makkah, has launched a series of programs and services aimed at providing over seven million free products to pilgrims. During Ramadan, 550 hosts and hostesses will serve pilgrims, worshippers, and needy families at the ...
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Fashion fits in Ramadan as part of culture and civilization, say Saudi designers

  • JEDDAH: Aside from the religious and spiritual duties that Muslims strive to complete during Ramadan, the fasting month is also a time for gatherings and maintaining kinship. This means it is also an occasion to dress up and look one’s best. Women put away their jeans and shirts and put on the...
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Saudi Arabia launches first virtual hospital

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s health ministry on Monday launched the Kingdom’s first virtual hospital as part of ongoing efforts to digitalize the healthcare sector. With a growing live network of 130 connected hospitals, SEHA Virtual Hospital (SVH) is the largest of its kind in the world. The ...
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Tech experts discuss smart ways to make Madinah a city of the future

  • MADINAH: Local and international technology leaders, experts and businesses gathered this week for the first Smart Madinah Forum, during which they discussed, shared and exchanged knowledge and experience of smart cities. The aim of the two-day event, held on Feb. 6 and 7 and organized b...
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