Saudi Arabia’s undersea treasures a magnet for scuba divers

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia may be famous for its infinitely flowing sand dunes and jagged mountain ranges, but it is also host to a lesser-known and altogether different environment — one that is cool, silent, kaleidoscopic and teeming with animal and plant life. This is the underwater world of the...
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How young Saudis can get a leg up on the competition for studying abroad

  • DUBAI: The newly updated scholarship program of Saudi Arabia aims to propel the Kingdom in the coming years up the ranks of the top five largest markets for US colleges and universities. Saudi Arabia ranked third after China and India in 2015-16, with almost 62,000 students studying in US uni...
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Telemedicine in Hajj: Riyadh doctors at virtual hospital treat pilgrims in Makkah

  • RIYADH: Telemedicine services in Saudi Arabia have played their part in ensuring a healthy Hajj season, with doctors in Riyadh successfully treating pilgrims in Makkah. Seha Virtual Hospital in Riyadh provided a range of services, including the diagnosis of four cases of stroke and analysis o...
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Saudi Arabia's first virtual hospital offers round the clock assistance to Hajj pilgrims

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Seha Virtual Hospital, which claims to be the largest network of its kind in the world, is helping to address the healthcare needs of Hajj pilgrims from across the world. The hospital was launched in February this year as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to digitalize its ...
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Saudi virtual hospital assists Hajj pilgrims

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Seha Virtual Hospital, which claims to be the largest network of its kind in the world, is helping to address the healthcare needs of Hajj pilgrims from across the world. The hospital was launched in February this year as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to digitalize its ...
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‘Holodoctor’ service for Hajj pilgrims

  • RIYADH: Saudi Health Minister Fahad Al-Jalajel has launched a “holodoctor” service, in partnership with the Saudi Telecommunications Co., that would allow medical practitioners to treat Hajj pilgrims virtually. These services include “inspection, diagnosis, and disbursing medicines” through d...
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Saudi virtual hospital saves life of 70-year-old heart victim

  • RIYADH: A cardiology team at Saudi Arabia’s Seha Virtual Hospital supervised a remote operation to save the life of a 70-year-old woman suffering from severe heart pain. The patient arrived at the emergency department of King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Tabuk, complaining of severe pain in he...
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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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