• Life and death for Yemen’s women and girls, as funding evaporates

    In mid-May, just as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Yemen, funding for UNFPA’s life-saving reproductive health services dried up. The agency has been forced to suspend the provision of reproductive healthcare in 140 out of the 180 health facilities, it supports, meaning only 40 now remain. There have already been tragic consequences. Mariam, a war […]

  • Australia Lifts More Restrictions; Saudi Mosques Reopen

    Australia is continuing to ease coronavirus restrictions, allowing more people to gather in restaurants, public parks and other attractions. Gatherings in the country’s largest state, New South Wales, had been limited to 10 people. That limit has been increased to 50. Museums, libraries and zoos are reopening. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he hopes […]


    Tens of thousands of mosques across Saudi Arabia reopened Sunday for the first time in more than two months, but worshipers have been ordered to follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as Islam’s holiest site in Mecca remained closed to the public. The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem, the third holiest […]

  • King Abdulaziz International Airport Completes Preparations for Domestic Flights Resumption

    Jeddah, King Abdulaziz International Airport completed its preparations for the resumption of domestic flights today according to the precautionary measures and regulations set by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in cooperation with the relevant authorities to face the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The precautionary measures include checking on airport visitors with thermal cameras, installing […]

  • Weather Forecast for Sunday

    Riyadh, The General Authority of Meteorology and Environment Protection forecasted the weather for today as active dusty winds in the regions of Al-Jouf, Northern Borders, Tabuk, Hail, Qassim, Riyadh, Makkah, and Medina. In its report, the Authority stated that the surface wind movement in the Red Sea is westerly northerly to northerly at speed of […]

  • Saudi Press: Saudi Arabia Gradually Reopens Economic Activities Amid Precautionary Health Measures

    Riyadh, Saudi newspapers highlighted in their editorials today a number of issues at local, regional, and international arenas. Al-Riyadh, Al-Yaum, Al-Bilad, and Okaz newspapers commented in their editorials on lifting the suspension of attendance in the government and private sectors by saying that, starting from today, the life will return gradually to nature situation based […]

  • Singapore’s Health Ministry Confirms 518 More Coronavirus Cases

    Singapore, Singapore has confirmed 518 more coronavirus infections, the health ministry said on Sunday, taking its tally to 34,884, according to Reuters. Migrant workers living in dormitories make up the vast majority of the new cases, the ministry said in a statement. Source: Saudi Press Agency

  • Russia says coronavirus infections pass 400,000

    Moscow, Russia on Sunday reported 9,268 new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising the national tally to 405,843, according to Reuters. Officials said 138 people had died of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, in the last 24 hours, pushing to nationwide toll up to 4,693. Source: Saudi Press Agency

  • India Reports 8380 New COVID-19 Cases

    New Delhi, India reported 8380 COVID-19 new cases in the previous 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 182143 cases, according to Reuters. The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in its daily release that the number of deaths increased to 4971 after 193 new deaths were recorded. Source: Saudi Press […]