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Alaa Swilam

UAE to boost strategic stockpile, waive visa fines over coronavirus

05 Apr 2020

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates will reinforce its stockpile of strategic goods and waive residency visa fines for the rest of the year in response to the coronavirus outbreak, its vice president said on Sunday.

Saudi coronavirus cases pass 500; Emirates cancels most passenger flights

22 Mar 2020

DUBAI Saudi Arabia reported a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases on Sunday while the United Arab Emirates pumped more money into its economy as its state-owned carrier Emirates said it would halt almost all passenger flights.

Qatar and Bahrain record jump in coronavirus cases, Kuwait bans flights

11 Mar 2020

DUBAI Qatar reported 238 more coronavirus infections among individuals under quarantine in a residential compound on Wednesday, the latest Gulf state to record new cases in a regional outbreak that prompted Kuwait to cancel all commercial passenger flights.

Qatar and Bahrain record jump in coronavirus cases, Kuwait bans flights

11 Mar 2020

DUBAI Qatar reported 238 more coronavirus infections among individuals under quarantine in a residential compound on Wednesday, the latest Gulf state to record new cases in a regional outbreak that prompted Kuwait to cancel all commercial passenger flights.

Saudi Arabia to fine people up to $133,000 for hiding health details on entry

09 Mar 2020

DUBAI Saudi Arabia will impose a fine of up to 500,000 riyals ($133,000) on people who do not disclose health information and travel details at entry points, it said on Monday, as the Gulf state works to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia bars pilgrims and tourists amid coronavirus

27 Feb 2020

RIYADH Saudi Arabia on Thursday closed its borders to foreign "umrah" pilgrims and to tourists from at least 25 countries where the new coronavirus has been found.

World News

Civil unrest flares in U.S. cities over Minneapolis killing

The full Minnesota National Guard was activated for the first time since World War Two after four nights of sometimes violent protests that have spread to other U.S. cities following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck.