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Turkey quarantines pilgrims returning from Umrah  

Hundreds of Muslims returning to Turkey from the Umrah pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia were being housed in student dormitories on April 5 as part of quarantine measures against the novel coronavirus.

Realities Of Coronavirus Economic Impact Shift U.S., Russia's Attention To Low Oil Prices   -13%

In a reversal of the bravado voiced last month by Russian officials in its standoff with Saudi Arabia, President Vladimir Putin said the drop in oil prices represented a "very serious challenge" for the country's economy. This comes as U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed willingness to help bring the Russians and Saudis back to the negotiating table. But even if Washington and Moscow are willing, is Saudi Arabia prepared to talk?

Gulf's top two economies suffer record declines after Covid-19 hit   -15%

The non-oil economies of the energy-rich Gulf states are likely going in reverse this year, shrinking in the case of Saudi Arabia for the first time in more than three decades, after the one-two punch of collapsing crude prices and the health emergency.

Saudi capital, cities get 24-hour curfew, Kuwait isolates two districts over coronavirus   -2%

Saudi Arabia placed its capital Riyadh and other big cities under a 24-hour curfew on Monday, locking down much of the population as the largest Gulf Arab country expanded efforts to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Riyadh and other cities   30%

Saudi Arabia imposed on Monday a 24-hour curfew in the capital Riyadh and a number of cities effective immediately and until further notice, as a precautionary measure against coronavirus spread, state news agency (SPA) reported.

Twitter deletes 20,000 fake accounts linked to Saudi, Serbian and Egyptian governments   -25%

Accounts also linked to Honduras and Indonesia violated policy and were ‘targeted attempt to undermine the public conversation’

Twitter has deleted 20,000 fake accounts linked to the governments of Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Honduras and Indonesia, saying they violated company policy and were a “targeted attempt to undermine the public conversation”.

Yoel Roth, the head of site integrity, said the removal of the accounts was part of the company’s ongoing “work to detect and investigate state-backed information operations”.

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in several cities, including Riyadh  

Saudi Arabia is imposing a 24-hour curfew and lockdown on the cities of Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran and Hofuf and throughout the governorates of Jeddah, Taif, Qatif and Khobar, the Saudi Press

Coronavirus: Death toll in Saudi Arabia rises to 38, total cases reach 2,523  

Saudi Arabia recorded four new coronavirus deaths on Monday, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths in the Kingdom to 38, according to data on the Ministry of Health.For more coronavirus

Coronavirus: French ambassador praises Saudi doctors aiding in France  

The French ambassador to Saudi Arabia expressed gratitude and praised Saudi Arabian doctors who stayed in France to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.In a video posted on the French embassy’s

Coronavirus: Youngest Saudi patient recovered, moved back home   4%

The youngest recovered coronavirus patient in Saudi Arabia, who is just weeks old, was transported home following his hospital stay, a video shared on social media shows.Khalid, only weeks old, was

Coronavirus: King Salman issues directive to allow Saudis to return to the Kingdom   -6%

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued on Sunday directives for the foreign minister to work on procedures that will allow Saudi citizens to return to the Kingdom following the suspension of

Saudi Arabia, Russia, US, other oil exporters race to negotiate crude deal   11%

Saudi Arabia, Russia and other large oil producers are racing to negotiate a deal to stem the historic price crash as diplomats said some progress was made on Sunday.The talks still face significant

UAE backs Saudi Arabias proposal to end oil price war   -12%

The United Arab Emirates supports Saudi Arabia's proposal to call for an emergency meeting for OPEC+ and other producers, Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said on Sunday.“A joint and combined effort

Saudi Arabia supported by worlds lowest oil cost amid price war, coronavirus   8%

Saudi Arabia has the lowest extraction costs among any major producer at around $3 per barrel, giving it an advantage over others, research from MUFG Bank showed.The Kingdom unexpectedly called an

Kuwait reports first crude oil export from Neutral Zone in five years   -6%

Kuwait’s oil ministry announced on Sunday that the first shipment of al-Khafji crude oil from the so-called the Neutral Zone shared with Saudi Arabia has been exported, the first in five years.The

Putins comments on Saudi withdrawal from OPEC+ deal devoid of truth: Saudi FM   -6%

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan described Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statements on the reason for the decline in oil prices being a result of Saudi Arabia’s

US Texas regulator aims to wrangle oil output cuts from Saudi Arabia, Russia   25%

A little-known Texas state regulator waded into oil diplomacy on Thursday, calling Russia's energy minister to discuss possible oil production curbs and angling for talks with Saudi Arabia as many

Saudi Arabia seeks urgent oil meet, Trump says oil cuts could hit 15 mln bpd  

Saudi Arabia unexpectedly called an urgent meeting of oil exporters after US President Donald Trump revived slumping oil prices with a tweet saying he expected the Kingdom and Russia to cut production

After repatriation from US, I feel safer in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus crisis   -10%

Two weeks ago, I left the US with a one-way ticket and a heavy heart. After sleepless nights and dozens of phone calls with my family, I decided to return home when Saudi Arabia announced it would

Coronavirus: Thermal drones monitor body temperatures in Saudi Arabias Qassim  

Hi-tech thermal drones have been used in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia to monitor the body temperatures of customers in open spaces like the livestock market in Buraidah, as part of precautionary

Already Faced with Famine and War, Yemenis Fear Saudi Arabia is Weaponizing COVID-19   -12%

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Saudi Arabia has engaged in a number of questionable practices that have Yemenis fearing the Kingdom may be intentionally trying to spread the virus.

The post Already Faced with Famine and War, Yemenis Fear Saudi Arabia is Weaponizing COVID-19 appeared first on MintPress News.

Oil leaps on potential global output cuts, though doubts persist  

The OPEC+ coalition including Saudi Arabia will hold a meeting of its members by video conference on Monday, with the gathering open to even producers outside the group.

Trump talks oil prices with Putin as rout continues  

President Donald Trump said he’s concerned oil prices have fallen too far and called Vladimir Putin on Monday to discuss Russia’s oil-price war with Saudi Arabia.

Double whammy could cost Israel and Iran their key Gulf state contact   -4%

The coronavirus crisis and oil price warfare have given Saudi Arabia and UAE critical leverage on a struggling Oman. It could be the end of Muscat’s maverick independent foreign policy, with repercussions across the Mideast

Coronavirus, and Saudi Arabia, force Moscow to freeze its plans for Middle East domination  

The coronavirus pandemic and the Kremlin’s battle with Saudi Arabia over oil prices are exposing both the vagueness and fragility of Putin’s ambitions in the Mideast, from Damascus to Tehran to Riyadh

'Why I didn't report it': Saudi women use social media to recount harassment   27%

Hundreds of women in Saudi Arabia are taking to social media to share their experiences of sexual harassment in a rare exploration of a taboo topic in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Kuwait backs Saudi call for talks on cutting oil output   5%

Kuwait supports Saudi Arabia's call to renew talks on cutting oil supply due later this week and hopes for a successful outcome to stabilize the oil market, Kuwait's oil minister said Sunday.

OPEC+ meeting delayed, KSA and Russia clash over oil prices   -8%

Saudi Arabia sharply criticized Russia on Saturday over what it described as Moscow blaming the kingdom for the collapse in global energy prices, showing the tensions ahead of an emergency meeting of OPEC and other oil producers.

Saudi king earmarks $2.4 bln to pay private-sector workers  

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered up to 9 billion riyals ($2.4 billion) to be disbursed to pay part of the wages of private-sector workers to deter companies from laying off staff, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.

Disney+ content to make exclusive Middle East debut on OSN   38%

Original programming, including hit show 'The Mandalorian,' will be available on OSN’s pay television and online streaming services in 17 regional markets, including Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the UAE