Wednesday, April 14

Arab Parliament Condemns Houthi Militia’s Continuing Attacks on Saudi Arabia with Ballistic Missiles and Bomb-laden UAVs

General
Cairo, The Arab Parliament has condemned the terrorist Houthi militia's launching of two ballistic missiles and bomb-laden UAVs towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that the Forces of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen managed to intercept and destroy. In a statement issued today, the Arab Parliament affirmed that continued systematic attempts to target civilians and civilian objects by the Houthi militia and its continuous escalation reflect its blatant challenge to the international law and its rejection of all political efforts aimed to end the Yemeni crisis, noting that these repeated Iran-backed attacks reflect the Iranian guardianship and its use of the Houthi militia as a tool to achieve its subversive plans to spread chaos in the region and undermine regional and internat...

Health Ministry: 842 New Confirmed Covid-19 Cases, 706 Recoveries Reported in Saudi Arabia

Medical
Riyadh, The Ministry of Health announced, in a statement here today, that 842 new confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 399,277, including 8,485 active cases. Of these, there are 937 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable, the statement said. It added that 11 new deaths have been reported, putting the tally of fatalities at 6,765. Meanwhile, as many as 706 cases have recovered, raising recoveries' toll to 384,027. On the other hand, 59,793 new laboratory tests were conducted, in the last 24-hour, across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

HRC President Receives Ambassador of EU to Saudi Arabia

Politics
Riyadh, President of Human Rights Commission (HRC) Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad has discussed with Ambassador of the European Union to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Patrick Simonnet ways to enhance cooperation in the field of human rights between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the European Union. During the meeting, Dr. Al-Awwad stressed the depth of the joint relations and the importance of continuing cooperation to enhance these relations in all fields. He said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in light of its Vision 2030, has implemented many successive reforms in various fields of human rights, with the support and patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, noting the importance of such visits between the two sides to exchange views on ...

Saudi Arabia, Gulf wide Dates’ E-Exhibition Reports 750 thousand Views

General
Buraidah, Saudi Arabia, A number of commercial as well as industrial chambers, inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and across the Arabian Gulf countries interacted with event of the Dates' Electronic Exhibition, organized by the Commercial and Industrial Chamber of the Qassim Region. The e-exhibition is set to last until next Thursday, contain 35 virtually-held shows to sell and display all dates' types products, in addition to providing dates' traders with logistics services, for date packaging and etc., as well as an exhibit of a transport services company, inside and abroad the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Some traders called for the time of the exhibition to be extended, as many as 15,000 persons paid visit to the venue, while the promotional advertisements of the exhibit reported 750,000...

OIC Secretary General Congratulates Muslim World on Advent of Holy Month of Ramadan 1442H

General
Jeddah, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen congratulated all Muslims in the world on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan 1442H. Dr. Al-Othaimeen expressed his congratulations to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the host country, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the President of the Islamic Summit; and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. He also expressed his congratulations to their Majesties, Highnesses and Excellences leaders of the OIC Member States. OIC Secretary General called on Muslims to imbibe the core teachings of Ramadan and let its lessons of self-discipline and rigor continue to guide t...

SAUDIA Launches IATA Travel App Trial for Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah

General
Jeddah, The Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, announced today a cooperation agreement with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to trial IATA Travel Pass, which aims to support the safe return to the international travel and assist the aviation sector recovery from COVID-19 pandemic impact. IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app that will enable passengers to create digital passports where test and vaccine data can be securely loaded and shared, to ensure that governmental health requirements are fulfilled both at the departure and destination points. SAUDIA is set to introduce the IATA Travel Pass on its network, starting with a trial that is set to take place on the Kuala Lumpur – Jeddah route on April 19, 2021. The Guest...