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Day: October 4, 2020

السودان يوقع اتفاقية سلام تاريخية مع جماعة المتمردين

Press Release
 جوبا، جنوب السودان، 4 أكتوبر 2020 / PRNewswire / — وقعت الحكومة الانتقالية السودانية اتفاق سلام تاريخي مع قادة الجبهة الثورية السودانية، وذلك وفقًا لمجلس السيادة في البلاد. وقد وصف نائب رئيس الحكومة السودانية الانتقالية الفريق أول محمد حمدان دقلو ويُلقب بـ حميدتي، والذي لعب دورًا رائدًا في المفاوضات، هذا الاتفاق بأنه “لحظة فخر للبلاد”. هذا وقد تم الاتفاق على اتفاق السلام من حيث المبدأ في شهر أغسطس، وأسفرت عملية وساطة مكثفة عن الاتفاق النهائي الذي وقعته جميع الأطراف يوم الجمعة. وقد صرح حميدتي قائلًا: “اليوم هو يوم فخر للسودان. ولقد ركزت جميع الأطراف، وشاركت، وبذلت أقصى ما في وسعها لوضع اللمسات الأخيرة على اتفاق السلام. المحادثات نجحت لأننا دخلنا المفاوضات أخوة وليس أعداء”. الوساطة بدأها السودانيون ونفذوها دون أي تدخل دولي. كما عقب على حديثه قائلًا: “ه...

Oman Air provides complimentary COVID-19 coverage to its guests

General
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is providing its guests with complimentary COVID coverage which will cover expenses incurred by medical treatment or quarantine related to the COVID-19 virus. The coverage, which is effective for travel from 1 October 2020 until 31 March 2021, is provided to all guests who purchase tickets on omanair.com, through the airline's Call Centre, at Oman Air's offices or through travel agents after 1st October 2020. Coverage begins on the day Oman Air returns to scheduled service, with flights connecting Muscat with 18 cities in 12 countries. Details about this complimentary COVID-19 coverage program are available at omanair.com. The free coverage, for guests of all ages, is part of the airline's expansive efforts to ensure that...

Oman Air flights to two Pakistani cities are now operating

General
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, returned to scheduled service on 1 October with service to 18 cities in 12 countries including 2 flights per week connecting Muscat with the Pakistani cities of Islamabad and Lahore. Flights to and from Islamabad depart and arrive on Sundays and Thursdays. Flights to and from Lahore depart and arrive on Sundays and Fridays. Oman Air will maintain its comprehensive safety program throughout all elements of the travel journey to ensure that guests fly confidently. Masks are required when guests are on board the aircraft and in Oman's airports. Distancing is maintained while guests board and exit the aircraft, which are carefully cleaned after each flight and at the end of every day. Cabin crew all wear a full set of personal prot...

AL-RAHI TO THE POLITICAL AUTHORITY: YOU ARE NOT THE MASTERS OF THE PEOPLE BUT THEIR SERVANTS, NO GROUP HAS THE RIGHT TO MAKE LEBANON AN ALLY OF THIS OR THAT COUNTRY IN ITS CONFLICTS AND WARS

Politics
Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, presided over Sunday Mass at the Church of the Patriarchal Summer Residence in Dimane this morning. Touching on the prevailing situation in his homily, the Patriarch addressed the ruling class, saying: "You are not the masters of the people, but rather servants," regretting, with great pain, the departure of many Lebanese people in search of work opportunities, security and a decent life abroad. "As I understand the suffering of young men and women and families and the reason for their compulsive desire to stay away from tragedies, and as I share their disappointment with everything, yes everything, I invite you, our young women and men, to think carefully before making the decision to migrate," said al-Rahi. He added: "I know ...

OHANIAN: ARMENIA AND ARTSAKH HAVE PAID DEARLY FOR FREEDOM, INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MUST INTERVENE TO PROTECT THEM

Politics
Caretaker Youth and Sports Minister, Vartine Ohanian, regretted Sunday the prevailing situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, deeming it "catastrophic and immoral, as some deliberately equate between the perpetrator and the victim, and between the aggressor and the offended." The Minister stressed that both Armenia and Artsakh have paid a dear cost for their liberty, adding that the international community ought to intervene to protect them. "Throughout their history, Armenia and Artsakh have paid heavy prices for freedom and their confrontation against domination and expansionist, economic ambitions, and it is not permissible to allow a return to this black era instead of respecting the right of the Armenian people to live in the land of their ancestors in safety and peace," Ohani...

ARMY: SMUGGLING OF 37 PEOPLE BY SEA THWARTED, ORGANIZER ARRESTED

General
Lebanese Army Command-Orientation Directorate issued a statement this evening, in which it indicated that on 3/10/2020, its units arrested a boat used for smuggling people and thwarted the smuggling of 37 persons (34 Syrians, including 7 children and 3 women, in addition to two Lebanese and one Palestinian). The boat was arrested five miles from the Ramekin Islands, after it was spotted by the army's naval radars which are tightening their surveillance to prevent smuggling operations. After investigation and follow-up, the Lebanese Intelligence Directorate arrested the person responsible for organizing and preparing for the smuggling operation and handed over the detainees to the concerned authorities.   Source: National News Agency

Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Congratulates Sultan of Brunei on Anniversary of his Assumption of Power

General
Riyadh, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to Haji Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam on the occasion of assuming power in his country. On behalf of the people and Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the King expressed his sincere congratulations and best wishes of permanent health and happiness to His Majesty and further progress and prosperity to the Government and people of Brunei Darussalam.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

G20 Eight Economic Engagement Groups Set up a Road Map for Financial and Social Challenges

General
Riyadh, Since the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia assumed presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20) for the year 2020, as per a decision of the foreign ministers of the group‘s countries in the Japanese city of Nagoya in November 2019, a strenuous work was stepped up to accelerate the implementation of the G20 summit program, upon the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and with a close follow-up and direct supervision of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 seeks to support and stimulate innovation in the world, achieve prosperity, empower the world‘s people and preserve the earth. It also realiz...

Riyadh Region Governor Extends Condolences on Death of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

General
Riyadh, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, visited the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Riyadh today, during which he extended condolences on the death of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Upon his arrival at the embassy, the Governor was received by Kuwaiti Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sheikh Ali Al-Khalid Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and members of the embassy's staff. Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz prayed to Allah Almighty to bestow mercy upon the deceased and rest him in His widely vast paradise. For his part, the Kuwaiti Ambassador expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Governor for his sincere feelings.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

SFDA Joins International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities

Medical
Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), has joined the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA), in a step to strengthen the Kingdom's position at the international level and be a leader in all fields in accordance with the Kingdom's Vision 2030. Through this Coalition, the SFDA will be able to develop the regulatory aspect, meet and communicate with heads of drug regulatory authorities around the world, exchange knowledge and information, transfer experiences, share data on medicines, pill and vaccines, and develop some standards that support medicine regulatory work at the authority to ensure medicines' availability, safety and effectiveness. It will also allow the Authority to be familiar with the best pr...