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اللجنة الوطنية للمرأة تدين الاعتداء على النازحات في عدن

أدانت اللجنة الوطنية للمرأة في اليمن، اعتداء ما يسمى بالحزام الأمني التابع لمليشيا المجلس الانتقالي الجنوبي على النازحات القادمات من محافظة
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اللجنة الوطنية للمرأة تدين الاعتداء على النازحات في عدن

أدانت اللجنة الوطنية للمرأة في اليمن، اعتداء ما يسمى بالحزام الأمني التابع لمليشيا المجلس الانتقالي الجنوبي على النازحات القادمات من محافظة الحديدة إ...

استشهاد مواطن يمني وإصابة آخرين بقصف على تعز

استشهد مواطن يمني وأصيب ثلاثة آخرين بقصف لمرتزقة العدوان على مديرية صالة بمحافظة تعز....
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استشهاد مواطن يمني وإصابة آخرين بقصف على تعز

استشهد مواطن يمني وأصيب ثلاثة آخرين بقصف لمرتزقة العدوان على مديرية صالة بمحافظة تعز....

شاهد السجون السرية ومصانع الاسلحة لداعش الارهابي في الجوف

وزعت قناة المسيرة الفضائية الأحد، مشاهد تثبت أن عناصر ما يمسى بتنظيم القاعدة و«داعش» الارهابيتين، تقاتل جنبا إلى جنب مع تحالف العدوان ا
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شاهد السجون السرية ومصانع الاسلحة لداعش الارهابي في الجوف

وزعت قناة المسيرة الفضائية الأحد، مشاهد تثبت أن عناصر ما يمسى بتنظيم القاعدة و«داعش» الارهابيتين، تقاتل جنبا إلى جنب مع تحالف العدوان الأمريكي السعود...

بن سلمان واقتصاده .. أسرع انكماش على الاطلاق!

انكمش ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان على نفسه وتراجع عن سياسته النفطية بعد تلميح «صديقه» ترامب التهديدي بفرض رسوم على النفط السعودي، ف
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بن سلمان واقتصاده .. أسرع انكماش على الاطلاق!

انكمش ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان على نفسه وتراجع عن سياسته النفطية بعد تلميح «صديقه» ترامب التهديدي بفرض رسوم على النفط السعودي، في حين سجل مسح ...

جائحة کورونا تكشف زيف مزاعم الرياض وتعرّيها

غالبا ما تلجأ الانظمة المستبدة الى اسلوب تلميع وجهها القبيح أمام الرأي العام المحلي والعالمي، ولا شك أن هناك العشرات من الأبواق المحلية والأج
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جائحة کورونا تكشف زيف مزاعم الرياض وتعرّيها

غالبا ما تلجأ الانظمة المستبدة الى اسلوب تلميع وجهها القبيح أمام الرأي العام المحلي والعالمي، ولا شك أن هناك العشرات من الأبواق المحلية والأجنبية الت...

الكويت تؤيد دعوة السعودية لإجراء محادثات حول تخفيض إنتاج النفط

قال وزير النفط الكويتي خالد الفاضل، الأحد، إن بلاده تدعم دعوة السعودية لإجراء محادثات جديدة حول تخفيض إمدادات النفط في وقت لاحق هذا الأسبوع....
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الكويت تؤيد دعوة السعودية لإجراء محادثات حول تخفيض إنتاج النفط

قال وزير النفط الكويتي خالد الفاضل، الأحد، إن بلاده تدعم دعوة السعودية لإجراء محادثات جديدة حول تخفيض إمدادات النفط في وقت لاحق هذا الأسبوع....

Mobility rate in Saudi Arabia remains above 40%; people urged to keep staying at home

Sun, 2020-04-05 23:54 JEDDAH: The Saudi Health Ministry has described the results of a Google Maps COVID-19 Community Mobility Report as “very concerning” — as it shows people’s mobility rate in Saudi Arabia remains above 40 percent. “Unfortunatel
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Mobility rate in Saudi Arabia remains above 40%; people urged to keep staying at home

Sun, 2020-04-05 23:54 JEDDAH: The Saudi Health Ministry has described the results of a Google Maps COVID-19 Community Mobility Report as “very concerning” — as it shows people’s mobility rate in Saudi Arabia remains above 40 percent. “Unfortunately, there is still more than 40 percent of mobility, shopping and outdoor activities; this is a very alarming percentage,” Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly, the Health Ministry spokesman, said on Sunday. “We are all in this boat together; those who risk their own lives by going out for no urgent need are risking everybody else’s lives too,” he said. The report, published a few days ago, showed that visits to grocery markets, food warehouses and pharmacies dropped by 24 percent in Saudi Arabia compared to a baseline of data calculated during the five weeks from Jan. 3 to Feb. 6. It also showed that mobility trends related to shopping and entertainment dropped by 54 percent and by 45 percent in workplaces, while it increased by 23 percent in residential places.   Google prepared the report to help individuals and public health officials understand responses to social distancing guidance related to COVID-19. The report charts movement trends over time by geography using aggregated and anonymized data to show popular times for places in Google Maps covering 131 countries. As the confirmed cases rise to 2,385, the Saudi Health Ministry highlighted that 53 percent are non-Saudis. “This shows that the virus spread is present in all segments of the society, and the vast majority of cases are related to socializing,” Al-Aly said. One person could infect up to 70 others, he said. “Usually, there are around 30 to 40 cases infected after being in contact with a single positive case. However, we have had cases of over 70 contacts, but thankfully they were contained and controlled.”   “It is a huge challenge, but medical staff are up to the task,” he said. The latest number of recoveries rose to 488, putting the total active cases at 1,863 while the number of deaths rose to 34. Al-Aly said that the ministry updated the numbers several times a day on its webpage (covid19.moh.gov.sa) to ensure greater transparency and to help people’s access to data. Meanwhile, there are more than 1,100 staff working at Saudi Red Crescent Authority operations rooms around the Kingdom 24/7, receiving urgent calls and reports on coronavirus-related issues.  In recent weeks, the authority reported a 53 percent increase in calls with 350,000 calls from the different regions of the country. The Makkah and Riyadh regions registered the most calls. There are more than 20,000 volunteers registered ready to support the authority’s activities.  The authority receives urgent calls on its 977 hotline, as well as reports on its smartphone app ASAFNY where people can request an ambulance or permission to leave their homes to reach health facilities during curfew hours. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: China CoronavirusCOVID-19 Saudi Health Ministry announces 206 new cases of coronavirusSaudi Arabia to fly home citizens abroad amid coronavirus outbreak

Saudi education directorate launches remote teaching award

Mon, 2020-04-06 00:04 JEDDAH: The General Directorate of Education has launched an education award for remote teaching amid the rise of digital education from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Director General of Jeddah Education Saad Al-Massoud
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Saudi education directorate launches remote teaching award

Mon, 2020-04-06 00:04 JEDDAH: The General Directorate of Education has launched an education award for remote teaching amid the rise of digital education from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Director General of Jeddah Education Saad Al-Massoudi said that the award will show how the educational field has proved its ability to overcome all challenges. On March 8, Saudi Arabia closed all public and private schools to protect students.    Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi education ministryChina CoronavirusCOVID-19 Saudi Arabia's King Salman requests Shoura Council sessions, committee meetings held remotelyJustice ministry continues to provide services to remote beneficiaries

SR1 billion employment initiative to support 80,000 Saudis

Mon, 2020-04-06 00:07 RIYADH: More than 80,000 male and female citizens are expected to benefit from “employment support” initiative,  recently launched by the  Saudi Human Resources Development Fund. SR1 billion has been dedicated to implement the in
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SR1 billion employment initiative to support 80,000 Saudis

Mon, 2020-04-06 00:07 RIYADH: More than 80,000 male and female citizens are expected to benefit from “employment support” initiative,  recently launched by the  Saudi Human Resources Development Fund. SR1 billion has been dedicated to implement the initiative, as part of a package of support initiatives amounting to SR5.3 billion, announced by the fund to support the employment, training and empowerment of Saudi men and women.   Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Human Resources Development Fund (HADAF) 49,000 Saudis employed via Hadaf in 11 monthsMinistry of Labor and Social Development, Hadaf under virus attack

KSA steps up efforts to repatriate Saudi citizens

Mon, 2020-04-06 00:21 RIYADH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) is working in cooperation with all relevant government agencies to arrange for the return of Saudi citizens currently trapped abroad as a result of security measures imposed due to
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KSA steps up efforts to repatriate Saudi citizens

Mon, 2020-04-06 00:21 RIYADH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) is working in cooperation with all relevant government agencies to arrange for the return of Saudi citizens currently trapped abroad as a result of security measures imposed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Saleh Al-Jasser, minister of transport and chairman of GACA, said that in compliance with the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the transport system, represented by GACA, was working to ready airport terminals as part of a series of decisions issued by the king to ensure the safety of citizens in light of the coronavirus outbreak, in the Kingdom and abroad. Al-Jasser added: “GACA has harnessed all its efforts and capabilities to receive the citizens wishing to return to the Kingdom. It has prepared terminals in the Kingdom’s international airports: King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, and King Fahd International Airport in Dammam. “GACA also endeavors to schedule the flights designated for the plan to return Saudi citizens to the Kingdom in coordination with the national carrier, Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), in addition to continuous coordination with the airports of other countries.” FASTFACT Saudi citizens wishing to return can register their information at the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs online portal http://www.mofa.gov.sa/es. Al-Jasser highlighted that GACA would take all precautionary and preventive measures against COVID-19 in cooperation with the Ministry of Health. The Saudi minister of tourism, Ahmed Al-Khatib, has also announced that 11,000 rooms in various accommodations across the Kingdom are ready to welcome the returning citizens, with more rooms to be facilitated. The Ministry of Education, meanwhile, has followed up with its 31 cultural bureaus on the health and safety of Saudi scholarship students abroad. At present, 124,228 Saudis are abroad as part of the the scholarship program, with 79,113 scholarship students as well as 45,115 accompanying family members. The ministry is to provide them with the means of return to the Kingdom if they wish to do so. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: China CoronavirusCOVID-19 Saudi Arabia to fly home citizens abroad amid coronavirus outbreakMobility rate in Saudi Arabia remains above 40%; people urged to keep staying at home

Saudi food authority uses artificial intelligence to facilitate medical attention

Author: Mon, 2020-04-06 00:32 JEDDAH: The ideal way to receive medical advice during the current health crisis is through digital means, a recommendation emphasized by Saudi authorities while a nationwide lockdown is in force due to the coronavirus outb
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Saudi food authority uses artificial intelligence to facilitate medical attention

Author: Mon, 2020-04-06 00:32 JEDDAH: The ideal way to receive medical advice during the current health crisis is through digital means, a recommendation emphasized by Saudi authorities while a nationwide lockdown is in force due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has launched electronic services that contribute to promoting health awareness and interactive communication, while also tightening control and facilitating the performance of businesses. The services include a WhatsApp chatbot called Sarah and an app called Tammni, in cooperation with the National Digital Transformation Unit, which use AI, business intelligence, and an electronic inspection system. Sarah works around the clock and communicates directly with users through WhatsApp and Telegram. It allows users to inquire about drugs, send a complaint, and contributes to increasing health awareness as well. We want to reassure people about our food, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. Abdullah Al-Dokhail, SFDA’s director of systems development The mobile app Tammni aims to provide accurate and easy information about all the products supervised by the authority. It allows users to search for drugs, their prices, and their alternatives, through the name of the product or the barcode. Last November, the SFDA’s director of systems development, Abdullah Al-Dokhail, said the authority chose the name Sarah because it was the most common female name in the Kingdom. It is also his mother’s name. “I don’t think there is a household in the Kingdom without the name Sarah,” he said. “It is definitely someone’s daughter, mother or sister. It is a very common name, it is present in every region in the Kingdom, it is even popular globally. The name Sarah is derived from the Arabic word suroor, which means joy and that is what we want to bring to everyone.” He explained that the same idea lay behind tammni, which means reassure me. FASTFACT • The services include a WhatsApp chatbot called Sarah and an app called Tammni. Sarah works around the clock and communicates directly with users through WhatsApp and Telegram. • The mobile app Tammni aims to provide accurate and easy information about all the products supervised by the SFDA. “We want to reassure people about our food, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices,” he added. A common question the authority received was why the two services were not rolled into one app. Al-Dokhail said the SFDA wanted the services to reach everyone inside the Kingdom and outside. “That is why we diversified the platforms. We chose WhatsApp because there is a statistic that said 25 million people in the Kingdom use WhatsApp. Tammni is a mobile application and apps are popular among the youth.” The electronic inspection system contributes to reducing violations and maintaining the safety of citizens and residents in the Kingdom through direct follow-ups from the inspection operations room, updating facilities’ data, archiving their files directly, and electronic scheduling of periodic inspections. As of Sunday Saudi Arabia had confirmed 206 new coronavirus cases and five deaths, bringing the totals to 2,385 infections, 34 deaths and 488 recoveries. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA)China CoronavirusCOVID-19 KSA steps up efforts to repatriate Saudi citizensMobility rate in Saudi Arabia remains above 40%; people urged to keep staying at home

Saudi Arabia delays May crude prices until after OPEC+ meeting

Sun, 2020-04-05 11:57 DUBAI: Saudi Aramco will delay the release of its crude official selling prices (OSP) for May until April 10 to wait for the outcome of a meeting between OPEC and its allies regarding possible output cuts, a senior Saudi source familia
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Saudi Arabia delays May crude prices until after OPEC+ meeting

Sun, 2020-04-05 11:57 DUBAI: Saudi Aramco will delay the release of its crude official selling prices (OSP) for May until April 10 to wait for the outcome of a meeting between OPEC and its allies regarding possible output cuts, a senior Saudi source familiar with the matter said on Sunday. «It is an unprecedented measure that has not been taken by Aramco before. May OSPs will depend on how the OPEC+ meeting concludes. We are doing what we can to make it successful, including taking this extraordinary step to delay the OSPs,» the Saudi source said. Saudi Aramco typically issues its OSPs by the 5th of each month, setting the trend for Iranian, Kuwaiti and Iraqi prices and affecting more than 12 million barrels of oil per day bound for Asia. OPEC and allies are due to meet on Thursday to discuss a possible new global crude supply cut to end a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia which has prompted US President Donald Trump to intervene. The Saudi source said that Riyadh wants to avoid a repeat of the outcome of a March meeting where oil talks collapsed between OPEC and allies «due to Russia's lack of cooperation with the rest of OPEC+ participants». Coordinated cuts between OPEC members and others led by Russia expired on March 31 having helped support crude prices since they began in January 2017. The OPEC+ meeting was initially due for Monday, but was postponed to April 9 «to allow for more time to reach out to all producers including OPEC+ and others,» the Saudi source said. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: OilOPECOPEC+

Al Baik to donate 10,000 meals in Jeddah neighborhoods under lockdown

Author: Sun, 2020-04-05 18:11 JEDDAH: Residents in some parts of Jeddah under a 24-hour lockdown will be receiving 10,000 free meals on a daily basis from Al Baik, a leading food chain in Saudi Arabia.  The fast-food chain, which is very popular in th
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Al Baik to donate 10,000 meals in Jeddah neighborhoods under lockdown

Author: Sun, 2020-04-05 18:11 JEDDAH: Residents in some parts of Jeddah under a 24-hour lockdown will be receiving 10,000 free meals on a daily basis from Al Baik, a leading food chain in Saudi Arabia.  The fast-food chain, which is very popular in the Kingdom, announced it would distribute meals of roasted chicken and fries “to our beloved people in districts in the city of Jeddah which are under a 24-hour curfew.” It said the gesture is meant to lift the financial burden families are facing under the lockdown that started on Saturday in some districts of Jeddah to limit the spread of coronavirus.  Al Baik is one of the major vendors of fried chicken in Saudi Arabia, with over 40 outlets in Jeddah alone. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Al BaikSaudi ArabiaChina Coronavirus Saudi Arabia delays May crude prices until after OPEC+ meeting

Saudi Health Ministry announces 206 new cases of coronavirus

Author: Sun, 2020-04-05 18:16 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s health ministry has announced 206 new coronavirus cases and five more deaths during a press conference on Sunday.   The tally of COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom has reached 2,385, with 34 deaths, th
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Saudi Health Ministry announces 206 new cases of coronavirus

Author: Sun, 2020-04-05 18:16 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s health ministry has announced 206 new coronavirus cases and five more deaths during a press conference on Sunday.   The tally of COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom has reached 2,385, with 34 deaths, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. Some 488 cases have recovered. The ministry highlighted that the ratio of COVID-19 infection in Saudi Arabia is considered low globally.  It said 53 percent of those infected with the virus are non-Saudis.  Most cases have caught the virus through moving between places or getting involved in gatherings, the ministry warned. It described that the percentage of traffic violations committed against restrictions of movement as “worrying.” Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaChina Coronavirus Saudi Aramco appoints Mark Weinberger to Board of Directors

شاهد ضربات الجيش اليمني لمواقع تحالف العدوان غرب الشبكة في نجران

نفذ مجاهدو الجيش واللجان الشعبية في اليمن، عملية اغارة على مواقع لمرتزقة الجيش السعودي غرب الشبكة في نجران تمكنو خلالها من قتل وجرح عدد منهم و
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شاهد ضربات الجيش اليمني لمواقع تحالف العدوان غرب الشبكة في نجران

نفذ مجاهدو الجيش واللجان الشعبية في اليمن، عملية اغارة على مواقع لمرتزقة الجيش السعودي غرب الشبكة في نجران تمكنو خلالها من قتل وجرح عدد منهم وفرار من...

ترامب يثير موجة غضب... والسبب بن سلمان

قال موقع 'ميدل إيست آي' البريطاني، إن الرئيس الأمريكي دونالد ترامب، واجه ردود فعل سلبية وانتقادات كبيرة، عبر موقع تويتر، بعد وصفه ولي العهد ال
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ترامب يثير موجة غضب... والسبب بن سلمان

قال موقع 'ميدل إيست آي' البريطاني، إن الرئيس الأمريكي دونالد ترامب، واجه ردود فعل سلبية وانتقادات كبيرة، عبر موقع تويتر، بعد وصفه ولي العهد السعودي م...

القطاع الخاص في السعودية ينكمش بأسرع وتيرة على الاطلاق

انكمش القطاع الخاص غير النفطي بالسعودية في مارس بأسرع وتيرة له على الإطلاق، بفعل الإجراءات الطارئة لاحتواء تفشي فيروس كورونا والتي ضربت الشر
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القطاع الخاص في السعودية ينكمش بأسرع وتيرة على الاطلاق

انكمش القطاع الخاص غير النفطي بالسعودية في مارس بأسرع وتيرة له على الإطلاق، بفعل الإجراءات الطارئة لاحتواء تفشي فيروس كورونا والتي ضربت الشركات. وفقا...

السعودية تعلن تحديد موعد لاجتماع أوبك بلس

نقلت وكالة «رويترز» عن مصدر سعودي رفيع، اليوم الأحد، قوله إن المملكة ستستضيف مؤتمراً عبر الفيديو لمجموعة «أوبك+»، يوم الخميس المقب
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السعودية تعلن تحديد موعد لاجتماع أوبك بلس

نقلت وكالة «رويترز» عن مصدر سعودي رفيع، اليوم الأحد، قوله إن المملكة ستستضيف مؤتمراً عبر الفيديو لمجموعة «أوبك+»، يوم الخميس المقبل....

انتقاد لاذع من الكرملين لتصرفات السعودية النفطية

حذر الكرملين اليوم الأحد من أن تصرفات السعودية في سوق النفط ستؤدي قريباً لتعبئة جميع خزانات النفط في العالم، مؤكدا أن الرئيس الروسي فلاديمير
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انتقاد لاذع من الكرملين لتصرفات السعودية النفطية

حذر الكرملين اليوم الأحد من أن تصرفات السعودية في سوق النفط ستؤدي قريباً لتعبئة جميع خزانات النفط في العالم، مؤكدا أن الرئيس الروسي فلاديمير بوتين يت...

Saudi Arabia will host a video conference for OPEC+ on Thursday

Sun, 2020-04-05 11:57 Saudi Arabia will host a video conference for OPEC+ on Thursday. (Developing) Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: OilOPECOPEC+
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Saudi Arabia will host a video conference for OPEC+ on Thursday

Sun, 2020-04-05 11:57 Saudi Arabia will host a video conference for OPEC+ on Thursday. (Developing) Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: OilOPECOPEC+

هذه هي الاصلاحات التي يروج لها بن سلمان!

قرأت اليوم في تويتر التغريدة التالية: أنا الصحفي يزيد الفيفي اعتقلت في مثل هذا اليوم من العام ٢٠١٩ على خلفية التعبير عن الرأي برفض الفساد المن
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هذه هي الاصلاحات التي يروج لها بن سلمان!

قرأت اليوم في تويتر التغريدة التالية: أنا الصحفي يزيد الفيفي اعتقلت في مثل هذا اليوم من العام ٢٠١٩ على خلفية التعبير عن الرأي برفض الفساد المنتشر في ...

وزارة الصحة اليمنية تدين جرائم العدوان بحق المدنيين

أدانت وزارة الصحة العامة والسكان اليمنية بشدة، استمرار تحالف العدوان الأمريكي السعودي الإماراتي في استهداف منازل المواطنين بمحافظة صعدة....
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وزارة الصحة اليمنية تدين جرائم العدوان بحق المدنيين

أدانت وزارة الصحة العامة والسكان اليمنية بشدة، استمرار تحالف العدوان الأمريكي السعودي الإماراتي في استهداف منازل المواطنين بمحافظة صعدة....

عشرات الخروقات الجديدة لقوى العدوان السعودي في الحديدة

واصلت قوى العدوان السعودي ومرتزقتها، خرق اتفاق وقف إطلاق النار في الحديدة، واستمرت بقصف مختلف مديريات ومناطق المحافظة....
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عشرات الخروقات الجديدة لقوى العدوان السعودي في الحديدة

واصلت قوى العدوان السعودي ومرتزقتها، خرق اتفاق وقف إطلاق النار في الحديدة، واستمرت بقصف مختلف مديريات ومناطق المحافظة....

موجة سخرية من صحفي سعودي غرد: لا صيام ولا حج هذا العام!

أطلق صحفي سعودي موجة من السخرية على موقع «تويتر» بعدما نشر تغريدة مثيرة للجدل حول إلغاء شهر رمضان وموسم الحج لهذا العام، بسبب تفشي جائحة
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موجة سخرية من صحفي سعودي غرد: لا صيام ولا حج هذا العام!

أطلق صحفي سعودي موجة من السخرية على موقع «تويتر» بعدما نشر تغريدة مثيرة للجدل حول إلغاء شهر رمضان وموسم الحج لهذا العام، بسبب تفشي جائحة فيروس كورونا...

Makkah bakeries ensuring sufficient supply during curfew

Sat, 2020-04-04 23:44 JEDDAH: Bakeries in Makkah are working around the clock to supply all of the city’s neighborhoods and markets with bread. The Saudi government extended a 24-hour curfew on Makkah and Madinah from April 2 until further notice. Reside
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Makkah bakeries ensuring sufficient supply during curfew

Sat, 2020-04-04 23:44 JEDDAH: Bakeries in Makkah are working around the clock to supply all of the city’s neighborhoods and markets with bread. The Saudi government extended a 24-hour curfew on Makkah and Madinah from April 2 until further notice. Residents of both cities are allowed to leave their homes only for necessities such as health care requirements and food supplies. Bakeries are producing large quantities of various types of bread, and many are using mobile apps to receive orders for delivery to homes. “The bakeries are providing large quantities of bread, while the municipality is monitoring their operations on a daily basis,” said Makkah resident Khalid Bakhsh. “Workers are using sanitizers, wearing medical face masks and gloves, and adhering to all the health requirements imposed by the municipality.” Makkah resident Ali Harbi said: “A number of the city’s bakeries are meeting the needs of citizens and residents by delivering bread and baked goods orders they receive through mobile apps.” HIGHLIGHT Makkah municipality is monitoring all bakeries daily to ensure that they are abiding by all health requirements. Bakery owner Hussain Abdullah said: “Flour is available in large quantities. Bread is an essential and indispensable product to everyone.” He added that his bakery “is working at full capacity around the clock, while workers are respecting all the health requirements.” On March 17, Ministry of Commerce inspection teams reaffirmed abundance of goods in more than 3,500 hypermarkets nationwide. Makkah municipality is monitoring all bakeries daily to ensure that they are abiding by all health requirements. It is urging all citizens and residents not to gather in front of bakeries, so as to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Makkah bakeries New safety rules for Makkah restaurants’ food delivery services

GACA introduces distance learning for aviation students

Author: Sat, 2020-04-04 23:55 RIYADH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has launched a distance learning platform that allows students of the preparatory year at the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation (SACA) to complete their studies under th
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GACA introduces distance learning for aviation students

Author: Sat, 2020-04-04 23:55 RIYADH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has launched a distance learning platform that allows students of the preparatory year at the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation (SACA) to complete their studies under the supervision of the Basic Training Center. The academy has also launched a similar platform for those studying in English to complete their educational process without any interruption. The provision by GACA of an electronic platform comes as part of its efforts to ensure that studies continue while respecting precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Saudi Arabia has a vital role in the field of civil aviation at both regional and international levels, and the SACA provides students with all the modern skills necessary for working in the field of air transport. Since the academy’s inception as a training institute in 1962, about 35,000 people have benefited from its services. According to recent studies, the civil aviation sector in the Kingdom offers valuable investment opportunities. Statistics from the International Air Transport Association confirmed the contribution of the civil aviation sector toward the Kingdom’s gross national product by 5.6 percent, at a value of $36.5 billion in 2018 compared to $34 billion in 2014.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA)

Family safety campaign launched in Saudi Arabia

Sun, 2020-04-05 00:02 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Civil Defense on Sunday will launch an awareness campaign about safety measures for households during the quarantine and curfew period resulting from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), th
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Family safety campaign launched in Saudi Arabia

Sun, 2020-04-05 00:02 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Civil Defense on Sunday will launch an awareness campaign about safety measures for households during the quarantine and curfew period resulting from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Saudi Press Agency reported. The director general of the General Directorate of Civil Defense, Lt. Gen. Sulaiman bin Abdullah Al-Amro, explained that the campaign aimed to alert family members to the dangers they were exposed to during their home stay, such as those present in kitchens. Al-Amro confirmed the importance of having security devices at home, such as smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, calling on citizens and residents to abide by safety instructions. The Civil Defense team said that the “your home safety is our goal” campaign would last three weeks, and include information to educate families about any dangers, such as instructions on how to safely deal with electrical appliances. The campaign will also include an interactive competition and prizes for the winners. On Friday, the Saudi Ministry of Health also launched an awareness campaign, in partnership with the Saudi Basic Industries Corp., aimed at helping the elderly to avoid contracting the killer coronavirus.   Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Civil Defense Makkah bakeries ensuring sufficient supply during curfewSaudi Arabia isolates neighborhoods in Jeddah governorate to fight coronavirus

Saudi charitable efforts increase amid rising coronavirus cases 

Sun, 2020-04-05 00:22 RIYADH: Charities, nonprofit organizations and businesses in Saudi Arabia are providing financial aid, distributing medical supplies and raising awareness in the country in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The K
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Saudi charitable efforts increase amid rising coronavirus cases 

Sun, 2020-04-05 00:22 RIYADH: Charities, nonprofit organizations and businesses in Saudi Arabia are providing financial aid, distributing medical supplies and raising awareness in the country in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Kingdom is taking several measures to control the spread of the virus. Efforts to help people during the pandemic have emerged from civil society, as well as the country’s private sector. Riyadh’s Ensan Charity Organization for Orphan Care has set up a website (https://store.ensan.org.sa/) where people can make donations online. In addition to the normal donation options that are available throughout the year, there is now an opportunity to purchase a “protective basket” which contains sanitizers, gloves and masks. The Princess Seetah bint Abdul Aziz Award for Excellence in Social Work has dedicated its eighth session to “social work in the face of crises and risks” in reaction to the pandemic. In Jeddah, preventive measures have been put in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at the Albir Society and ensure the safety of its beneficiaries. It is launching an online platform to further support families and the society’s chairman, Dr. Suhail bin Hassan Qadi, said 20 preventive measures had been implemented across centers and orphanages to fight the pandemic. The Kingdom’s private sector is also contributing to the fight against coronavirus through donations to the Ministry of Health’s Health Endowment Fund. These will be used to provide the medical devices required to address the pandemic. ​ On Friday, the Samba Financial Group announced it was donating SR16.5 million ($4.4 million) to the fund. Riyad Bank is giving SR17 million, and Al Ahli Bank is donating SR33 million. Other companies have also joined in, such as the ​Bupa Arabian Company. The insurance giant has provided $20 million to the fund to fight the spread of the virus. The Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries & Medical Appliances Corporation has given SR11 million. HIGHLIGHTS • Banks donate millions of dollars to fight virus spread. • Charities, individuals offer care packages. Not all contributions are financial. In light of school and college closures, leaving low-income students unable to access online lectures and exams, Jarir Bookstore said it would donate 10,000 laptops through official charity societies endorsed by the Ministry of Human Resources. Individuals are also taking it upon themselves to help with virus control by providing services and goods free of charge. Maryam Bint Hamad Al-Mutairi, a resident of Unaizah who owns a taxicab business, is delivering medicine to people in Unaizah for free. She has distributed care packages consisting of masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer, and has been honored Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal Bin Mishaal. Al-Mutairi told local media that everything she did was and would remain free of charge, and that she had no intention of exploiting the high demand for delivery services. “It’s not the time to be thinking of profits,” she said. “We have all benefited from the great bounty of our country, and it’s time to give back even a small part of what this country has given to us. There will be time enough to think of profit when all this is over.” Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: China CoronavirusCOVID-19 Family safety campaign launched in Saudi ArabiaIf Saudi Arabia is forced to put the Hajj on hold, it will not be without precedent

The blame game begins: Racism on the rise amid coronavirus pandemic

Sun, 2020-04-05 00:27 JEDDAH: Fear and anxiety are common side effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, but some researchers warn that racism may also be on the rise as the illness takes a global toll. Mohammed Al-Hajji, an academic research
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The blame game begins: Racism on the rise amid coronavirus pandemic

Sun, 2020-04-05 00:27 JEDDAH: Fear and anxiety are common side effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, but some researchers warn that racism may also be on the rise as the illness takes a global toll. Mohammed Al-Hajji, an academic researcher in social and behavioral sciences, has discussed the threat of racism during the crisis in a documentary by Thmanyah, a Saudi production  company. Explaining the relationship between the pandemic and racism, Al-Hajji said: “The problem has been present throughout time. Why? Because during epidemics, you try to find the source of the problem, blame someone and pin the problem on them.” In some countries, migrants have been targeted for allegedly being “the reason for the virus,” he said. Racism stems from the concept of “racial purification,” Al-Hajji said. “It is only natural that I do not blame myself ... and that my tribe and I, or my community, cannot be the cause of the problem. Therefore, we must find an alternative or another group to blame for the problem.” Recently a prominent Kuwaiti actress Hayat Al-Fahad caused an uproar when she called for the expulsion of expatriates from the country. During a TV interview, she said: “We should send them out ... put them in the desert. I am not against humanity, but we have reached a stage where we are fed up.” Later Safaa Al-Hashim, a Kuwaiti politician and member of the parliament, echoes similar views on Twitter: “In these circumstances, the presence of expats now has become a threat to Kuwait, and their harm has become greater than their benefit as they are one of the main reasons for the spread of the epidemic. For this reason, sending them back to their countries greatly reduces the risk of spreading the virus and largely solves demographic problems.”  Al-Hajji said that some people in the US, for example, had blamed the spread of the virus on the entire Asian population, ignoring the fact that the pandemic that reached all countries in the world. “Again, we need a scapegoat to make sense of the problem,” he said.  The Saudi researcher said while it is important to stay well informed about the virus, it is also essential to limit the consumption of news and information in order to safeguard mental health. “In crises, natural disasters and epidemics, rates of anxiety, post-traumatic stress and depression increase,” he said. “Now the challenge to protect mental health is difficult because of the terrible flow of information regarding coronavirus.” People must stay informed, but should also restrict the time they devote to the issue and ensure their sources of information are reliable. Whenever a problem arises, and people see that others are different from them, this behavior will appear. Rehaf Jambi, a Saudi social media influencer “It is important to avoid being overwhelmed psychologically by this pandemic,” he said. Al-Hajji advised people to find alternatives and distractions to help overcome the crisis. “Something that distracts us from chronic thinking and the anxiety of the coronavirus, which drains our physical and mental strength. We have found in research that disasters continue to affect our health for years afterward because of what happened during the crisis,” he said. Using technology carefully can also help minimize stress. “Delete unnecessary groups in WhatsApp because these are a great source of rumors and fake news, which may induce panic.” Rahaf Jambi, a Saudi social media influencer based in Dubai, said that racism is based on ignorance. Two French doctors caused a storm of controversy with their discussion to create a vaccine for the novel Coronavirus in Africa on a television program last week. One of the doctor’s employers, however, said an edited clip of their discussion had led to “erroneous interpretations.” Now the challenge to protect mental health is difficult because of the terrible flow of information regarding coronavirus. Mohammed Al-Hajji, Saudi researcher The head of research at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Lille, Camille Locht was asked by the head of intensive care at the Cochin hospital in Paris, Jean-Paul Mira, about a coronavirus shield using the well-known BCG tuberculosis vaccine. “If I could be provocative, shouldn’t we be doing this study in Africa, where there are no masks, no treatment, no intensive care, rather as was done with certain studies on AIDS, where things are tested on prostitutes because it’s known that they are highly exposed (to HIV)?” Mira asked. “What do you think?” Locht said: “You’re right, we are thinking in parallel by the way about a study in Africa with the same kind of approach, (but) it doesn’t prevent us from being able to think about a study in Europe and Australia at the same time.” Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba shared his outrage on Twitter, saying Africa is not a testing lab. “It is totally inconceivable we keep on cautioning this. Africa isn’t a testing lab. I would like to vividly denounce those demeaning, false and most of all deeply racist words. Helps us save Africa with the current ongoing COVID-19 and flatten the curve,” he said. “Whenever a problem arises, and people see that others are different from them, this behavior will appear,” Jambi told Arab News. She added that racist behavior can sometimes be seen among other influencers with a large number of followers. “I am disappointed that they would see a Chinese person and insult them, saying ‘this was all because of you’ or ‘go back to your country.’” Such behavior is seen in Western countries also, she said, not only in the Arab world. “There was an incident where a Chinese person was assaulted in Britain. I think people will look for any group to blame,” she said. Jambi said that the UK and Italy are now relying on help from China. “The tables have turned.” Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Racism on the riseChina CoronavirusCOVID-19 UK’s Labour suspends leading anti-racism campaignerFleeing war, poverty, African migrants face racism in Egypt

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Saudi Arabia places 24-hour coronavirus curfew on seven Jeddah neighborhoods

Sat, 2020-04-04 15:32 JEDDAH: A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in seven neighborhoods in the Jeddah governorate to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday. The curfew, which will be effective as of 03:0
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Saudi Arabia places 24-hour coronavirus curfew on seven Jeddah neighborhoods

Sat, 2020-04-04 15:32 JEDDAH: A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in seven neighborhoods in the Jeddah governorate to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday. The curfew, which will be effective as of 03:00p.m. on Saturday, will apply to the following neighborhoods: Kilo 14 South, Kilo 14 North, Al-Mahjar, Ghulail, Al-Qurayyat, Kilo 13 and Petromin. Entrance to and exit from these seven neighborhoods in the Jeddah governorate is forbidden but residents can leave their homes to receive health care and buy food in their area between 06:00a.m. and 03:00p.m.      Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaJeddahChina Coronavirus Saudi Arabia records 140 new cases of coronavirus infections, 4 new deathsCampaign launched to shield Saudi elderly from virus

Saudi Arabia records 140 new cases of coronavirus infections, 4 new deaths

Sat, 2020-04-04 15:59 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s health ministry announced on Saturday 140 new cases of coronavirus infections in the country and four new deaths. The total tally of coronavirus infections in the country reached 2,179, of which 1,730 are stil
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Saudi Arabia records 140 new cases of coronavirus infections, 4 new deaths

Sat, 2020-04-04 15:59 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s health ministry announced on Saturday 140 new cases of coronavirus infections in the country and four new deaths. The total tally of coronavirus infections in the country reached 2,179, of which 1,730 are still active. The total death toll stands at 29. The health ministry urged citizens to follow official sources when reading on coronavirus infections in the country. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaCoronavirusCOVID-19 Campaign launched to shield Saudi elderly from virusHigh demand but no shortages in Saudi supermarkets

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