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Saudi Arabia: Validity of expats resident ID cards extended

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia extended the validity of expats resident ID cards for three months at no extra charges. This announcement was made by the General Directorate of Pass

Siasat 4 Apr 2020 8:45 pm

Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Makkah, Madina

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Thursday extended curfew restrictions on Islam’s two holiest cities to 24 hours to stem the spread of coronavirus as the number of deaths fr

Siasat 2 Apr 2020 8:24 pm

Coronavirus to plunge 8 million into poverty in Arab world: UN

Beirut: The coronavirus pandemic will plunge 8.3 million people in the Arab region into poverty, the United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Western

Siasat 1 Apr 2020 8:54 pm

Iran coronavirus deaths pass 3,000: health ministry

Tehran: Iran’s death toll from the novel coronavirus crossed the 3,000 mark, the health ministry said Wednesday as it reported 138 new fatalities within 24 hours. M

Siasat 1 Apr 2020 3:51 pm

Trump says ready to resolve Saudi-Russian oil-price war

Washington:US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was ready to help resolve an escalating oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia that has helped push crude benc

Siasat 1 Apr 2020 2:57 pm

COVID impact: Saudi Arabia urges Muslims to defer Hajj plans

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Hajj Minister asked Muslims on Tuesday to temporarily defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage amid uncertainty over the coronavirus pand

Siasat 1 Apr 2020 9:24 am

Iran reports 123 more coronavirus deaths, toll at 2,640

Tehran: Iran on Sunday said that 123 more people had died of the novel coronavirus, raising the country’s official death toll to 2,64

Siasat 29 Mar 2020 3:43 pm

Saudi Arabia: Steps taken to contain spread of coronavirus

Riyadh: The government of Saudi Arabia took many steps to contain the spread of coronavirus. A few of them are as follows: Established the&

Siasat 28 Mar 2020 9:34 pm

G20 nations pledge $5 trn, united response to coronavirus crisis

Riyadh:G20 nations pledged a “united front” on Thursday in the fight against coronavirus, saying they were injecting USD 5 tril

Siasat 26 Mar 2020 10:49 pm

Two rockets hit Baghdads Green Zone: Iraq military

Baghdad: Two rockets slammed into the Iraqi capital’s Green Zone, the high-security enclave home to government buildings and foreign

Siasat 26 Mar 2020 1:25 pm

Your city needs you: Crown prince launches Day For Dubai app

DUBAI: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council launched a new v

Siasat 25 Mar 2020 7:45 pm

COVID-19: Saudi reports 119 new cases pushing total to 511

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia registered on Sunday reported 119 new cases of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) on Sunday of 119, bringing the total

Siasat 23 Mar 2020 7:40 am

Saudi Arabia to hike borrowing to stimulate virus-hit economy

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia plans to raise borrowing by 20 percentage points to 50 percent of GDP to steady an economy rocked by plunging oil pric

Siasat 22 Mar 2020 10:27 pm

Iran accuses US of spreading coronavirus

Tehran: The Supreme religious leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Sunday accused the US of spreading novel coronavirus, furtheri

Siasat 22 Mar 2020 7:30 pm

COVID-19: UAE safest place in the world, says Steve Harvey

DUBAI: Veteran TV host, comedian and businesman Steve Harvey praised the United Arab Emirates governments responsefor its preparedness to t

Siasat 22 Mar 2020 3:21 pm

Coronavirus: UAE stops distribution of print publications

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday said the UAE National Media Council has decided to temporarily stop the distribution

Siasat 22 Mar 2020 12:37 am

Saudi Arabia suspends domestic travel for 14 days

Riyadh:Saudi Arabia on Friday decided to suspend all domestic flights, buses, taxis and trains for a period 14 days to prevent the novel co

Siasat 20 Mar 2020 8:45 pm

Iran leaders vow to defeat coronavirus in holiday messages

Tehran: Iran’s supreme leader and president promised Friday that the country would overcome one of the world’s deadliest corona

Siasat 20 Mar 2020 3:58 pm

Irans COVID-19 toll reaches 1284, Israel 2nd worst-hit in M-E

Tehran:The overall coronavirus death toll in Iran has increased to 1,284 with the emergence of 149 new fatalities, while Israel became the

Siasat 20 Mar 2020 11:47 am

Uncertainty looms over Hajj, Muslims annual Holy pilgrimage

Hyderabad: Saudi Arabias decision to suspend entry for Umrah pilgrimage amid coronavirus fears has stoked Muslims fears that the ban on the

Siasat 19 Mar 2020 6:45 pm

Iran outperforms western countries in COVID-19 response: Rouhani

Tehran:Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has touted Iran’s response to COVID-19 outbreak as more efficient than western countries

Siasat 19 Mar 2020 9:58 am

Coronavirus cases in Kuwait rise to 142

Kuwait City: Kuwait has reported 12 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the count

Siasat 18 Mar 2020 3:54 pm

Saudi Arabia, UAE close cinemas amid ongoing COVID outbreak

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have joined the growing list of countries that have closed cinemas amid the ongoing coron

Siasat 16 Mar 2020 8:00 pm

First coronavirus death reported in Gulf

Manama: Bahrain reported its first coronavirus-related death case on Monday, also marking the first death from the rapidly spreading killer

Siasat 16 Mar 2020 4:58 pm

Three men jailed for 125 years over drowning of Syrian toddler

Ankara: Turkish court sentenced three human traffickers to 125 years in prison over drowning of a Syrian toddler, Aylan Kurdi. As per the m

Siasat 16 Mar 2020 12:41 pm

UAE suspends visas due to coronavirus outbreak

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has suspended, effective March 17, all visas to all foreigners, with the exception of diplomatic passport holders. Preca

Siasat 15 Mar 2020 8:28 am

Middle East: Coronavirus cases exceed 10000

Cairo:The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the Middle East has exceeded 10,000, an alarming situation posed by the raging pande

Siasat 13 Mar 2020 10:55 am

Iran: Indian students make fervent appeal for evacuation

By Kulsum Mustafa Lucknow:Indian Students, several of them from Lucknow, stranded at thelargest Islamicseminary in Qom Province of Iran s r

Siasat 12 Mar 2020 11:30 pm

Saudi Arabia expands flight suspension over COVID-19 fear

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Thursday expanded the flight suspension to more countries, including India, in an effort to stop the spread of the

Siasat 12 Mar 2020 3:44 pm

2 Indians stuck in COVID-19 hit Iran, appeal govt to rescue them

Mumbai: Two Indians who had gone to Iran for some business purposes are now stuck in the country that is among the worst-hit by coronavirus

Siasat 12 Mar 2020 3:22 pm

Trump & Saudi Crown Prince discuss global energy markets

Washington: Speaking with Saudi Arabias Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a call on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump discussed global

Siasat 11 Mar 2020 4:22 pm

As death toll reaches 237, Iran releases about 70,000 prisoners

Dubai: In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Iran has released about 70,000 prisoners. Mizan, the news site of the judici

Siasat 10 Mar 2020 3:00 pm

COVID cure rumours: Iranians consume bootleg alcohol, 27 died

Tehran: Twenty-seven people have died frommethanolpoisoning in Iran after rumours that drinking alcohol can help cure the novel coronavirus

Siasat 10 Mar 2020 8:40 am

Saudi Arabia cordons off Qatif over coronavirus

Riyadh: Saudi authorities Sunday cordoned off the eastern region of Qatif in a bid to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus as the total n

Siasat 8 Mar 2020 11:04 pm

Pak-Iran trade resumes after 13 days

Islamabad: Trade activities between Pakistan and Iran has resumed after a suspension of 13 days amid fears of the coronavirus outbreak that

Siasat 8 Mar 2020 2:51 pm

UAE reports 15 new COVID-19 cases

Dubai: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday reported 15 new cases of the deadly coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed c

Siasat 7 Mar 2020 2:57 pm

Saudi Arabia detains King Salmans brother, others over coup plot

Riyadh: Saudi authorities have detained three princes including King Salman’s brother and nephew on charges of plotting a coup,

Siasat 7 Mar 2020 9:03 am

Saudi Arabia reopens Makkah, Madinah after Coronavirus closure

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia reopened Al-Haram Mosque in Makkah and Al-Masjid al Nabawy in Medinah, after they were closed for sterilization to hal

Siasat 6 Mar 2020 3:46 pm

Turkey neutralized 21 Syrian troops in Idlib

Ankara: Turkey “neutralized” 21 Syrian troops in Syria’s Idlib in response to a death of a Turkish soldier earlier this w

Siasat 6 Mar 2020 1:30 pm

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia warns citizens against travelling to Iran

Riyadh:Saudi Arabia on Thursday warned its citizens against travelling to Iran and asked those who went there in February to contact the he

Siasat 6 Mar 2020 7:42 am

Iraq reports first death from COVID-19

Baghdad: A 70-year-old man who was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on Wednesday in the Iraqi province of Sulaimaniyah has died, a he

Siasat 4 Mar 2020 3:36 pm

Jamal Quadri, a promoter of Urdu in Jeddah, passes away in Hyd

Hyderabad: Syed Jamalullah Quadri, a well-known Indian who had worked in Saudi Arabia for about four decades  passed away on Mond

Siasat 3 Mar 2020 5:51 pm

As Zarif condemns Delhi violence, India summons Iranian envoy

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday summoned Iran’s Ambassador Ali Chegeni and lodged a strong protest against the

Siasat 3 Mar 2020 3:30 pm

Iran condemns wave of violence against Indian Muslims: Zarif

Tehran:Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Monday urged Indian authorities to ensure the well-being of all Indians and not let “s

Siasat 3 Mar 2020 12:04 pm

Saudi Arabia reports first case of coronavirus

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Monday confirmed its first case of coronavirus after one its citizens who had returned from COVID-19 hotspot Iran t

Siasat 3 Mar 2020 8:50 am

Saudi Arabia to refund Umrah fee, launches e-system

Makkah: Saudi Arabia launched an e-system to refund the Umrah fee and service charges to persons whose pilgrimage was affected due to the b

Siasat 2 Mar 2020 11:00 pm

Hassan Rouhani urges global action against coronavirus outbreak

Tehran:Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called for a global action against the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) as the disease h

Siasat 1 Mar 2020 7:30 am

Qatar confirms first case of coronavirus

Doha:Qatar’s Health Ministry on Saturday reported the first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. According to a minis

Siasat 29 Feb 2020 8:55 pm

Saudi suspends entry of Gulf nationals to Makkah, Madina

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has announced the temporary suspension of the entry of Gulf nationals to the holy sites of Makkah and Madina as part o

Siasat 29 Feb 2020 9:54 am

Iranian Vice President test positive for COVID-19

Tehran: Masoumeh Ebtekar, Irans Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, has announced that she has tested positive for the deadly coro

Siasat 28 Feb 2020 3:03 pm