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- Hundreds of Lebanese join anti-government protests as lockdown eased
Hundreds of Lebanese protesters took to the streets on Saturday to voice outrage over the government's handling of a deep economic crisis, with security forces firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse rock-throwing demonstrators.
Reuters. Sat, 06 Jun 2020 12:33:43 -0400.
- 'Part of the cure': Qatar promises 2022 World Cup will go ahead
The 2022 World Cup will take place on time despite the knock on from the coronavirus pandemic, the host state Qatar has pledged.
Sky News. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 22:53:00 +0100.
- Saudi reimposes virus lockdown on Jeddah
Saudi Arabia on Friday announced a renewed lockdown in the city of Jeddah, gateway to the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, to counter a new spike in coronavirus cases. ...
Yahoo. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:36:42 -0400.
- OPEC and Russia Are Likely to Extend Oil Production Cuts
Prices have recovered sharply from their lows, but with a meeting set for Saturday, Saudi Arabia wants to make sure output remains subdued.
Stanley Reed. New York Times. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:18:14 +0000.
- MoneyGram Ties Up to Tap Saudi Arabia Remittance Market
MoneyGram (MGI) partners with Al Rajhi Bank to strengthen its foothold in Saudi Arabia.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:09:00 GMT.
- Qatar completes third FIFA World Cup stadium
Education City stadium's completion to be marked on June 15 with live show celebrating COVID-19 front-line workers.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 10:52:58 GMT.
- Ousted State Department Watchdog Confirms Investigations Into Pompeo
Steve Linick has told congressional committees that he was investigating the secretary of state's treatment of staffers as well as his approval of a multibillion-dollar arms sale to Saudi Arabia.
Voice of America. Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:57:52 -0400.
- Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada speaks on George Floyd
Rahaf Mohammed made International headlines last year after she barricaded herself in a hotel room in Thailand to avoid being sent back to Saudi Arabia.
Daily Mail. Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:13:35 +0100.
- Russia earmarks $4 mln to provide food assistance to Yemen
It was made through the UN World Food Program, the Russian Foreign Ministry said
Tass. Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:36:13 +0300.
- Yemen aid operations at risk after fundraiser falls $1bn short
Donors pledge $1bn less than the UN says it needs to stop cuts to the world's largest aid operation.
BBC News. Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:52:20 GMT.
- UN Forced to Cut Aid to Yemen, Even As Virus Increases Need
Top UN official in Yemen says 31 of the world organization's 41 programs have shut their doors or are reducing operations due to funding shortfalls.
Voice of America. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 07:11:13 -0400.
- Coronavirus: Famous mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem
Hundreds of worshippers entered mosques in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem, as restrictions were eased.
BBC News. Sun, 31 May 2020 12:58:03 GMT.
- UAVOS, KACST developing new Saker-1C MALE unmanned aircraft
UAVOS and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) of Saudi Arabia are developing a new medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial ...
Janes 360. Fri, 29 May 2020 08:26:42 Z.
- As it happened: Six new cases confirmed among crew of ship docked in Fremantle
The Department of Health has today reported seven new cases of COVID-19, bringing WA's total to 577. Of these seven new cases, six are crew members from the Al Kuwait.
Daile Cross. Sydney Morning Herald. Thu, 28 May 2020 17:30:11 +1000.
- Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply
BEIRUT (AP) - Long before the pandemic struck, they lived and worked in conditions that rights groups called exploitative - low wages, long hours, no labor law protections. ...
Sarah El Deeb. Washington Times. Tue, 26 May 2020 02:08:47 -0400.
- Pompeo pushed officials to find way to justify $8B Saudi arms sale: CNN
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged State Department officials to look for a way to legally justify the Trump administration's use of an emergency declaration to sell more than $8 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia, ...
J. Edward Moreno. The Hill. Fri, 22 May 2020 00:30:05 +0000.
- Coronavirus lockdown hits polygamist men in Kuwait struggling to see all wives
The coronavirus pandemic is really hampering the lives of polygamist men living in Kuwait, who are struggling to split their time among their wives in separate homes.
Lucia Suarez Sang. Fox News. Tue, 19 May 2020 17:37:32 GMT.
- Lebanese man pleads guilty to drone parts export conspiracy
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Lebanese man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Minnesota to conspiring to export drone parts and technology from the U.S. to Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia in Lebanon. U.S. ...
Washington Times. Mon, 18 May 2020 21:09:55 -0400.
- Fired US watchdog Linick investigating Saudi arms sale - Democrats
Congressional Democrats say the State Department watchdog fired by President Donald Trump last week was investigating possible impropriety in a massive arms sale to Saudi Arabia last year, adding new questions to his abrupt ...
New Zealand Herald. Tue, 19 May 2020 10:34:10 +1200.
- Friendly Fire Incident Kills 19 In Iranian Navy Drill
The Iranian Navy says one of its own missiles has struck a support ship in a friendly fire incident during a training exercise in the Sea of Oman, killing 19 and injuring another 15.
Radio Liberty. Mon, 11 May 2020 06:39:24 +0000.
The Arabian Peninsula is located in southwestern Asia, in a region
known as the Middle East. Nations on the Arabian Peninsula
include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait, as well as Oman, Qatar,
Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. To the northwest of the
peninsula lie the Arab States of Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.
Arabic is the primary language of these States.
More news and information about selected Arab nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's capital city is Riyadh, and its national
currency is the Saudi Arabian Riyal. In 2007, the population of
Saudi Arabia was estimated at 27,601,000.
The Kingdom of Bahrain's capital city is Manama, and its national
currency is the Bahrain Dinar. The estimated population of Bahrain
in 2007 was 709,000.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan's capital city is Amman, and its
national currency is the Jordanian Dinar. In 2007, the population
of Jordan was estimated at 6,053,000.
The State of Kuwait's
capital city is Kuwait City, and its national
currency is the Kuwaiti Dinar. The estimated population of Kuwait
in 2007 was 2,506,000.
The Republic of Lebanon's capital city is Beirut, and its national
currency is the Lebanese Pound. In 2007, the population of Lebanon
was estimated at 3,926,000.
The Sultanate of Oman's capital city is Muscat,
and its national currency is the Omani Real.
The estimated population of Oman in 2007 was 3,205,000.
The State of Qatar's capital city is Doha, and its national currency
is the Qatari Riyal. Qatar's estimated population in 2007 was
The United Arab Emirates' capital city is Abu Dhabi, and its national
currency is the Dirham. In 2007, the UAE's estimated population
The Republic of Yemen's capital city is San'a, and its national currency
is the Yemeni Riyal. Yemen's population in 2007 was estimated at