- Only vaccinated pilgrims allowed into Mecca, Saudi officials say
Social distancing measures and disinfection routines will also be implemented inside the holy site, in Saudi Arabia, where millions of Muslims visit each year for pilgrimages.
Daily Mail. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 23:36:45 +0100.
- BinDawood is shaking up business as usual in Saudi Arabia
Ahmad BinDawood is embracing transparency and shaking up the secretive status quo in Saudi Arabia.
Al Jazeera. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 17:25:07 +0000.
- EXPLAINER: Iran atomic sites targeted by diplomacy, sabotage
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Iran's nuclear program has been targeted by diplomatic efforts and sabotage attacks over the last decade, with the latest incident striking its underground Natanz facility. ...
Jon Gambrell. Washington Times. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 01:50:48 -0400.
- Dubai parts with curtain covers for restaurants in Ramadan
- American faces years in Dubai prison after pot found in urine
An American man who allegedly smoked or ingested pot in Las Vegas faces three years in prison in the United Arab Emirates after traces of marijuana were found days later in his urine
Fox News. Sun, 11 Apr 2021 13:44:59 GMT.
- IMF: Vaccine inequity threatens Mideast's economic recovery
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Middle East economies are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic faster than anticipated, largely due to the acceleration of mass inoculation campaigns and an increase in oil prices. ...
Isabel Debre. Washington Times. Sun, 11 Apr 2021 07:00:46 -0400.
- Rescheduled Dubai Expo hopes to attract 25 million visits
The event sees countries using pavilions to show off the latest in architecture and technology.
BBC News. Sat, 10 Apr 2021 23:56:47 GMT.
- United Arab Emirates names its first female astronaut, Noura al-Matroushi
If Noura al-Matroushi ends up going on a mission, she could become the first Arab woman in space, the UAE government said.
Ap. ABC News. Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:29:43 +0000.
- Saudi Arabia says it executed three soldiers for 'high treason'
Saudi Arabia executed three soldiers on Saturday. It accused them of committing "high treason", without elaborating on which enemy the kingdom believed the men aided. The state-run Saudi Press Agency identified the men as ...
New Zealand Herald. Sat, 10 Apr 2021 20:49:04 +1200.
- fuboTV (FUBO) to Stream South American World Cup Qualifiers
fuboTV (FUBO) acquires the exclusive streaming rights to the Qatar World Cup 2022 qualifying matches of South American Football Confederation.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 13:43:00 GMT.
- Virtual Tour Restores Baalbek's Stunning Roman Temples to Their Former Glory
The free online experience allows users to toggle between views of the ancient Lebanese city today and as it appeared in 215 A.D.
Smithsonian. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 16:24:32 +0000.
- Study says bitcoin could derail China's climate change targets
Bitcoin emissions in China exceed the total emissions of the Czech Republic and Qatar, study says.
BBC News. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 04:45:21 GMT.
- Mine Blast Damages Iranian Ship In Red Sea Linked To IRGC
An Iranian ship long anchored off Yemen and used by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has reportedly been damaged by an explosion in the Red Sea.
Radio Liberty. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 07:14:46 +0000.
- Democrats Push Biden to Take Harder Line on Saudi Arabia
Lawmakers have continued to press for harsher action and a wholesale rethinking of the American stance toward the kingdom.
Catie Edmondson. New York Times. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 19:22:29 +0000.
- Women in naked photoshoot on Dubai balcony to be deported along with photographer
The people involved in a naked photoshoot on a high-rise balcony in Dubai will be deported, say authorities, after footage of it was widely shared online.
Sky News. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 19:59:00 +0100.
- Two Yemenis on Terror Watchlist Arrested Trying to Cross US-Mexico Border
The men, arrested in January and March near a port of entry in California, were on a US government watchlist for terrorism suspects and a no-fly list.
Voice of America. Mon, 05 Apr 2021 18:14:11 -0400.
- Houthis Step Up Long-Range Drone Attacks On Saudi Oil Facilities
Houthi forces appear to be stepping up their campaign of long-range drone strikes, inflicting costly damage on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia in recent weeks. Their new Samad-4 drone could prove even more destructive.
By David Hambling, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 31 Mar 2021 05:40:26 -0400.
- Social collapse in Syria will trigger a large refugee wave to EU, warns Moscow
"Another blackhole can emerge in the Middle East similar to those of Yemen and Libya," he noted
Tass. Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:13:41 +0300.
- Hamilton holds off Verstappen to win tense season opener in Bahrain
Verstappen overtook Hamilton late on but went off track limits and was told by his team to give the defending champion the position back.
Sydney Morning Herald. Mon, 29 Mar 2021 04:19:53 +1100.
- Sikorsky contracted to deliver 25 Black Hawk helos to Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is to receive Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters valued at USD99.8 million.
Janes 360. Thu, 25 Mar 2021 12:33:21 Z.
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 2020, the population of
Saudi Arabia was estimated at 34,813,871.
The Kingdom of Bahrain's capital city is Manama, and its national
currency is the Bahrain Dinar. The estimated population of Bahrain
in 2020 was 1,701,575.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan's capital city is Amman, and its
national currency is the Jordanian Dinar. In 2020, the population
of Jordan was estimated at 10,203,134.
The State of Kuwait's
capital city is Kuwait City, and its national
currency is the Kuwaiti Dinar. The estimated population of Kuwait
in 2020 was 4,270,571.
The Republic of Lebanon's capital city is Beirut, and its national
currency is the Lebanese Pound. In 2020, the population of Lebanon
was estimated at 6,825,445.
The Sultanate of Oman's capital city is Muscat,
and its national currency is the Omani Real.
The estimated population of Oman in 2020 was 5,106,626.
The State of Qatar's capital city is Doha, and its national currency
is the Qatari Riyal. Qatar's estimated population in 2020 was
The United Arab Emirates' capital city is Abu Dhabi, and its national
currency is the Dirham. In 2020, 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 2020 was estimated at