Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to bar arrivals from abroad to attend haj

Saudi Arabia said it will bar arrivals from abroad to attend the haj this year due to the coronavirus, allowing only a limited number of Saudi citizens and residents to make the pilgrimage with social distancing measures enforced. …

Saudi Arabia to lift Covid-19 curfew

Saudi Arabia will lift a curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Kingdom on Sunday at 6 a.m, Arab News informs. The curfew will be lifted across the country, including in the cities of Makkah and Jeddah where residents are currently only …

Iraq says fully committed to the OPEC+ cut deal

Iraq’s new oil minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar affirmed in a phone call with Saudi energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Iraq’s full commitment to the OPEC+ production cut deal, the oil ministry said in a statement. …

OPEC+ could extend oil cuts through September - media

An alliance of oil-producing nations led by Saudi Arabia and Russia is close to a deal that would extend their collective production cuts through September 1, as the world emerges from pandemic-induced lockdowns, delegates said. …

Over 90,000 mosques to reopen in Saudi Arabia

Over 90,000 mosques will reopen on Sunday after being sanitised, Saudi Press Agency announced. The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance is all set to reopen more than 90,000 major and minor mosques across the Kingdom, …