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It was Russia, not Saudi Arabia, that pulled out of OPEC+ deal: Saudi ministers

RIYADH (RAHNUMA) Saudi Arabia’s foreign and energy ministers on Saturday denied Russia’s claim that the Kingdom abandoned the OPEC+ deal,…

Iran urges removal of US sanctions amid COVID-19 spread

Tehran, April 4 (IANS) The US “cruel and illegal” sanctions against Iran have caused difficulties for ordinary Iranians’ access to…

If Saudi Arabia is forced to put the Hajj on hold, it will not be without precedent

JEDDAH (RAHNUMA) Will the Hajj, which draws millions of Muslims annually to Islam’s birthplace in Saudi Arabia, be suspended this…

Free three-month extension of resident ID cards for expats in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH (RAHNUMA) The resident identity cards of expatriates in Saudi Arabia will be automatically extended for three months at no…

Palestine extends state of emergency for 30 days

Ramallah, April 4 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced extending the state of emergency for 30 days amid the COVID-19…

Royal decree allocates 9 billion riyals for employees affected by coronavirus repercussions

RIYADH (RAHNUMA) : King Salman issued a royal decree ordering the allocation of SR9 billion ($2.4 billion) to compensate citizens…

Saudi Arabia calls for urgent meeting of OPEC+ states

Riyadh, April 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has called for an urgent meeting of the OPEC+ group and other countries in an…

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince calls UK’s Prince Charles to check up on him after coronavirus recovery

RIYADH (RAHNUMA) : Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called Britain’s Prince Charles on Thursday to check up on…

Aramco unit gives $2m to help fight virus

RIYADH (RAHNUMA) A Saudi Aramco unit has given $2 million to aid the fight against the coronavirus. Aramco Trading Company…

Abu Dhabi gets tough on establishments hiking prices of food, medicine amid COVID-19 crisis

RIYADH (RAHNUMA) : Fines ranging from $68,000 (Dh250,000) to half a million (Dh2,000,000) await commercial establishments and pharmacies that will…
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