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COVID-19: 2,966 overseas Indonesians test positive

A total of 13 more overseas Indonesians have tested positive for COVID-19 most recently, bringing the group’s total tally to 2,966, the Indonesian foreign ministry reported on Thursday.

EgyptAir to begin daily flight to Qatar

EgyptAir, the national flagship carrier, decided to operate a daily flight to the Qatari capital Doha, starting Jan. 18, the airline company said on Thursday.

Qatar resumes flights to Saudi Arabia

Qatar’s national carrier resumed flights to Saudi Arabia on Monday, after a deal this month ended a regional dispute that erupted more than three years ago.

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it had approved the registration of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German partner BioNTech for use in the Gulf country.

Netanyahu accepts crown prince invitation to travel to Bahrain

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had accepted an invitation from Crown Prince Shaikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalif  to travel to Bahrain, two months after the countries signed a normalisation agreement.

Saudi suspends travel to, from 9 countries over coronavirus

Saudi Arabia, on Monday suspended flights to and from nine countries as a precautionary measure to control and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

Bahrain convicts 139 for founding terrorist group

A Bahraini criminal court convicted 139 people on Tuesday for founding and joining a militant cell the authorities have dubbed the “Bahraini Hezbollah,’’ handing...

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