Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus cases surpass 200,000

Riyadh, July 4 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's coronavirus cases have surpassed 200,000, officials said. A total of 4,193 new cases were reported, bringing the accumulated infections to 201,801, the Health Ministry tweeted.


15% VAT hike comes into effect in Saudi

Riyadh, July 1 (IANS) Saudi Arabias decision to raise the value-added tax (VAT) rate to 15 per cent came into effect on Wednesday on all goods and services subject to it in markets across the Kingdom, after a royal decree was issued on May 11, state-media reported.

Mecca mosques set to reopen on Sunday

Riyadh, June 20 (IANS) More than 1,500 mosques are due to reopen Sunday in the holy city of Mecca amid strict health precautions after three-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia, a media report said.

Saudi in renewed bid to empower women in judiciary: Report

Riyadh, June 16 (IANS) Two years after the Saudi Shura Council blocked a call for appointing women as Judges in the Kingdom, the consultative body is expected to vote on Wednesday on a recommendation specifically suggesting to appoint women as judges in the personal status courts, a media report said on Tuesday.