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.
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.
Riyadh, June 30 (IANS) Official from Saudi Arabian and the US have called on the international community to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran, warning that the expiry would allow Tehran to destabilize the region.
Riyadh, June 25 (IANS) A Saudi university has set up a happiness unit for students, the first of its kind, in the Kingdom, an online newspaper has reported.
Riyadh, June 23 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced that due to the coronavirus pandemic, only a "very limited number" of people will be allowed to take part in this year's Haj pilgrimage to Mecca.
Riyadh, June 23 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has banned international visitors from making the Islamic pilgrimage, or Hajj, this year in a bid to control coronavirus.
Riyadh, June 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabias counter-terrorism law has been amended, allowing Public Prosecution to release detainees temporarily, according to an official gazette.
Riyadh, June 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabia returned to "normality", lifting its coronavirus-related curfew and reopening mosques in the Muslim holy city of Mecca despite a steady surge in number of new COVID-19 cases.
Riyadh, June 21 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry announced the lifting of coronavirus restrictions on all the kingdom's cities starting from Sunday morning.
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.
Riyadh, June 18 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon has launched its shopping site in Saudi Arabia, rebranding Souq.com as Amazon.sa.
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.
Riyadh, June 15 (IANS) International flights from and to Saudi Arabia will remain suspended until further notice amid the COVID-19 pandemic, flag carrier Saudia said.
Riyadh, June 13 (IANS) Saudi Arabian authorities were considering cancelling the annual Haj pilgrimage season for the first time since the establishment of the Kingdom in 1932, after the number of coronavirus infections exceeded 100,000, a senior official said.
Riyadh, June 8 (IANS) Saudi Arabia registered 3,045 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total cases to 101,914, the health ministry tweeted.