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An oil tanker caught fire in Jizan during a shelling attack

An oil tanker caught fire in Jizan during a shelling attack

Middle east
Manama> An unknown shell (projectile) exploded and set fire to a fuel tanker in Jizan, Saudi Arabia. No injuries or damage were reported. Crude oil prices rose to $ 62 a barrel in international markets following the attack. The Saudi Energy Ministry said a projectile attack on an oil tanker in Jizan took place at 9.08pm on Thursday. However, the ministry did not say who carried out the attack. It is not clear where the oil tanker was attacked in Jizan. The attack comes on the sixth anniversary of the Yemeni civil war. But no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Meanwhile, eight drones loaded with explosives were sent to Saudi Arabia by Huthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday afternoon. The Saudi air defense said it was targeting universities in Jizan and Najran...
Saudi order for ceasefire in Yamin

Saudi order for ceasefire in Yamin

Middle east
Dubaiā€Œ> Saudi proposal for a peace deal to end a six-year-long war in Yemen, including a ceasefire and the lifting of sanctions. Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud told Saudi TV that the peace proposal would include a comprehensive UN-sponsored ceasefire across the country, the reopening of Sanaa airport, allowing fuel and food imports through the port of Hodeidah, and the resumption of political talks between the Saudi-backed government and the Houthis. The peace order also said that taxes and profits levied on oil tankers at the Hodayda port should be deposited in a joint account with the Central Bank in Hodayda. The foreign minister said the initiative would take effect as soon as the Houthis agreed. The Saudi-backed government has not responded to the
The Saudi international service will resume on May 17

The Saudi international service will resume on May 17

Middle east
Manama: Saudi Arabia will resume international flights on May 17 after lifting a travel ban. Civil Aviation has issued a circular to all airports in the country to prepare for this. Last January, Civil Aviation announced that the ban would be lifted on March 31. However, the international air service will start on May 17, the circular said. Kovid said the service ban to some of the worst-hit countries would continue. Saudi Arabia banned international flights on March 16 last year. The ban was partially lifted on September 15. However, normal air service was not permitted. Earlier, it was announced that the travel ban would be lifted in January, but controls were tightened after reports of genetically modified coronavirus in some countries. ...
Huthi attack on Aramco petrol tank and residential center

Huthi attack on Aramco petrol tank and residential center

Middle east
Manama> Houthi drone-missile strike on Aramco oil plant in Ras Tanura port in eastern Saudi province and Aramco workers' residence in Dhahran. The attack took place on Sunday afternoon. Authorities said there were no casualties or damage in either attack. The Houthis fired 12 drones and two ballistic missiles from Yemen into Saudi Arabia at various times on Sunday. One of the drones crashed into one of the oil storage yards in Ras Tanura. It is the largest oil supply port in the world. The Ministry of Energy said in a press release that the drone strike came from the sea. The drone and missile had destroyed the Saudi alliance. However, the Ministry of Defense confirmed that part of the destroyed ballistic missile had landed near the Aramco residential center. T...
Ten drones fired at Saudi; Airstrikes on Huthi bases in Sana’a

Ten drones fired at Saudi; Airstrikes on Huthi bases in Sana’a

Middle east
Manama> Coalition destroys 10 drones sent by Houthis targeting Saudi Arabia In retaliation, Saudi forces launched airstrikes on the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. At two o'clock on Sunday, the Houthis sent ten drones loaded with explosives into Saudi cities. The Allies said all the drones had been shot down. Coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki said the Houthis had targeted populated areas and had violated all bounds. He reiterated that steps would be taken to ensure the safety of citizens in accordance with international law. On Saturday, coalition forces shot down seven drones aimed at southwestern Saudi Arabia. Huthi drone strikes across the border against Saudi Arabia have recently increased. On March 2, a drone crashed in Jizan, injuring five people. The plane caught ...
Kovid: Relaxation of restrictions in Saudi

Kovid: Relaxation of restrictions in Saudi

Middle east
Manama> Saudi Arabia eases restrictions on entertainment in the context of the Corona virus. The cinema, gym and sports centers will reopen from Sunday. At the same time, control over events and parties will continue. The ban on weddings and corporate meetings in banquet halls, free wedding halls, hotel venues or camps will continue. Public gatherings were limited to a maximum of 20 people. The Home Ministry has said it will increase inspections and impose fines on violators. From last month, cinemas, indoor entertainment centers, shopping centers, gyms, sports centers, restaurants and cafes were restricted from eating. . Source link
Attack on Abha airport; The plane caught fire

Attack on Abha airport; The plane caught fire

Middle east
Manama> Yemeni Houthi attack on Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia The fire was immediately brought under control. Not too crowded. The airport was closed following the attack. The operation was resumed after the threat was removed. The Airbus A320 aircraft of budget airline Fly A Deal was damaged in the fire. The plane was parked at the tarmac. The Saudi allied forces said the bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a U.S. military base. The incident happened last day. The coalition said the attack on the airport and intimidation of passengers was a war crime. Houthi drone strikes across the border against Saudi Arabia have increased in recent days. On Wednesday night, two drones loaded with explosives sent by the Houthis were shot down by the Allied...
Saudi ban; The return journey via the UAE is also in limbo

Saudi ban; The return journey via the UAE is also in limbo

Middle east
Manama> The return journey of expatriates on holiday has become uncertain as Saudi Arabia unexpectedly bans entry from 20 countries, including India. Due to the lack of direct flights, the expatriates returned to Saudi Arabia via the UAE. However, with the UAE being one of the countries that has banned Saudi entry, that route has also been closed to expatriates. On Tuesday night, people from 20 countries were barred from entering. The ban came into effect at 9pm Saudi time on Wednesday night. The measure is part of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Authorities have not specified how long the ban will last. Saudi citizens, diplomats, health workers and their families from these countries will be allowed entry with strict conditions. In the case of Kovid, the onl...
20 countries, including India, temporarily barred from entering Saudi Arabia

20 countries, including India, temporarily barred from entering Saudi Arabia

Middle east
Manama> Temporary ban on entry to Saudi Arabia from 20 countries, including India and UAE. The ban applies to diplomats, health practitioners and their families from these countries. The measure is part of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Saudi citizens in these countries are not barred. The Saudi news agency reported on Tuesday night, citing the Interior Ministry. Other countries barred from entering are the United States, Britain, Germany, Argentina, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Portugal, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Lebanon, Egypt and Japan. The ban will take effect at 9pm Saudi time on Wednesday. Currently, some countries, including India, do not have direct access to Saudi Arabia. Admission is open to those...
Kovid: Salary cuts in Saudi Arabia revoked; No unpaid leave

Kovid: Salary cuts in Saudi Arabia revoked; No unpaid leave

Middle east
Manama> In the case of Kovid, the Ministry of Labor has withdrawn the permission given to private sector companies in Saudi Arabia to reduce the salaries and working hours of their employees and to extend their leave. The ministry also said in the order that workers should not be forced to take unpaid leave. The decision comes in the backdrop of the country being free from Kovid. The Ministry of Labor had directed the government to reach an agreement with the workers to reduce wages in favor of working hours in the event of a coup. Accordingly, on April 20 last year, a law was announced allowing wages and reduced working hours. This included allowing workers to take compulsory leave and extend leave. In case the law is withdrawn, the old salary as per the contract should be r...