Monday, 21 Sep 2020

Day: May 11, 2020

Mother’s Day: Memories of Xi Jinping growing up with his mother

BEIJING, May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — For Chinese President Xi Jinping, “Family is people’s first classroom, and parents are children’s first teachers.” That’s what his mother, Qi Xin, used to tell him, and the words stuck with him to this day. On this Mother’s Day, Chinese broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) published a story recounting […]

Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues

BEIJING, May 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A news report by China.org.cn on Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues. Finland-based telecommunications equipment company Nokia has come away almost empty-handed in terms of huge 5G contracts awarded by China’s big three telecom carriers. Deals reportedly worth nearly $10 billion have been awarded […]

Saudi Arabia Imposes Austerity Measures

Saudi Arabia says it is tripling its VAT (value added tax) and suspending cost-of-living allowances.    Riyadh said is initiating the austerity measures to offset dwindling coffers caused by the costs of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the turndown in global energy prices.   “These are the priorities: the health care of people and the livelihood of people,” Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan told Bloomberg News Monday.  “We want to make sure that […]

Number of Coronavirus Cases in Mexico Surpasses 35,000

Mexico City, The total number of coronavirus cases in Mexico reached 35,022, increasing by 1,562 over the past day, Deputy Minister of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Monday, Russian News Agency (TASS) reported. According to him, since February 28, 35,022 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection were registered. Over the past 24 hours, 112 patients died, the […]

3.5-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Jordan Valley

Amman, A magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit the Jordan Valley area on Monday at 05:38 a.m., according to the Jordan Seismological Observatory, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported. The observatory’s data showed that the earthquake occurred 24 km west of Irbid as locals of north western areas felt the tremor. Source: Saudi Press Agency

Kuwait Reports 598 New Coronavirus Cases

Kuwait, Kuwait reported today 598 new coronavirus, COVID-19, infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of infections to 9286. Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) quoted the Health Ministry announcing the full recovery of 178 additional patients from the novel coronavirus, raising the country’s total recoveries to 2907. The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health also said […]

Minister of Education Issues Decision to Form Supervisory Committee for School Planning to Achieve Spending Efficiency

Riyadh, Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh issued a decision to form the Supervisory Committee for School Planning headed by him and the membership of a number of officials and specialists, in order to increase the spending efficiency and operation of public education schools and programs, and the level of services. The […]

Ministry of Defense Builds Two Mobile Hospitals to Support Health Efforts

Riyadh, In line with the leadership’s directives to harness all capabilities to safeguard the health of citizens and expatriates, the Ministry of Defense, represented by the General Department for Medical Services of the Armed Forces, has built two mobile hospitals with 100-bed capacity in Makkah to receive COVID19-infected patients. In collaboration with the Health Affairs […]

Saudi Aramco announces fuels prices for May of 2020

Dhahran, Saudi Aramco has announced that the implementation of the updated fuels prices will be from today, and station owners and consumers can follow-up the updated prices on a monthly basis on Saudi Aramco website on the link: https://www.saudiaramco.com/ar/creating-value/products/retail-fuels Note that the price adjustment of the local fuels is subject to change, according to changes […]

Asian stocks mixed

BEIJING, Asian stock markets were mixed on Monday, AP reported. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 1% to 20,390.66 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 1.4% to 24,571.74. The Shanghai Composite Index declined to 2,891.06. The Kospi in Seoul was off 0.4% at 1,938.38 while Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 added 1.4% to 5,468.80. India’s Sensex opened […]