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    Ramadan starts in Saudi Arabia amid virus fears

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 09:19am on April 24, 2020

    Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites, has announced that the holy fasting month of Ramadan will start Friday, as Muslims worldwide face unprecedented restrictions...

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    Coronavirus exposes ‘weaknesses’ in health systems: G20

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:38pm on April 20, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has exposed ‘systemic weaknesses’ in global health systems, the G20 said Monday, but there was no mention of Washington’s contentious decision to...

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    Coronavirus ceasefire in Yemen dismissed

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:34pm on April 10, 2020

    The Saudi-led coalition said it began observing a unilateral ceasefire in war-wracked Yemen on Thursday to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but Huthi rebels dismissed...

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    ‘Coronavirus ceasefire’ begins in Yemen

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:44pm on April 09, 2020

    The Riyadh-led military coalition fighting Yemen’s Huthi rebels has declared a two-week ceasefire in the country starting Thursday in a bid to combat the spread...

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    Saudi imposes 24-hour virus curfew in five cities

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:54pm on April 07, 2020

    Saudi Arabia extended the duration of daily curfews Monday in four governorates and five cities, including the capital, to 24 hours to combat coronavirus as...

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    Saudi urges Muslims to defer hajj plans over coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 03:28pm on April 01, 2020

    Saudi Arabia’s hajj minister asked Muslims on Tuesday to temporarily defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage amid uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month,...

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    Oil price sinks to 17-yr low as Saudi to raise exports to record levels

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:57pm on March 30, 2020

    Saudi Arabia on Monday said that it would raise its oil exports to a record 10.6 million barrels per day starting from May, escalating a...

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    Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit rebel-held Sanna

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 09:54pm on March 30, 2020

    The Saudi-led military coalition on Monday said it carried out multiple air strikes on Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa in retaliation for missile strikes on Riyadh....

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    5m illegally stored medical masks seized in Saudi Arabia

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 05:10pm on March 29, 2020

    Saudi authorities have seized more than five million medical masks that were illegally stockpiled amid the coronavirus outbreak, state media reported on Sunday. The commerce...

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    G20 leaders pledge $5t

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:00pm on March 27, 2020

    G20 nations pledged a ‘united front’ Thursday in the fight against coronavirus, saying they were injecting $5 trillion into the global economy to counter the...

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