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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 680 infections; Kuwait reports 7 deaths; Saudi cases cross 41,000

The death toll in Saudi Arabia and the UAE has risen to 255 and 201 respectively


GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 502 cases, 8 deaths; Saudi cases cross 33,000

The death toll in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has risen to 165 and 219 respectively

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GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi reports 1,687 cases, nine deaths

Since the outbreak, Saudi Arabia has reported the highest number of cases in the GCC with 31,938 infections

GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi registers 1,595 cases; UAE reports nine deaths

The death toll in Saudi Arabia reaches 200


GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi reports 1,645 cases; Kuwait confirms two deaths

Since the outbreak, Saudi Arabia has reported a total of 28,656 Covid-19 cases

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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 541 cases, 7 deaths

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the UAE has now spiked to 11,380

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GCC Covid-19 update: 1,141 new cases in Saudi; UAE records 483 new infections

The total number of Covid-19 infections in the UAE and Saudi Arabia have spiked to 8,238 and 12,772 respectively


Saudi reports 435 new Covid-19 cases, 8 additional deaths; Bahrain registers 7th fatality

The total number of those infected in Saudi Arabia tallies 5,369


Covid-19: Saudi reports five additional deaths, 165 new cases

The death toll in the kingdom has now reached 21

Covid-19: Saudi, Oman continue to report additional cases

Those infected in Saudi Arabia total 133 while the number of Covid-19 cases in Oman total 24

Covid-19: Saudi, Oman, Kuwait report additional cases; GCC recoveries cross 125

A total of 118 people tested positive for the Covid-19 virus in the kingdom


Coronavirus: GCC reports over 800 cases, 12% recoveries

The WHO declared the new strain of the coronavirus as a pandemic on Wednesday

Kuwait suspends all flights from March 13, Qatar reports over 230 new coronavirus cases

Kuwait has also announced a public holiday from March 12 to March 26

GCC coronavirus update – Total cases near 400, more than 50 recoveries

The coronavirus continues its spread across the world having infected over 117,000 people

Coronavirus update: GCC cases cross 260 as virus spreads

The Covid-19 has infected over 113,000 people residing in more than 100 countries

Saudi, UAE and Bahrain to attend Gulf Cup in Qatar

The three Gulf Arab states cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar in June 2017

UAE’s First Abu Dhabi Bank denies Qatar’s allegations

The bank announced in June that it would be closing its sole branch in Qatar

Saudi rejects claims that it is blocking Qataris from performing Hajj and Umrah

The kingdom says citizens and residents of Qatar are welcome to perform Hajj

UAE’s biggest lender FAB to shut Qatar operations amid row with Doha

The move came after a Qatari regulator earlier this month placed more business restrictions on First Abu Dhabi Bank

Ex-UEFA head Platini released after being questioned over Qatar World Cup

Platini’s lawyer, William Bourdon, said his client was innocent of all charges

Former UEFA chief Platini questioned in Qatar World Cup probe

Prosecutors are investigating suspected corruption and bribery in the process of awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar

UAE, Saudi hit back at Qatar for its statement after Makkah summits

Qatar’s Prime Minister attended the summits at Makkah

WTO to probe UAE’s complaint about Qatar’s ban on Emirati products

The UAE stressed that the Qatari ban on Emirati products is a “flagrant violation of WTO rules”

FIFA to stick with 32 teams for Qatar World Cup

The sport’s world ruling body said the proposal to expand the tournament to 48 teams would not be feasible

Qatar disowns tourism official’s comments on visas for ‘enemies’

The tourism council’s Akbar al-Baker had earlier said Qatar would no longer grant visas to people from Egypt

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UAE frees Qatari military boat that entered its waters last week

The Qatari boat had four people onboard – all military personnel, the UAE said

UAE female pilot vying to head UN aviation council pledges neutrality in Qatar rift

Aysha al Hamili, the UAE’s first female pilot, aims to become ICAO’s first female council president

Dubai-based Oman Insurance says blocked from Qatar

Oman Insurance said Qatar’s central bank has rejected its application due to the GCC dispute

UAE, Kuwait, Oman could co-host expanded Qatar 2022 World Cup if rift resolved

FIFA is expected to decide next month whether it will expand the World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48 teams