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Saudi Arabia is ‘assessing all options’ to stimulate economy

Saudi Arabia’s economy is expected to contract 4.8 per cent in 2020 before growing by 3.2 per cent next year

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Saudi set to soon resume Umrah service for domestic pilgrims – report

Those wishing to perform Umrah will reportedly require a Covid-19 negative test

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UAE reports 931 new Covid cases, 517 recoveries

No new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours

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UAE reports 339 new Covid-19 cases; 316 recoveries

The total number of cases has risen to 68,020

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UAE detains two for ‘spreading false rumours’ about five Covid deaths in a family

Authorities have warned of strict action against anyone found spreading false and inaccurate information related to the coronavirus

Saudis stuck home for summer burn more oil for air conditioners

The extra oil going toward power may limit the price impact of OPEC’s plan to taper output restrictions from next month

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UAE reports 393 Covid-19 recoveries, no deaths

The total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the UAE stands at 55,848

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UAE to begin Covid-19 vaccine trials with 15,000 volunteers

There will be two vaccines that will be tested during the Phase III trials

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UAE reports 401 new Covid-19 cases, 492 recoveries

The new cases were detected following over 50,000 tests conducted to screen for the virus

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Sharjah to resume parking fees from July 1

Motorists in the emirate were exempt from paying parking fees for three months starting April 1

Mosques in Makkah to reopen on Sunday

Several precautionary measures have to be followed at the mosques

Second wave virus concerns loom large over crude oil market

While oil has rebounded rapidly since April as OPEC+ production cuts kicked in and US output fell, the rally fizzled last week

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UAE reports 603 new cases; stops use of hydroxychloroquine for serious Covid-19 patients

The total number of cases detected in the country has risen to 40,507

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Covid-19 update: UAE conducts over 2.5 million tests, total death toll now at 275

The UAE reported 626 new cases, taking the total number of infections reported so far to 38,268

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UAE reports 624 new Covid-19 cases, fines several people for violating precautionary measures

The total death toll in the country has risen to 274

UAE government hikes staff capacity at offices to 50% from June 7

Certain categories of people will be exempt from returning to offices and will continue to work remotely

Brent oil rises past $40 as OPEC+ cut extension looks likely

While crude has now doubled from its low in mid-April, the path back to pre-virus levels of oil demand still looks uncertain

Covid-19 impact: Dubai’s Emirates confirms staff layoffs

Airlines across the globe are cutting jobs as the pandemic hit travel demand

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Kuwait will not extend complete curfew beyond May 30

Partial restrictions are expected to remain in place

UAE reports 779 new Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths

Another 325 patients have recovered from the virus too

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Covid-19: UAE reports 822 new cases, total crosses 30,300

The death toll has now reached 248, while the total number of recoveries stands at 15,657

Travel demand may only return to pre-pandemic levels by 2022 – Etihad CCO

Middle East airlines face estimated revenue losses of $24bn this year, according to IATA

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UAE reports 781 additional Covid-19 cases following 35,000 new tests

The death toll from the coronavirus has reached 245 in the UAE

In pics: Eid Al Fitr celebrations across the world

Across the world, governments have urged people to pray at home or follow strict social distancing measures due to Covid-19

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UAE announces 812 new Covid-19 cases, total death toll rises to 244

The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the country now stands at 28,704

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Abu Dhabi offers more bonds to stockpile cash

The fall in oil prices has put a strain on the finances of Middle Eastern energy-producing countries

OPEC chief optimistic that the worst of oil crisis is over

OPEC+ will look at all options when it meets again in June, Mohammad Barkindo said

UAE may merge ministries post-coronavirus – Sheikh Mohammed

The UAE government held a three-day virtual summit to develop a post-virus strategy

Dubai family businesses seek VAT cut and government help to repatriate expat workers

Representatives of family businesses met with Dubai government officials last month

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 783 cases; Saudi reports 1,911 infections

Since the outbreak, the UAE has recorded a total of 19,661 cases