Health Nov 27

COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

Amid fears that the recently identified new variant has the potential to be more resistant to the protection offered by vaccines, there are growing concerns that theĀ pandemicĀ and associated lockdown restrictions will persist for far longer than hoped.

World Jul 18

Virus transforms hajj in Mecca and future of the pilgrimage

The pared down hajj of this year and last due to the COVID-19 outbreak not only impacts the ability of people outside Saudi Arabia to fulfill the Islamic obligation but also the billions of dollars annually that Saudi Arabia draws…