Tag: Saudi Arabia

Number Of Yemen Cholera Cases Increasing At Alarming Pace, According To WHO Report

The World Health Organization reported that the cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen continues to worsen. In September, an average of 10,000 new suspected cases of cholera was recorded every week.

October 3, 2018

88,000 Year Old Middle Finger Found In Saudi Arabia, Possibly Changes Timeline Of Human Migration

A fossil of a middle finger found in Saudi Arabia is the oldest human fossil found outside of Africa and the Levant. This finding could change the scientific understanding of human migration.

Ancient April 9, 2018

Google Earth Reveals Nearly 400 Ancient Stone Gates In Saudi Arabia

Archaeologists have discovered around 400 ancient manmade structures in Saudi Arabia. The purpose of these edifices referred to as 'gates', however, is still mysterious.

Ancient October 24, 2017

Camel Study Unveils MERS Patterns And Vaccine Potentials

A new study found five variants of MERS-CoV circulating between humans and camels, with Arabian camels likely to contain the virus than imported ones. Separate research found potential in an experimental MERS-CoV vaccine for camels.

Life December 18, 2015

Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf Allies Willing To Reduce Oil Production If Other Producers Follow

Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf allies propose to cut back on oil production provided that other oil producers do the same, namely Iran and Iraq. Oil prices continue to plummet as the global supply overtakes global demand.

Society December 5, 2015

The New Tallest Building Will Be 1 Kilometer High

Construction for the new tallest building in the world is underway, with the building set to be a massive 3,280 feet high upon completion. The project costs $1.23 billion and is scheduled to be finished in 2018.

December 1, 2015

Saudi Arabia To Diversify Oil Economy To Combat Climate Change

Saudi Arabia has submitted plans to the UN to help combat climate change. The kingdom pledged to reduce their annual carbon emissions by 130 million tons by the year 2030.

Earth/Environment November 12, 2015

Rising Number Of MERS Cases In Saudi Arabia May Lead To New Outbreak

Saudi Arabia is experiencing a spike in MERS cases, raising concerns for public health. In just one medical facility, at least 46 infections have been reported.

Life August 20, 2015

Uber Is Changing The Lives Of Women In Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, where women are forbidden to drive for fear of spreading 'licentiousness,' Uber is giving them a sense of agency.

Apps/Software August 10, 2015

Four Rulers From Gulf States Won't Be Attending US Summit

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates will not be sending their heads of state to attend a summit hosted by President Obama at Camp David.

Society May 13, 2015

WHO: MERS not yet a global emergency, issues caution for pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

The World Health Organization concluded that while MERS-CoV is a serious health problem these days. There is no need for emergency warning call worldwide. Read on and be vigilant.

Life June 19, 2014

Saudi authorities warn locals, tourists to stay away from camels amid MERS virus outbreak

With growing evidence pointing to camels as the likely source of MERS, Saudi's Health ministry warns against getting near camels and consuming camel milk. Plans are also in place to test domestic camels for MERS-CoV.

Life June 6, 2014

Deadly MERS virus spreading in the US: 2 Orlando health workers show symptoms

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome lately appeared in the United States for the first time. Now, two more cases of the deadly virus have been diagnosed in Florida.

Life May 13, 2014

MERS update: Saudi Arabia reports 18 new cases

Saudi Arabia has reported a total number of 449 MERS infection to date. 121 patients have died from the disease and the country's health officials are now more proactive in protecting the health of the people.

Life May 8, 2014

Deadly MERS virus migrates to the US but no need to get alarmed, says CDC

Middle East Respiratory Virus, which kills one-third of people identified with the disease, has just reached the United States. Here is what you need to know.

Life May 6, 2014

MERS update: Egypt investigates first possible death, Saudi intensifies information drive

Egypt faces its first possible MERS death. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia grapples with 15 new cases and steps up efforts to prevent further casualties.

Life May 5, 2014

MERS in Middle East: Saudi Arabia struggles to contain deadly virus, Egypt reports first case

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) kills one-third of diagnosed victims, and is becoming more common in Saudi Arabia. Now, the disease has spread to Egypt. What is MERS?

Life April 29, 2014

Is there a perfect moment for hackers to strike? Scientists say yes

Policy experts have revealed the formula on how to optimally time a cyber attack.

Society January 15, 2014

Fossil of T. Rex cousin discovered in Saudi Arabia

A Swedish team of researchers has unearthed fossils for the first time in Saudi Arabia. Bones and teeth from both carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs were found in the North Western part of the county.

Animals January 9, 2014

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