Coronavirus-Saudi Arabia Halts Entry For Umrah Pilgrimage, Tourism

Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced the suspension of visas to Islam's holiest sites for the Umrah pilgrimage. This move was triggered by the fear of coronavirus that raises question over the hajj, to commence in July. The umrah, which refers to Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and can be undertaken at any time of the year, this exercise attracts tens of thousands of devout Muslims from all nook and cranny of the globe every month.

US And Taliban Signs Peace Deal

US officials and Taliban representatives have signed a final peace deal after months of negotiations in Doha on Saturday to end the United States's longest war, fought in Afghanistan.

Libya Shuts Down Refinery Over Oil Shortage

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Libya has announced that it has shut down the Zawiya refinery in Western Libya following a shortage in crude oil production, with a loss of over $1 billion.

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