Saudi airlines to start domestic flights again

Saudi Arabia has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but is continuing with plans to reopen despite a significant number of new infections daily.

Al-Monitor Staff | | May 28, 2020
al-monitor A Saudi Arabian Airlines passenger plane is pictured parked at the tarmac of Ninoy Aquino International airport in Pasay city, Metro Manila, Philippines, Sept. 20, 2016. Photo by REUTERS/Erik De Castro.

Oman ending lockdown in capital

Restrictions in other parts of the country to remain in place as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 27, 2020

Dubai police test using surveillance cameras to detect coronavirus

The CCTV cameras will also test the distance between individuals in shopping centers and public places.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 19, 2020

Saudi courts ordered to stop flogging for ‘tazir’ crimes

Judges in the kingdom can no longer prescribe flogging as a punishment for lesser crimes.

Al-Monitor Staff | Courts and the law | May 19, 2020

Qatar Airways mandates full-body protective gear for flight attendants

Passengers will also be required to wear masks per the Gulf carrier's new onboard safety measures as it looks to expand flights amid the crisis.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 19, 2020