Saudi Arabia moved Monday to halt all international flights and travel in the face of a new strain of COVID-19 reported in the U.K. that experts say is spreading faster than previous mutations. The Times of India reported that a notice from the country’s General Authority of Civil Aviation issued a […]

A new tour soaks up the inextricably linked cultures of Oman and Zanzibar It’s a hot, sticky afternoon and I’m lost among Stone Town’s maze of narrow streets and tall, mildewed houses steeped in stories of the past. But this is a place where you should get lost, where you […]

Mecca (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) – Saudi Arabia on Wednesday begins hosting the annual hajj pilgrimage, dramatically downscaled due to the coronavirus pandemic that has barred millions of international pilgrims for the first time in modern history. Up to 10,000 people residing in the kingdom will participate in the Muslim ritual, […]