RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has announced to resume international flight operations from King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh, from Monday (tomorrow), ARY NEWS reported. According to a circular issued by the Riyadh airport authority, the international flight operations will resume from the airport while strictly following standard operating procedures (SOPs) devised to avoid COVID-19 pandemic.

LONDON: The Muslim practice of Wudhu five-times-a-day before the compulsory prayers may have played a major role in preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus in British Muslim communities. According to a recent report by Professor Richard Webber from Newcastle University and former Labour Party politician Trevor Phillips, Muslims in the UK might be at a lower risk of the deadly coronavirus because they clean themselves five times a day.

MEXICO CITY/DUBAI: The biggest supply cut ever contemplated by the world’s top oil producers is hanging in the balance as a refusal by Mexico’s leftist leader to imperil his plans to rebuild state oil company Pemex has angered the Saudi prince who helped craft the deal. For the past three days, Mexico has kept the oil industry on tenterhooks by resisting Saudi pressure to sign up to global cuts worth nearly a quarter of output for participating countries, aimed at reviving prices from their lowest level in decades.

OTTAWA: Canada has recorded almost 12,000 cases of the new coronavirus and the death toll jumped by almost 20% from Thursday, according to data posted by the country’s public health agency on Friday. The agency said on its Web site that cases gained by about 16% to 11,747 from

Murtaza Lakhani, right, attends an event in Erbil, Iraq, in 2013. ? KRG LONDON: A Karachi-born billionaire oil trader has been behind the transfer of billions of dollars in the Kurdish government?s oil transactions through a company in Cyprus called IMMS Ltd and he has been described as the ?Billion Dollar Broker? who managed Kurdistan's oil wealth.

The region has been tense since India stripped constitutional autonomy of the occupied valley. Photo: AFP SRINAGAR: India's health ministry on Monday invited doctors in Indian-occupied Kashmir to an online training session on managing ventilators - critical equipment for patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Most, however, were unable to attend because of long-running curbs on the internet that have prevented those living in occupied Kashmir from accessing information about the coronavirus, which has infected more than a thousand people in India, killing 29.

Renowned Indian poet and lyricist Rahat Indori. ? Deccan Chronicle Renowned Indian poet and lyricist Rahat Indori, 70, passed away on Tuesday hours after testing positive for the coronavirus. According to Times Now, the veteran poet was under treatment at a local hospital in Madhya Pradesh?s Indore. "He (Indori) suffered two heart attacks today and could not be saved...

Prince William, Prince Harry are lost amid a slew of ?difficult conversations? Even though Prince William and Prince Harry are already at odds with eachother, it appears the couple?s new autobiography Finding Freedom has only served to add fuel to the fire. According to a report by the Daily Mail, royal author, Phil Dampier touched upon the current state of the relationship between Prince Harry and Prince William during an interview with New Idea.

Sarah Hyland ?gagged? over how she and Wells Adams began dating. Photo: Insider Sarah Hyland?s relationship with Wells Adams has been a fairytale moment since the beginning. Many dream of reaching out to their celebrity crush but Sarah is one of the lucky few who succeeded. However, during a conversation with Cosmopolitan, Sarah admitted that when she looks back at how she and Wells got together, she cannot help but to ?gag? at it.

Photo: Reporter LONDON: Liberal Democrat leader and Parliamentarian Sir Edward Jonathan fasted on Saturday and took part in an online iftari with Muslims to show support for Britain?s three million Muslims observing the month of Ramadan under a strict lockdown due to coronavirus. Ed Davey, the MP for Kingston and Surbiton, took part by abstaining from food and drink from sunrise until sunset, and then shared his experience online.