Saudi Arabian fund launches $986 mln initiatives to support industrial enterprises

The Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF) said on Tuesday it launched initiatives totaling 3.7 billion riyals ($986.40 million) to support private sector industrial enterprises impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The initiatives include deferment and restructuring of loan instalments for small, medium and large enterprises, as well as medical ones. They also include lines of credit to finance operating expenses for up to three months for … Continue reading Saudi Arabian fund launches $986 mln initiatives to support industrial enterprises

UN mission in Libya calls for immediate investigation to uncover fate of Egyptian detainees

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said on Tuesday it was concerned about the arrest, detention and ill-treatment of a large number of Egyptian nationals in the city of Tarhouna. In videos circulated on social media, 2 days ago, dozens of Egyptian workers appeared while being tortured by GNA militants, who forced them to stand up barefooted on one leg, while their hands … Continue reading UN mission in Libya calls for immediate investigation to uncover fate of Egyptian detainees

Abu Dhabi museums and cultural sites gear up for reopening

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) has issued new safety guidelines ahead of the reopening of museums and cultural sites, a local news agency reported. Facilities will be allowed to operate at a 40 percent capacity and will be required to follow social distancing rules and crowd control measures, as well as having thermal cameras installed at entrances.  “Strict measures will be implemented … Continue reading Abu Dhabi museums and cultural sites gear up for reopening