Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, June 16

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, June 17, 2022
Adjust font size:

CAIRO -- Egypt on Thursday lifted all COVID-19-related entry restrictions for all travelers, whether Egyptians or foreigners.

The decision was made by Egypt's Supreme Committee for the Management of the Epidemiology and Health Pandemic Crisis according to the pandemic conditions in Egypt and abroad, said Nader Saad, a spokesperson of the Egyptian cabinet, in a statement. (Egypt-COVID19-Restrictions Lifted)

- - - -

AMMAN -- The Central Bank of Jordan on Thursday decided to raise the interest rates on various monetary policy instruments by 50 basis points starting June 19, state-run Petra news agency reported.

The decision taken by the central bank's open market operations committee aims to achieve monetary stability and increase deposits in the kingdom, according to the report. (Jordan-Raise-Interest Rates)

- - - -

RABAT -- Moroccan King Mohammed VI has tested positive for COVID-19, official news agency MAP reported Thursday.

King Mohammed VI, has developed no symptoms of COVID-19, Lahcen Belyamani, the king's personal physician, was quoted by MAP as saying in a statement. (Morocco-King-COVID19-Positive)

- - - -

BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein on Thursday expressed Iraq's readiness to host a new round of direct talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia in Baghdad.

Hussein made the remarks in a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in a statement. (Iraq-Host-Iranian-Saudi Talks) Enditem

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from