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New Research Into Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

When the novel coronavirus first came about in 2012, doctors and medical researchers feared that the SARS-like virus might turn into a pandemic. Now, one year later, the disease is in many senses under control - there has been…

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Aetna and Saudi Arabia-based Tawuniya Announce New Partnership

Internationally renowned and insurance giant Aetna, and The Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya), recently announced their plans for a strategic partnership that will offer medical services to Saudi Arabian citizens residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as those living abroad. The new alliance…

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A Killer Virus in Saudi Arabia

In 2003, China and Hong Kong experienced a SARS pandemic; the first one in recorded history. This pneumonia-like disease began infecting people in China, Hong Kong and Vietnam; eventually spreading to 37 countries around the world. Especially scary was the virus' quick rate of infection - in less than nine months, SARS managed to infect an estimated 8,000 people, leading to the deaths…

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Saudi Arabia Insurance Industry Progress

A new report released this month by the Oxford Business Group has highlighted the significant progress being made by Saudi Arabia's insurance industry. In the past few years, policy take-up in the Kingdom has grown, premium levels have risen, and the insurance sector's regulatory body has been able to strengthen and enforce better business practices. Despite these impressive strides however, Saudi…

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Lloyds moves into Saudi Arabia with RFIB

RFIB Group, the international Lloyd's insurance and reinsurance broker, has been approved for an intermediary license by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) to commence its insurance and reinsurance operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. RFIB had been active in the Saudi Arabia insurance market for nearly three decades, but renewed regulatory efforts initiated by SAMA last year have required…

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Saudi Arabia Placed On Dengue Fever Alert

In Saudi Arabia authorities are warning hosptials in Jeddah of a dengue fever outbreak, following floods which have provided a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. According to the Ministry of Health Saudia Arabia, since the January 26th floods in Jeddah, six cases of dengue fever and 4 cases of malaria…

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