Saudi Arabia plans to reopen the 2 holiest websites in Islam to pilgrims in October, seven months after it suspended visits to stop the unfold of the coronavirus, because it makes an attempt to revive its floundering financial system.
The dominion curtailed visits to the primary mosques in Mecca and Medina in March after spiritual gatherings emerged as main spreaders of the virus within the Center East and different elements of the world. It additionally locked down elements of its financial system however eased most restrictions in June.
Invoice Clinton seems to go to sleep throughout Biden’s inaugural
Former President Invoice Clinton seemed to be nodding off throughout Wednesday’s inauguration ceremony for President Joe Biden.
Temporary video clips posted on-line present Clinton, 74, together with his eyes shut when a TV digital camera reduce to him throughout Biden’s inaugural handle exterior the US Capitol.
“Invoice Clinton is completely asleep,” a male voice mentioned in a cellphone recording of CBS Information’ broadcast posted by Twitter user @the_lunarfather.
The same recording, of TV protection by the BBC, was additionally posted on YouTube with the title “Invoice Clinton Falling Asleep At Presidential Inauguration.”
“They zooming in on Invoice Clinton sleep, like he doesn’t at all times be sleeping…the person previous,” tweeted @zazajbaby.
Clinton was seated subsequent to his spouse, Hillary Clinton, and close to former President George Bush and former Vice President Mike Pence — none of whom appeared to wish any shuteye.
Biden, who’s 78, is the oldest particular person ever sworn in as president of the US.
Melania Trump flaunts $3,700 orange gown after touchdown in Florida
Orange is the brand new black.
Former First Girl Melania Trump sported an orange-emblazoned Gucci gown after arriving in Palm Seashore, Florida from Washington D.C. with former President Donald Trump. This marked the duo’s final ever flight on Air Power one as outgoing President and First Girl.
Her bombastic orange Gucci gown, which prices $3,700, stood in stark distinction to the black Chanel jacket and Dolce and Gabbana gown she wore whereas leaving the White Home. Neither Melania nor Donald Trump wore masks whereas boarding or disembarking Air Power One.
The couple emerged from the presidential jet at 11:08 a.m., NBC reported, round an hour earlier than the inauguration of President Joe Biden kicked off in Washington D.C.
The duo, now Florida residents, waved to a crowd of supporters and took a motorcade to Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in Palm Seashore, the place the pair opted to remain in lieu of attending the incoming president’s inaugural bash.
Earlier than departing for Florida, Trump gave a send-off handle to supporters at Joint Base Andrews.
“It’s my best honor and privilege to have been your president,” he mentioned to cheers. “I want the brand new administration nice luck and nice success, and I believe they’ll have nice success. They’ve the muse to do one thing actually spectacular.”
Eugene Goodman welcomed escorting Kamala Harris to inauguration
The Capitol cop praised for main rioters away from Senators throughout the Jan. 6 siege was given a hero’s welcome Tuesday as he escorted Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration.
Officer Eugene Goodman — who was seen on viral video distracting rioters so that they chased him away from an open Senate door — was honored with the title of performing deputy Senate sergeant-at-arms for Tuesday’s historic event.
He was greeted with an enormous cheer and applause as he walked out in a brown overcoat forward of Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, after escorting her down the inside Capitol steps.
The black officer was hailed for his position throughout the storming of the Capitol after he was proven single-handedly main a baying mob of white rioters away from the Senate chambers to an space the place different officers met him.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers additionally desires to honor the officer with the Congressional Gold Medal.
“When he was the one factor standing between Members of Congress and the violent mob, he shortly and selflessly redirected their fury upon himself so these Members may escape,” South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace stated in introducing the invoice.
“Because of his valor, we’re right here in the present day.”
The 18 Airborne Corps additionally stated he was “rightfully being hailed as a hero after singlehandedly holding again rioters from coming into the Senate chambers.”
“An Iraq fight vet and member of this Corps, Eugene was a hero lengthy earlier than” the riots, the Corps tweeted. “We rejoice his valor.”