High-ranking Saudi prince killed in suspicious helicopter crash near Yemen border

A helicopter carrying several Saudi officials and a high-ranking prince crashed in the kingdom's south-western border with Yemen. The Saudi interior ministry confirmed on Sunday...

Saudi Arabia detains princes and ministers in “corruption” inquiry

A new “anti-corruption” body in Saudi Arabia has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers over the weekend. The detentions...

Syrian opposition faction announces formation of new government in north of country

Syrian opposition fighters and local council members have announced that they have formed a new government to regulate areas in the north of the...
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Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to give a robot citizenship

Saudi Arabia has become the first country in the world to grant a robot citizenship. The humanoid robot named "Sophia" was created by Hanson Robotics...

UAE refuses to play Israeli national anthem for judo gold medallist

An Israeli athlete has won a gold medal at a Grand Slam competition in Abu Dhabi, but the tournament organisers refused to play Israel's...

Turkish man commits suicide on Facebook live after not knowing about daughter’s engagement

A Turkish man shot himself dead on Facebook live after his daughter got engaged without his permission. Ayhan Uzun filmed the horrific moment he...

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince vows to lead his country back to “moderate Islam”

At a global conference in Riyadh, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has pledged to "return to moderate Islam and eradicate the remnants of extremism"...

Senior Syrian general blamed for war crimes dies in mine blast

A senior Syrian general loyal to President Bashar Assad was killed in an explosion inside the eastern city of Deir al-Zor last Thursday. Major General...

Saudi Arabia sets up authority to monitor use of “extremist” hadith

Saudi authorities have created a new authority to monitor interpretations of Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) hadith to prevent them being used to justify violence or...

Saudi Arabia increases visa fees for Umrah pilgrims

Pilgrims heading to Makkah for Umrah will have to cough out more money as Saudi Arabia increases charges for visa fees. An additional 2,000SAR charge...
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