Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging as form of punishment

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Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has abolished flogging as a form of punishment. The court said on Saturday that the "human rights advances" are part of reforms pushed...

Turkey delivers protective equipment to UK to fight coronavirus

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Turkey has delivered hundreds of thousands of surgical gowns to the UK which will be used by the NHS as personal protective equipment (PPE)...

Iran and Saudi Arabia executed 435 people in 2019

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Iran and Saudi Arabia carried out the most executions among Muslim countries in 2019, according to figures released by human rights group Amnesty International.  Amnesty...

Will Hajj be cancelled this year?

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There is increasing speculation that this year's Hajj could be cancelled after Saudi Arabia asked Muslims to delay booking amid uncertainty over the coronavirus...

Turkey sends coronavirus aid and supplies to UK, Israel and others

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Turkey has sent supplies such as protective equipment and sanitiser to a number of countries, including Israel and the UK, to help them step up...

U.S. tightens sanctions on Iran in midst of coronavirus crisis

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The United States has stepped up its economic sanctions on Iran despite Tehran appealing for relief to cope with its devastating coronavirus pandemic. The U.S....

Saudi Arabia suspends prayer in all mosques apart from Two Holy Mosques

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Saudi Arabia's Council of Senior Religious Scholars has suspended prayer in all mosques in the Kingdom apart from Masjid Al Haraam in Makkah and Masjid...

Did Mohammed bin Salman thwart a ruling family coup?

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Veteran Arab journalist Abdel Bari Atwan asks if Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has just thwarted a ruling family coup, or did he...

Israeli dates “misleadingly labelled to deceive buyers”

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The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is urging Muslims to watch out for Israeli dates with misleading labels as part of its campaign to...

Coronavirus: Saudi closes Grand Mosque and Prophet’s Mosque during night-time

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Saudi Arabia has announced that the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medinah will close an hour after Isha prayers and...
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