UAE lifts ban on alcohol and unmarried couples living together

The United Arab Emirates has decriminalised the consumption of alcohol and lifted the ban on unmarried couples living together. Recently announced reforms to personal laws...

Khabib retires undefeated from UFC in honour of his deceased father

Muslim UFC superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov has announced his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts after successfully defending his lightweight title against Justin Gaethje. Nurmagomedov, from Dagestan,...

Saudi prepares to receive foreign Umrah pilgrims for first time in 8 months

Foreign Umrah pilgrims will be welcomed by Saudi Arabia from November 1 onwards. The Hajj and Umrah Terminal at the King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah,...

Kuwait appoints new emir after death of long-time ruler

Kuwait has sworn in its new emir, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, after his half-brother, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, died in the United States...

Saudi announces Umrah will gradually resume from October 4th

Saudi Arabia has said it will start allowing pilgrims to perform Umrah in gradual stages from October 4, while still taking the necessary precautions...

Roman Abramovich has donated $100m to an Israeli settler movement

An investigation by BBC News Arabic has found that Chelsea's billionaire owner Roman Abramovich controls companies that have donated $100 million to a settler...

Bahrain and Israel agree to normalise relations

Bahrain and Israel have reached a deal to fully normalise their relations, U.S. President Donald Trump has announced. "The second Arab country to make peace...

Did the jumu’ah khutba in Makkah indicate a Saudi-Israel normalisation?

A khutba by the imam of Masjid al Haraam in Makkah, Abdulrahman al-Sudais, has been widely interpreted as Saudi official approval for the UAE-Israel...

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem issues fatwa banning Emiratis from visiting Al Aqsa

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories has issued a fatwa prohibiting Emirati citizens from visiting Al Aqsa Mosque. Mufti Muhammad Hussein's fatwa...

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem resigns from UAE peace forum over false Israel statement

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem has resigned from the UAE-sponsored Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies after it falsely put his name to...
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