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...

Two years before World Cup Qatar still ‘not paying migrant workers properly’

Ahead of the 2022 World Cup migrant workers in Qatar are still not being paid properly, Human Rights Watch said in a report today. HRW said despite...

CAGE calls on HTS to release Bilal Abdul Kareem and Tauqir Sharif

Advocacy group CAGE has called on Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to immediately release both American journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem and British aid worker Tauqir Sharif. CAGE...

The UAE and Israel normalise relations

The United Arab Emirates has agreed to normalise relations with Israel in exchange for Tel Aviv agreeing to suspend its attempts to annex parts of...

Hajj reaches climax on plains of Arafat

Hajj pilgrims ascended the vast plains of Arafat on Thursday, about 15 km east of Makkah, at the climax of this year’s pilgrimage. Chanting “Labbaik...
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