Foreign pilgrims barred from making Hajj for second year running

Saudi Arabia has said it will limit registration for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage to citizens and residents of the Kingdom in light of the...

Human rights organisation launches in UK to safeguard rights in Saudi Arabia

A human rights organisation has launched to defend political and civil rights in Saudi Arabia and monitor and highlight human rights violations there. UK-based Standing...

Saudi woman sentenced to death for torture and murder of Bangladeshi maid

A Saudi woman has been given the death penalty for torturing and murdering her Bangladeshi maid.  The Riyadh Criminal Court found Ayesha al-Jazani guilty of...

Saudi Arabia and Qatar sign reconciliation agreement

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have reopened their borders with Qatar ahead of a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Saudi’s Al-Ula province today. The summit...

Reports: Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia to meet MBS

Israeli media is reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly flew to Saudi Arabia on Sunday to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and...

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,...

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...

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...

Saudi Arabia allows supermodels to do raunchy photoshoot in Medina province

It has emerged that Saudi Arabia gave permission for international supermodels to do a raunchy photoshoot in Al Ula in Medina province. Vogue Arabia revealed yesterday...

No touching the Ka’aba and Black Stone during Hajj

Saudi authorities have issued special health protocols for this year's Hajj, including that pilgrims must not touch or kiss the Holy Ka'aba and the Black...
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