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

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...

Saudi urges Umrah pilgrims to request refunds over coronavirus ban

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has told Umrah pilgrims who've already paid for pilgrimage visas and other services to request a refund after...

Saudi Arabia and U.S. celebrate 75 years of “strategic partnership”

Saudi Arabia and the United States have been celebrating “75 years of strategic partnership” in a series of events over the past week including...

Saudi Arabia celebrates previously “haraam” Valentine’s Day

In a further sign of liberalisation in Saudi Arabia, hearts and flowers are everywhere as the Kingdom prepares to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Arab News reports...

Saudi Arabia says Israelis can’t visit kingdom until peace is achieved

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister has said Israeli citizens are still not allowed to enter the country despite Tel Aviv giving the green light for...

Prominent Saudi cleric visits Auschwitz with U.S. Zionist organisation

A prominent Saudi cleric has visited the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp at the invitation of a Jewish group in America which strongly advocates for...

Israel allows its citizens to visit Saudi Arabia

In a new sign of warming ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, Israeli citizens will from now on officially be allowed to travel to...

Saudi pays compensation to families of Makkah crane disaster victims

Saudi Arabia has paid compensation to the families of seven Malaysian Hajj pilgrims who were killed when a crane collapsed at Makkah's Grand Mosque...

Saudi Arabia bans compulsory gender segregation in restaurants

Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer be required by law to segregate women from men, according to the country's government. The announcement from the Saudi...

Saudi network to broadcast drama exposing “Ottoman tyranny”

The Saudi TV network MBC will start airing the big budget drama “Kingdoms of Fire” on November 17 which aims to "expose the tyranny...
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