Saudi Arabia embraces pagan festival of Halloween

According to media reports from the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is fully embracing the pagan festival of Halloween with pumpkins, lights and ghoulish decorations springing...

Saudi judoka faces Israeli and shakes hands at Olympics

A Saudi Arabian female judoka, Tahani Alqahtani, has bucked the trend of Muslim athletes refusing to face Israelis by fighting the Israeli judoka Raz Hershko. Alqahtani also...

Saudi authorities warn hujjaj to respect public health rules or face consequences

A few days ahead of the Hajj season, the Saudi authorities have warned that violations will be dealt with appropriately, especially regarding health preventive...

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...