British ambassador to Saudi Arabia accepts Islam and completes Hajj

The British ambassador to Saudi Arabia completed his Hajj pilgrimage this year after accepting Islam in 2011. Simon Collis is believed to be the first...

Saudi prince faces execution for murder

A Saudi prince who's identity remains anonymous is facing execution after he murdered a local man. Local media outlets have reported that the Gulf state’s...

Six British Muslims die in Saudi Arabia road accident

Six British Muslims have died and several others have been injured in a road accident in Saudi Arabia. A couple from Glasgow and four other...

Over 2,400 pilgrims died in hajj stampede, according to new count

The Associated Press is reporting that at least 2,411 pilgrims were killed in the hajj stampede in Mina in September - triple the number...
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Saudi football officials apologise for not observing silence over London attack against Australia

Senior Saudi football officials have apologised after their national team chose not to participate in a minute's silence for the victims of the London...

Saudi Arabia allows cinemas in kingdom after lifting 35-year ban

Saudi Arabia has decided to lift its decades-long ban on cinemas, as part of a series of social reforms to "modernise" the oil-rich kingdom. Saudi cinemas...

Chinese Muslim cycles for four months to Makkah for Hajj

A Muslim man from China cycled for four months to make his way to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. Mohammed reportedly left his home in...

Saudi Arabia detains princes and ministers in “corruption” inquiry

A new “anti-corruption” body in Saudi Arabia has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers over the weekend. The detentions...

High-ranking Saudi prince killed in suspicious helicopter crash near Yemen border

A helicopter carrying several Saudi officials and a high-ranking prince crashed in the kingdom's south-western border with Yemen. The Saudi interior ministry confirmed on Sunday...

Bangladeshi worker shot dead by Saudi muezzin for not making adhan

A Saudi muezzin opened fire at two Bangladeshi workers in a mosque, killing one and injuring the other, according to the police. The incident took...
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