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Bahrain: Qatar More Interested in Sports than Hajj

Bahrain: Qatar More Interested in Sports than Hajj

Bahrain’s Information Affairs Minister Ali bin Mohammed Al-Romaihi hailed on Friday efforts by Saudi Arabia to ensure the success of the annual Hajj season every year. Its success is a source of pride for the Arab and Muslim nations, he told Asharq Al-Awsat. Saudi Arabia dedicates special care

Saudi Arabia Gives $100 Million to Northeast Syria

Saudi Arabia Gives $100 Million to Northeast Syria

Saudi Arabia said early on Friday that it has contributed $100 million to northeast Syria for “stabilization projects” in areas once held by ISIS and now controlled by US-backed forces. The Saudi Embassy in Washington said the money “will save lives, help facilitate the return of displaced Syrian

More than 1.6 Million Pilgrims Arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

More than 1.68 million pilgrims from all over the world have arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Hajj, the General Directorate of Passports announced on Thursday. Maj. Gen.

Saudi King, Crown Prince Offer Condolences to Italian President over Genoa Bridge Collapse

Saudi King, Crown Prince Offer Condolences to Italian President over Genoa Bridge Collapse

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, sent on Tuesday cables of condolences to Italian President Sergio Mattarella over the Genoa bridge collapse, reported the Saudi Press Agency. King Salma

US Adds Leader of  'Ashtar Brigades' to Global Terrorist List

US Adds Leader of 'Ashtar Brigades' to Global Terrorist List

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on the Iran-based leader of Bahraini "al-Ashtar Brigades" for engaging in plots to overthrow the government of Bahrain, the State Department said in a statement. Qassim Abdullah Ali Ahmed, also known as al-Muamen, was labeled a Specially Designated Gl

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of State Discuss Latest Developments

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of State Discuss Latest Developments

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received on Monday a telephone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, reported the Saudi Press Agency. The two officials discussed a number of issues of joint interest on the regional and international sc

Makkah Governor Hands Over Holy Kaaba’s New ‘Kiswah’ to Senior Keeper

Makkah Governor Hands Over Holy Kaaba’s New ‘Kiswah’ to Senior Keeper

Saudi Makkah Region Governor Prince Khalid Al-Faisal handed over on Sunday the new Kaaba cover, known as Kiswah in Arabic, to senior keeper of the Holy Kaaba Dr. Saleh Al-Shaibi.

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