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Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

The five-day pilgrimage represents one of the five pillars of Islam and is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life.

19 Aug 2018 10:42 AM

New app to take care of travel plans, medical care of Hajj pilgrims

One of the five pillars of the world's fastest-growing religion, the hajj is expected to draw 2 mn people from around the globe this year.

17 Aug 2018 3:16 PM

Saudi hackathon seeks high-tech fixes to hajj calamities

Thousands of software professionals and students competed in the kingdom's first-ever hackathon.

05 Aug 2018 10:46 AM

Market has capacity to absorb higher oil prices: Saudi minister

Faleh insisted the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) does not have a price target for oil.

20 Apr 2018 6:08 PM

Fight like a girl: Saudi women find empowerment in their ‘right to exercise’

Under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 reform plan, the government is seeking to jump-start women's sports.

18 Mar 2018 1:26 PM

Saudi Arabia gets its first ‘women only’ car showroom

In late 2017, King Salman gave Saudi women the right to drive, abolishing an almost three-decade ban based on religious reasons.

12 Jan 2018 11:24 AM

Over 2 million Muslims around world gather for Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi

Riyadh, Tehran cut ties months later, after execution of a Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia sparked attacks on diplomatic missions in Iran.

30 Aug 2017 3:15 PM

Huge house fire leaves 11 Indians dead, 6 wounded in Saudi Arabia

Four of them were from Uttar Pradesh, 3 from Kerala, 1 from Bihar, 1 from Tamil Nadu and details of 2 others were yet to be ascertained.

13 Jul 2017 7:45 AM

Gulf crisis: Tillerson hold talks with Arab ministers over Qatar boycott

Four Arab states on Tuesday quickly dismissed a counter-terrorism deal signed between Qatar and the United States as 'insufficient'.

12 Jul 2017 7:39 PM

11 injured, including 5 officers in suicide bombing at Mecca; attacker dead

The US Central Intelligence Agency said the attacks bore the hallmarks of ISIS. Since 2014 Saudi Arabia has faced attacks claimed by ISIS.

24 Jun 2017 10:23 AM