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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

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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

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German chancellor Merkel avoids headscarf during Saudi Arabia visit

Angela Merkel had also called for the burqa to be banned in Germany, saying it was ‘not acceptable in our county’.

01 May 2017 3:46 PM

Saudi ‘Macca’ steals show as the Kingdom opens up

About 8,000 fans filled an indoor sports venue for Abdu’s romantic and patriotic songs.

01 Feb 2017 5:51 AM