In total some 2.5 million faithful, the majority from abroad, will undertake the pilgrimage this year, according to local media.
09 Aug 2019 12:40 PM
King Salman has called on Gulf and Arab leaders to confront Iran's 'criminal acts' after sabotage attacks damaged four vessels.
01 Jun 2019 9:07 AM
OPEC, Russia and other non-OPEC producers have agreed to reduce output by 1.2 bpd from Jan 1 for six months.
18 May 2019 1:46 PM
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
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
Thousands of software professionals and students competed in the kingdom's first-ever hackathon.
05 Aug 2018 10:46 AM
Faleh insisted the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) does not have a price target for oil.
20 Apr 2018 6:08 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
About 8,000 fans filled an indoor sports venue for Abdu’s romantic and patriotic songs.
01 Feb 2017 5:51 AM