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Final days of hajj and Eid festival affected by coronavirus

Small groups of pilgrims have performed one of the final rites of the Islamic hajj as Muslims worldwide marked the start of Eid al-Adha. The...

Saudi suspects tried in absentia over Khashoggi death in Turkey

A Turkish court has opened the trial in absentia of two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudi...

Saudi Arabia announces ‘small and very limited’ Hajj pilgrimage

A Saudi official says the Hajj pilgrimage, which usually draws millions of Muslims from all over the world, will only see at the most...

Saudi Arabia to hold ‘very limited’ Hajj due to coronavirus

Saudi Arabia says that because of coronavirus, only “very limited numbers” of people will be allowed to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage that traditionally...

Opec and allied nations extend cut in oil production by a month

Opec and allied nations have agreed to extend a production cut of nearly 10 million barrels of oil a day through to the end...

Strict measures in place as mosques reopen across Saudi Arabia

Tens of thousands of mosques across Saudi Arabia have reopened for the first time in more than two months, but worshippers have been ordered...

Family of Jamal Khashoggi forgives Saudi government agents convicted of murder

The family of murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi have announced they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to the five government...

Saudi Arabia triples taxes and cuts spending

Saudi Arabia is tripling taxes on basic goods and cutting spending on major projects amid the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices. Saudi citizens will...

Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle could be completed within a fortnight

The Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle could be completed within the next fortnight. The PA news agency understands the Premier League’s owners and directors test is...

Muslims should delay making hajj plans – Saudi minister

More than one million Muslims intending to travel to Islam’s holiest sites to perform the hajj should delay making plans this year due to...

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