Saudi Arabia races to contain epidemic in Islam’s holiest city

Saudi authorities are racing to contain an outbreak of coronavirus in the Islamic holy city of Mecca, where crowded slums and labor camps have accelerated the spread even with much of the country under a 24-hour curfew. The total number of coronavirus cases reported in Mecca, home to 2 million people, reached 1,050 on Monday… Read More Saudi Arabia races to contain epidemic in Islam’s holiest city

Saudi Arabia bans ‘Selfie’ in Mesjid Al Haram, Mesjid An Nabawi

By MAS YAHYA The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has recently banned taking ‘Selfie’ in Mesjid Al Haram and in Mesjid An Nabawi, media reports said. The reports said KSA authorities have prohibited taking selfies in these two Holy Sites, and “Everyone belonging to any region of the world has to follow this set of… Read More Saudi Arabia bans ‘Selfie’ in Mesjid Al Haram, Mesjid An Nabawi

Two Muazzins call Azaan in Masjid al-Haram for the first time

Compiled by ABDUL SALAM BATAO For the first time in history, two Muazzins (Caller to Prayer) completed Azaan (Call to Prayer) at Masjid al-Haram. Masjid al-Haram senior Muazzin, Ali Al Mulla on Thursday was scheduled to give Eisha prayer Azaan, but in the middle of the Azaan, another Muazzin of the Grand Mosque of Makkah… Read More Two Muazzins call Azaan in Masjid al-Haram for the first time

Khashoggi’s body burnt in oven at Saudi council’s home: report

TEHRAN, Mar. 04 (MNA) – According to a new report, body parts of the slain dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi were burned to ashes in an oven built to generate over 1000°C of heat inside the Saudi consul general’s home in Istanbul Tehran-based PressTV has referenced a documentary aired by Al Jazeera Arabic Sunday night,… Read More Khashoggi’s body burnt in oven at Saudi council’s home: report

Trump accuses Saudi Arabia of unskillful use of US weapons

SPUTNIKNovember 5, 2018 President Trump in an old photo file. WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump accused Saudi Arabia of unskillful use of US weapons in Yemen, citing the August attack on a bus carrying Yemeni school children, in an interview for Axios. On August 9, an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in… Read More Trump accuses Saudi Arabia of unskillful use of US weapons

The Saudi regime does not represent Islam

By Khaled A Beydoun @khaledbeydoun The Khashoggi affair is yet another reason for the world to abandon the assumption that the kingdom represents Islam.  The recent disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has the world’s fingers pointed in the direction of the Saudi government, specifically at its de-facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Khashoggi,… Read More The Saudi regime does not represent Islam

Saudi General hails US pledge to boost intel, military support against Iran

Saudi ship. File Photo MOSCOW, March 20 (PNA/Sputnik) — A top Saudi military general says the Trump Administration has vowed it will significantly increase US intelligence support and defense cooperation with Riyadh against “Iran-backed” Houthis in Yemen.Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Asiri, who serves as an adviser to the kingdom’s defense minister and a spokesman for the… Read More Saudi General hails US pledge to boost intel, military support against Iran

UK ex-premier visits Bahrain, shunning rights abuse concerns

Britain’s then Prime Minister David Cameron (L) poses for a photographwith Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah, in London, August 6, 2013.  (Photo by AP) PERSIAN GULF (Jan 13, 2017) — Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has visited Bahrain for talks with the sheikhdom’s crown prince and business leaders despite growing concerns about the… Read More UK ex-premier visits Bahrain, shunning rights abuse concerns