COVID-19: Is Saudi Arabia considering to suspend Hajj for the public?

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri on Wednesday said that Saudi authorities have so far refused to accept applications from pilgrims, therefore, Hajj...

MBS struggles to make Saudi Arabia a moderate state

Saudi Arabia’s combustible mix of religion, nationalism, and tradition as well as contradictions in the kingdom’s projection of itself as a driver of moderate...

Saudi Arabia releases two Saudi-American political prisoners

Saudi Arabia on Thursday provisionally released two Saudi-Americans after nearly two years of detention, campaigners and sources close to their families said, as the...

Saudi Arabia closes entertainment centres as corona virus cases spike

Saudi Arabia on Thursday shut down entertainment centres including cinemas and suspended dine-in services at restaurants, tightening coronavirus restrictions amid a spike in infections.The...

As Covid-19 spikes, Saudi bans entry from 20 countries including Pakistan

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday suspended entry from 20 countries, ranging from some neighbouring states to the United States, in a bid to curb a...

Saudi team cleans Holy Kaabah at Grand Mosque in record ’40’ minutes

A team of Saudi expert men cleaned the roof of Holy Kaabah in record 40 minutes at the Grand Mosque of Makkah on Tuesday.Management...

MBS’s Vision 2030: Modernization, reforms and authoritarianism

The need for modernization For a naïve spectator, who doesn’t understand the interplay of geopolitics, economy, and regional power struggles; the reforms which Muhammad Bin...

Jailed Saudi, Chinese activists among top rights prize finalists

A prominent Saudi women's rights activist and a Chinese rights lawyer, both imprisoned, plus a photojournalist from Turkmenistan were nominated Monday for a top...

Saudi crown prince says kingdom offers $6 trillion investment opportunities over next decade

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the kingdom offers investment opportunities worth $6 trillion over the next decade, with new projects representing half...

Eco-City launched by top Saudi oil exporter

Saudi Arabia, the world's top crude exporter, announced Sunday the launch of an eco-city "with zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions" at...

Qatar-Saudi border reopens after 3 and a half year rift

Qatar and Saudi Arabia reopened their land border Saturday, Qatari sources told AFP, as they restore ties following a landmark deal to end a...

Saudi envoy calls on Omar Ayub, discusses JVs in energy projects

Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Ahmed Al-Maliki Wednesday called on Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan and discussed matters related...