Deaths at Saudi Hajj show challenge of shielding pilgrims from lethal climate

Critics of the government say all pilgrims, whatever their status, should be protected from heat, and allege the authorities cracked down on unauthorised attendees in 2024.

Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Arafat in hajj climax

Clad in white, worshippers began arriving at dawn for the most gruelling day of the annual rites, ascending the rocky, 70-metre (230-foot) hill where the Prophet Mohammed is believed to have given his last sermon.

Youngest Egyptian Pilgrim Passes Away in Mecca During Hajj Pilgrimage

A funeral prayer for Yahya Ramadan was held at the Grand Mosque, and he was laid to rest in the holy city.

Ronaldo breaks Saudi League’s single-season scoring record

"I don't follow the records, the records follow me," the 39-year-old Portuguese forward tweeted afterwards.

No Saudi defense pact without Israel deal – White House

West Jerusalem’s refusal to consider Palestinian statehood stands in the way of US plan for the Middle East

Saudis ‘confirm’ shooting down Iranian drones – media

A royal source in Riyadh has criticized Tehran for “terrorism”

Saudi says no Israel ties without independent Palestinian state

On a crisis tour of the region, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Saudi Arabia this week before stops in Egypt, Qatar and then Israel, where he is pressing for a truce deal in the Israel-Hamas war.

South Korea, Saudi Arabia sign agreement on defence cooperation

The agreement will see the two establish a joint committee to form a working group for weapons systems research and development as well as production to continue cooperation in defence, DAPA said in a press release on Monday.

Saudi Arabia prepares to open first alcohol store for diplomats

The store will serve exclusively non-Muslim diplomats. To access liquor, customers will have to register via a mobile app, get a clearance code from the foreign ministry, and respect monthly quotas with their purchases. 

Russia’s Space Program Pushes Forward Despite Challenges

President Putin announced that the first module of Russia's new orbital platform is scheduled to launch in 2027,

Saudi Arabia extends Umrah visa for Pakistani pilgrims

The Saudi Minister for Hajj and Umrah announced the extension of the Umrah visa for up to 90 days for Pakistani pilgrims

Saudi Arabia to host international Islamic conference in Makkah

Saudi Arabia hosts global Islamic conference in Makkah to promote moderation, unity, and combat extremism.