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COVID-19 vaccination
required for 2021 Hajj

LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s health ministry has ruled that only people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to attend the Hajj this year, Saudi newspaper Okaz reported on Monday.

UAE welcomes Indo-Pak
ceasefire, border as ‘disputed’

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has welcomed the reinforcement of ceasefire between India and Pakistan, according to a statement issued by the UAE Foreign Ministry. In the...

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia strengthen
tax cooperation to enhance trade

KARACHI: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia agreed on Saturday to strengthen cooperation in the fields of customs and taxation to increase bilateral trade, the Arab News has reported.The development follows a 2019 visit...

Saudi govt rejects US report
on Jamal Khashoggi murder

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabia government says it "completely rejects" the US assessment report on the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The US intelligence report held Saudi Arabia...

No laying off for Paki workers in Saudi Arabia for three months

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia would bar companies from laying off Pakistani employees for three months and ask the owners and management of these organizations to continue paying...

Saudi Arabia suspends praying in Two Holy Mosques in Ramadan Taraweeh, Eid prayers to be performed at home: Sheikh Sudais

RIYADH: The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques said on Monday that it would extend the suspension of prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as part of efforts to...

If Saudi Arabia is forced to put the Hajj on hold this year, it will not be the first time

By Mohmmed Al-Kinani Will the Hajj, which draws millions of Muslims annually to Islam’s birthplace in Saudi Arabia, be suspended this year owing to...

Makkah, Madinah, Riyadh under curfew, Corona may hit to 200,000 people, 38 died

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior implemented a 24-hour curfew in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah on Thursday to limit the spread of Coronavirus. A 24-hour curfew has also been enforced in...

Saudi Arabia advises Muslims to wait for clear situation for Haj, Curfew imposed in Jeddah amid Coronavirus

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has asked Muslims to wait for more clarity on the coronavirus pandemic before planning any travel for pilgrimage, the minister for Hajj and Umrah told Al-Ekhbariya TV on Tuesday. "We've...

Saudi Arabia suspends prayer in mosques, exempts holy Makkah and Madinah sites, amendment in ‘Azan’ also made for advice

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has decided to suspend congregational prayers across all mosques in the Kingdom, except for the Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah.  The decision announced Tuesday encourages Muslims to pray at home rather...