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Saudi Arabia has renewed lockdown restrictions in Jeddah for two weeks following a resurgence of virus cases, a week after measures were eased.

Saudi Arabia is relaxing coronavirus measures by allowing Mosques to reopen at limited capacity.

Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus woes

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Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus woes

Worshipers will be asked to keep their distance from one another and bring their own prayer rugs and copies of the Quran from home.

Saudi Arabia to enforce round-the-clock coronavirus curfew on Eid

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Saudi Arabia to enforce round-the-clock coronavirus curfew on Eid

Saudi Arabia will reimpose a full lockdown around the country during the five-day Eid al-Fitr holiday later this month.

Saudi Arabia installs self-sterilisation gates in Mecca, Medina

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Saudi Arabia installs self-sterilisation gates in Mecca, Medina

Saudi Arabia has installed self-sterilisation gates at the entrances of Islam's two holiest sites in Mecca and Medina.

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China, Saudi Arabia cut $265 million coronavirus equipment deal

China will provide Saudi Arabia with medical experts and testing kits as part of a multi-million dollar deal cut between the two states.

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Saudi Arabia relaxes coronavirus lockdown except in hotspot Mecca

Authorities in Saudi Arabia announced a partial ease of 1 24-hour curfew to help stem the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Egypt arrests group for 'making mock Umrah in Alexandria'

Videos that emerged on social media on Friday showed dozens of Egyptians circling the streets of Alexandria with a model of the holy Kaaba, ...

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Anti-government movement continues in Lebanon with 'social distancing' protests

Protests in Lebanon continue despite a crackdown on public gatherings, with anti-government demonstrators taking to their cars in an effort to ...

Are religious groups undermining Pakistan's fight against Covid-19?

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Are religious groups undermining Pakistan's fight against Covid-19?

A large gathering held last month by the Tablighi Jamaat movement, together with lockdown violations by clerics and government incompetence, are ...

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Saudi expects Covid-19 cases to spike to 200,000

Saudi Arabia's health minister warned that coronavirus cases in the kingdom may spike to up to 200,000 within weeks.

Saudi imposes 24-hour virus lockdown in five cities

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Saudi imposes 24-hour virus lockdown in five cities

Saudi Arabia extended the duration of daily curfews in four governorates and five cities, including the capital, to 24 hours to combat ...

Fear spreads faster than infection at Rohingya refugee camps

Anu Shukla

Fear spreads faster than infection at Rohingya refugee camps

The Bangladeshi government's ban on internet access for Rohingya refugees is causing panic and misinformation to spread faster than the ...

Saudi urges Muslims to defer <em>hajj</em> plans over coronavirus

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Saudi urges Muslims to defer hajj plans over coronavirus

The annual hajj pilgrimage is a required rite for all able Muslims but Riyadh has told members of the faith to hold off on plans for ...

Arab Gulf countries are winning the battle against coronavirus

Paul McLoughlin

Arab Gulf countries are winning the battle against coronavirus

In-depth: Swift measures have allowed the Gulf states to keep a lid on the coronavirus spreading in their countries, as neighbouring Iran failed ...

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Saudi Arabia reports cholera infection in province bordering Yemen

Cholera broke out in Yemen a year and half ago, triggered by the war between a Saudi-led coalition and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels amid a worsening humanitarian crisis.

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Hundreds of Egyptian Hajj pilgrims ‘poisoned’ in Saudi Arabia

118 pilgrims from Egypt had been struck by an unknown poisoning epidemic in their hotel in Saudi Arabia.

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Muslim pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia as Hajj begins

At least 31 foreign Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia died on Sunday as the annual Islamic pilgrimage in Mecca gets underway.

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The Iraq Report: War crimes continue in Mosul

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Lebanon continues to get tough on celebratory gunfire

Robert Cusack

Lebanon continues to get tough on celebratory gunfire

The laws over celebratory gunfire - which has led to a number of accidental deaths in Lebanon - changed last year following public ...

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Iran says it has finally received Saudi hajj invite

Iran said on Tuesday it had finally received an official invitation from Saudi Arabia for its pilgrims to attend this year's hajj, two ...

Hizballah's Hassan Nasrallah says 'Wahhabism is worse than Israel'

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Hizballah's Hassan Nasrallah says 'Wahhabism is worse than Israel'

The chief of Lebanese militant group Hizballah has claimed that the puritanical branch of Islam known as Wahhabism - popular in Saudi Arabia - ...

Soleimani slams Saudi Arabia and Western 'moral decay'

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Soleimani slams Saudi Arabia and Western 'moral decay'

In a speech in the Iranian city of Malayer the head of the Iranian Quds force also took aim at French President Francois Hollande's infidelity.

Russia's credibility 'at stake' over Aleppo offensive: White House

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Russia's credibility 'at stake' over Aleppo offensive: White House

The US and Russia trade accusations over the ceasefire collapse in Syria as missiles on Friday rained down on the besieged city of Aleppo, ...

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