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The year-round umrah pilgrimage will resume gradually from October 4, Saudi authorities said.

A court in Bulgaria has sentence two Lebanese men to life imprisonment over a deadly 2012 bus bombing which killed five Israelis. Bulgaria has blamed Hezbollah for the bombing.

Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension on international flights from September 15, the interior ministry said, six months after travel curbs were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear after blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear after blast

Lebanese families are still struggling with rebuilding in the wake of the massive explosion centered at Beirut's port.

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Kareem Shaheen

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Comment: Establishing the truth behind Hariri's killing and a string of other assassinations is an important step towards reconciliation, as ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Family of convicted Hezbollah operative denounces 'injustice'

The family of a Hezbollah member convicted in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri described his guilty verdict as a 'grave injustice'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon judge issues new arrest warrants over Beirut blast

The explosion at the Beirut port caused the deaths of over 170 people, made some 300,000 homeless and caused billions of dollars in damages.

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Shia pilgrims gather for mourning month in Iraq

Pilgrims in Iraq attend a shrine during the holy month despite coronavirus fears.

The New Arab Staff

#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

The Beirut blast death toll has exceeded 150. As protesters rage in the capital calling for accountability, The New Arab has compiled a list of ...

One in a million: Chosen <em>hajj</em> pilgrims rejoice

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

One in a million: Chosen hajj pilgrims rejoice

Pilgrims well up with tears of joy after being handpicked from among millions of Muslims vying for this year's hajj pilgrimage, which ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia concludes downsized hajj amid pandemic

Only up to 10,000 Muslims took part in the hajj, a far cry from the 2.5 million who took part in the five-day annual pilgrimage last ...

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green <em>hajj</em>'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

This year's hajj, limited to a maximum of 10,000 attendees, was by all accounts literally a breath of fresh air.

Restricted <em>Hajj</em> hits Somalia's livestock economy

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Restricted Hajj hits Somalia's livestock economy

Exports are predicted to be sliced in half this year, primarily due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Muslim pilgrims perform last rites of <em>hajj</em> in Mecca

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Muslim pilgrims perform last rites of hajj in Mecca

Pilgrims took part in one of the final stages of hajj - a symbolic stoning og the devil - using sanitised pebbles and maintaining ...

Hosting limited <em>hajj</em> required 'double efforts': Saudi king

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hosting limited hajj required 'double efforts': Saudi king

King Salman said organising this year's scaled down hajj took 'double the effort'

Harris Iqbal

Friday's 'Covid Eid' takes another bittersweet turn for Muslims

Comment: Covid-19 has revealed the vulnerability, resilience and generosity of the UK's disproportionately impacted Muslim community, writes Harris Iqbal.

The New Arab Staff

WHO issues guidelines for Eid amid ‘stabilizing’ coronavirus situation

The WHO has issued a series of guidelines regarding religious gatherings and animal slaughter as Muslims across the world prepare to celebrate ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hajj pilgrimage reaches peak day in shadow of coronavirus

The Saudi government said anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 would be taking part in this year's pilgrimage.

The New Arab & agencies

Muslims begin downsized hajj amid coronavirus pandemic

A smaller than usual number of Muslims began the annual five-day hajj pilgrimage as Saudi Arabia imposed sanitary measures to contain ...

Saudi Arabia posts $29 billion losses for second quarter

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia posts $29 billion losses for second quarter

The kingdom has recorded big losses for the second quarter of 2020.

The New Arab Staff

Popular Saudi TV doctor admitted to hospital with coronavirus

A popular Saudi TV doctor has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly coronavirus.

First wave of pilgrims arrive in Mecca for <em>hajj</em>

The New Arab Staff

First wave of pilgrims arrive in Mecca for hajj

Saudi authorities confirmed the first arrivals for this year's hajj pilgrimage, which has been scaled down to prevent the spread of ...

Women can slaughter their cattle for Eid: Saudi scholar

The New Arab Staff

Women can slaughter their cattle for Eid: Saudi scholar

Women are allowed to slaughter their own cattle for Eid al-Adha, said Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Mutlaq.

Taliban propose potential Afghan talks timeline as violence soars

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Taliban propose potential Afghan talks timeline as violence soars

The Taliban are prepared to engage in peace talks with the government after Eid al-Adha.

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