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A Saudi girl was filmed while boasting a pistol in plain sight while on the back of a motorbike.

Which day does Ramadan begin? The answer depends on who you ask.

Saudi police arrest suspected coronavirus patient 'spitting in mall'

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Saudi police arrest suspected coronavirus patient 'spitting in mall'

A man arrested for spitting inside a Saudi shopping centre was later reported to display symptoms of COVID-19.

Saudi rapper faces arrest, racism over music video

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Saudi rapper faces arrest, racism over music video

The music video, meant to empower women from Mecca, resulted in racist backlash and arrest orders.

Malaysian transgender celebrity 'taken out' of Mecca after Umrah

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Malaysian transgender celebrity 'taken out' of Mecca after Umrah

A transgender celebrity's visit to Mecca has attracted online praise, criticism and an irate statement from a government minister.

Sadek Hamid

My Life in Jihad, from Algeria to Afghanistan

Book Club: Abdullah Anas and Tam Hussein's To the Mountains: My Life in Jihad, from Algeria to Afghanistan is a valuable resource in understanding the genesis of jihadism.

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Saudi Arabia to abolish male guardianship for Umrah pilgrimage

A decision to abolish male guardianship during Umrah pilgrimage has been authorised by Saudi authorities.

Ali Bakeer

Turkey-Saudi state of frenemity: One year on Khashoggi's murder

To Turkish officials, the premeditated operation was not only meant to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but also to strangle Turkey ...

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Watch: South Korean Muslims embark on Hajj pilgrimage

Wearing match yellow vests, Hajj pilgrims from South Korea chant the famous Hajj prayer.

Two Eids? Countries announce different days for Eid al-Adha

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Two Eids? Countries announce different days for Eid al-Adha

In the latest saga of what has become known as the 'moon wars,' Arab states have declared different dates for the upcoming Muslim festival of ...

James Reinl

Saudi-backed art festival in NYC blackballed over Khashoggi

American cultural and education bodies are distancing themselves from Riyadh amid global anger over the disappearance and alleged brutal murder ...

Pilgrim leaps to death at Mecca's Grand Mosque

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Pilgrim leaps to death at Mecca's Grand Mosque

A man has committed suicide in Saudi Arabia at Mecca's Grand Mosque by jumping off the building's roof as thousands of pilgrims gathered at ...

Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with 'Qatar island' project

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Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with 'Qatar island' project

Saudi Arabia has announced 25 June as the deadline for tenders of a controversial canal project that will turn the State of Qatar into an island.

Saudi Arabia to recruit first ever women border guards

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Saudi Arabia to recruit first ever women border guards

The recruitment announcement is part of a wave of reforms granting women basic human rights in order to bring the kingdom into the 21st century.

Mo Salah 'to be rewarded with land in Mecca'

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Mo Salah 'to be rewarded with land in Mecca'

Mecca's council have announced they will award the fast-becoming Liverpool legend with land or a mosque in Islam's holy city, calling Salah 'a ...

Aamir Ali Bhat

Rohingya refugees in Kashmir face hate campaign

In-depth: After fleeing their homes in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees in Jammu have yet to find security, reports Aamir Ali Bhat.

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Panic as suspicious package sent to British Muslim MP

Two people were taken to hospital as a precaution on Monday after a "suspicious package" was sent to the office of Muslim Labour MP Mohammad ...

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Saudi Arabia bans 'dancing, swaying' at pop concert

As a part of Saudi efforts to reform ultra-conservative social restrictions, authorities are planning to host a pop concert but have banned ...

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Saudi Arabia 'bans selfies' in Makkah and Medina

Saudi authorities have reportedly issued new rules that allow for the confiscation of photos and cameras at Islam's two holiest sites.

Bahrain journalist appears on Israeli TV to condemn Iran

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Bahrain journalist appears on Israeli TV to condemn Iran

A Bahraini journalist has appeared on Israeli television to speak about mutual fears over Iran, in the latest sign the Gulf state could ...

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Men disguised as women caught trying to perform Hajj

The non-Saudi pilgrims 'trying to perform Hajj illegally' in Mecca face deportation and a ban of up to 10 years.

Men caught trying to perform Hajj disguised as women

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Men caught trying to perform Hajj disguised as women

Saudi interior ministry’s public security announced that non-Saudi pilgrims trying to perform Hajj illegally in Mecca face deportation and a ban ...

Saudia airline bans 'tight' and 'revealing' clothing on flights

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Saudia airline bans 'tight' and 'revealing' clothing on flights

Saudia passengers complained of missing flights and having to purchase 'modest' new clothing after being told they could not fly in their ...

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba visits Mecca to mark Ramadan

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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba visits Mecca to mark Ramadan

The world's most expensive footballer is on a pilgrimage to Islam's holiest city as he marks the start of Ramadan.

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