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Pilgrims will be mandated to wear face masks during ritual.

Protests in Sudanese cities went ahead as planned, with security forces deployed in force, despite a tight curfew since April.

Sudan locks down Khartoum ahead of planned 'million march'

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Sudan locks down Khartoum ahead of planned 'million march'

Protesters in Sudan are expected to flood the streets on June 30, prompting authorities to impose measures days ahead of the event.

Libya: What does Egypt's 'declaration of war' mean?

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Libya: What does Egypt's 'declaration of war' mean?

The GNA have denounced Sisi’s televised statement on Saturday, perceiving his warning to intervene as as a 'declaration of war'.

Saudi, UAE 'support' Egypt's threat of intervention in Libya

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Saudi, UAE 'support' Egypt's threat of intervention in Libya

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have expressed their support for Egypt's threat to launch a military intervention in Libya.

Ali Bakeer

Saudi-Turkey media war reflects MBS's growing internal problems

The recent Saudi media escalation against Turkey coincides with a growing list of internal problems for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Saudi officials arrested over alleged coronavirus profiteering

Saudi authorities say they have arrested several officials allegedly involved in two different coronavirus lockdown-related schemes.

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Saudi executes alleged Al-Qaeda operative who attacked festival

Saudi authorities have said Imad Abd al-Qawi al-Mansouri carried out the on-stage knife attack on the orders of an Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen.

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Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to killing tribal activist

Saudi authorities on Wednesday confessed to the killing of a popular tribal activist who had allegedly refused a forced eviction amid ongoing ...

Saudi intercepts Houthi missiles over curfew-locked Riyadh

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Saudi intercepts Houthi missiles over curfew-locked Riyadh

Saudi air defences intercepted Yemeni rebel missiles over Riyadh and a city on the Yemen border, leaving two civilians wounded in the ...

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Riyadh arrests four over claims coronavirus is 'God's punishment'

Saudi Arabia's public prosecution has ordered the arrest of four people for their comments on social media about the novel coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia to hike borrowing to stimulate virus-hit economy

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Saudi Arabia to hike borrowing to stimulate virus-hit economy

Demand for oil has plunged as a result of the deadly virus hitting demand, while control of supply has loosened, with Riyadh and Moscow engaged ...

Saudi police arrest people fleeing from quarantined Shia province

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Saudi police arrest people fleeing from quarantined Shia province

Several people attempting to leave the Shia-majority region of Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia were arrested.

Amnesty calls for justice over Sudan crackdowns on protesters

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Amnesty calls for justice over Sudan crackdowns on protesters

An Amnesty International investigation has found that all sections of Sudan's security forces were complicit in deadly crackdowns on protesters ...

Riyadh asks travellers arriving from Lebanon, Egypt to self-quarantine

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Riyadh asks travellers arriving from Lebanon, Egypt to self-quarantine

Saudi Arabia asked people returning from Lebanon, South Korea, Egypt and Italy to self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival in the kingdom.

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Saudi Arabia quarantines Shia-majority region to contain coronavirus spread

All 11 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Saudi Arabia are located in the eastern Qatif region.

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Saudi Arabia reopens area around Kaaba amid coronavirus measures

Muslim visitors are able to enter the area next to the Kaaba but the area between two hills that pilgrims must go between seven times to ...

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K-Pop, yoga festivals cancelled as coronavirus spreads across Gulf

As the deadly coronavirus continues to spread across the Middle East and North Africa, major events around the region are being cancelled to ...

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Iraq closes public spaces over Baghdad coronavirus case

The Iraq government has taken drastic measures in closing public spaces, including schools after the capital got its first coronavirus case.

Saudi Arabia bars entry to pilgrims over coronavirus fears

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Saudi Arabia bars entry to pilgrims over coronavirus fears

Visitors hoping to complete the Umrah pilgrimage or visit the Prophet's mosque in Medina will be temporarily blocked from entering the kingdom.

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Yemen in Focus: Houthis introduce martyrdom lectures at school

Students in Saada are made to watch daily video broadcasts from the Houthi rebel leader, who lectures them on the merits of martyrdom and ...

Saudi-led coalition retaliation raids strike rebel depots in Sanaa

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Saudi-led coalition retaliation raids strike rebel depots in Sanaa

Ballistic missile and drone depots in Yemen's rebel-held capital were struck by Saudi-led coalition strikes on Sunday.

Saudi forces intercept Yemen rebel missiles targeting cities: coalition

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Saudi forces intercept Yemen rebel missiles targeting cities: coalition

Saudi Arabia says it downed missiles it claims Houthi insurgents fired from across the border in Yemen, targeting cities and civilians.

Riyadh to punish residents who flout China travel ban

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Riyadh to punish residents who flout China travel ban

Saudi Arabia has banned all its citizens and resident foreigners from travelling to China, where the coronavirus has killed over 722 and ...

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