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Saudi Hajj Ministry issues new web link for Qatari pilgrims after Doha blocking

  • The new link was made available as part of King Salman’s efforts to facilitate the arrival of all pilgrims
  • The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said it welcomes the arrival of Qatari pilgrims this year irrespective of the on-going Gulf dispute
By Rashid Hassan ·

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Netherlands, Turkey renew diplomatic ties after freeze

  • The two countries said their foreign ministers met on the sidelines of last week’s NATO summit in Brussels and agreed to normalize the diplomatic relations
  • The Hague withdrew its ambassador to Ankara in February as relations plunged to new lows in a festering dispute that began when the Netherlands expelled Turkey’s Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kayar in March 2017
By AFP ·

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Yemeni FM: Hezbollah’s interference in conflict will not be tolerated

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Saudi artist wins place at coveted Silk Road show

  • The annual festival highlights China's “One Belt, One Road” initiative
  • Artworks are selected by a committee that evaluates the works
By Rashid Hassan ·

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Indonesian agency downplays volcanic eruption

  • No one lives on Krakatau, which forms a small island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra, but the peak is a popular tourist spot
  • Indonesia is situated on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", a vast zone of geological instability
By ISMIRA LUTFIA TISNADIBRATA ·

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Kariman Abuljadayel has sights set on more Olympic glory and inspiring a nation

  • Saudi sprinter made history at Rio Olympics becoming the first woman from the Kingdom to run in the 100m
  • Abuljadayel hopes to inspire more women into taking up sport in Saudi Arabia
By EUAN REEDIE ·

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WhatsApp to limit message forwarding

  • Indians forward more messages, photos and videos than any other country in the world
By AFP ·