Pilgrims crowd Grand Mosque to hear last Friday sermon before Hajj

  • Nearly 2 million pilgrims from around the globe have made the trip to take part in this year’s pilgrimage
By Arab News ·


Yemeni government and Houthi movement invited to September 6 peace talks — UN

  • UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths is trying to negotiate an end to the three-year conflict in Yemen
  • The conflict has killed more than 10,000 people and pushed Yemen to the verge of starvation
By Reuters ·


Turkey will respond if US imposes more sanctions — trade minister

  • American pastor’s detention in Turkey has sparked a diplomatic standoff and battered the Turkish currency
  • Washington warned Thursday that it would impose more sanctions unless the pastor was released
By AFP ·

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Hajj is a joyful and moving experience for Taiwanese pilgrims

  • ‘Seeing the Holy Kaaba for the first time is a profound and moving experience’
By Siraj Wahab ·


London clash between Al-Hilal and Al-Ittihad a chance to showcase Saudi football to the world, says SAFF

  • Super Cup final in UK capital can boost Saudi football's image around the world, claims SAFF official
  • SAFF defends number of foreign players allowed to play in Saudi Pro League claiming they help raise the standard.
By John Duerden ·


Google employees demand more oversight of China search engine plan

  • Hundreds of employees have called on the company to provide more “transparency, oversight and accountability
  • Employees have asked Google to create an ethics review group with rank-and-file workers, appoint ombudspeople to provide independent review and internally publish assessments of projects
By Reuters ·