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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Hamas, Israel agree on Gaza cease-fire: Hamas spokesman

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Saada elders ‘never to give up’ in battle against Houthi militants

  • Tribal leaders thank King Salman for taking a firm stand by the side of Yemeni people
  • Iran had tried and failed to introduce a new version of Hezbollah into Yemen
By Mohammed Al-Sulami ·


Bane of Pakistani politicians: young voters with smartphones

  • More than 17 million are in the 18-25 age bracket, with a huge chunk set to cast their ballot for the first time
  • About 371,000 troops will spread out across Pakistan to guard the election
By AFP ·


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


Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

  • Facebook said Friday that Crimson Hexagon is cooperating and that so far its investigation hasn’t found evidence that the firm obtained Facebook or Instagram information inappropriately
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Egypt tightens grip on media with new bill

By Kenzy Fahmy ·