Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court calls on all to look for crescent moon signalling Ramadan

A crescent moon is seen through pine trees before the start of the FIS Alpine World Cup Men's Slalom on December 22, 2017 in Madonna di Campiglio, Italian Alps. (AFP)
Updated 13 May 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court calls on all to look for crescent moon signalling Ramadan

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court called on all Muslims to look for the crescent moon signalling the start of Ramadan on Tuesday and to inform the nearest court of those who see it with the naked eye or through the binoculars, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.
The statement was issued by the supreme court on Sunday, with the month of Ramadan expected to begin on Tuesday and continue until June 14th during which Muslims around the world will practice fasting from dawn until dusk.


Saudi King Salman receives US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

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Saudi King Salman receives US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

  • Pompeo thanked King Salman for his commitment to a thorough, transparent investigation
  • The US chief diplomat was greeted at Riyadh airport by Saudi Foreign Minister and ambassador to Washington

RIYADH: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo thanked Saudi King Salman for his commitment to a thorough, transparent investigation of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi disappearance.

Pompeo met with King Salman in the Saudi capital on Tuesday, before arriving at Riyadh’s royal palace to talk with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The US chief diplomat was greeted at Riyadh airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and ambassador to Washington Prince Khalid bin Salman, an AFP correspondent reported.

“I hope you are comfortable here,” the king told Pompeo, according to the reporters. Pompeo responded, “Thank you for accepting my visit on behalf of President Trump.”