Saudi ban on Umrah pilgrims backed by OIC, Arab health ministers

  • The Egyptian minister of religious endowments also gave his support to the Saudi move
  • The common practice of foreign pilgrims visiting the Prophet’s Mosque before or after the completion of rituals in Makkah, has also been halted
By Arab News ·


Ankara hits back after tens of Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian airstrikes in Idlib

By Agencies ·

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LIVE: Middle East countries take steps to control coronavirus outbreak

  • Indonesia urges Saudi Arabia to allow its citizens to continue their Umrah pilgrimage
  • Dubai carrier Emirates issues travel advisory for Umrah passengers
By Arab News ·

Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia ready to confront health epidemics

  • The Kingdom has gained experience in dealing with millions of peoples, says crowd expert

Egyptian deaf-mute coffee shop shows all signs of success

  • “I had hope and faith in achieving the dream of owning a coffee shop specialized in hosting the deaf and mute and where the staff would be deaf and mute as well.”
By Mohamed El-Shamaa ·


Former European leaders slam Trump peace plan

By Charlie Peters ·


US, Russia among naval powers heading to Manila for global meet

  • Meet to be “a promising platform to enhance naval cooperation and establish maritime security initiatives”
By Ellie Aben ·

NMC Health removes CEO amid investigation of UAE firm’s finances

  • Chief Executive Prasanth Manghat was dismissed with immediate effect
  • Chief Operating Officer Michael Davis was appointed as interim CEO

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Jewel in Kingdom’s sporting crown Juddmonte Farms eyeing Saudi Cup glory

  • Prince Khalid bin Abdullah’s horse ‘Tacitus’ to race at the Saudi Cup on Saturday
  • Saudi-owned Juddmonte Farms has bred some of the most successful horses in recent racing history

Expelled reporters leave China after headline row

  • The journalists work for the WSJ’s news section, which is not linked to the editorial and opinion pages
By AFP ·