Update Dul Hijjah crescent moon sighted; Eid Al-Adha to begin on July 9

Dul Hijjah crescent moon sighted; Eid Al-Adha to begin on July 9

  • Hajj will start on July 6 and end on July 10, with Arafat Day falling on July 8
By Rashid Hassan ·

Special Saudi Arabia open to interfaith dialogue to combat religious intolerance, says US Special envoy to combat and monitor antisemitism video

Saudi Arabia open to interfaith dialogue to combat religious intolerance, says US Special envoy to combat and monitor antisemitism

  • Historian and Holocaust scholar "encouraged" by the Kingdom's openness to interfaith dialogue 
  • Palestine-Israel conflict has led to misunderstanding and animosity between Jews and Muslims 
By Lojien bin Gassem - & - Rawan Radwan ·

Jordan’s King Abdullah pledges to hold those responsible for chlorine explosion to account

Jordan’s King Abdullah pledges to hold those responsible for chlorine explosion to account

  • At least 13 people were killed and 250 were taken ill when a chlorine tank exploded at the Red Sea port of Aqaba
By Arab News ·

Top Mawhiba students prepare to represent Saudi Arabia at five international scientific olympiads

Top Mawhiba students prepare to represent Saudi Arabia at five international scientific olympiads

  • Members of physics, chemistry and biology teams are in Hungary for a two-week training program; the math and informatics teams already completed their preparations in the Kingdom
  • The events, some of which are virtual and some in-person, will take place in July and August in Norway, Indonesia, China, Switzerland and Armenia
By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI ·

Madinah welcomes almost 313,000 Hajj pilgrims

Madinah welcomes almost 313,000 Hajj pilgrims

By ‌Yassmin Jabri ·

Bahrain’s King, Egyptian President officially open Bahrain International Airport’s new passenger terminal photos

Bahrain’s King, Egyptian President officially open Bahrain International Airport’s new passenger terminal

  • Passenger terminal is considered largest infrastructure project in the civil aviation sector in Bahrain
  • Construction started in April 2016 and was completed in 2020
By Arab News ·

R&B superstar R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

R&B superstar R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

  • Several accusers testified that Kelly subjected them to perverse and sadistic whims when they were underage
  • Kelly was “devastated” by the sentence and saddened by what he had heard, says his lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean
  • District Judge Ann Donnelly: “The horrors your victims endured. No price was too high to pay for your happiness.”
By AP ·

Update Saudi Cabinet approves new companies law to drive entrepreneurship graphic

Saudi Cabinet approves new companies law to drive entrepreneurship

  • New legislation to regulate all provisions related to companies, whether commercial, nonprofit or professional
By ARAB NEWS  ·

UAE-based Tashas Group announces expansion into Saudi market with Diriyah restaurant

UAE-based Tashas Group announces expansion into Saudi market with Diriyah restaurant

  • It plans to bring its Flamingo Room concept to a three-storey building on the banks of Wadi Hanifah in the heart of Riyadh by the end of the year
By Arab News ·
Ronaldo lawyers seek $626K from woman’s lawyer in Vegas case

Ronaldo lawyers seek $626K from woman’s lawyer in Vegas case

  • In a bluntly worded court document, Ronaldo’s attorney, Peter Christiansen, asks US District Judge Jennifer Dorsey to make the woman’s attorney, Leslie Mark Stovall, personally responsible for the amount
  • Dorsey on June 10 kicked the case out of court to punish Stovall for “bad-faith conduct” and the improper use of leaked and stolen documents to pursue the case
By AP ·