Ramadan to start Thursday

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Updated 18 June 2015
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Ramadan to start Thursday

JEDDAH: Tomorrow, June 18, is the start of holy month of Ramadan, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday.
During a meeting at its summer headquarters in Taif, the court said the crescent moon was not sighted on Tuesday and so fasting will start Thursday.
Taraweeh prayers, or extra prayers performed during Ramadan nights, will begin tonight.
Other countries that will begin the fast on Thursday include Qatar, Jordan and Palestine.
More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset.


Saudi Arabia to UN: Aramco strikes were ‘organized terrorist attack’

Updated 19 September 2019

Saudi Arabia to UN: Aramco strikes were ‘organized terrorist attack’

  • The letters stated that “all indications are that the weapons used in the Aramco attack are Iranian”
  • Saudi Arabia said it will take measures to respond to the attacks in accordance with international law

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said that Saturday’s strikes on two Aramco facilities were an “organized terrorist attack” in a letter to the UN Security Council.
The Saudi Mission to the United Nations sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and another to the President of the Security Council Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya and members of the Security Council on Wednesday.
The letters stated that “all indications are that the weapons used in the Aramco attack are Iranian.”
They also explained that Saudi Arabia will take measures to respond to the attacks in accordance with international law, and called on the UN and international experts to participate in the investigation into the attack.