Saudi Arabia

Countries Take Harsh Steps As They Struggle To Contain Virus

BANGKOK — Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers Thursday as the new virus troubled a mushrooming...
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Saudi Arabia Bans Pilgrim Visits To Holy Sites Amid Coronavirus Fears

Saudi Arabia has barred foreigners from entering the kingdom for the pilgrimage to Mecca and other Islamic holy sites amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.The move comes as the kingdom’s regional rival Iran has reported 254 cases of...
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Saudi Arabia Halts Pilgrimages Over Virus; Iran Says 22 Dead

The decision showed the growing worry across the Mideast about the virus.
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As Saudi-led Embargo Drags On, Qatar Aims At Self-sufficiency

It has been almost three years since Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-majority nations started a land and air blockade against the tiny oil-producing Gulf nation of Qatar, accusing it of supporting groups including the Muslim Brotherhood and for its...
Related topics: Qatar, Muslim Brotherhood

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Businessman Tells Conservative Publication He Helped Saudis Make Millions In Illegal Donations To...

Andy Khawaja, a Lebanese-American businessman, is making some wild claims to the conservative Spectator publication that he helped Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates illegally funnel millions of dollars to President Donald Trump’s...
Related topics: Donald Trump, United Arab Emirates

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Climate Change Gets Mention In G-20 Statement

A statement from the Group of 20 (G-20) meeting of finance ministers in Saudi Arabia mentions climate change, despite reported resistance from the U.S. on including the language. "The [Financial Stability Board] is examining the financial...

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Saudi Arabia ‘stands Ready’ To Support Debt-ridden Lebanon — But Wants To See A Reform Plan...

Saudi Arabia is willing to support crisis-stricken Lebanon, but wants to see a realistic reform plan first, its finance minister
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Pompeo Reiterates Us Readiness To Tackle “iran Threat” During Visit To Saudi Arabia

The visit came amid ongoing tensions between Tehran and Washington which escalated after top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was killed in Baghdad in early January, in a move that was authorised by US President Donald Trump.
Related topics: Iran, Tehran, Iraq, Baghdad, Donald Trump

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The Prophet Muhammad’s Wives And Muslim Women In Early Arabian Rock Inscriptions

Ahmad Bin Ghanim al-Ida’ published a photograph of an inscription he found south of al-Ula (near ancient Hijr) in Saudi Arabia. It was picked up and transcribed by Saudi archeologist Mohammed al-Maghthawi. The inscription says, “God,...

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Tyson Fury's Promoter Says An Anthony Joshua Fight Should Be In The Uk Or Usa, Not Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn had previously said Saudi Arabia could host a Tyson Fury fight, but Bob Arum says it could "kill the sport."
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Aramco To Start Development Of Largest Gas Field In Saudi Arabia - Report

The gas field in Al-Jafurah is the largest unconventional gas field discovered in the Kingdom so far, estimated to be 170 kilometres in length and 100 kilometres in width.

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Saudi Arabia Hosts G20 Financial Leaders Amid Coronavirus Alarm

Finance ministers and central bank governors from G20 nations meet in the Saudi capital Saturday for a two-day gathering to

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Houthi Missiles Target Aramco Facility Just After Pompeo Arrives In Saudi Arabia

Houthi Missiles Target Aramco Facility Just After Pompeo Arrives In Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's air defense Patriot missile systems were active at the coastal city of Yanbu in the early Friday morning hours after ballistic missiles...

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Pompeo Plans To Raise Case Of Jailed Us Doctor During Visit To Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Saudi-American doctor Walid Fitaihi and seven members of his family remain barred from exiting Saudi Arabia as the doctor awaits trial on charges related to the kingdom's 2017 crackdown on corruption.

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Pompeo Heads To Saudi Arabia To Talk Iran, Other Key Issues

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Riyadh on Wednesday at a time of heightened tensions in the Middle East. Some issues on the agenda include tensions with Iran, the Trump administration's Mideast peace plan, the ongoing war in Yemen and...
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Mulls Launching Direct Trips To Mecca From Israel – Report

Although there are no diplomatic ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, the hidden relations of the two countries have increased over the past years in the face of their mutual enemy Iran. In January, Tel-Aviv okayed trips to the kingdom for business...
Related topics: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Iran, Tel,aviv

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Xavi’s Al Sadd Ease Past Sepahan, Duhail Shocked In Asian Champions League

Doha (AFP) – Qatari sides had mixed luck in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday as Xavi’s Al Sadd eased past Iran’s Sepahan 3-0 in Doha while Al Duhail crashed to a 2-0 defeat against Saudi Arabia’s Al Taawoun in...
Related topics: Iran

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Ivanka Scorched For ‘spending So Much To Look Mediocre’ At Her Saudi-funded ‘women’s...

First daughter Ivanka Trump over the weekend traveled to the United Arab Emirates to deliver a talk at the Global Women’s Forum in which she lauded Saudi Arabia for making “reforms” that she said were helping to...
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Ivanka Trump Lauds Saudi, Uae On Women’s Rights Reforms

Ivanka Trump has praised Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and a handful of other Mideast countries for embarking on “significant reforms” to advance women’s rights at a gathering of women entrepreneurs and regional leaders in Dubai
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Pompeo Tells Anti Iranian Government Protesters: Us Hears You, Supports You And Is With You

Before landing in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Feb 19, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo underscored the importance of the
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