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UK weapons companies have made £6bn from Saudi Arabia since it started bombing Yemen

NEWS DESK:¬†British arms companies have earned more than ¬£6bn from their trade with¬†Saudi Arabia¬†during the ongoing war in¬†Yemen, new research has found, reported The Independent. War Child UK claimed the true revenue from dealings with the Gulf state are almost double previous estimates, despite only around ¬£30m going to the public through corporation tax receipts….

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Houthis threaten Saudi, UAE civilian targets

DUBAI: Houthi insurgents have threatened to attack civilian targets in Saudi Arabia and the UAE in response to Riyadh‚Äôs call to put Yemen‚Äôs Al-Hodeida port under UN administration. In a televised speech, Houthi leader Abdel-Malek Al-Houthi said his militia‚Äôs ballistic missiles were capable of reaching the United Arab Emirates’ capital of Abu Dhabi and anywhere…

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Skype, Viber, WhatsApp to be unblocked in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Internet voice and video calling apps such as Skype, Viber and WhatsApp will be unblocked in Saudi Arabia from next week. Coordination between the Communications and Information Technology Commission and telecommunications service providers is under way to enable everyone to benefit from applications that provide voice and video communications over the Internet, said Abdullah…

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Suicide attack foils in Riyadh, several arrested in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI : Saudi Arabia has arrested several suspects it believes were plotting a suicide bombing attack on its defense ministry headquarters in the capital Riyadh, state news agency SPA quoted a security official as saying on Tuesday. Two Yemeni suicide bombers and two Saudis were arrested and suicide vests and arms were seized from their…

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Saudi suspends dialogue after Qatar outreach

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Saturday suspended any dialogue with Qatar, accusing it of distorting facts soon after a phone call between the rulers of both countries offered hope of a breakthrough in the three-month-old Gulf crisis. Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani‚Äč, spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to express interest in…

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This heart touching video from Hajj is going viral

Video edited by: Haris Khan MAKKAH: A small boy ran around during the Hajj, sprinkling water on Saudi security men as a gesture of thanks for keeping the pilgrims cool. The video is going viral in Saudi Arabia, where during the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi security men sprinkle water on pilgrims to keep them cool….

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500,000 Pakistanis deported from 134 countries since 2012

ISLAMABAD: Believe it or not, Pakistanis have been deported in drovers from numerous countries around the world since 2012, according to data recently submitted in Senate.¬† Among the countries that booted Pakistanis out also included some lesser known names such as¬†Laos, Togo, Port Louis, Lesotho, Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Burundi, Madagascar, Malawi, Republic of…

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Tight security for hajj stoning ritual two years after stampede

Two million Muslims pilgrims from around the world took part Friday in the symbolic stoning of the devil in Saudi Arabia, with tight security measures in place two years after a deadly stampede. The ritual at the Jamarat Bridge in Mina near Mecca marks the final major rite of the hajj, a five-day pilgrimage which…

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Eid being celebrated in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries are celebrating the festival of Eid-ul-Azha today on Friday (September 1, 2017, Zilhajj 10, 1438). In Saudi Arabia, large Eid congregations held in Makkah and Madina where Eid prayers were offered in Masjid-e-Haram and Masjid-e-Nabawi. Besides Saudi Arabia, Eid is also being celebrated in Turkey, Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon,…

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Video: Sheikh Saad bin Nasir delivers Hajj sermon at Nimra mosque

Sheikh Saad bin Nasir delivered his sermon to Hajj pilgrims at Masjid-e-Nimra in Arafat where more than two million Muslim pilgrims from across the world performed Waqoof-e-Arafat, the main ritual of Hajj in the holy land of Islam.

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Over two million pilgrims performing Waqoof-e-Arafat today

MAKKAH: More than two million Muslim pilgrims from across the world will perform Waqoof-e-Arafat, the main ritual of Hajj in the holy land of Islam, today on Thursday. Earlier today, the annual ceremony to change Ghilaf-e-Kaaba was held at Masjid-e-Al-Haram (the Sacred Mosque) in Saudi Arabia. In first phase of Hajj, the pilgrims spent a…

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Over 2 million Muslims begin hajj spiritual journey

MOUNT ARAFAT: More than two million Muslims from around the world began the hajj pilgrimage at Islam’s holiest sites Wednesday, a religious duty and a multi-stage spiritual journey.

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Faithful start gathering at Mina as Hajj rituals begin

RIYADH: Over two million faithful have started gathering at the tent valley of Mina as the Hajj rituals begin on Wednesday. The Hujjaj will offer Zohar, Asr, Maghrib and Isha prayers at Mina and move to Arafat and Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy) soon after Fajr prayers on 9th Zilhaj where they will listen to…

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Hajj 2017: Two million pilgrims converge on Makkah

JEDDAH: Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Makkah in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime. This year sees the return of pilgrims from Shiite Iran, regional rival to Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia, and comes with the Gulf mired in…

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King Salman spent $100 million on his vacation–here are the details…

JEDDAH: King Salman returned to Saudi Arabia on Thursday after a month-long vacation to his favourite spot in the world–at Morocco’s Tangier. Here are some of the details of where Saudi Arabia’s affluent king spent $100 million at Tangier.¬† When you’re the king of Saudi Arabia, you certainly have rich tastes and an awful amount…

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Watch: Parade of Hajj security forces in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia held a military parade displaying soldiers and other forces who will be responsible for the security of next week’s hajj pilgrimage. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attended the military parade. Watch this video‚Ķ

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to continue cooperation towards regional peace

JEDDAH: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday agreed to continue dialogue and cooperation towards their shared goal of peace, security and development in the region and beyond. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who was on a day-long official visit to Saudi Arabia, called on Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and both the leaders reaffirmed strong…

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Maiden visit: PM Abbasi leaves for Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday left for Saudi Arabia on a day-long visit to the kingdom. This is first foreign visit of the PM since assuming the office earlier this month. Accompanied by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, the PM will call on Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin…

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Despite huge promises, Pakistani pilgrims facing numerous difficulties in Makkah

NEWS DESK: Around 107,000 Pakistanis are currently in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage. Unfortunately, some of them are facing some serious issues despite the government’s promises regarding provision of facilities. Speaking to Samaa, the pilgrims performing Hajj under the government-sponsored scheme 2017 said they are facing a number of issues in Building No 110…

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Saudi says Qatar blocks planes from transporting pilgrims

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Sunday said Qatar had refused to allow its planes to land in Doha to transport Qatari Muslims to Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage. “Saudi Arabian Airlines director general Saleh al-Jasser has said that the airline has thus far been unable to schedule flights to transport Qatari pilgrims from Hamad International…

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Independence Day: Aerobatic teams of Turkey, KSA to perform in PAF air show

ISLAMABAD: Aerobatic teams from Turkey and Saudi Arabia will perform along with Pakistan Air Force in Islamabad today to mark 70th Independence anniversary of Pakistan. ¬† The special appearance of “Solo Turk”, the famous Turkish aerobatic team of Turkish Air Force and the internationally acclaimed “Saudi Hawks” of Royal Saudi Air Force alongside PAF aircraft…

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