Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia on Sunday

Eid-ul-Fitr will begin on Sunday (May 24), authorities in Saudi Arabia have announced. According to reports, the Shawwal moon was not sighted, meaning Saturday will be the last day of Ramadan. ...

22 May 2020

Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia on Sunday

Wear a mask or face jail in Kuwait and Qatar

Kuwait and Qatar both said on Sunday they would start jailing people or fining them thousands of dollars for failing ...

18 May 2020

Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home: police

The Chinese ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead at his residence on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on ...

17 May 2020

Fire breaks out at UAE residential tower, 7 injuries reported

Firefighters brought under control a fire that broke out at a residential tower in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates ...

06 May 2020

Arab couples scramble to marry during a pandemic

Carfuls of hooting men careened through the half-empty streets of Cairo, then skidded to a halt on Qasr el Nil, ...

26 Apr 2020

Coronavirus to impoverish millions of children in Middle East: UNICEF

Millions of children in the Middle East will become poorer as their caregivers lose jobs from lockdowns aimed at stemming ...

21 Apr 2020

Saudi Arabia to suspend Taraweeh prayers in mosques in Ramadan over virus

The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance announced that Taraweeh prayers during Ramadan will only be performed at ...

13 Apr 2020

Saudi Arabia extends coronavirus curfew indefinitely

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman extended a nationwide curfew until further notice due ...

12 Apr 2020

Some 150 Saudi royals contract the virus

The senior Saudi prince who is governor of Riyadh is in intensive ...

09 Apr 2020

Saudi tells Muslims to wait on Hajj plans amid coronavirus crisis

Saudi Arabia has asked Muslims to wait until there is more clarity ...

01 Apr 2020