Portraits of a Changing City

The first solo Saudi art exhibition in Washington D.C. offers an alternative view of Mecca BY Roshanak Taghavi The entrance into “Symbolic Cities” initiates you into artist Ahmed Mater’s vision for the future of Saudi Arabia. On view at the Smithsonian’s esteemed Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C., Mater’s exhibit of installations and photographs is the first

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Saudi Arabia to Introduce Hi-Tech Bracelets in Haj Safety Push

DUBAI, June 30 – Saudi Arabia will introduce electronic identification bracelets for all pilgrims to Mecca starting this year, Saudi media said on Thursday, as part of a safety drive a year after the annual Islamic rite suffered its deadliest disaster in a generation. As many as 2,070 people died in a crush when thousands

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Ramadan Around The World

A look at how Ramadan is celebrated across the world. BY Arfa Shahid UNITED COLORS OF ISLAM: Muslim worshippers stretch their hands to touch the door of Kaaba, Islam’s holiest site in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It was rebuilt by Prophet Mohammed(PBUH) after elements of nature eroded its foundation. PRAYING FOR PEACE: A Palestinian girl prays in front of the

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