Saudi Arabia

Muslim Cyclists Biking Across Nine Countries Finally Reach Saudi Arabia for Hajj

Eight British Muslims have arrived in Saudi Arabia for Hajj after five weeks of cycling across nine countries and 3,200 kilometres. Known as the “Hajj Riders,” the eight men started from the East London Mosque in the British capital and biked through the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Greece and Egypt before arriving in

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Saudi Plane for Qatari Pilgrims Waits on Doha for Landing Rights

DUBAI, Aug 20 – Saudi Arabia’s state carrier said on Sunday it had been unable to send planes to transport Qatari pilgrims to the kingdom because it had been unable to get permission to land at Doha airport amid a diplomatic dispute between the two countries. Qatar and Saudi Arabia, along with three other Arab

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Qatar Approves Law Allowing Some Foreigners Permanent Residency

DUBAI, Aug 3 – Qatar plans to allow some expatriates to obtain permanent residency, state news agency QNA reported, in the first move of its kind among Gulf Arab states that rely heavily on foreign labour. A draft law approved at a cabinet meeting will allow permanent residence to the children of Qatari women married

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Iran Revolutionary Guards Find New Route to Arm Yemen Rebels

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Aug 2 – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have started using a new route across the Gulf to funnel covert arms shipments to their Houthi allies in Yemen’s civil war, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters. In March, regional and Western sources told Reuters that Iran was shipping weapons and military

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Hundreds Flee Saudi Town as Security Forces Clash with Gunmen

DUBAI, Aug 1 – Hundreds of people have fled a town in eastern Saudi Arabia where government forces are fighting Shi’ite Muslim gunmen, activists and Saudi media reported on Tuesday. Fighting has intensified in recent days in Awamiya where authorities have been trying since May to tear down the old quarter to prevent militants using

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Turkey’s Erdogan Ends Tour With No SIgn of Qatar Progress

DOHA, July 25 – Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan left Qatar on Monday after two days in the Gulf trying to mediate in the worst row among Arab states for years but there was no sign he had made any progress. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and travel ties with

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Gulf Arab States Blacklist 9 Individuals, 9 Organizations: SPA

DUBAI, July 25 – Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have added nine entities and nine individuals to their individual ban lists because of alleged links to Qatar over terrorism, Saudi’s state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. The four Arab states, who isolated Qatar by cutting all diplomatic and transport links

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