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In a first, Saudi female officers allowed to guard Islam's holiest sites

This year, 60,000 vaccinated citizens or residents of Saudi Arabia have been allowed to perform the Hajj

22 Jul 2021 10:15 AM

'Terror' attacks could threaten global oil supply; warns Saudi King Salman

King Salman has called on Gulf and Arab leaders to confront Iran's 'criminal acts' after sabotage attacks damaged four vessels.

01 Jun 2019 9:07 AM

Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

The five-day pilgrimage represents one of the five pillars of Islam and is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life.

19 Aug 2018 10:42 AM

New app to take care of travel plans, medical care of Hajj pilgrims

One of the five pillars of the world's fastest-growing religion, the hajj is expected to draw 2 mn people from around the globe this year.

17 Aug 2018 3:16 PM

Over 2 million Muslims around world gather for Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi

Riyadh, Tehran cut ties months later, after execution of a Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia sparked attacks on diplomatic missions in Iran.

30 Aug 2017 3:15 PM

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11 injured, including 5 officers in suicide bombing at Mecca; attacker dead

The US Central Intelligence Agency said the attacks bore the hallmarks of ISIS. Since 2014 Saudi Arabia has faced attacks claimed by ISIS.

24 Jun 2017 10:23 AM

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