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Saudi anti-Christian sweep prompts calls for US involvement

Source: Fox News Dozens of Christians arrested at a prayer meeting in Saudi Arabia need America’s help, according to a key lawmaker who is pressing the State Department on their…

Impressed by Saudi students’ friendship bond, Briton embraces Islam

JEDDAH: P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR Published — Friday 12 September 2014 A simple act of kindness can do wonders. A Briton embraced Islam after he witnessed a fellow Saudi patient being…

Islamic State: John Kerry in Egypt for coalition talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Egypt amid US attempts to form a broad coalition to tackle Islamic State (IS) militants. Mr Kerry will meet Arab League…

5,000 hired to clean holy sites 

JEDDAH: NADIM AL-HAMID Published — Saturday 13 September 2014 The city of Makkah has hired 5,000 workers to clean the holy sites during this year’s Haj, an official told Arab…

Grand mufti: Drugs more dangerous than A-bombs

The Kingdom’s grand mufti and president of the Council of Senior Scholars, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, has called for tough action against those who smuggle, promote and sell drugs. “Drugs…

1,000 from families of Palestinian martyrs to be king’s guests at Haj

Riyadh, ARABNEWS.com Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah will sponsor the Haj pilgrimage of 1,000 Palestinians whose family members were killed during the latest Israeli offensive on Gaza.…

After the atrocities committed against Muslims in Bosnia, it is no wonder today’s jihadis have set out on the path to war in Syria While the US State Department told us in Bosnia that ‘fundamentalism’ – the horror word of the time – might take root in Bosnia, no one spoke of ‘radicalisation’

by Robert Fisk, The Independent In 1993, walking across the Qasr el-Nil bridge in Cairo, I was stopped by a young man. Was I a reporter, he asked? Had I…

World-class safety measures in place at Grand Mosque expansion projects

JEDDAH: FOUZIA KHAN Published — Saturday 6 September 2014 A technical committee tasked with ensuring safety inside the Grand Mosque held a meeting with the Ministry of Higher Education to…

Pilgrim program reflects Saudi hospitality

The Haj Ministry has embarked on a unique program to welcome pilgrims once they are through passports and customs procedures and leave the airport’s lounges at Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz…

Prophet dome removal reports rubbished

  The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques has strongly denied reports that surfaced in Western media outlets claiming that the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)…

Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb

by Andrew Johnson, The Independent   One of Islam’s most revered holy sites – the tomb of the Prophet Mohamed – could be destroyed and his body removed to an…

Saudi women wins ‘Women Physicist of the Month’’ American Award

Saudi Arabia scientist wins US physics award   Dr. Ibtesam Saeed Badhrees RIYADH: RASHID HASSAN Published — Wednesday 20 August 2014 Arab News Dr. Ibtesam Saeed Badhrees, a leading woman research…

The Saudis will be vital in helping to fight ISIS

Summary by David Ignatius, The Daily Star, Lebanon Riyadh will be a crucial, if quixotic, ally as the United States seeks to mobilize Sunni Muslims against the terrorist ISIS. For…

Marriages don’t have to cost a fortune

Couples are being urged not to spend thousands on a wedding and advised to opt for cheaper weddings to escape from heavy debt. A forum highlighting how families can ease…

KSA ‘does not fund or support IS murderers’

JEDDAH: SIRAJ WAHAB Published — Saturday 30 August 2014 Saudi Arabia had not and would not support or fund criminals who have unleashed a reign of terror in many areas…

Pilgrims from India, Bangladesh begin arriving for Haj 2014

The first Haj flight from India arrived in Madinah on Wednesday. Air India flight AI 5001 transported 235 pilgrims from Kolkata to Prince Mohammed International Airport. More than 136,000 Indians…

Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi woman who dared to drive

Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi woman who dared to drive

Additional Reading Gender Equality in the Holy Qur’an – In the Beginning Man and Woman Were Equal…

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