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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…

1.3 million Muslims from abroad to perform Haj

More than 1.3 million foreign pilgrims are expected to perform Haj this year, according to the Haj Ministry. South Asian countries will send the largest contingent of 410,000 Hajis followed…

Shoura member to speak at world science conference in Switzerland

A leading Swiss scientific foundation has chosen a female Saudi Shoura Council member to speak alongside international personalities at a conference highlighting the role of science in finding solutions to…

New mobile phone app to help trace Haj pilgrims

by Daniel George TNN CHENNAI: The Indian consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has introduced several high-tech measures for the 1,36,000 Haj pilgrims from India, including 3,330 from Tamil Nadu. Chief…

Saudi prince robbed in Paris after motorcade held at gunpoint Gunmen escape with £200,000 and ‘sensitive documents’ after attack on diplomatic convoy

Heavily armed gunmen stole thousands of pounds in an attack on a convoy of diplomatic vehicles belonging to a Saudi prince in the north of Paris on Sunday evening, French…

Saudi Arabia: Couples gear up for group wedding

JEDDAH: NADIM AL-HAMID Published — Monday 18 August 2014 Hundreds of couples are to tie the knot in congregation at the Jeddah Center for Forums & Events on Aug. 21.…

Saudi Arabia: Ban on Saudi Men Marrying Pakistani women

By Web Desk Published: August 6, 2014  tribune.com.pk/story/74015 Share this article Print this page Email New law also bars men from marrying women from Bangladesh, Chad and Burma. PHOTO: AFP…

Dilemma of Saudi students abroad 

TAMIM ALMOUSA ARABNEWS.COM As an international student from Saudi Arabia living in the United States, a question I’m frequently asked and find it difficult to answer is, “where do you…

‘Reject extremism, defeat terrorism’ – Eid message of H.M. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah congratulated Muslims on the successful completion of Ramadan on Sunday. On the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, the king said: “Eid brings joy…

Makkah hotel room rates break records 

. RIYADH: ARAB NEWS Published — Monday 28 July 2014 Several tourism and commercial firms are taking advantage of high demand by leasing hotel rooms with views overlooking the Grand…

Henna business gets an Eid boost

Eid is not only a time for happy celebrations, but also the chance for enterprising women to boost their henna businesses. These enterprises have evolved to such an extent that…

Mecca: Fire at Grand Mosque in Mecca leaves 14 injured

Fire at Grand Mosque in Mecca leaves 14 injured Three were hospitalized after a fire broke out in scaffolding. World Bulletin / News Desk        muslimworld/141273 A fire broke out on…

Envoy: 21m Chinese Muslims fast in Ramadan

An estimated 21 million Chinese Muslims fast during the holy month of Ramadan and are allowed under the country’s constitution to freely practice other Islamic rituals, according to the Chinese…

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