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Houthis ‘putting pressure’ on UN aid organizations in Yemen

Jeddah, Aug 28: The Arab coalition on Monday accused the Houthi militia of putting “pressures” on UN humanitarian organizations operating in Yemen.

Spokesman Col Turki Al-Maliki called on them not to remain silent on abuses committed by the the...

Secure, serene Hajj: King Salman hails interior minister

Jeddah, Aug 27: King Salman sent a thank-you note to Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, interior minister and chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee, congratulating him for Al-Adha and the success of this year’s Hajj.

The king...

Bahrain likely to be next GCC state to implement VAT

Dubai, Aug 26: Bahrain will be the next country to implement five per cent value-added tax (VAT) after the UAE and Saudi Arabia as part of the GCC framework agreed between the six states, according to tax experts....

Palestinian refugee issue can’t be wished away: UN official

Jerusalem, Aug 25: The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees suggested that the US slashed his budget early this year to punish the Palestinians for their criticism of the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but he...

Holy sites in Saudi Arabia to undergo major facelift in near future

Mina, Aug 23: The holy sites will undergo a fundamental facelift in the near future, Saudi Arabia's Hajj minister said in an exclusive interview with Arab News.

“There is a comprehensive, integrated plan to develop the Mina, Muzdalifah and...

Now you can watch Makkah's glory on big screen in Dubai

For the first time in the UAE, people - including non-Muslims - who have never visited Makkah, can experience the holy city like never before as the Islamic Information Centre in Dubai is set to screen the movie One Day...

2.4 million pilgrims in final Hajj rituals as global Muslims celebrate Eid

Makkah, Aug 22: More than two million Muslims took part in the symbolic stoning of the devil on Tuesday, the last major ritual of the Hajj pilgrimage that heralded the start of Eid Al-Adha.

Clad in white robes signifying...

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UAE leaders mark Eid-ul-Adha with prayers and greetings

Dubai, Aug 21: Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates on Tuesday morning performed Eid Al Adha prayers.

محمد بن راشد ومحمد بن زايد يستقبلان حكام الإمارات وأولياء العهود ونواب الحكام في قصر...

Eid-ul-Adha prayers held; millions of pilgrims walk to Mina to perform Jamarat

Dubai, Aug 21: Muslims celebrated the first day of Eid Al-Adha on Tuesday, which marks the closing parts of the Hajj pilgrimage.

The massive crowds had spent the previous night camped out in Muzdalifah, having performed the most important...

Pilgrims flock to Mount Arafat to perform most important ritual of Hajj

Jeddah, Aug 20: Around two million pilgrims have began ascending the plains of Mount Arafat shortly after sunrise on Monday to perform the most important ritual in Hajj.

Standing on Mount Arafat until the sunset on the 9th day...