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Eidul Azha, observed, religious, fervour, Saudi Arabia, Gulf states

Eidul Azha being celebrated with religious fervour in Saudi Arabia, Gulf st...

07 July, 2020 9:15 am 9:15 am

MAKKAH/JAKARTA (Reuters) – Muslims in Saudi Arabia and Gulf states, taking precautions against the novel coronavirus such as wearing face masks and temperature checks, are celebrating Eidul Azha on Friday. Magnificent scenes of the Eid prayers were witnessed in Ak-Haram Mosque and Masjid-e-Nabuwi (SAW). In Turkey, Eid prayers were offered in Hagia Sophia after 86 … Read More


Zil Hajj, moon, sighted, Saudi Arabia, Eidul Azha, July 31

Zil-Hajj moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia, Eidul Azha on July 31

07 July, 2020 11:27 pm 11:27 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Zil-Hajj moon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia and hence first of Zil Hajj will be on July 22. Youm-e-Arfa will be on July 30 and Eidul Azha will be on July 31. According to the Saudi Arabia Supreme Court, no evidence of the moon-sighting was received in any part of … Read More


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Sun to align directly over Kaaba today

07 July, 2020 11:10 am 11:10 am

RIYADH (92 News) – The Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia will be illuminated by the sun directly over at 12:26pm at Makkah and 2:26pm Pakistan Standard Time. According to details, Muslims across the globe to determine the direction of the Qibla by seeing the sun at that moment. The faithful can fix … Read More


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Hajj 2020: Saudi Arabia imposes new health protocols to stem spread of COVI...

07 July, 2020 10:25 am 10:25 am

SAUDI ARABIA (Reuters) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has imposed a new set of instructions for Hajj 2020 pilgrims in a bid to keep the COVID-19 from spreading, as new cases of the infection continue to emerge from several countries across the globe. Saudi Arabia decided in June to limit the number of domestic … Read More


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Pakistan strongly condemns drone attacks on Saudi Arabia

06 June, 2020 12:25 pm 12:25 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has strongly denounces multiple missile and drone attacks towards Riyadh, Najran and Jazan by the Houthi militia. In a statement, Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said Pakistan appreciates the successful interception of the missiles and drones, which prevented the loss of innocent lives. The FO spokesperson said we call for … Read More


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Saudi Arabia to hold very limited Hajj due to coronavirus this year

06 June, 2020 9:15 am 9:15 am

RIYADH (92 News) – Saudi Arabia has announced not to allow international pilgrims and hold Hajj this year with a very limited number of pilgrims already residing in the Kingdom owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a statement on Twitter, Saudi Ministry of Hajj said that the decision has been taken to ensure Hajj … Read More


‘Life is back once again’: Saudi Arabia lifts three-month curfe...

06 June, 2020 10:48 pm 10:48 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) – People in Saudi Arabia ventured out on Sunday night for the first time in three months to celebrate the end of a nationwide coronavirus curfew, dining out, cruising on motorcycles and walking pets after the daytime heat subsided. The kingdom introduced stringent measures in March to halt the spread of the new … Read More


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Saudi Arabia to end curfew on June 21, except in Makkah

05 May, 2020 9:18 am 9:18 am

CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will begin easing restrictions on movement and travel this week, more than two months after stringent measures were introduced to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Restrictions will be lifted in three phases, culminating in the curfew completely ending – with the exception of the holy city of … Read More


Saudi Arabia, 24-hour, curfew, five days

Saudi Arabia starts 24-hour curfew for five days

05 May, 2020 1:51 pm 1:51 pm

RIYADH (92 News) – Saudi Arabia on Saturday started round-the-clock curfew for five days. Lt Col Talal Al-Shalhoub, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said that Eidul Fitr will be celebrated with simplicity. “Eid and other prayers have been banned in mosques,” he said. He said that the people would offer the Eid prayers at … Read More


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Eidul Fitr being celebrated in Saudi Arabia

05 May, 2020 10:57 pm 10:57 pm

RIYADH (92 News) – Eidul Fitr is being celebrated in Saudi Arabia and Gulf states on Sunday. According to the Saudi Supreme Court, there will be 30th day of Ramazanul Mubarik. The Saudi Minister or Islamic affairs has ordered the Muslims not to offer Eid prayers in Jamia Mosques and Eidgahs. Darul Fatah announced that … Read More


Saudi Arabia, introduce, 24-hour daily curfew, Kingdom, Eid holiday

Saudi Arabia to introduce 24-hour daily curfew across the Kingdom for Eid h...

05 May, 2020 10:55 pm 10:55 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will enforce a 24-hour curfew across the kingdom during a 5-day holiday to celebrate Muslim Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the interior ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, to stem the spread of coronavirus. Until then economic activities will remain open and … Read More


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PIA brings back 254 passengers stranded in Saudi Arabia

05 May, 2020 1:04 pm 1:04 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Special flight of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has landed at the Islamabad airport with 254 Pakistanis stranded in Saudi Arabia on Friday. According to the details garnered, PIA’s flight No-702 along with 254 passengers landed in Islamabad from Riyadh. The passengers were screened and checked by the doctors at the … Read More


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Saudi Arabia suspends praying in the Two Holy Mosques in Ramazan

04 April, 2020 12:29 pm 12:29 pm

RIYADH (92 News) – The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques said on Monday that it would extend the suspension of prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramazan, as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Arab News reported that President General of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Dr. … Read More


Historic, women’s golf, event, Saudi Arabia, October

Historic women’s golf event in Saudi Arabia set for October

04 April, 2020 3:45 pm 3:45 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) – The first women’s professional golf event to be staged in Saudi Arabia has been rescheduled for Oct. 8-11 after it was postponed last month due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers have confirmed. The Saudi Ladies International, which is part of the Ladies European Tour (LET), will be hosted at the Royal Greens … Read More


Hundreds, Umrah pilgrims, stranded, Saudi Arabia, appeal, help

Hundreds of Pakistani Umrah pilgrims stranded in Saudi Arabia seek govt hel...

04 April, 2020 12:25 pm 12:25 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Hundreds of Umrah pilgrims who are stranded in Saudi Arabia for several days have appealed to the Pakistani government to help them. The Umrah pilgrims, including women, told 92 News that they were stuck in Saudi Arabia after the flight operation was suspended. “At the moment, we have no money for … Read More