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Saudi Arabia eases travel restrictions on women

08 August, 2019 3:55 pm 3:55 pm

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi Arabia began implementing a landmark reform allowing women over the age of 21 to receive passports and travel abroad without permission from a male “guardian”, authorities said. The reform, announced earlier this month, weakens the restrictive guardianship system that has long been a symbol of repression against women. “The passport department … Read More



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Eid-al-Adha

Muslims in Saudi Arabia and other countries celebrate Eid al-Adha

08 August, 2019 3:00 am 3:00 am

RIYADH (92 News) – Muslims in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, other GCC countries, Turkey and Russia celebrated  Eid al-Adha with religious zeal and fervor on Sunday. Two biggest Eid congregations in Saudi Arabia were held at Masjid al-Harram and Masjid Nabwi. Muslims in the United Kingdom (UK) again showed division over celebrating the religious … Read More



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Hajj-Muzdalifa

Nearly 2.5m Muslims gather in Muzdalifa to prepare for final stages of Hajj

08 August, 2019 3:02 am 3:02 am

MUZDALIFA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters)/92 NEWS – Nearly 2.5 million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat on Saturday for a vigil to atone for their sins, and then descended to Muzdalifa for the final stages of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Pilgrims clad in white robes signifying a state of purity spent the night in a … Read More



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Houthi-drone

Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia from Yemen

08 August, 2019 12:58 am 12:58 am

JEDDAH— The Arab coalition intercepted a Houthi drone launched from Yemen towards Jazan in Saudi Arabia on Thursday last. Coalition spokesman, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said the attempted attack “reflect the Houthis losses on the ground.” Earlier, the coalition said the Houthis fired a ballistic missile late Wednesday from a civilian site located in Yemen’s Al-Hajjah … Read More



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Hajj-Mina

Mina tent city hosts over 2.5 million Hajj pilgrims

08 August, 2019 5:40 am 5:40 am

MINA (92 News) – More than 2.5 million pilgrims gathered in the tent city of Mina, the biggest-ever tent population in the world, as Hajj 2019 began on Friday. Hajjis were seen busy in their main religious obligation at Mina. From Mina, the pilgrims will head to Mount Arafat early on Saturday, an area about … Read More



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Kashmir issue should be settled by international resolutions: Saudia

08 August, 2019 12:01 pm 12:01 pm

RIYADH (92 News) – Expressing concern over current situation of Indian-held Jammu Kashmir (IHK), Saudi Arabia has affirmed its stand that the conflict should be settled through peaceful means in accordance with the relevant international resolutions. According to the Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry, it is following the current situation in IHK resulting from India’s abolition … Read More



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Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male guardian approval

08 August, 2019 10:37 am 10:37 am

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi Arabia will allow women to travel abroad without approval from a male guardian, the government said, ending a restriction that drew international censure and prompted extreme attempts to flee the kingdom. The landmark reform erodes the longstanding guardianship system that renders adult women as legal minors and allows their guardians, husband, … Read More



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Zul Hijjah moon sighted in Saudi Arabia, Eidul Azha on August 11

08 August, 2019 10:50 pm 10:50 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Zul Hijjah moon was sighted in Saudi Arabia on Thursday and Eidul Azha will be celebrated on August 11. Accordingly, the Day of Arafat, which is the day of Haj that falls a day before Eid Eidul Azha will be on August 10, Saturday. To sight the moon in Pakistan, a … Read More



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Prince-Bandar

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz dies aged 96

07 July, 2019 9:41 am 9:41 am

JEDDAH –  Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud passed away on Sunday evening, Saudi Press Agency reported, quoting a Royal Court statement. Prayers will be held today, following Isha prayers at the Grand Mosque (Masjid Al-Haram) in the holy city of Makkah. Prince Bandar, who was 96-year-old was the tenth son of Ibn … Read More



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Pakistan receives first shipment of crude oil from Saudi Arabia at Karachi ...

07 July, 2019 9:14 am 9:14 am

KARACHI (92 News) – The first shipment of crude oil from Saudi Arabia has arrived at Karachi port. According to finance ministry officials, Pakistan has started receiving oil supplies from SA on deferred payments under Saudi Fund Facility. According to a press release issued by the Saudi embassy earlier, Pakistan will start receiving monthly oil … Read More



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US-soldiers-SA

King Salman approves US troops deployment in SA as tensions with Iran mount

07 July, 2019 11:05 am 11:05 am

RIYADH (92 News) – King Salman has accorded approval to deploy US troops in Saudi Arabia as the Pentagon confirms it will send troops to defend American interests from “emergent credible threats”. The move comes amid heightened tensions with Iran over the safety of shipping lanes in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia confirmed that King Salman … Read More



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US-SA

Defying Trump, US House votes to block Saudi arms sales worth $8bn

07 July, 2019 10:29 am 10:29 am

WASHINGTON- The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday approved three resolutions aimed at blocking President Donald Trump’s planned sale of guided missiles and other weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Jordan. The approval of the measures is another political rebuke of Trump’s relationship with Saudi Arabia, which has drawn sharp criticism in Congress over human rights abuses and … Read More



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Amir-Khan

Boxer Aamir defeats Australian counterpart Billy to claim WBC International...

07 July, 2019 8:38 am 8:38 am

JEDDAH (92 NEWS) – Pakistani born British boxer Amir Khan knocked out Australian counterpart Billy Dib to claim the WBC international welterweight title in a fight in Saudi Arabia on late Friday. Khan defeated Billi Dab in fourth round of boxing fight that was witnessed by a large number of Saudis and foreign visitors. Former … Read More



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Boxer Amir Khan to face Billy Dib in Jeddah today

07 July, 2019 3:38 pm 3:38 pm

JEDDAH (92 News) – Pakistani born British boxer Amir Khan said he would have been distraught if his dream of fighting in Saudi Arabia on Friday for the WBC International Welterweight Championship had been put on hold. Amir will now fight fellow two-time World Champion Billy Dib on Friday in Jeddah after his original opponent … Read More



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Hajj, pilgrims, depart, Saudi Arabia, first flight, lahore airport

214 Hajj pilgrims depart for Saudi Arabia from Lahore airport

07 July, 2019 8:58 am 8:58 am

LAHORE (92 News) – The first batch of 214 Hajj pilgrims departed for Madina (Saudi Arabia) through a private airline from the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Thursday. Punjab Religious and Auqaf Minister Syed Saeedul Hassan Gilani was present at the time of Hajjis’ departure for the biggest-ever religious conglomeration for Muslim Ummah. Special prayers … Read More



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