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KSrelief Distributes 1,000 Food Baskets in Sudan

Gulf KSrelief distributes 1,000 food baskets in Sudan. (SPA)

KSrelief Distributes 1,000 Food Baskets in Sudan

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed 1,000 food baskets on Thursday to needy and displaced families in the shelter center…

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Gulf Muslim World League Welcomes Armenia's Recognition of State of Palestine

Muslim World League Welcomes Armenia's Recognition of State of Palestine

The Muslim World League (MWL) welcomed Armenia’s decision to recognize the State of Palestine, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Saturday. In a statement,…

Gulf The pilgrims expressed their appreciation for the gesture and praised the excellent services provided by the Kingdom's government to ensure a smooth Hajj. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia Bids Farewell to Hajj Pilgrims with Holy Quran Gifts

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah, and Guidance has distributed 52,752 copies of the holy Quran as a gift from Custodian of the Two Holy…

Gulf The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry renewed on Friday its call on its citizens against traveling to Lebanon. (KUNA)

Kuwait Urges Citizens against Traveling to Lebanon

The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry renewed on Friday its call on its citizens against traveling to Lebanon given the security developments in the region. In a…

Gulf The Armenian government meets on Thursday. (Armenian government)

Saudi Arabia Welcomes Armenia’s Recognition of State of Palestine

Saudi Arabia welcomed on Friday Armenia’s decision to recognize the state of Palestine. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the move is a “significant…


Gulf Hajj pilgrims from far and wide spent the Day of Tarwiyah in Mina, Saudi Arabia (SPA)

Pilgrims Observe Tarwiyah in Mina, Pray at Mount Arafat as Hajj Reaches its Peak

On Friday, Hajj pilgrims observed the Day of Tarwiyah in Mina, following the prophetic tradition. They enjoyed a peaceful and secure environment as they…

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Gulf The daily press conference held during the Hajj season (Photo by: Adnan Mahdali).

Saudi Minister: We Will Not Allow Turning the Holy Sites into an Arena for Slogans

The official spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Interior Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, affirmed on Friday that Saudi Arabia will not allow the holy sites to be…

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Gulf Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health emphasized on Friday the importance of using sun umbrellas to prevent sunstroke during the Hajj. (SPA)

Saudi Health Ministry Urges Hajj Pilgrims to Use Umbrellas to Avoid Sunstroke

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health emphasized on Friday the importance of using sun umbrellas to prevent sunstroke during the Hajj, warning of the high…

Gulf Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives in Jeddah on Friday. (SPA)

Egyptian President Arrives in Jeddah to Perform Hajj

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in Jeddah on Friday to perform the Hajj pilgrimage. He was received by Deputy Governor of Makkah Region…

Gulf Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah. (AFP)

Saudi Foreign Minister Receives Phone Call from Acting Iranian FM

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah has received a phone call from the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic…

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Gulf The pilgrims will spend the day at Mina ahead of heading to Arafat on Saturday. (SPA)

2 Million Pilgrims Begin Hajj on Friday with Comprehensive Services at Their Disposal

Over 2 million pilgrims will begin on Friday the annual Hajj pilgrimage, starting at Mina, and amid a comprehensive package of services at their disposal aimed…

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Gulf Kuwait's fire service said an electrical short circuit caused the blaze that killed the people in a building housing foreign workers (AFP Photo)

Kuwait to Bring One Citizen, Residents into Custody over Fire in Foreign Workers Accommodation

Kuwaiti prosecutors asked on Thursday to bring one citizen and a number of residents into protective custody over accusations of manslaughter due to safety…

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Gulf Muslim World League Extends Deepest Condolences to Kuwait After Tragic Building Fire

Muslim World League Extends Deepest Condolences to Kuwait After Tragic Building Fire

The Muslim World League (MWL) expressed its sincere condolences and profound sympathy to the State of Kuwait's leadership, government, and people in the wake…

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Gulf Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Minister of Interior Sheikh Fahad Yusuf Al-Sabah (C-R) visits the site of a residential building after a fire broke out in Mangaf area, southern Ahmadi governorate, Kuwait, 12 June 2024. EPA/NOUFAL IBRAHIM

Kuwait Emir Orders Accountability for Mangaf Residential Building Fire

Kuwait’s Emir, Sheikh Mishal al-Ahmad al-Sabah, has directed authorities to hold accountable those responsible for a fire in Mangaf that broke out early…

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Saudi Arabia Extends Condolences to Kuwait over Victims of Mangaf Fire

Saudi Arabia has expressed profound sorrow over the tragic loss of lives and injuries caused by a fire in Kuwait's Mangaf district, the Saudi Press Agency…

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Gulf Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Crown Prince Apologizes for Not Attending G7 Summit in Italy

Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz informed Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni of his inability to attend the Group of…

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Gulf Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, receives Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy  in Jeddah on Wednesday. (SPA)

Saudi Crown Prince, Zelenskyy Discuss Developments in Ukraine-Russia Crisis

Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, received in Jeddah on Wednesday Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The…

Gulf The inaugural trial involved the vertical take-off of the electric air taxi. SPA

Self-Driving Air Taxi Trial Launched for 1st Time During Hajj Season

Saudi Minister of Transport and Logistics Services and Chairman of the Board of Directors of General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser…

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Gulf A Kuwaiti policeman stands in front of a residential building after a fire broke out in Mangaf area, southern Ahmadi governorate, Kuwait, 12 June 2024. EPA/NOUFAL IBRAHIM

49 People Die in Kuwait Building Fire

At least 49 people were killed in Kuwait on Wednesday after a fire broke out in a building housing foreign workers. Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al…

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Gulf A plenary session during the "Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza" conference, at the Dead Sea, Jordan Tuesday June 11, 2024. (Alaa Al Sukhni/Pool Photo via AP)

Saudi Arabia Calls on International Community to Hold Israel Accountable

The Saudi Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet, and National Security Adviser, Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, headed the Kingdom's delegation…

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Gulf More Than 1.5 Million Arrive in Makkah from Abroad for Hajj

More Than 1.5 Million Arrive in Makkah from Abroad for Hajj

Pilgrims have been streaming into Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah ahead of the start of the Hajj later this week. The General Directorate of Passports…

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Gulf The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has inaugurated three health projects in Port Sudan. SPA

KSrelief Launches 3 Health Projects in Sudan

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has inaugurated three health projects in Port Sudan in the presence of Saudi Ambassador to Sudan Ali bin…

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GCC Chief Calls for Urgent Action at Gaza Humanitarian Conference in Jordan

GCC Secretary General Jasem Albudaiwi highlighted the challenging situation faced by the Palestinian people during his speech at the Urgent Humanitarian…

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Gulf Saudi Crown Prince holding talks with Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait in Jeddah on Tuesday - SPA

Saudi Crown Prince Holds Talks with Kuwait's Crown Prince in Jeddah

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met with Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah…

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Gulf A picture taken from Rafah shows smoke billowing during Israeli bombardment over Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on February 11, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. (Photo by SAID KHATIB / AFP)

GCC, Arab Parliament Welcome UNSC Resolution Calling for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi welcomed the UN Security Council's adoption of the US-proposed Israel-Gaza…

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Crown Prince Welcomes Kuwait Crown Prince in Jeddah

Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah arrived Tuesday at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, where he was welcomed by Prince…

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Gulf Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on June 25, 2023. (AP)

Saudi Public Security: Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Denied Entry to Holy Sites During Hajj 

Saudi Arabia’s Public Security announced on Tuesday stricter measures to ensure a smooth and secure Hajj this year. Unauthorized vehicles will be prohibited…

Gulf The Saudi and Russian delegations meet in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday. (SPA)

Saudi, Russian FMs Discuss Means to Boost Cooperation 

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah held talks on Monday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on means to boost…

Gulf General view of the United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East at UN headquarters on June 10, 2024 in New York. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia Welcomes UN Security Council's Resolution for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza 

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed on Tuesday the United Nations Security Council’s adoption of the US-proposed resolution regarding an immediate…