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Sixth Saudi Site Makes UNESCO Heritage List

Sixth Saudi Site Makes UNESCO Heritage List

A sixth site in Saudi Arabia has been added to UNESCO's world heritage list, the UN organization announced on Saturday. Hima, in the Gulf state's southwest, is home to one of the largest rock art complexes in the world. "New site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List: cultural area of Hi

King Salman Orders Emergency Relief to Be Sent to Malaysia to Fight Pandemic

King Salman Orders Emergency Relief to Be Sent to Malaysia to Fight Pandemic

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz ordered on Sunday that emergency relief aid be dispatched to Malaysia to help it grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. The aid will be sent through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) and at the recommendation

Arab Coalition Destroys Houthi Ballistic Missile, 4 Drones Fired at Saudi Arabia

The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on Saturday that its air defenses shot down an armed drone fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen towards the Kingdom. The projectile was aimed at Khamis Mushait, it added, stressing that all Houthi attempts to attack civilians and civilian locati

Saudi Arabia Bars Travel to Indonesia over Pandemic

Saudi Arabia Bars Travel to Indonesia over Pandemic

Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it was barring its citizens from traveling to Indonesia over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak there. An official source at the Interior Ministry said the decision is based on the Kingdom’s keenness on the safety of its citizens, reported the Saudi Press

UAE Registers 1,506 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths

UAE Registers 1,506 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths

The UAE reported 1,506 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 665,533. This came after conducted 242,524 tests over the past 24 hours. According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and r

Smart Cards, ‘Green Holy Sites’ Initiative, Robots Serving Pilgrims during Hajj 2021

Smart Cards, ‘Green Holy Sites’ Initiative, Robots Serving Pilgrims during Hajj 2021

Year after year, Hajj pilgrims are offered a host of new services and technology solutions that Saudi Arabia provides out of the goal of easing their spiritual journey to Islam’s holiest sites in the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia Lauded: No Virus Cases Reported as Hajj Pilgrims Arrive at Mina

Saudi Arabia Lauded: No Virus Cases Reported as Hajj Pilgrims Arrive at Mina

The Hajj pilgrims headed to Mina on Tuesday, the first day of Eid al-Adha, after spending the night in Muzdalifah following their ascension of Mount Arafat. At Mina, they will perform the symbolic stoning of the Devil. After completing the ritual, they will return to Makkah to perform the Taww

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