• Millions of Muslims on pilgrimage to Mecca

    Millions of Muslims on pilgrimage to Mecca

    the hague August 19, 2018 09:16 Hot Recent News

    Hajj, the largest pilgrimage in the world, is about to begin. From Sunday evening to Friday evening, the Saudi city of Mecca will visit around three million Muslims from all parts of the world, including several thousand pilgrims from the Netherlands.

  • Gulf states support Jordan with billions

    Gulf states support Jordan with billions

    dubai June 11, 2018 08:18 Hot Recent News

    Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates support Jordan with an aid package worth around $ 2.5 billion (more than EUR 2.1 billion). This was agreed by the leaders of the countries during consultations in Mecca about the 'economic crisis' in Jordan, reports the Saudi state press agency SPA.

  • Saudi Muslim may celebrate Valentine's Day

    Saudi Muslim may celebrate Valentine's Day

    riyad February 16, 2018 06:42 Hot Recent News

    A prominent Saudi sheik believes that celebrating Valentine's Day does not conflict with Islamic teachings. He thereby renounces the strict religious policy in the kingdom. Sheikh Ahmad al-Ghamdi, former head of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Immorality in the Mecca region, said Thursday in an interview with Arab News that Muslims can focus love on February 14 with confidence.

  • Saudi crown prince wants moderate Islam

    riyad October 24, 2017 17:39 Hot Recent News

    Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has shown himself in unusually clear language advocate of liberalization of the ultraconservative kingdom. 'We are returning to moderate Islam, which is open to the world and all religions,' he said Tuesday at a conference in Riyadh. There he was addressed to the radical ideas that still prevail in the country.

  • Iraq mediated between neighboring countries

    Iraq mediated between neighboring countries

    baghdad January 14, 2017 16:39 Hot Recent News

    Iraqi Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari (Foreign Affairs) has played a mediating role between the warring neighbors Saudi Arabia and Iran. The minister made in his own words, including the role of messenger, Iranian state broadcaster IRIB reported Saturday.

  • 'Assad path recaptured suburb'

    'Assad path recaptured suburb'

    September 19, 2016 20:30 Hot Recent News

    "Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday appeared in public on the occasion of the Islamic Feast of Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha. Assad took part in a prayer service at a mosque in battered daraya, a southwestern suburb of Damascus."

  • 'Hajj in Mecca started under close supervision'

    'Hajj in Mecca started under close supervision'

    September 19, 2016 17:51 Hot Recent News

    "One and a half million Muslims are Saturday morning began the ritual hajj in Mecca, under strict precautions. There have been placed cameras everywhere and the pilgrims wear bracelets with GPS so that the authorities can keep track of where it is busiest and possibly warn it might be too busy."

  • Saudi Arabia wants to avoid new hajj disaster

    Saudi Arabia wants to avoid new hajj disaster

    mecca September 6, 2016 14:30 Hot Recent News

    Two million people start Friday in the Saudi capital city of Mecca on the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage which every Muslim must make sure it can afford once in his life. Saudi Arabia is doing its utmost to avoid a repetition of the disaster of last year.

  • Iran leader creaks Saudis in Mecca

    Iran leader creaks Saudis in Mecca

    tehran September 5, 2016 14:15 Hot Recent News

    The spiritual leader of Shiite Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday fiercely lashed out at Sunni family that Saudi Arabia and there reigns situated holy places. Khamenei said the Saudis disbelievers with a very sensitive nature. The Islamic world would be better off in his administration of the holy places in Mecca and Medina to true Muslims to trust.

  • 'Executed nuclear scientist Iran

    'Executed nuclear scientist Iran

    tehran August 6, 2016 22:45 Hot Recent News

    Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri, who was held captive since 2010 in his own country, was executed according to his family. His mother said Saturday the BBC that the body of Amiri has been transferred.

  • E-bracelet for Mecca pilgrims

    E-bracelet for Mecca pilgrims

    July 1, 2016 12:27 Hot Recent News

    Muslims go to Mecca on pilgrimage this year, get an electronic bracelet bearing personal and medical data. The local government hopes to get a better grip on the huge crowds that the annual pilgrimage, called the hajj, like to make.

  • 'Die Mannschaft is no longer classic German '

    'Die Mannschaft is no longer classic German '

    June 3, 2016 19:51 Hot Recent News

    The German national football team is no longer,, German in the classic sense of the word. ' That Alexander Gauland, said one of the leaders of the German anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany, Friday. It is the second time in a week that Gauland becomes discredited with a note on non-white football players.

  • Pilgrims killed in bus overturned

    March 19, 2016 12:38 Hot Recent News

    Certainly nineteen pilgrims Saturday in Saudi Arabia killed as the bus in which they were tilted. This was done according to news channel Al Jazeera on the road between Medina and Mecca, two holy cities for Muslims.

  • 14 deaths bus accident in Jordan

    amman March 17, 2016 06:46 Hot Recent News

    In a serious bus accident in southern Jordan, 14 people died and 36 people were injured, some of whom are listed in critical condition in hospital. The accident occurred Wednesday night on the border with Saudi Arabia, the Jordan Times reported.

  • 'Gunmen San Bernardino 'engaged in Mecca

    'Gunmen San Bernardino 'engaged in Mecca

    December 22, 2015 20:56 Hot Recent News

    The couple earlier this month in California's San Bernardino killed fourteen people, got to know each other in Mecca and is engaged there. This is evident from the visa application of Rizwan Syed Farook for his fiancée Tashfeen Malik, who arrived Tuesday in the investigation into the shooting in public.

  • Saudi woman wins seat in elections

    Saudi woman wins seat in elections

    December 13, 2015 09:42 Hot Recent News

    A woman for the first time in history, won a seat in the municipal council of the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. That is what the electoral commission announced Sunday after the preliminary results were in, write foreign media. She took on seven men and two women.

  • ' Many more deaths than reported panic at Mecca '

    ' Many more deaths than reported panic at Mecca '

    mecca October 17, 2015 10:50 Hot Recent News

    During the mass panic that arose last month when a ritual during the hajj in Saudi Mecca are many more deaths than reported so far through official channels . That allows the German news agency DPA , based on its own count. DPA is based on more than 1,800 deaths , while the authorities in Saudi Arabia have reported 769 deaths.

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