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Saudi to ease restrictions on foreign workers

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it will ease key restrictions on millions of foreign workers, as part of plans to reform its long-criticised labour policy. Human...

Mecca reopens for limited ‘umrah’ pilgrimage

Mecca (Saudi Arabia) - Mask-clad Muslims circled Islam's holiest site along socially distanced paths on Sunday, as Saudi authorities partially resumed the year-round umrah...

Saudi Arabia says no Israel deal without Palestinian peace

Berlin | AFRICATEMBELEA | Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it would not follow the United Arab Emirates and establish diplomatic ties with Israel until the...

Second Batch of Ugandans Repatriated back home from Saudi Arabia 

A second batch of Ugandan Nationals stranded in Saudi Arabia, has been successfully repatriated back home. According to Uganda's Embassy in Riyadh, 382 Ugandans mostly...

Qatar Airways seeks $5bn compensation over airspace closure

Doha - Qatar Airways said Wednesday it will seek $5 billion in compensation from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt for closing their airspace...

Saudi ends virus lockdown despite spike in infections

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia on Sunday ended a nationwide coronavirus curfew and lifted restrictions on businesses, including hair salons and cinemas, after three months...

Saudi declares Eid al-Fitr to start on Sunday

Riyadh - The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia,...

Saudi announces Ramadan starts Friday amid virus fears

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest shrines, has announced that the holy fasting month of Ramadan will start Friday, as Muslims worldwide...

Saudi detains three royal princes over ‘coup plot’: reports

Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi authorities have detained three princes including King Salman's brother and nephew on charges of plotting a coup, the US media...

Saudi risks fallout with coronavirus curbs on holy sites

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia is treading a tightrope as it bars Muslim pilgrims from Islam's holiest sites to contain the coronavirus, rolling out restrictions...

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