UNWTO welcomes new Law on Antiquities and Heritage in Saudi Arabia.
UNWTO welcomes the new Saudi legislation aimed at protecting the country's antiquities and heritage as well as to give the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities the mandate to ensure its preservation; Heritage conservation is today fundamental to safeguard cultural legacy but also to promote and preserve key tourism assets which are central ... (more)
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Pictures: Celebrating Ramadan Around the World
Muslims around the world believe that Ramadan -the ninth month of the Islamic calendar-is the month in which God revealed the Koran to the Prophet Muhammad.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
a Pussy Riot wrangle: Churkin calls out Power in war of words
US envoy to the UN Samantha Power has claimed victory in the longstanding row with her Russian colleague Vitaly Churkin over controversial band Pussy Riot.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Sheep Sold for Dh750,000 in Saudi
A sheep was sold for SR750,000 in Saudi Arabia and dealers said it was one of the rarest rams in the Arabian Peninsula.
The Star Online
COLUMN: Explaining ISIS
With much current talk of a terrorist Islamic caliphate state possibly resulting from the rise of the militant ISIS terror army in Iraq, we need to know what a caliphate is.
MERS warning for millions making Hajj pilgrimage
An Indian worker wears a mouth and nose mask as he touches a camel at his Saudi employer's farm on May 12, 2014 outside Riyadh.
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Militants in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university, the United Nations has been warned.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Hadj pilgrimage to push through despite calls for deferment due to MERS-CoV
The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos said the travel of pilgrims for the Hadj will push through despite calls to defer due to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus affecting Saudi Arabia.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Saudi Arabia: MERS precautionary measures activated
The Children and Maternity Hospital in Makkah has activated a program for the prevention and combating the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - MERS coronavirus, which will last for five days.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Al Salem Johnson controls demonstrates latest building technologies...
Al Salem Johnson Controls, a joint venture between the Al Salem Group of Companies and Johnson Controls, a global multi industrial company, met with more than 600 customers in Jeddah, Riyadh, Khobar, Makkah and Madina to showcase the latest building technologies and innovations that address electrical consumption, noise level and amount and type of ... (more)
Indonesian presidential candidate Probowo would seek Abbott meeting
The campaign team behind Indonesia's fast-finishing presidential candidate, Prabowo Subianto, has identified a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott as a priority if he wins this week's election.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Saudi MERS: Philippines urges its Muslims to abort Haj
The Philippines urged its large Muslim minority on Thursday to reconsider plans to join pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia this year due to a deadly virus outbreak there.
ISIL militant threatens to destroy the KAABA in Mecca, kill all pilgrims 'who touch stone'
A reported member of the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham , which recently dubbed itself simply as The Islamic State, has declared that they will destroy the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which is Islam's most holy site.
Saudi Arabia: Government ready to deal with heat, MERS in Makkah
The Ministry of Health has drawn up an integrated plan to provide comprehensive health care services to the increased number of Umrah pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
ISIS Member Says They Will Destroy The Kaaba In Mecca, 'Kill Those Who Worship Stones'
A member of the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham , which recently dubbed itself simply, The Islamic State , has declared that they will destroy the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which is Islam's most holy site.
Malaysian National News Agency
Tabung Haji Assures Pilgrims Not To Worry About MERS-CoV
From Mohd Shukri Ishak MAKKAH, July 1 -- Malaysian pilgrims need not have to worry about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus infection as it does not occur in Makkah and Medina, said Southeast Asia Muassasah chairman Tan Sri Sheikh Zuhair A. Hamed Sadayu.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
ISIS Promises to Destroy the Kaaba in Mecca
Muslims circle the Kaaba at the centre of Islam's most sacred mosque, Al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
No fun! Saudi Arabia finalizes 9 pm shop closure rule
The regulations will be issued before the end of the year and a six-month grace period for its implementation will be put in place.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Malaysian National News Agency
Over 5,000 Malaysians Join Millions Of Muslims For Fasting In Holy Land
From Mohd Shukri Ishak MADINAH, June 28 -- It is estimated over 5,000 Malaysian will join millions of other Muslims for fasting in the Holy Land of Makkah and Madinah throughout Ramadan this year.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Why religious pilgrimages are dangerous
Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims move around the Kabah, the black cube seen in the centre, inside the Masjid al-Haram during the annual Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.