By Anees Teladia With Saudi Arabia poised to host an international music festival in Jeddah mere days before the beginning of the Hajj season, the ummah has expressed outrage and has voiced sharp criticism of the event and against its organisers. The blatant disregard for the sanctity of the Hajj[…]
As many as 1.2 million passengers arrived at or departed from King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah during the just-concluded 10-day mid-term school vacation. They traveled on board 7,656 international and domestic flights. According to airport sources, more than 552,000 passengers arrived on board 3,800 flights while bout 650,000[…]
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace agreement in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the second peace deal reached since July between the once warring African countries. The Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders signed a “joint declaration of peace and friendship” on July 9, normalizing ties[…]
Baiq Mariah, a 104-year-old woman from Indonesia, arrived in Jeddah on the first leg of her Hajj pilgrimage. She is the oldest among some 221,000 pilgrims from Indonesia this year. Mohammed Hery Saripudin, consul general of the Indonesian Consulate in Jeddah, told Arab News that Mariah is in good health[…]
A double-decker city bus service, the first of its kind in Jeddah, hit the road on Tuesday. Now tourists and residents can visit major tourist spots in the city in a two-hour tour for SR60 (adults) and SR35 (kids). An official inauguration was held on Jeddah Corniche with the attendance[…]
A suspected suicide bomber has died after blowing himself up near the US consulate in Saudi Arabia’s city of Jeddah, the interior ministry has said. Security officers early on Monday became suspicious of a man near the parking lot of Dr Suleiman Faqeeh Hospital, which is directly across from the[…]
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