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Why Ivanka, Melania Trump covered up in Rome but not Saudi Arabia

Why Ivanka, Melania Trump covered up in Rome but not Saudi Arabia

US First Lady Melania Trump raised eyebrows as she arrived at the Vatican on Wednesday to meet Pope Francis, wearing a veil which she chose to forego during her trip to Saudi Arabia. Melania, who is accompanying Donald Trump on his first foreign tour since he became president, wore a long-sleeved Dolce & Gabbana black dress and a black veil, […]

Raheel Sharif leaves for Saudi Arabia to head military alliance: reports

Raheel Sharif leaves for Saudi Arabia to head military alliance: reports

Monitoring Desk Retired army chief Gen Raheel Sharif has left for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to head a 41-nation military alliance, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Friday. The reports suggested that the former chief of army staff was granted approval to serve as head of the alliance for three years. Defence Minister Khawaja […]

First woman on trial in Saudi Arabia over Shia protests

First woman on trial in Saudi Arabia over Shia protests

By AFP RIYADH:  The trial has begun in Saudi Arabia of the first woman accused of involvement in protests in a Shia-majority area of the kingdom, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Okaz daily did not name the accused, but gave her age as 43. It said she is “the first woman accused of being involved […]

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

AP A handout picture released by the British Metropolitan Police Service shows Khalid Masood (aka Adrian Elms, Adrian Russell Ajao). — AFP The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London says that the Westminster attacker was in the country three times and taught English there. A statement released late Friday says Khalid Masood taught English […]

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit Saudi Arabia’s King Salman inspects an honour guard at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia February 26, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS KUALA LAMPUR: Malaysia on Tuesday said the seven militants arrested late last month were planning an attack on “Arab royalties” visiting its […]

Pre-Islamic Civilization in Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia

Pre-Islamic Civilization in Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia

Madain Saleh is a pre-Islamic archaeological site located in the Al-Ula sector, within the Al Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia, approximately 400km north-west of Madinah. Formerly known as Hegra it is the largest conserved site of the civilization of the Nabataeans south of Petra in Jordan. The site features 131 massive rock cut tombs with […]