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    Saudi Arabia announces new COVID-19 lockdown in Jeddah

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:10pm on June 06, 2020

    Saudi Arabia on Friday announced a renewed lockdown in the city of Jeddah, gateway to the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Makkah, to counter a new...

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    Eid congestion held at Grand Holy Mosque in Saudi Arabia

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / SPA . Makkhah / Madina | Updated at 09:16pm on May 24, 2020

    Muslims today performed the blessed Eid-ul-Fitr prayer at the Grand Holy Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, under the necessary health precautions in terms of numbers...

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    Saudi Arabia to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on May 24

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:51pm on May 22, 2020

    Astronomical calculations have confirmed that there is no possibility for sighting the crescent moon of Shawwal in the evening of Friday, Ramadan 29, corresponding to...

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    Sons of slain Saudi journalist Khashoggi forgive killers

    Agence France-Presse. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | Updated at 08:04pm on May 22, 2020

    The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Friday they ‘forgive’ the killers of their father, a move analysts said effectively grants clemency to five...

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    Saudi Ramadan TV dramas invite scrutiny of Israel ties

    Agence France-Presse. Riyadh | Updated at 04:11pm on May 21, 2020

    Two Ramadan television dramas on a Saudi-controlled network have stirred controversy as they test public perceptions of quietly warming relations between the Gulf kingdom and...

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    Saudis reel from austerity drive

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:30am on May 15, 2020

    Juggling two mortgages and part-time jobs, Saudi academic Abdullah finally came close to building his own home, but the kingdom’s coronavirus-triggered austerity drive has dealt...

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    Round-the-clock virus curfew during Eid at Saudi Arabia

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:05am on May 13, 2020

    Saudi Arabia will enforce a round-the-clock nationwide curfew during the five-day Eid al-Fitr holiday later this month to fight the coronavirus, the interior ministry said...

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    Saudi tribes revolt against futuristic megacity project

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:09pm on May 08, 2020

    A rare revolt by a Saudi tribe has spelt fresh trouble for a planned Red Sea megacity, a linchpin of the crown prince’s economic vision...

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    Saudi expatriate tests positive for COVID-19 after death in Ctg

    United News of Bangladesh . Chattogram | Updated at 12:07pm on May 05, 2020

    An expatriate tested positive for coronavirus infection after his death in Enayet Bazar area in Chattogram city on Monday night...

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    Saudi princess fears coronavirus risk in jail

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:44am on May 05, 2020

    A year after landing in jail without charge, her mercy plea unanswered by Saudi rulers and in fear of a coronavirus outbreak behind bars, a...