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September 24, 2020
Saudi king's rare address to UN showcases monarch in charge
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman made a rare address to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, using the moment to highlight the ...
August 01, 2020
Final days of hajj and Eid festival impacted by coronavirus
Small groups of people performed one of the final rites of the Islamic hajj on Friday as Muslims worldwide marked the start ...
July 30, 2020
Pilgrims pray on peak day of hajj in shadow of coronavirus
Masked pilgrims arrived Thursday at Mount Arafat, a desert hill near Islam’s holiest site, to pray and repent on the most ...
July 29, 2020
Islamic holiday Eid comes as families grieve virus victims
For Marwa Conelly, the upcoming Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday was supposed to be extra celebratory this year — she was looking ...
July 27, 2020
Pilgrims arrive in Mecca for downsized hajj amid pandemic
Muslim pilgrims have started arriving in Mecca for a drastically scaled-down hajj, as Saudi authorities balance the kingdom's ...
July 09, 2020
VIRUS DIARY: In Saudi Arabia, a photographer finds new focus
I moved to Saudi Arabia from Egypt last year, eager to photograph a national awakening that was once unimaginable in a ...
June 23, 2020
Saudi Arabia: Hajj will see at most 'thousands' due to virus
A Saudi official said Tuesday that the hajj pilgrimage, which usually draws up to 2.5 million Muslims from all over the ...
June 22, 2020
Saudi Arabia to hold 'very limited' hajj due to virus
Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that because of the coronavirus only “very limited numbers” of people will be allowed to perform ...
June 16, 2020
Saudis see high hopes for 2020 upended by pandemic
This was supposed to be Saudi Arabia’s year to shine as host of the prestigious G20 gathering of world leaders. The event ...
May 31, 2020
Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem amid virus woes
Tens of thousands of mosques across Saudi Arabia reopened Sunday for the first time in more than two months, with worshipers ...
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