Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, known for his pet lion and machine gun-toting entourage, has become an unlikely fan of the Instagram online photo-sharing service, posting … More »Chechen hardman becomes unlikely Instagram fan
Over six million Umrah pilgrims are expected in Saudi Arabia this year, one million more than last year, said Minister of Haj Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Hajjar, in a statement … More »More than 6 million Umrah pilgrims expected this year
MOSCOW, Jan 28 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin hasdismissed the head of Russia's southern Dagestan province, theKremlin said on Monday, signalling concern over mountinginsurgency … More »Putin dismisses head of Russia's troubled Dagestan region
At 40 years of age, Abir Ramadan joined the all-female unit of Syria's new paramilitary force, pledging loyalty to Bashar al-Assad in the armed struggle against those … More »Women join ranks of Assad forces in Syria's Homs
A 500-room five-star hotel will be opened near the Grand Mosque in Makkah before Ramadan as part of Jabal Omar housing project, said Abdul Rahman Faqeeh, chairman of … More »Makkah’s new 5-star hotel to open before Ramadan
A Tunisian court on Tuesday ordered blogger and anti-Islamist activist Sofiane Chourabi to pay a 104 dinar (52 euro/$67) fine for drunkenness and indecency during Ramadan, … More »Tunisian anti-Islamist blogger fined for 'indecency'
Oct 17 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's imports fell 5.9 percentfrom a year ago in August, the second monthly decline in a row,while non-oil exports plunged 22.7 percent, official … More »TABLE-Saudi Aug imports down 5.9 pct y/y, non-oil exports -22.7 pct
Ahmed Al-Awadi is a Saudi businessman who started a campaign to promote healthy living by spreading awareness about everyday sports. The campaign started in April 2010, … More »YouTube campaign urges Jeddawis to wake up with a jog