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Saudi Arabia sentences Hamas leader to 15 years in prison

A Saudi criminal court on Sunday sentenced former Hamas representative Mohammed Al-Khudari to 15 years in prison on charges of supporting the Palestinian group, according to his brother. Abdel-Majed Al-Khudari told Anadolu Agency that the court reduced his brother’s sentence...

Saudi Arabia to reopen Qatar embassy in coming days

Saudi Arabia expects to reopen its embassy in Doha in the coming days, the kingdom’s foreign minister has said, following an agreement last week that ended a three-year-old dispute between four Arab countries and Qatar. Asked about embassy reopenings, Foreign...

Saudi Arabia bans child marriages

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Justice has banned the marriage of persons under 18 years. It also set 18 years as the minimum age for marriage. The Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Sheikh Walid Al-Samaani,...

Saudi Arabia halts all international flights amid new COVID-19 strain

Saudi Arabia has halted all international flights and suspended entry through its land and seaports for a week due to the new Covid-19 strain. The kingdom is "temporarily suspending all international flights -- except in exceptional cases -- for a...

Saudi Arabia ready to permit Umrah for residents and visitors

Saudi Arabia ready to permit Umrah for residents and visitors The State News Agency SPA announced that Saudi Arabia will permit pilgrims in the country to undergo the Umrah pilgrimage starting on 4th October after a halt due to the...

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FIRS considers collection of road tax from hairdressers and carpenters

Executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami has disclosed the agency's plan to make the informal sector...