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Arab News is Saudi Arabia's first English-language newspaper. It was founded in 1975 by Hisham and Mohammed Ali Hafiz. Today, it is one of 29 publications produced by Saudi Research & Publishing Company (SRPC), a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG).

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The five-story Jamaraat Bridge in Mina, a few miles east of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Photo by Omar Chatriwala, Wikipedia Commons.

Saudi Arabia: Official Says No Delay In Mecca Metro Project

26 May 2016 in 1 , Business

An SR62 billion ($16.5 billion) metro railway project planned for Makkah (Mecca) is progressing well and there is no delay, said Ali Abdelfattah, chief executive-designate of the Makkah’s Mass Rail Transit (MMRT). Earlier Reuters quoted…

The Masjid al-Haram and Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Photo by Ariandra 03, Wikipedia Commons.

Saudi Arabia Accepts Iranian Request To Sign Haj 2016 Agreement

25 May 2016 in 1 , Religion

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday accepted an Iranian government request to sign the Haj agreement. An Iranian delegation is due to sign the pact on Wednesday. The decision will allow Iranian citizens to perform the pilgrimage…

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Forum To Discuss Role Of Women In Islamic Countries

25 May 2016 in 1 , Science

By Mohammed Rasooldeen Princess Nora bint Mohammed Al-Saud, wife of Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, will be one of the keynote speakers at the 9th Forum for Businesswomen in Islamic Countries which will open…

The Masjid al-Haram and Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Photo by Ariandra 03, Wikipedia Commons.

Saudi Arabia Says Holy Mosques Ready For Ramadan Rush

23 May 2016 in 1 , Religion

Approximately 7 million Umrah pilgrims are expected in Makkah and Madinah before and during Ramadan. They will be served by thousands of employees who want to guarantee the pilgrims’ safety and comfort. Umrah pilgrims come…

Flag of Saudi Arabia. Photo by Ayman Makki, Wikipedia Commons.

Saudi Official Says Begging Is A ‘Source For Terror Funding’

19 May 2016 in 1 , Religion

By Rodolfo C. Estimo Jr. It is everybody’s duty to end the begging phenomenon during Ramadan because it is a source of terror funding, said Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal recently. His comment came…