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World Jul 20Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow
Muslims around the world were observing Tuesday yet another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the pandemic and amid growing concerns about the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus.
World Jul 18Virus transforms hajj in Mecca and future of the pilgrimage
The pared down hajj of this year and last due to the COVID-19 outbreak not only impacts the ability of people outside Saudi Arabia to fulfill the Islamic obligation but also the billions of dollars annually that Saudi Arabia draws…
World Apr 13Muslims mark Ramadan amid virus surge and new restrictions
Unlike last year, mosques have reopened for Ramadan prayers as vaccine rollouts continue in Muslim-majority nations like Indonesia.
World Jan 05Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration to ease rift with Qatar
Saudi Arabia also said it was restoring full diplomatic relations with Qatar, although it was not clear how soon the step would be followed by the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt.
World Jan 05Qatar ruler lands in Saudi Arabia for summit to end blockade
Qatar's ruling emir arrived in Saudi Arabia and was greeted with an embrace by its crown prince on Tuesday, following an announcement that the kingdom would end its yearslong embargo on the tiny Gulf Arab state.