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Saudi Aramco to keep $75bn dividend despite dive in profits (source — 09/08/2020 12:55:21

Shareholder payout to stay despite 73% fall in quarterly profits due to impact of Covid-19Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant still plans to pay $75bn (£57bn) to its shareholders this year even as th...

Everything We Know About The Beirut Blast That Killed At Least 100 (source — 04/08/2020 19:08:35

At least 100 people have been killed and 4,000 are injured after a large explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut as images showed a giant column of smoke rising over the city.The most p...

'We drink from the toilet': migrants tell of hellish Saudi detention centres (source — 04/08/2020 08:30:01

Kingdom urged to rethink mass deportation policy as crowded and insanitary conditions spark Covid-19 fears Ibraahin’s* first week of work at a market in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was also his last. As the...

NAZIR AFZAL: No more hiding the truth about Covid (source — ) 01/08/2020 02:07:04

NAZIR AFZAL: Were it not for coronavirus, the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia would be teeming with humanity. Every year, around two million Muslims gather there to mark the Hajj.

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 1,686 new Covid-19 cases (source — 31/07/2020 17:43:07

Twenty-four cases of death were also reported on Friday.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha around the world (source — ) 31/07/2020 12:43:15

The four-day Feast of the Sacrifice coincides with the last days of the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, which has been drastically scaled back because of the coronavirus crisis.

‘No Hajj And No Hugs’: UK Muslims On Missing Their 'Pilgrimage Of A Lifetime' (source — 31/07/2020 08:00:01

You’re reading our series Summer’s Not Cancelled, marking summer in this new normal. From rediscovering nature and time spent with friends and family, to virtual festivals and unforge...

All the ways Eid al-Adha 2020 will be different this year because of coronavirus (source — 30/07/2020 18:18:42

Eid al-Adha 2020 will be celebrated with social distancing in place for the first time because of coronavirus - even the Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia may only see 10,000 pilgrims rather than the us...

Newcastle takeover OFF after Saudi Arabia consortium pull out of £300m deal blaming long process and coronavirus (source — 30/07/2020 17:45:07

NEWCASTLE’S proposed £300million Saudi backed takeover is OFF 17 weeks after paperwork was first lodged. The Saudi consortium fronted by Amanda Staveley has pulled out of the deal citing the pro...

Scaled-down hajj begins in coronavirus era – in pictures (source — 30/07/2020 05:03:03

Attendance limited to 10,000 people already residing in Saudi Arabia, rather than the usual 2 million including from abroad, amid Covid-19 restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavir...

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