Worker made to dress up as a human hand gel dispenser by Saudi Arabia’s state oil firm

Outrage after Saudi Arabia’s state oil firm forces worker to dress up as a human hand gel dispenser Images shared online show Saudi Aramco worker dressed as hand gel dispenser Act criticised with social media users saying it is ‘humiliating’ and ‘disgusting’ Firm said practice ‘immediately’ stopped and measures taken to prevent repeat By Faith Ridler … Read more

How Saudi Arabia is trying to CRIPPLE Russian oil industry by flooding world market

The brother and nephew of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman have been arrested over a plot to oust the king and his son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, a brother of King Salman, and the monarch’s nephew Prince Mohammed bin Nayef were accused of treason. They were taken from their homes early … Read more

Satellite images reveal impact of coronavirus outbreak from above 

The impact of coronavirus, as seen from space: Satellite images reveal the effects the disease has had – from empty theme parks to deserted streets The Grand Mosque in Mecca and a holy shrine in Qom are missing their usually huge crowds of pilgrims Tourists are also absent from Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Milan’s Piazza del … Read more

Coronavirus: Courtyard at Mecca’s Great Mosque is closed for disinfecting

The central courtyard of the Great Mosque of Mecca was completely closed on Thursday as workers disinfected it in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus.  Photos and videos showed the area around the cuboid Kaaba – the holiest site in Islam – completely deserted except for cleaners in near-unprecedented scenes. It comes after … Read more

Saudi Arabia suspends year-round umrah pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia suspends year-round umrah pilgrimage to stop coronavirus spreading to holy Islamic sites The umrah draws more than 18.3million Muslim pilgrims to Saudi Arabia per year Many people choose to undertake it during Ramadan, which starts in April But it has now been suspended as Saudi Arabia tries to keep out coronavirus  By Afp … Read more

Saudi Arabia temporarily BANS religious pilgrims from visiting Mecca to prevent the coronavirus

Saudi Arabia finally BANS religious pilgrims from visiting Mecca or Medina to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom Statement issued this evening by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Kingdom  Will be supporting other countries and will abide by ‘international standards’  Temporarily suspended entry into the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah  … Read more

Saudi Arabia ready to host £400m Tyson Fury showdown with either Deontay Wilder or Anthony Joshua

Saudi Arabia ready to host £400MILLION Tyson Fury showdown with Deontay Wilder or Anthony Joshua… after four members of royal family were seen at ringside in Las Vegas Saudi Arabia could host a £400m bout between Tyson Fury and an opponent  Fury could either face Wilder in a trilogy bout or even Anthony Joshua next  … Read more