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Mecca pilgrimage open to 60,000 vaccinated Saudis
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Mecca pilgrimage open to 60,000 vaccinated Saudis

Reside in Saudi Arabia or have Saudi nationality, be between 18 and 65 years old, not suffer from a chronic disease, be vaccinated against Covid-19: these will be the conditions to be met to perform the hajj in this second consecutive year of pandemic.Only 60,000 Muslims will be allowed to go to Mecca for the great pilgrimage to be held in July, the ministry of hajj and umrah said on Saturday June 12 in a statement relayed by the official SPA agency."Considering the huge crowd performing the hajj, spending long periods in several specific places, the highest level of health precaution is necessary", added the ministry of hajj, specifying that the competent authorities continued to monitor the health situation and in particular the appearance of new variants.The Gulf countr...
The mysterious disappearance of Mohamed bin Salman’s main rival
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The mysterious disappearance of Mohamed bin Salman’s main rival

Updated Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 02:19The intention was to go to court to resolve the breach of a millionaire contract in which the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed bin Salman, is involved. But the result has been very different. Has exposed a secret b Become Premium from € 1 the first month Take advantage of this limited-time offer and access all web content I want it (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://connect.facebook.net/es_ES/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.8&appId=279395918757488&status=true&cookie=true";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','facebook-jss...
Vaccinated and a limited number: Saudi Arabia’s restrictions on pilgrimage to Mecca this year
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Vaccinated and a limited number: Saudi Arabia’s restrictions on pilgrimage to Mecca this year

The authorities of Saudi Arabia will allow 60,000 people to make the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, although all of them will have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and being residents of the kingdom, which also did not allow foreign pilgrims to enter last year.SIGHT: Saudi Arabia: 100% absenteeism, 18 Peruvians did not turn out to voteThe Deputy Minister of Pilgrimage, Abdelfatah bin Suliman Mashat, assured this Saturday at a press conference that the number of pilgrims has been set at 60,000, of all nationalities residing in the kingdom, which before the pandemic received about two million people for this great religious event.Preventing new pandemics and the specter of Brexit fill the G7 agendaThe explosive statements of the former head of Mossad on operations against Ir...
The new friendship between Bashar Asad and Mohamed Bin Salman
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The new friendship between Bashar Asad and Mohamed Bin Salman

LLUS MIQUEL HURTADO Tehern Updated Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 21:25Middle east Syria: elections without surprise courtesy of the Assad clan Middle east Mohamed bin Salman: "Peace with Iran is possible" A decade after putting your grain of sand at the outbreak of the bloodiest war of the century the Saudes want to pretend nothing. The new climate of regional harmony, fostered by the negotiations between the United States and Iran in Vienna to Become Premium from € 1 the first month Take advantage of this limited-time offer and access all web content I want it Are you already Premium? Log in (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))retur...
Sheikha Al Mayassa, the most powerful woman in the art world: "Full female participation is a matter of principle"
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Sheikha Al Mayassa, the most powerful woman in the art world: "Full female participation is a matter of principle"

She has not turned 40 and is already the great animator of the global art market thanks to her millionaire purchases of works by Gauguin, Czanne ... "We are proud of what we have achieved, but we feel that it is only the beginning", says the Sheikha who wants to turn Qatar into the Florence of the Muslim world(function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://connect.facebook.net/es_ES/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.8&appId=279395918757488&status=true&cookie=true";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','facebook-jssdk')); . Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more
Syria flirts with Captagon, the ‘cocaine of the poor’
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Syria flirts with Captagon, the ‘cocaine of the poor’

The Bekaa valley becomes the 'ground zero' for the production of this drugSaudi Arabia seizes millions of Captagon pills hidden in imported fruit boxes.AP LLUS MIQUEL HURTADO Tehern Updated Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 01:30Syria Bashar Asad sweeps the Syrian elections with 95.1% of the vote Syria When the only way out for a Syrian child is suicide Saudi Arabia has had enough of Lebanese fruits and vegetables to the point of banning their importation at the end of last month. The last straw was the discovery of 5.3 million pills of a drug that has been raging for years in the Middle East. A type of amphetamine that experts say is filling the pockets of a growing network of armed groups, warlords and even influential members of countries on the brink of bankruptcy. According to the newspa...
Nassima abdicated freedom to give freedom to others.  She has been prevented from seeing her children for two years
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Nassima abdicated freedom to give freedom to others. She has been prevented from seeing her children for two years

Nassima al-Sada was one of many women detained in 2018 by Saudi Arabian authorities. The reason? They were fighting for women's rights, like being able to drive, for example. Trapped in the city of Dammam, the woman has been constantly prevented from seeing her children. It all started when the journalist filed a lawsuit asking that women be allowed to vote. Among other rights, Nassima demanded the possibility of driving and the end of male guardians, a law that said that all women should have someone responsible for them, typically the husband, the father, the brother or even the son. Since then, several of these fights have been partially won. Although with some restrictions, women can already drive in Saudi Arabia, and those over 2...
Houthis say they attacked Aramco, Patriot targets in Saudi Arabia
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Houthis say they attacked Aramco, Patriot targets in Saudi Arabia

Yemeni group claims it attacked Aramco oil facility and Patriot anti-missile system, but no confirmation from Riyadh.Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed they used drones and missiles to attack oil installation and military targets in the southern Saudi city of Jazan, with a site belonging to state oil giant Aramco catching fire in the attack on Thursday. There was no confirmation by Saudi Arabia of a fire or its Patriot anti-missile structure getting hit. However, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said some debris from intercepting the four drones and five ballistic missiles fired overnight and in the early morning had landed within the grounds of Jazan University and started a limited fire that was brought under control. The Saudi Arabia-led coalition said in a s...
Hunger-striking US activists demand end to Yemen blockade
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Hunger-striking US activists demand end to Yemen blockade

Iman Saleh has not eaten anything in 17 days. The 26-year-old Yemeni American and her younger sister, Muna, came to Washington, DC late last month from the US state of Michigan to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where a war has raged for six years. Going on a hunger strike was a symbolic choice, Saleh told Al Jazeera, as millions of Yemenis are living under the threat of widespread famine amid the ongoing conflict. “We felt that the world wasn’t listening to what was happening in Yemen,” said Saleh, general coordinator of activist group Yemeni Liberation Movement. She said six activists originally joined the hunger strike, but now only she and her sister remain. They are only drinking water and water with electrolytes. “We felt that showing the world what the body goes ...
Oil gains on strong China data, rally capped by vaccine concerns
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Oil gains on strong China data, rally capped by vaccine concerns

Analysts express concern that pauses on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could delay economic recovery and limit oil demand growth.Oil prices settled higher Tuesday on strong Chinese import data, but the rally was capped by concerns that pauses on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could delay economic recovery and limit oil demand growth. Global benchmark Brent crude oil futures settled up 39 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $63.67 a barrel, while United States West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures gained 48 cents, or 0.8 percent, to $60.18 a barrel. Both contracts have recorded changes of less than 1 percent for five straight sessions. “We’ve been trading in a range, and need clear demand data and direction on US inventories to break out of this trough,” said Phil Flynn, senior analyst at P...