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Saudi Arabia Jails Takfiri Supporters for 13 Years for Fighting Overseas

Marrakech - Last February, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia confirmed that Saudi citizens who fight in foreign conflicts could be jailed for up to 20 years, reported Middle East Eye. A court in Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced 13 defendants for up to 10 years in prison on charges that included joining an Islamist group and fighting overseas. The 13 were part of a larger group of 32 defendants and were convicte ...

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Shocking: Caged fox burned to death in Saudi Arabia

Agadir - The Saudi wildlife Commission has launched a public appeal to help identify a group of young Saudi men who appeared in a video burning a caged fox to death, according to Gulfnews.  The gruesome video shows young Saudis pouring what seems to be a highly inflammable substance on the helpless creature inside a cage before burning him. A voice heard in the background saying that the fox was punished be ...

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Saudi Scholar Claims that ISIS is Backed by Western Intelligence

Rabat - Saudi Shura council member Dr. Aissa Al-Ghaith has said that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), recently named Islamic State (IS) is backed by international intelligence agencies, likening the terror organization to a sacrifice sheep which is being fattened in preparation for slaughter. In an interview with Television channel Rotana Khalijia, Al-Ghaith who is a member of the consultative As ...

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Moroccan Troops to Join Gulf Forces?

Marrakech - The Arab daily Al Massae, reports that the Gulf countries are trying to persuade Morocco and Jordan to join their forces in the war against the Islamic State terrorist organization. Requests were also sent to Tunisia, Algeria, and Egypt.   Defense News  reported that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was seeking to form a military bloc with Morocco and Jordan to resolve manpower issues. A Jorda ...

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Saudi Arabia: Moroccan Woman Flagellated Over Prostitution Charges

Rabat -A Moroccan woman has been sentenced to flogging and imprisonment after she has allegedly been caught by Saudi Arabian police while offering sex services for money. The court in the Province of Taif has reportedly sentenced the Moroccan woman, a current resident of Saudi Arabia, to four months in prison, flogging and a fine estimated at  SAR1000 ($267 U.S. ), as well as the seizure of her cell phone a ...

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Saudi Ministers, Civil Servants Banned from Marrying Foreign Women

Rabat -Saudi Arabia has reportedly passed a new law that bans Saudi Ministers from marrying non-Saudi Arabian women. The new law consisting of eleven articles has been issued recently by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior. Under the first article of the new law, Saudi ministers, diplomats and members of the Shura Council, as well as senior officials, including officers and officials holding sensitive posts ...

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United Arab Emirates and Egypt Involved in Libya’s Capital Tripoli bombardments

Rabat - Four senior American officials reportedly said that United Arab Emirates was behind the unidentified war plane that bombarded the Libyan capital Tripoli on August 18, leaving five militants killed and several others injured. Egypt and United Arab Emirates allegedly teamed up to carry out an air attack against Islamist-allied militias that were on the verge of victory over anti-Islamist forces based ...

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Kuwait Revokes Citizenship of Muslim Cleric over Gaza Statements

Tinjedad - The Kuwaiti government has reportedly revoked the citizenship of a well-known Muslim cleric along with nine more other citizens over their “statements in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.” Among the ten people affected by the government's decision, Nabil al-Awadhi, a prominent Islamic cleric who, is reportedly close to the Islamic brotherhood. Based on article 13 of the Kuwaiti citi ...

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Saudi Men Banned From Marrying Bengali, Pakistani, Chadian, Burmese Women

Meknes - A new law in Saudi Arabia bans men from Marrying Bengali, Pakistani, Chadian and Burmese women, while it sets new restrictive rules on marrying Moroccan women. According to the Saudi daily Makkah newspaper, any Saudi man who wishes to marry a Moroccan woman has to prove that her profile is free of any crimes and serious diseases, and that she is not a drug addict. Even though a Moroccan woman’s pro ...

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Eid El Fitr is Monday in Saudi Arabia And Several Arab Countries

New York - Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday night that Monday is the first day of Eid El Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Saudi Arabia said the new crescent of the month of Shawal was witnessed in several parts of the kingdom. Shawal follows Ramadan in the Muslim calendar. Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan and Palestine also reported the sighting of Shawal crescent. Oman announ ...

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Saudi Arabia Threatens to Expel Non-Muslims Who Disrespect Ramadan

Casablanca- On the eve Ramadan, Saudi Arabia issued made an announcement targeting non-Muslims’ public activities during this holy month.. According to Al Arabiya, Saudi authorities threatened to expel non-Muslim foreigners who would “drink, eat, or smoke publically” during the Holy Month. Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry released a statement in which it urged non-Muslims "to respect the feelings of Muslims ...

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Gulf Countries to Form a Military Alliance with Morocco, Egypt, Jordan

Taroudant, Morocco- More than a year after the Gulf Cooperation Council invited Morocco and Jordan to join a regional grouping before withdrawing their offer, the Gulf countries are now calling for Morocco to join them in a military alliance. According to Al Massae, the new military alliance will eventually include the 6 countries of the GCC, as well as Morocco, Jordan and Egypt. The GCC, which includes Sau ...

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