Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed to Donate $32 bln to Charity

Rabat - Saudi Arabia’s billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, one of the world’s richest men, can now also lay claim to be one of the most generous. The Saudi Prince reportedly plans to give  $32 billion to charity. On Wednesday, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal revealed in a news conference in Riyadh that he will donate his entire wealth, estimated at $32 billion, to charity in coming years via Alwaleed Philanthr ...

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Morocco Condemns Terrorist Attack on Kuwaiti Mosque

Rabat - Morocco on Friday condemned "in the strongest terms" the "despicable" terrorist attack that targeted a mosque in the capital of Kuwait, killing and injuring scores of people. "Following the criminal terrorist attack that targeted Friday one of the mosques in the Essawaber region in Kuwait, killing several innocent victims, the Kingdom of Morocco condemns in the strongest terms this despicable terror ...

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Ramadan: Over 100 People Hospitalized for Overeating in Dubai

Rabat- More than 100 people suffering from abdominal pain were admitted to hospitals in the United Arab Emirates after overeating during the first five days of Ramadan, according to the Arabian Business website. "Such numbers are normal during Ramadan," said Dr. Magdi Mohamed, a specialist in emergency medicine at Burjeel Hospital.  "This is roughly what we expect, it happens every year,” he told Arabian Bu ...

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Saudi Grand Mufti Allows Soldiers Participating in War in Yemen to Eat in Ramadan

Rabat - The Saudi Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdulazizbin Abdullah al-Sheikh, said that soldiers participating in the war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen are allowed to eat during Ramadan and make up for the missed days at a later time. The Saudi scholar based his “fatwa” on the fact that the soldiers are fulfilling their duty, and may, therefore, eat if they are unable to fast during this holy month, which sta ...

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Ramadan in Saudi Arabia to Begin Thursday

Rabat - The holy month of Ramadan will begin on Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Saudi authorities announced on Tuesday. Saudi Supreme Court called on Saudi citizens who sight the moon by naked eyes or with the aid binoculars to report it to the nearest competent authorities. Egypt, Palestine and Jordan also announced that Thursday will be the first day of Ramadan. Like many other Arab countries, Saudi Arabia stil ...

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So-called Islamic State Claims Responsibility of Attack on Saudi Mosque

Rabat - The so-called Islamic State claimed the responsibility for the second attack in a week on Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday. The deadly attack carried out by the terrorist organization killed at least four people. The radical group announced today on Twitter that ‘a soldier of the Caliphate," identified as Abu Jandal al-Jazrawi, carried out the bombing during Friday prayers outside the I ...

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Military campaign in Yemen: Saudi Prince Offers 100 Bentleys to Pilots

Rabat - Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia promised to offer Bentley luxury cars to the 100 Saudi fighter pilots who participated in Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen. Bin Talal made the promise in a tweet published on Tuesday in the wake of his country's announcement of a new phase in the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen. ???? ????? ?? ?????? #?????__????? ????????. #????? pic.twitter.com/Yja4Ow ...

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Saudi Grand Mufti Denies Issuing Fatwa Allowing Husbands to Eat Wives’ Body

Rabat - Saudi Arabia’s grand Mufti has denied issuing a fatwa allegedly allowing a husband to chop up his wife and eat her body in the event of extreme hunger. In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Saudi Arabia’s grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh stressed that the fatwa attributed to him was “false.” Several media reports had stated that he allegedly issued a fatwa that would per ...

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Morocco Expresses Solidarity With Saudi Arabia’s Military Action Against Houtis

Rabat - Morocco expressed, on Wednesday, full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its full support to legitimacy in Yemen. The Kingdom of Morocco is closely following with great concern the latest serious developments in the Republic of Yemen consisting in the use of force and violence as well as attempts to sap national Yemeni dialogue and undermine legitimacy, the foreign ministry said in a st ...

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Saudi-led Coalition Starts Airstrikes Agaisnt Houti Rebels in Yemen

Rabat - In a new twist in the arms wrestling between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the proxy war they are waging in Yemen, the Saudi kingdom has started a series of airstrikes against the Houti rebels, a Shia group supported by Iran. The announcement was made on Wednesday evening by Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, who said that the military operations started at 7 pm Est time ...

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Morocco, UAE Sign Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement

Rabat - Morocco and the United Arab Emirates signed, on Tuesday in Casablanca, a cooperation agreement providing for mutual administrative assistance in customs matters. The new agreement aims at facilitating trade between the two countries and promoting cooperation between their respective customs services, the central administration of Morocco's customs said in a statement sent to MAP on Thursday. The agr ...

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Old Fatwa Dictates “Religious Duty” to Destroy Pyramids and Sphinx

Rabat - A fatwa issued in 2012 from a Qatari-owned online portal, Islam Web, saying that it is a “religious duty” to destroy ancient monuments to the pharaohs has created a buzz on social media this week.  The Fatwa (religious edict) was picked up by several independent Egyptian news outlets and TV shows causing a controversy. A question posted on the website reads, “I heard a fatwa from a Salafist Sheikh t ...

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