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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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Biadillah meets with president of foreign affairs committee at Bahraini house of representatives

Rabat - Speaker of the house of advisers Mohamed Sheikh Biadillah met, on Tuesday, with the president of the foreign affairs, defense, and national security committee at the Bahraini house of representatives, Saoussan Hajji Mohamed Taouqui who is leading a visiting MPs delegation to Morocco. The two sides discussed the distinguished relations between the Kingdoms of Morocco and Bahrain and means to further ...

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Qatar calls for dialogue in Egypt

Kuwait City — The emir of Qatar called Tuesday for "comprehensive dialogue" in Egypt to achieve political stability and insisted on good ties with Cairo which accuses Doha of supporting banned Islamists. "We wish Egypt, our elder sister, political stability and all the good for its people," said Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani at the opening of the Arab Summit in Kuwait. "We stress on the brotherly links we ...

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King Mohammed VI holds phone call with Emir of Qatar

Fez- King Mohammed VI on Sunday held a phone conversation with Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar. The conversation comes few days after Sheikh Abullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior paid a visit to Morocco. According to Qatar News Agency (QANA), during the phone call “the Emir and the Moroccan monarch discussed bilateral relations between t ...

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Will Saudi Arabia Jail Benkirane for his support for the Muslim Brotherhood?

Rabat- Saudi Arabia has officially declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. According to the new Saudi “law”, any person who supports the Muslim Brotherhood could face up to 30 years in Jail. The New York Times wondered in a news story if this decision is to extend to all the Islamist leaders, including Abdelilah Benkirane, the head of the Moroccan government and Secretary General of the Pa ...

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