Saudi Arabia has ruled that Western Muslim pilgrims intending to participate in the annual Hajj pilgrimage must now apply through a government website, abolishing the role of travel agencies in the process. After months of uncertainty amongst aspi..
Saudi Arabia announced on Monday the lifting of measures that had been taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the requirement to wear face masks in closed places, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported, citing an interior ministry statemen..
The United Arab Emirates is tightening covid regulations, including stricter enforcement of an indoor mask mandate, amid an increase in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. Infections in the UAE have more than doubled in a week, and the coun..
Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb has revealed that Saudi Arabia will introduce a new visa scheme for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) residents soon. Al-Khateeb stressed that the tourist visas launched by the Kingdom in 2019 still exist and ..
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday that his country would "definitely prevail in this war that Russia has started". Speaking from an undisclosed location in Kyiv, Zelenskiy told delegates at the Shangri-La Dialo..
Thailand legalised the growing of marijuana and its consumption in food and drinks on Thursday, the first Asian country to do so, with the aim of boosting its agriculture and tourism sectors but smoking pot is still against the law. Shoppers queue..
An American woman has confessed to leading an all-female squadron for the so-called Islamic State group in Syria, as well as plotting attacks on US soil. Allison Fluke-Ekren from Kansas pleaded guilty in an Alexandria, Virginia, courthouse on Tues..
AMID the growing backlash that India faced from the Gulf countries over the controversial remarks that a leader of its ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) allegedly made on Prophet Muhammad, #BoycottQatarAirways started trending on Twitter on Monday ..
A supermarket just outside Kuwait City has boycotted Indian goods in protest over insulting remarks made by officials from India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. A Kuwaiti supermarket has pulled Indian products from its shelves over insulting ..
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