Charlie attack raises stakes for Saudi Arabia in flogging case
(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's ruling family is coming under pressure from Western countries over its flogging of writer Raif Badawi for "insulting Islam", but it appears mor...
OIC weighs legal action against French magazine
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) intends to take legal measures against the French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, for publishing blasphemous cartoons, Secretary Ge...
Haia: No religious or personal birthday celebrations allowed
The Health Ministry has instructed all public hospitals and health facilities not to allow celebration of â??religious or personalâ?? birthdays inside their compounds. Th...
Sermons flaying terror attacks to be distributed
The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Sulaiman Aba Al-Khail has ordered officials to distribute to students, academics and other parties all the ...
No justification for abuse of Islam: KSA
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday denounced the Paris-based Charlie Hebdo magazine for publishing blasphemous material about Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). ...
UN to discuss contempt of religions at KSA's request
The United Nations Human Rights Council has decided to discuss the issue of contempt of religions and to introduce a resolution for vote at its next session in March at t...
Fatwa allows citizens to pledge allegiance via social websites
A member of the Council of Senior Scholars said pledging allegiance to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman through social networking websites is allowed, especi...
Over 1m Umrah pilgrims pass through Jiddah
More than a million pilgrims have either arrived or departed through King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) since the Umrah season started on Dec. 7. Quoting a re...
Giant screens outside Two Holy Mosques
The Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has installed 14 huge electronic screens around the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah and the Grand Mosque in Makkah to gu...
Makkah imam flays IS savagery
The immolation of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State group has brought a unified outcry from top religious scholars across the Muslim world. Shaikh Saud Al-Shuraim, ...