Yemen's Huthi rebels held a major military parade in Sanaa on Thursday, marking nine years since they seized the capital and just days after peace talks with war foes Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, on Tuesday allocated 95,000 Hajj slots to Nigeria for the 2024 annual pilgrimage. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, made this known in a statement by Malam Mousa Ubandawaki, the commission’s Deputy Director of Information and Publications. Hassan said that Saudi authorities…
Nigeria's Super Eagles will play Saudi Arabia in an international friendly match in Portugal on Friday, 13th October 2023. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) made this known in a statement on Wednesday. The Estadio Municipal de Portimão, in the Algarve, home ground of Portimonense S.C. and which can seat close to 10,000 spectators will be…
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has unveiled preparation for 2024 Hajj with allocation of pilgrims slots across participating countries in the world. Consequently, Nigeria, has secured 95,000 pilgrims slots to perform the spiritual exercise on the Kingdom next year. The country was granted the large capacity partly because of its ability to exhaust the…
England midfielder Jordan Henderson has apologised for upsetting the LGBTQ community with his move to Saudi Arabia but said playing in the Gulf state is a "positive thing".
Liverpool manager dismissed suggestions on Friday that Mohamed Salah could become the latest star name to depart European football for Saudi Arabia.
As star footballers line up to take Saudi money, it is easy to forget that this is a phenomenon that stretches back decades. Only now, the stakes are much, much higher.
Aymeric Laporte joined the Premier League exodus to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, as the Manchester City defender moved to Al-Nassr in a deal worth a reported £23 million ($29 million).
Fierce storms closed schools Wednesday in Saudi Arabia's Mecca region, home to Islam's holiest site, the Grand Mosque, which was lashed by heavy rains and wind overnight, witnesses said. As pilgrims tried to circumambulate the Kaaba, the giant black cube towards which all Muslims pray, a bolt of lightning struck the iconic Fairmont Makkah Clock…
Ethiopia will launch a joint investigation with Saudi Arabia into a Human Rights Watch report accusing the kingdom's border guards of killing hundreds of Ethiopian migrants, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. "The Government of Ethiopia will promptly investigate the incident in tandem with the Saudi Authorities," the ministry said on X, formerly Twitter, a day…
Saudi border guards fired "like rain" on Ethiopian migrants trying to cross into the Gulf kingdom from Yemen, killing hundreds since last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report Monday.
Iran's foreign minister met Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler on Friday during his first visit since the Middle East rivals announced a surprise rapprochement, officials said. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, who travelled to Riyadh on Thursday, held talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, the Saudi foreign ministry announced, after extending what had been scheduled…