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This Year’s Hajj to Be a Dangerous Journey, Pakistani Senator Warns

A Pakistani senator referred to the recent terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia, and warned that Hajj pilgrims will have a dangerous trip this year.
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UAE Plans to Install Prince Mohammed as New Saudi King

Reports indicate that the Emirati ruler Mohammed bin Zayed is supporting a plan to install the young Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as the king of Saudi Arabia 'by end of the year'.

Stampede in Mecca Once Again Wounds Pilgrims

18 Hajj pilgrims were injured and suffered partial suffocation when a huge crowd thronged in front of Grand Mosque of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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What Saudi Arabia Did to Yemeni Lions

Animals in a zoo in Yemeni city of Ta’iz, particularly a poor lion, are suffering from adverse conditions caused by an ongoing war waged by Saudi Arabia and its allies on Yemen.

Why Is Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s US Visit Important?

Amid Riyadh’s recent tensions with Washington and the United Nations, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman has travelled to the United States, and is going to meet with President Barack Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

UN under Fire for Removing Saudi-Led Coalition from Blacklist

The United Nations was forced to defend its decision to remove the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen from a blacklist of children’s rights violators after rights groups expressed their dismay.

Saudi Arabia’s Talks of Plan B for Syria Are Made in the Wrong Time

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir’s recent remarks about the “Plan B” are made in the wrong time, as it might face strong opposition by both Russia and the US.

Etemad Editorial: Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 Not Possible without Respecting Citizens’ Rights

Abbas Abdi, a prominent reformist analyst, said in his Tuesday editorial in Etemad that Saudi rulers should learn from the fate of Iran’s Shah. They are hoping to implement an ambitious development plan, Vision 2030, which Abdi believes is not feasible without taking civil rights into account.

Iran Warns Saudi Arabia over Hajj Problems

A senior official has hinted that Iran may stop sending Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia if the kingdom refuses to resolve visa and travel issues.

Impact of Iran-EU Ties on Saudi Arabia’s Behaviour towards Tehran

Mehdi Zakerian, an Iranian academic, believes that Iran’s improved ties with the European Union can have an impact on the country’s ties with other regional states, particularly Saudi Arabia.