» 04/22/2008, 00.00
Muslims scholars want to replace Greenwich with Makkah Time
A proposal to replace GMT is made at a conference titled “Makkah, the Centre of the Earth, Theory and Practice” attended by Muslim clerics and scientists.
15 thousand attend first mass in Doha church
Dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, the building is part of a complex for the use of various Christian denominations. Qatar’s deputy prime minister speaks of “a positive message for the entire world”, the nuncio hopes for the establishing of diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia and Oman.
29/06/2013 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi programmers develop app for "finding" Makkah
After Iran and its Basir, Saudi Arabia comes up with a second Islamic software as Shias and Sunnis try to match Google.
24/04/2006 CHINA UNITED STATES SAUDI ARABIA AFRICA
Hu in Saudi Arabia and Africa to talk oil
Chinese leader is warmly welcomed in Riyadh, where he discussed greater economy and energy cooperation with Saudi leaders. He leaves for Morocco today. His US trip viewed differently by US and Chinese media.
21/12/2015 SAUDI ARABIA – QATAR – US
Al Jazeera’s self-censorship: an op-ed that criticises (Qatar’s ally) Saudi Arabia is deleted
The news network’s US affiliate posted the article by a law professor that criticised the human rights situation in the Kingdom. The latter uses terrorism as an excuse for human rights abuses. At present, it appears that Riyadh plans to execute 50 people on a single day. The Qatar-based network removed the offending op-ed and blocked it outside the US.
04/01/2006 SAUDI ARABIA
Bird flu and terrorism cast a shadow over pilgrimage to Makkah
Some 2.5 million people from around the world are expected for Hajj which begins on January 8. Saudi authorities are on maximum alert. Preventive measures have been taken against contagious diseases such as cholera but little has been done for the bird flu.
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