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Nicki Minaj cancels Saudi concert

Los Angeles - Nicki Minaj has canceled a performance in Saudi Arabia in a show of support for women's and gay rights in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the US rapper said Tuesday. Minaj's scheduled appearance in the western city of…

Hajj 2019: Flight operation to commence on July 4

ISLAMABAD: The Religious Affairs Minister announced that the flight operation for Hajj pilgrims would commence on July 4. Radio Pakistan quoted ministry's spokesman Imran Siddiqui as saying that this year Hajj flight operation would…

Tanker hit in Gulf attacks heads to port

Dubai (AFP) - A Japanese tanker, one of two vessels attacked in sensitive Gulf waters this week, was heading to port on Saturday, its owners said. The Kokuka Courageous was rocked by explosions as it passed through the Gulf of Oman on…

Iran denies tankers attack as tensions soar

Dubai - Iran dismissed as "baseless" Friday US accusations that it carried out twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman, escalating tensions across the region and sending world oil prices soaring. Secretary of State…

Saudi Arabia increases Pakistan’s Hajj quota

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia has increased Pakistan's Hajj quota from 184, 210 to 200, 000, Radio Pakistan reported. Pakistan has been given an additional quota of 15, 790 pilgrims as gift from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the…

Qatar rejects Mecca talks outcome

DOHA: Qatar´s foreign minister said on Sunday that Doha rejected the outcome of the recent Mecca talks on mounting regional tensions with Iran as it had not been properly consulted.

Saudi Arabia gifts 150 tonnes of dates to Pakistan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has provided 150 tonnes of dates to Government of Pakistan as a gift, according to a press release. On behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Mohammad Al Qahatani, Representative of the Government of Kingdom of…