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Saudi virus cases top 100 000 with new spike ahead of the hajj

On Friday, the kingdom announced a renewed lockdown in the city of Jeddah, gateway to the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, to counter the jump in cases

The bizarre rise of Pyramids FC – and the Saudi billionaire bent on revenge

One man's search for vengeance is challenging the natural order of African football

Saudi Arabia pledges to invest R133-billion in SA energy sector

Ramaphosa is on an aggressive plan to woo investors to deal with high unemployment rates and deepening poverty

Islamic bloc condemns anti-Danish attack in Pakistan

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) condemned on Monday a suicide bombing against the Danish embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, saying it flouted Islamic tenets. OIC secretary general Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu was "deeply upset by this violent and extremist act", the 57-nation bloc said in a statement.

Palestinian leaders gather for crisis summit

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas supremo Khaled Meshaal prepared on Tuesday for crisis talks in Saudi Arabia aimed at ending a power struggle that has cost scores of lives. Abbas was the first to arrive in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, followed by Meshaal and then by Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya, head of the Hamas-led government.

Cupid flutters over Saudi Arabia despite ban

Young Saudis defied on Tuesday the ultra-conservative kingdom's ban on Valentine's Day celebrations to exchange sweets, red teddy bears, greeting cards, roses and even kisses. On the night before Valentine's young men and women strolled up and down the Tahliya shopping avenue in the western city of Jeddah, browsing at heart-shaped chocolate boxes and the red lingerie.

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