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South Africa and the Saudi Kingdom look to strengthen trade ties As Neom includes New Resort
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South Africa and the Saudi Kingdom look to strengthen trade ties As Neom includes New Resort

The South African- Saudi Arabia Business Council has committed to boosting trade as part of efforts to grow the economies of both countries.1 Pretoria’s exports to Riyadh increased to R7.3 billion in 2023, up from R6.6 billion in 2022, while imports from Saudi Arabia decreased to R54.6 billion from R 73.6 billion for the same period.2 Exported goods include agricultural products, motor vehicles and basic chemicals, while the imports from the Saudi monarchy are mainly refined petroleum, refined products and crude oil.3 According to co-chairperson of the Council, Stavros Nicolaou, underscored the need to increase trade and investment at a media briefing held during a visit by a Saudi business delegation recently.4 “ The Saudi Arabia Market presents enormous growth opportunit...
Gaza War Could Escalate Iran and Saudi Arabia in Talks
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Gaza War Could Escalate Iran and Saudi Arabia in Talks

SummaryImpact of Gaza War on Israeli-Saudi RelationsImpact of Gaza War on Truce in YemenPeace between Yemen and Saudi ArabiaIsrael’s dreams of diplomatic recognition from Saudi Arabia may remain just that – dreams – for now. The Saudi monarchy under Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is putting the plans – that had the blessing of Washington DC – “on ice”.1 This signals a rapid rethink by Riyadh of its foreign policy priorities as war escalates between Israel and the Palestinian resistance group Hamas.2 This is according to two unknown sources in contact with Reuters, familiar with the current Saudi administration’s thinking.3 The conflict has also pushed the Kingdom to further embrace its erstwhile foe Iran.4 Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman also known as MBS took his first...
Umrah: New Dress Code for Women Announced
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Umrah: New Dress Code for Women Announced

A new dress code has been recently announced, bringing changes to the traditional attire worn by women during this sacred journey. In this article, we will explore the details of the new dress code, its implications, and what it means for female pilgrims. The Importance of Dress Code in UmrahBefore diving into the specifics of the new dress code, it's essential to understand the significance of appropriate attire in the context of Umrah. Umrah is a spiritual journey undertaken by Muslims to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and it holds immense religious value. During this pilgrimage, pilgrims perform a series of rituals and prayers, seeking closeness to Allah and spiritual purification.Dressing modestly is a fundamental aspect of Islamic culture and is particularly emp...
Saudi Authorities take Stern attitude to Hajj Pilgrims without Permits
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Saudi Authorities take Stern attitude to Hajj Pilgrims without Permits

In Saudi Arabia, the Hajj Authorities are becoming more strict concerning the safety of those pilgrims performing the once in a life time journey and rituals.1 Muslims throughout the world are expected to perform the Hajj once in their lifetimes, if they are able to afford it. The Hajj Minister of the Saudi Kingdom keeps a tight grip on the pilgrims able to enter the country depending on the amount of permits issued.1 Saudi security authorities have arrested over 17,000 people until Friday for attempting to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage without a permit, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.2 The director of Public Security and Head of the Hajj Security Committee, Lt. Gen. Mohammad Al-Bassami, said a total of 17, 615 people were arrested, including 9,509 violators of residenc...