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NHRC urges UN to probe Saudi violations of Qatar pilgrims' right

NHRC urges UN to probe Saudi violations of Qatar pilgrims' right

HE the Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri, has called on the United Nations to conduct international investigations into the violations of the right to practise religious practices in Saudi Arabia

Arbitrary Saudi measures continue, says Awqaf Ministry

Arbitrary Saudi measures continue, says Awqaf Ministry

The ministry said that the statement did not bring anything new to resolve the obstacles that have existed since June 5, 2017.

Saudi Arabia's statement on Umrah ‘a face-saving step’

Saudi Arabia's statement on Umrah ‘a face-saving step’

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) said that there is nothing new in the recent statement made by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Haj and Umrah on welcoming Qatari citizens and residents to perform Umrah rituals.

Al-Raya denounces insistence on banning Qatar's pilgrims from performing Umrah

Al-Raya denounces insistence on banning Qatar's pilgrims from performing Umrah

Qatari Al-Raya newspaper denounced the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's insistence on banning Qatar's pilgrims from performing the Umrah in a violation of all international customs and laws ...

Saudi politicisation of religious rites decried

Saudi politicisation of religious rites decried

Saudi Arabia’s continued violation of Qatar residents’ right to freedom of worship and religious practices has drawn censure in the light of a recent case where a group of Qataris was prevented from performing Umrah.

Preventing Qataris from performing Umrah a new chapter in politicisation of religious rites: Al Raya

Preventing Qataris from performing Umrah a new chapter in politicisation of religious rites: Al Raya

Qatari newspaper, Al-Raya, said that using religious rites in the existing political differences by the Saudi authorities is not new, in light of the ongoing siege, air embargo and the closure of the land border ...

Haj Registration: Awqaf condemns Saudi media reports

Haj Registration: Awqaf condemns Saudi media reports

The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) condemned the news reports by Saudi media claiming that the ministry has suspended Haj registrations for Qatari nationals. The ministry said the fabricated news is part of the campaign against the State of Qatar.

Severe turbulence over Indonesia injures 31 Etihad passengers

Severe turbulence over Indonesia injures 31 Etihad passengers

Three people suffered spinal fractures after an Etihad Airways flight bound for Jakarta hit severe turbulence, reports said on Thursday.