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PIA to operate first Hajj flight on July 14

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Thursday announced the flight schedule for Hajj 2018. The inaugural flight PK-6001 will depart Karachi for Madinah on July 14 carrying around 300 intending pilgrims. PIA CEO Musharraf…

Saudi women to attend football game for first time

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will allow women to enter a football stadium for the first time to watch a match Friday, as the kingdom eases strict decades-old rules separating the sexes. The new measure comes after Riyadh, long known for imposing…

WATCH: Heavy rains disrupt life in Jeddah

RIYADH: Heavy rains lashed parts of Saudi Arabia today, causing havoc in the city and bringing routine life to a standstill. A video clip that went viral on social media showed tunnels and streets flooded with water, drowned cars,…

Hajj flight operation begins

ISLAMABAD: Hajj flight operation began on Monday as Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) first flight departed with 328 pilgrims on board from Benazir International Airport, Islamabad early Monday morning for Madina, ARY News reported.…

Saudi moves to help stranded Indian workers

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia took steps on Wednesday to help around 2,500 Indian workers stranded without money in the kingdom after a plunge in oil prices sparked construction layoffs.