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Man commits suicide at Makkah’s Masjid al Haram

MAKKAH: A man has committed suicide by throwing himself off the roof of the Grand Mosque in Makkah city, Saudi and French officials said on Saturday. “A foreigner threw himself from the roof of the Grand Mosque in Makkah” to the…

First Saudi women get driving licences

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday began issuing its first driving licences to women in decades, authorities said, just weeks before the historic lifting of the kingdom's ban on female motorists. Ten Saudi women swapped their foreign…

53 injured as Saudi jet makes emergency landing

RIYADH: A Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A330 jet made an emergency landing in the western Red Sea city of Jeddah, injuring 53 people, aviation officials said on Tuesday. The Saudia aircraft was travelling from the Muslim holy city of…

Saudi Arabia to host Formula E race

RIYADH: Oil-rich Saudi Arabia will host a round of the Formula E world championship for the first time next season on a street circuit in the capital of Riyadh, it was announced Thursday. The race, to be held in December, will also be…