Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries have announced that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan would start on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, announced on Wednesday that it would be the final day of the lunar month of Sha’aban.

Similar official announcements were made by religious authorities in Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen and Palestine. Read More →

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Saudi Arabia on Friday prevented a Pakistani airplane from entering its airspace, citing safety reasons, the second plane to have been barred, a report has said.Saudi-Arabia

The report said A Shaheen Air Flight was denied entry for failing to meet the safety standards set by the Saudi government.

“Although the Pakistani carrier had reportedly applied for the necessary documents in advance but the request was rejected. Read More →

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