Former King of Spain Juan Carlos leaves country amid scandals

Speculation is rife over the whereabouts of Spain’s former king Juan Carlos – after he said he was going into exile amid a financial scandal. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Investigators are looking into the ex monarch’s alleged role in a deal to build a high speed rail link in Saudi Arabia. ———————– Follow us on Instagram – … Read more Former King of Spain Juan Carlos leaves country amid scandals

Juan Carlos exile: Speculation grows over whereabouts of former king

In June, the Spanish Supreme Court opened an investigation into Juan Carlos’ involvement in a high-speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia, after Switzerland’s La Tribune de Geneve newspaper reported he had received $100 million from the late Saudi King. France 24 Sarah Morris tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live … Read more Juan Carlos exile: Speculation grows over whereabouts of former king

Spain puzzles over ex-King Juan Carlos’s whereabouts – BBC News

There is intense speculation in the Spanish media about the whereabouts of embattled ex-King Juan Carlos, after his shock announcement on Monday that he was leaving the country. The 82-year-old, who is targeted by a corruption probe, announced the move in a letter posted on the royal website. It gave no details about his destination, … Read more Spain puzzles over ex-King Juan Carlos’s whereabouts – BBC News

Pilgrims circle Mecca’s Kaaba on final day of Hajj amid pandemic

#Hajj pilgrims walked around the cube-shaped Kaaba in #Mecca on Sunday, as part of the last rites of passage for the yearly pilgrimage. Last year, some 2.5 million pilgrims took part in the pilgrimage, but this year only 1,000 pilgrims already residing in Saudi Arabia were allowed to perform the Hajj so as to prevent … Read more Pilgrims circle Mecca’s Kaaba on final day of Hajj amid pandemic

Haj pilgrims gather for second day of stoning of devil ritual

Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia took part in the second day of the symbolic stoning of the devil near Mecca on Saturday but maintained social distancing in a ritual that usually brings millions of worshippers from all over the world shoulder to shoulder. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news … Read more Haj pilgrims gather for second day of stoning of devil ritual

Eid al-Adha holiday: Low-key celebrations for Muslims amid pandemic

Millions of Muslims worldwide are celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday. It marks the end of one of the five pillars of Islam – the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. But events in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere are quite different this year because of COVID-19. Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Eid al-Adha holiday: Low-key celebrations for Muslims amid pandemic

2020 Year of Crisis: Middle East

Jul.31 — The Middle East was hammered by the double whammy of Coronavirus lockdowns and a collapse in oil prices. But tourists are returning, businesses are trying to get back to normal, and even Saudi Arabia says there’s light at the end of the tunnel. We check in on how the Gulf is coping in … Read more 2020 Year of Crisis: Middle East

Mecca’s Haj pilgrimage

Mask-wearing pilgrims performed their main Tawaf, the act of going around the Kaaba seven times, following the first day of a symbolic stoning of the devil ritual on Friday. For the first time in the modern era, amidst efforts to curb COVID-19, Muslims from abroad were unable to attend the pilgrimage. This year’s event has … Read more Mecca’s Haj pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia-backed group withdraws Newcastle United bid: Report

The Saudi Arabian-backed consortium trying to buy English Premier League football club Newcastle United has withdrawn its bid. The group, which included Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, had made a $390m offer to buy Newcastle from British businessman Mike Ashley. The Premier League has spent months considering piracy and human rights concerns around the bid. … Read more Saudi Arabia-backed group withdraws Newcastle United bid: Report

“The club is dead!” | Devastated Newcastle United fan reacts to the Saudi takeover collapse

SUBSCRIBE ► http://bit.ly/SSFootballSub PREMIER LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS ► http://bit.ly/SkySportsPLHighlights Matthew Renton from the Magpie Channel reacts to the news that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, PCP Capital Partners and Reuben Brothers have withdrawn from the process to buy Newcastle. ►TWITTER: https://twitter.com/skysportsfootball ►FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/skysports ►WEBSITE: http://www.skysports.com/football MORE FROM SKY SPORTS ON YOUTUBE: ►SKY SPORTS CRICKET: https://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyCricket ►SKY … Read more “The club is dead!” | Devastated Newcastle United fan reacts to the Saudi takeover collapse

BREAKING! Newcastle United takeover is OFF after Saudi-Arabian consortium pulls out of bid

SUBSCRIBE ► http://bit.ly/SSFootballSub PREMIER LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS ► http://bit.ly/SkySportsPLHighlights Kaveh Solhekol & Keith Downie react to the news that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, PCP Capital Partners and Reuben Brothers have withdrawn from the process to buy Newcastle United. Watch Premier League LIVE on Sky Sports here ► http://bit.ly/WatchSkyPL ►TWITTER: https://twitter.com/skysportsfootball ►FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/skysports ►WEBSITE: http://www.skysports.com/football MORE … Read more BREAKING! Newcastle United takeover is OFF after Saudi-Arabian consortium pulls out of bid

Coronavirus: Scaled back Hajj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia – BBC News

Today is the full day of the annual Islamic pilgrimage, Hajj. Every year almost two and a half million Muslims head to the Saudi cities of Mecca and Medina to take part in the event. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, Saudi Arabia had decided to heavily restrict the number of residents who can visit … Read more Coronavirus: Scaled back Hajj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia – BBC News

Hajj 2020: Worshipers Follow New Covid-19 Rules

#Hajj #Hajj2020 #الحج Worshipers pray on the second day of the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage at Mecca’s grand mosque, held under immense restrictions and with no foreign pilgrims allowed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Saudi Arabia has dramatically downsized the ritual because of the coronavirus pandemic, with authorities testing pilgrims and cutting their numbers from the … Read more Hajj 2020: Worshipers Follow New Covid-19 Rules

Muslims begin downsized Hajj pilgrimage amid coronavirus pandemic

Hajj – the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca – has begun, but under dramatically different circumstances due to the coronavirus outbreak. One of the five pillars of Islam, the Hajj is required for all Muslims who are physically or financially capable of undertaking it at least once in their lifetime and is usually one of … Read more Muslims begin downsized Hajj pilgrimage amid coronavirus pandemic

Yemeni separatists abandon pursuit of self-rule in favour of peace deal

Yemen’s leading separatist group will abandon its aspirations for self-rule to implement a stalled peace deal brokered by Saudi Arabia, it announced early Wednesday. The power-sharing deal, signed in the Saudi capital of Riyadh last fall, sets the stage to end a long-running rivalry between Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and the Emirati-backed southern separatists. Subscribe to … Read more Yemeni separatists abandon pursuit of self-rule in favour of peace deal