The issue of religious minorities in Muslim countries causes controversy.

Senior Sunni relgious leaders in the Muslim world have clashed over the role of Christian communities in Muslim countries. Mehmet Görmez, Head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, has sharply criticized Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Shaikh of Saudi Arabia, for comments the latter made during a meeting with a delegation from the Kuwait-based Society of…

Saudi students convey “depth of emotion” through theatre.

The theater club of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz University (KAU) participated in a four day university theatre festival at Morocco’s Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University. The festival, which is the 7th annual event in a row was scheduled to end today. KAU participated with the play “Doves Strumming” written by Yasser Madkhly, directed by Ahmed Al-Saman,…

Cameron in meeting with Saudi Defence Minister

British Prime Minister David Cameron held talks here yesterday with Saudi Defense Minister Prince Salman ibn Abdulaziz and discussed issues of mutual concern and ways of strengthening bilateral ties. The meeting at No. 10 Downing Street was attended by British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond, Saudi Ambassador to UK, Prince Muhammad bin Nawaf, and Saudi State Minister…

Thousands of trucks stuck at Saudi-UAE border.

A line of trucks waiting to cross the UAE-Saudi border on Tuesday stretched to 20km past Al Sila highway toward Abu Dhabi. The line keeps getting longer, with at least three trucks joining per minute. An estimated 5,000 trucks are stuck at the border while waiting to complete Saudi customs procedures. There has been no…